Castle Rock (2018– )
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Habeas Corpus 

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Henry gets a new client at Shawshank Prison.


Michael Uppendahl


Stephen King (based on characters and settings by), Sam Shaw (created by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
André Holland ... Henry Deaver
Melanie Lynskey ... Molly Strand
Bill Skarsgård ... The Kid
Jane Levy ... Jackie Torrance
Sissy Spacek ... Ruth Deaver
Scott Glenn ... Alan Pangborn
Allison Tolman ... Molly's Sister
Noel Fisher ... Dennis Zalewski
Frances Conroy ... Martha Lacy
Ann Cusack ... Warden Porter
Adam Rothenberg ... Reverend Matthew Deaver
Chris Coy ... Boyd
Josh Cooke ... Reeves
Aaron Staton ... Pastor
Caleel Harris ... Young Henry Deaver


Henry tries to learn more about the events at Shawshank from Lacy's widow only to be kicked out when she accuses him of killing his father. Zalewski discovers that the mass slaughter was all in his head and confronts The Kid. Pangborn meets with Porter, telling her he found a letter written by Lacy. In the letter, he states his belief that the Devil had taken on the form of a boy and that he locked him away because God told him to. Porter immediately places The Kid in a new cell only for his cellmate to die of cancer.

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The Mellow Tiger bar makes its first appearance in this episode. This location is referenced several times in the Stephen King universe as the main watering hole in Castle Rock and surrounding areas. The bar is setting of important plot points in "Stand By Me", "Cujo" and "Needful Things". It is also mentioned in passing in "The Shawshank Redemption", "Pet Sematary" and "The Shining". See more »


Henry Deaver finds a newspaper reading "Shopkeeper Missing After Oddity Store Fire" while rifling through Lacy's office. The text is duplicated in the second column of the article. See more »


Dennis Zalewski: Do you think I'd be working in a prison if there was a fucking Wal-mart within 60 miles of here?
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References Cujo (1983) See more »


Written by Jeremy Little
Performed by Jeremy Little
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This Is Kinda Sick...... And I Love It!
29 July 2018 | by AhmedSpielberg99See all my reviews

More delving into the characters, more story development, and horror in the core of the story.

I complained about the cheap jump scares the pilot relied on to evoke fear. The main reason for my complaint is that I thought this series is more smarter and more mature to do such a thing, and Habeas Corpus proved that I was right.

The fear here emerges from the core of the plot without using cheap and useless techniques, not in the slightest.

The main character fleshes out even more, and the same goes with almost every character. Habeas Corpus actually didn't waste a single second, for better or worse. Because I felt this episode is a little bit convoluted, and there is still eight episodes to cover the whole story. Nevertheless, I miss this fast development in TV series nowadays. Especially, when everything seems to be connected to each other quiet well.

The series now seems to me to be a psychological horror more than a mere horror, or even a usual thriller. Castle Rock may be a kinda sick and disturbing series, and I hope so.

Also, the references to other Stephen King works/adaptations are jaw-dropping!


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25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

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