Stephen King

Pet Sematary (2019)

While watching the remake of Pet Sematary, I found myself thinking, “Was the original movie as bad as this? Or maybe the source material is terrible, and I just don’t quite remember…” After all, it pretty much has every Stephen King trope covered, from creepy woods to scary sounds to childhood trauma to horrific hobbling. …

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It (2017)

Now, I’d managed to avoid Stephen King’s IT my entire adult life. I remember the hefty 1,000+ page tome being passed around when it was published, and I remember when it was made into a 1990 mini-series starring Tim Curry as Pennywise. But the idea of a clown horror movie? I was all, “No no …

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The plot of the horror film 1408 is quite simple: Paranormal writer John Cusack hears about haunted room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Hotel manager Samuel Jackson says, “It’s an evil fucking room.” John Cusack checks in anyways, and promptly loses his mind. That is all there is to it. After all, the film is …

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Carrie (2013)

I’m not sure what the intentions were when it was decided to remake the classic 70s horror movie Carrie, based on the novel by Stephen King. Usually the filmmakers crow that they are going to go the original source material, vs. remaking the movie. Or perhaps they believe are reimagining it for a modern audience. …

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Room 237

A few years ago, I went to Glacier National Park, Montana on a vacation. Though, at that point, it was 25+ years after the film had been released, one of the topics that kept coming up was Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film The Shining. “Did you know this is the hallway that was used in …

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