DRtL Episode 25: Hail to the King!

Posted on Jun 22 2015 in Episodes

DSCN2582Hail to the King — namely, Stephen King, that household name of horror, the Maine Man himself! As any horror fan will tell you, Stephen King has had more than his fair share of movie adaptations, not all of them good. Well — maybe, most of them really not that good. But! We persevered here at DRtL, and dove right into our retrospective. We mostly remembered King’s films as being fairly light, fun, popcorn movies — but join us as we realize how wrong we were, and just how many of the genuinely horrifying aspects of human nature are lurking under the surface of King’s work, like a clown in a sewer.

Not to say we didn’t have fun with the topic. See for yourself. Or, I guess, hear for yourself!

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The Movie List

I swear to God, someday soon we will get back to doing proper lists of IMDb links to all of the movies we mention in an episode. Today is not that day.

  • Night of the Hunter
  • Pet Semetary
  • The Guest
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Battle Royale
  • The Nightmare
  • Hannibal (TV series)
  • We Are Still Here
  • Habit
  • Wendigo
  • Saturn 3
  • Possession
  • Late Phases
  • The Others
  • Pontypool
  • Stake Land
  • Grabbers
  • Jessabelle
  • Skeleton Key
  • Carrie
  • Carrie (remake)
  • The Shining
  • Cujo
  • The Tommyknockers
  • The Stand
  • The Dead Zone
  • Creepshow
  • Christine
  • Children of the Corn
  • Firestarter
  • Silver Bullet
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Trucks
  • Graveyard Shift
  • Satan’s Little Helper
  • Cat’s Eye
  • Stand by Me
  • The Running Man
  • Misery
  • The Sheik
  • Sleepwalkers
  • Apt Pupil
  • Creepshow 2
  • The Mist
  • 1408
  • Thinner
  • Salem’s Lot
  • It
  • The Stand
  • Sometimes They Come Back
  • Rose Red
  • Kingdom Hospital
  • Under the Dome
  • The Shining (TV miniseries)
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