Maximum Overdrive: Maximum King, Maximum Stupidity, Maximum Fun

Over his illustrious career, Stephen King has written over 60 novels. Hollywood has adapted many of these books into movies, mini-series, and television shows. To date, however, King has only directed one movie himself. But that one movie was the absolutely bonkers, Maximum Overdrive. Think Terminator, except about a quarter of the IQ points. If […]

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A Cut Above the Rest: The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2019

Happy New Year! We’ve reached the end of 2019. Things started off quickly with a surprisingly good January effort. Along the way, a few anticipated movies faltered. Two Stephen King adaptations – Pet Sematary and In The Tall Grass – disappointed. Remakes of Child’s Play and Black Christmas were good, but proved to be divisive. […]

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Decade of Dread: Top 50 Horror Movies of the 2010’s PT IV

As December of 2019 winds down, we’re now getting into this decade’s elite horror movies. With Part IV of our countdown of the Top 50 Horror Movie’s of the 2010’s’, we’re taking stock of Numbers 20 to 11 of the genre’s best. In this part of the countdown, there are two more Stephen King adaptations […]

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The Naughty List: Creepiest Kids of Horror

You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why… Yes, it’s that time of year. Maybe you have your ‘Elf on the Shelf’ out. We know Santa’s been checking and updating his list all year, but it’s never too late to end up on the ‘Naughty List.’ And let’s […]

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Misery: Stephen King’s Warning of Toxic Fandom

To date, Misery remains one of Stephen King’s best works. Undoubtedly, the book’s success owes in part to its memorable villain, Annie Wilkes. But Misery’s status also stems from its relevancy. Like the best fictional works, King’s story of an obsessed fan eerily forecasted the current state of toxic fan culture. Similarly, Rob Reiner’s 1990 […]

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Decade of Dread: Top 50 Horror Movies of the 2010’s PT II

And our countdown to the end of the decade continues. For our Decade of Dread Part II, we count down from Number 39 to the Number 30 horror movie of the 2010’s. You’ll find the first of three Stephen King adaptations on our Top 50. In addition, there’s another Yule-inspired horror movie along with not […]

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Graveyard Shift: A Minimum Wage 90’s Horror Movie

If Stephen King writes it, Hollywood will inevitably adapt it. Even some of King’s thinner works (no pun intended) have received the big-screen treatment. With so much output, it’s not really all that surprising that you get the occasional dud. Among these duds, Graveyard Shift remains one of the more forgotten King adaptations. The 1990 […]

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Doctor Sleep: A Deeply Satisfying Return to The Overlook Hotel

Though Stephen King himself loathes it, The Shining is a benchmark of the horror genre. In fact, the horror masterpiece’s influence has extended beyond the genre and become a part of the cultural lexicon. After King directed his own remake, he moved on to penning a direct follow-up – his 2013 novel, Doctor Sleep. Producing […]

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Pet Sematary 2 Can’t Resurrect King’s Premise

Hollywood loves them some Stephen King. Even when he doesn’t have a story to adapt, they find a way to trade in on his work. Case in point – Pet Sematary, which remains one of King’s best novels. Though the first film adaptation divided critics, King fans probably remember it more fondly than the remake […]

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Carrie: De Palma’s Original Adaptation Still Prom Queen

Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie, also has the distinction of being the first cinematic adaptation of his work. In a decade defined by increasingly transgressive and, often, prestigious horror releases, Carrie stood out as one of the best. Critics loved it and audiences flocked to theaters to see it. Following its release, Carrie even garnered […]

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