Castle Rock (2018– )
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Habeas Corpus 

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 gets a new client at Shawshank Prison.

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Release Date:

25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Did You Know?


In the flashback to the death of the high school mascot, Lacy says "it was the fall after they found that boy's body out by the train tracks." This is in reference to the Stephen King story, "The Body," later adapted as "Stand by Me." 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 »


Six Days on the Road
Written by Earl Green, Carl B. Montgomery
Performed by Dave Dudley
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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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