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Castle Rock haunts Hulu tonight
July 24th, 2018 under Hulu, JJ Abrams, Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

When I heard that J.J. Abrams was doing a series about Stephen King’s fictional town Castle Rock for Hulu, I was excited about it. Then I watched the first four episodes, that begin streaming tonight, and I am not really sure what is going on.

The show starts off with Dale (Terry O’Quinn), the warden of Shawshank State Penitentiary, and it is his last day on the job. He kisses his wife goodbye, drives to the woods, ties a rope around his neck and drives his soon to be headless body into Castle Rock. He is dead, but he lives on as the narrator.

There is a new warden in town and she just found out that her predecessor left a wing of the overcrowded prison empty. When she sends in some guards to check it out, they discover a nameless young man who has been living there. No one knows who The Kid (Bill Skarsgård) is, and he is not telling them.

All they know about him is his first words were, “Henry Deaver” (André Holland). Deaver is a Texas lawyer, who record is pretty deadly. Deadly as in his clients die. When he gets the call from Shawshank, it means going home, a place he rarely goes. When he was 10 years old he went missing in December and after several days he is found unharmed with no memory of what happened. It is one of the town’s mysteries. That and what happened to his father. Some think he killed him, but he does not remember.

Something his mother (Sissy Spacek) is suffering from. She has dementia and he finds out that Alan (Scott Glenn), who found him as a kid, is living with her. Henry does not like him because there is a lot of conflict between the two. Alan also knows more about the town and answers a lot of our questions.

But there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered. While the show starts off really slowly, it does pick up at the end of the 4th episode. I will stick with it, so I suggest you do it.


The three Carrie movies side-by-side
February 26th, 2018 under Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

Even though the 1976 version of Carrie with Sissy Spaceck was perfect that did not stop Hollywood from remaking it not once but two more times. The second version hit the airwaves in 2002 and then 9 years later it was back on the big screen again.

Matt Skuta brilliantly combined the three films in a nearly 13 minute video to show us how alike and different the three versions are. As technology advanced, you would think it would get scarier. It did not. The first one still looks like the best of the trio. The last one was by far the worst. There was nothing about it that made me want to reach my arm out from the ground to see it again. When it comes to the original, I have seen it more times than Carrie has fingers on both of her hands. It really holds up well.

Now, I have to find the TV movie version because I think Rena Sofer looks like she was a better coach than Betty Buckley. Sorry Miss Buckley.


Castle Rock’s trailer has the most accurate tagline!
October 8th, 2017 under Hulu, Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

Hulu just released the first look at Stephen King’s series based on his beloved characters all living in one town, Castle Rock.

In the trailer, I saw references to The Green Mile, It, Cujo, Christine and Carrie, but the latter one is only because it was Carrie herself, Sissy Spacek. Anyways when a voice is finally heard in the promo, it says, “You have no idea what is happening here. Do you?” I was like you totally read my mind because I have absolutely no idea what is happening here. Yet, I cannot wait to see it.


Bill Skarsgård’s smile is creepier without the It makeup
September 12th, 2017 under Conan O'Brien, Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

Bill Skarsgård is playing Pennywise in the It remake, and there is only so much scary the makeup department could make him. Some of it he needed to do himself and the most important thing was that creepy smile which is finishing touch for the frightening clown. A smile, he told Conan O’Brien, he learned from his older brother when he was just 10 years old and he would use it torture his younger brother. Seventeen years later that trick helped to land him a role that will haunt our nightmares as much as it did his little bro.

Talking about family, Bill Skarsgård looks more like Tim Curry’s (the actor who played him in the original movie) son than his own dad Stellan Skarsgård. What do you think?


Words of Wizdumb from Stephen King!
May 12th, 2017 under Stephen King, Words of Wizdumb. [ Comments: none ]

For decades, Stephen King’s words have given us nightmares, but yesterday his words of wizdumb were very sweet. The Horror novelist Tweeted, “I felt really depressed today, so I ate a whole bunch of chocolate. It cheered me up quite a lot. Chocolate seems to be the answer.” As woman, I totally agree with him. Is there anything chocolate isn’t the answer to? Bad day, eat chocolate. Messed up, give chocolate. Hungry, eat chocolate. Need to eat something healthy, down some dark chocolate. Reading a King book all alone on a dark rainy night, call someone special over and tell them to bring chocolate. Is there any thing chocolate isn’t good for? Besides our waists?


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