Horror review: Dreamcatcher

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 27, 2003 Several Stephen King novels have been made into films and TV shows shot in B.C., including the 1990 miniseries It, the ’93 feature Needful Things, and the current cable offering The Dead Zone. But none of them has been as suspenseful, horrifying, and engrossing—with an accent … Continue reading Horror review: Dreamcatcher

Horror review: The Mist

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 21, 2007 Writer-director Frank Darabont had skillfully translated the human drama of Stephen King's work in The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, but he seems hopelessly lost in The Mist , his adaptation of the horror master's 1980 novella. Its first half-hour echoes the severe lousiness of Maximum Overdrive, King's first and last director's job, … Continue reading Horror review: The Mist