Sunday, May 01, 2011
Stephen King Month: Introduction
Even so, I've probably only seen a little more than half of the movies based on King's work, some of them not since 10 or 15 years ago. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the first King movie, Brian De Palma's Carrie, but the real reason I'm spending this month writing about a different King movie each day is just because I feel like it. I'll be covering every theatrical release based directly on a King novel or story or screenplay; that means no TV works (which would take a whole separate month) and no barely related sequels. I'm also skipping four recent King movies (Dreamcatcher, 1408, Secret Window, The Mist) that I already wrote about for Las Vegas Weekly (although the Dreamcatcher review is annoyingly not online anymore). It'll be a bit of a nostalgia trip for me, which is appropriate since nostalgia is one of King's favorite themes. Will my nostalgia lead to terror or triumph? Find out this month.