STEPHEN KING’S HORROR STORIES WILL COME TO LIFE IN NEW SERIES CASTLE ROCK FROM PRODUCER J.J ABRAMS.
A GREAT TIME TO BE KING
It now seems that King’s work is finally getting the justice it deserves. Andres Mushietti’s recent IT remake has become the highest grossing horror movie of all time. Although IT didn’t push all of the buttons I hoped it would, I still left the theatre enjoying it.
Then out of nowhere came Netflix original Gerald’s Game which honestly blew me away. Another King adaptation, this time brought to us by Hush helmer, Mike Flanagan. Gerald’s Game, to me, was a horror movie for grown-ups. A simple story, set in a single room, a movie that solely focused on the acting abilities of our two amazing leads. You can read my review for Gerald’s Game here.
NOW WE’RE GOING TO BE GETTING A LOT MORE STEPHEN KING…IN FACT, ALL OF IT!
Produced by J.J Abrams (through his Bad Robot production company ), Castle Rock will have all of Stephen King’s beloved characters and stories in one series.
Castle Rock is a fictional town where a lot of Stephen King’s stories take place.
Here are stories from King that reference Castle Rock (from wiki)
Works set in Castle Rock:
The Dead Zone
Uncle Otto’s Truck
Mrs Todd’s Shortcut
The Dark Half
The Sun Dog
It Grows on You
Gwendy’s Button Box
Works referring to Castle Rock:
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Bag of Bones
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Riding the Bullet
The Man in the Black Suit
Under the Dome
A Good Marriage
That is a lot of content and the ingredients for what sounds like an epic horror series.
More information to follow as its announced.
- Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand
- André Holland as Henry Deaver
- Jane Levy as Jackie
- Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver
- Bill Skarsgård
- Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn
- Terry O’Quinn as Dale Lacy