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You Can't Kill Stephen King (2012)

A group of friends visit a lake where horror author Stephen King lives, and start getting killed off one at a time.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monroe Mann ... Monroe Bachman
Ronnie Khalil ... Ronnie
Crystal Arnette ... Hilary Bachman
Kayle Blogna ... Nicole
Kate Costello ... Lori
Justin Brown Justin Brown ... Lamont
Polly Humphreys ... Deedee
Arthur S. Brown ... Dale
Michael Bernstein ... Verrill
Jason Martin ... Boat Warden
Bill Steven McLean ... Gas Station Attendant
John Mancini John Mancini ... Sheriff Pangborn
Jeffrey R. Kelsey Jeffrey R. Kelsey ... Deputy Dodd
Vanessa Leigh Vanessa Leigh ... Screaming Woman
Skylar Collins Skylar Collins ... Danny (as Sky Collins)
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A group of friends visit a lake where horror author Stephen King lives, and start getting killed off one at a time.

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It was a mistake to visit his lake. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2013 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Shush or Die See more »

Filming Locations:

Maine, USA

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Trivia

Sheriff Pangborn and Deputy Dodd are both recurring characters in Stephen King novels. Verrill is an eponymous character in a Stephen King short story, played by Stephen King himself in the movie Creepshow. See more »

Goofs

When the kids pull up to the lake the first time, the radio is on 88.1 FM and they are listening to hip-hop. The only 88.1 FM in Maine plays Contemporary Christian music. See more »

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Lamont: Soul Fist!
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Crazy Credits

"Assistant to Ronnie Khalil: Ronnie Khalil Assistant to Monroe Mann: Monroe Mann Assistant to Sky Collins: Bobby Collins Hey, how come she gets an assistant?" See more »

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References It (1990) See more »

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Good effort, but could have done better
2 July 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

I appreciate that 'slasher' films have become a bit 'old hat' these days. Most B-movies in the genre don't even try to come up with anything more original than some masked loon stalking and murdering a bunch of over-sexed teenagers. However, with 'You Can't Kill Stephen King' at least the makers tried to do something a little different.

For a start, they injected a little humour into the film. If you're looking for a straight horror, you won't find it here. It's definitely black comedy-horror all the way. They also try and play on the obviously clichés and conventions you'd expect to find within this type of film and go some way to turn them on their heads and exploit them.

For all that, the film is actually quite enjoyable, as a group of teens travel off the beaten path in small-town America in an attempt to track down their icon, none other than Stephen King himself. However, as you might expect, they start falling victim to an unseen assailant. And here lies the main problem... you can subvert a few clichés and add a bit of humour, but what you're left with is a pretty run-of-the-mill slasher film. Although some parts of it are fun, it still doesn't succeed in being different enough to really raise it above the thousands of similar movies (some of which are played straight, others not).

So, despite all the good intentions, all you have is an average slasher movie. If you're really desperate to see what is little more than a 'modern Friday 13th type film' then give this one a go, or if you're a die-hard fan of Stephen King you should enjoy all the homages to him. But, ultimately, there's not enough that's new here to really recommend this film over the countless others like it.

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