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Lisey's Story review: Julianne Moore and Clive Owen in a still from Apple's new series.

Lisey's Story review: Julianne Moore is left to languish in lavish Apple show

PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 10:01 PM IST
  • Lisey's Story review: Julianne Moore is stranded in overproduced new Apple show, from an all-male creative team that includes Stephen King, JJ Abrams and Pablo Larrain.
'The Running Man,' published in 1982, was a dystopian horror novel, originally written under King's pseudonym Richard Bachman.(Amazon )
'The Running Man,' published in 1982, was a dystopian horror novel, originally written under King's pseudonym Richard Bachman.(Amazon )

Edgar Wright to helm adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Running Man'

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Ace film director Edgar Wright is set to helm an adaptation of American author Stephen King's popular novel titled 'The Running Man' for Paramount Pictures.
Stephen King's 'Rita Hayworth' out as standalone book(Associated Press)
Stephen King's 'Rita Hayworth' out as standalone book(Associated Press)

Stephen King's 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption' out as standalone book

PTI | , New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 08:57 AM IST
One of the most iconic stories by the acclaimed author Stephen King, 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption' is now a standalone book. The story that was adapted into an Oscar-nominated movie was originally a part of a collection that released in 1982.
The Stand review: Alexander Skarsgard in a still from the CBS All Access show, based on Stephen King’s novel.
The Stand review: Alexander Skarsgard in a still from the CBS All Access show, based on Stephen King’s novel.

The Stand review: Sprawling Stephen King adaptation collapses under its own weight

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:30 PM IST
The Stand review: Featuring a stellar cast and high production values, the new Stephen King adaptation goes off-book, and ends up resembling a Walking Dead spin-off that never made it to the air.
One of Stephen King’s most creepy and tense stories was hiding in plain sight.(Wikimedia Commons)
One of Stephen King’s most creepy and tense stories was hiding in plain sight.(Wikimedia Commons)

Stephen King’s thriller ‘Mr. Mercedes’ gets another chance

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 06:38 PM IST
The pitch-dark series is based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges trilogy and follows a retired, ornery detective tormented by a seriously troubled serial killer.
Wuhan Coronavirus: 10 popular fiction books about diseases or viruses to read.(amazon.in)
Wuhan Coronavirus: 10 popular fiction books about diseases or viruses to read.(amazon.in)

Wuhan Coronavirus: 10 popular fiction books about diseases or viruses to read

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 08:50 AM IST
From Max Brooks’ World War Z to Stephen King’s The Stand, here are 10 books that speak about diseases or viruses and their effect on the world.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ewan McGregor in a scene from Doctor Sleep.(AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ewan McGregor in a scene from Doctor Sleep.(AP)

Doctor Sleep movie review: Ewan McGregor shines in eerie sequel to one of the best horror films ever made

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 02:18 PM IST
Doctor Sleep movie review: Director Mike Flanagan and star Ewan McGregor’s sequel to one of the greatest horror films of all time, Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, collapses under the burden of legacy.
In The Tall Grass movie review: Laysla De Oliveira in a still from the new Netflix film.(Netflix)
In The Tall Grass movie review: Laysla De Oliveira in a still from the new Netflix film.(Netflix)

In the Tall Grass review: New Netflix horror film disappoints, unless you love Stephen King

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 05:40 PM IST
In the Tall Grass movie review: Netflix’s new horror film, directed by Vincenzo Natali, continues Stephen King’s disappointing run, after It Chapter Two.
Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise has returned to haunt the kids from the first film, who are now all grown up. Their adult lives are nicely detailed, but the horror bits — and that’s most of the film — are dreadful rather than dread-inducing
Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise has returned to haunt the kids from the first film, who are now all grown up. Their adult lives are nicely detailed, but the horror bits — and that’s most of the film — are dreadful rather than dread-inducing

Hopefully this is IT: Rashid Irani reviews ...Chapter Two

Hindustan Times | By Rashid Irani
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:50 PM IST
The horror sequel based on Stephen King’s book is more gory than part one, and not half as good.
It involves a gay character named Adrian Mellon being attacked by teenagers and his subsequent encounter with Pennywise the Clown. The scene is based on real-life Bangor resident Charlie Howard, who was attacked and thrown off the city’s State Street Bridge in 1984.(Screengrab)
It involves a gay character named Adrian Mellon being attacked by teenagers and his subsequent encounter with Pennywise the Clown. The scene is based on real-life Bangor resident Charlie Howard, who was attacked and thrown off the city’s State Street Bridge in 1984.(Screengrab)

New It film portrays painful true chapter of LGBT history

BANGOR, Maine | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 11:25 AM IST
It involves a gay character named Adrian Mellon being attacked by teenagers and his subsequent encounter with Pennywise the Clown. The scene is based on real-life Bangor resident Charlie Howard, who was attacked and thrown off the city’s State Street Bridge in 1984.
It Chapter Two movie review: Bill Skarsgard returns as Pennywise the clown.
It Chapter Two movie review: Bill Skarsgard returns as Pennywise the clown.

It Chapter Two movie review: Overlong and overindulgent; it’s a better drama than a horror movie

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 10:33 AM IST
It Chapter Two movie review: Featuring outstanding performances from Isaiah Mustafa and Bill Hader, the horror sequel is let down by its bloated length, and a poor third act.
Bill Skarsgard plays Pennywise the clown in It Chapter Two.
Bill Skarsgard plays Pennywise the clown in It Chapter Two.

It Chapter Two director confirms epic runtime of 2 hours 45 minutes

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 06:14 PM IST
It Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti has said that the film clocks in at a hefty two hours and 45 minutes.
In the shower scene from the film Psycho, Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) screams in terror as Norman Bates tears open her shower curtain.(Getty Images)
In the shower scene from the film Psycho, Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) screams in terror as Norman Bates tears open her shower curtain.(Getty Images)

Horror in the shower

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho hit screens on June 16, 1960 and ever since, fear and horror have entered the nondescript washroom.
The characterisation is, without exception, one-dimensional; the performances, mediocre.
The characterisation is, without exception, one-dimensional; the performances, mediocre.

Film review: Pet Sematary is a King-sized letdown, says Rashid Irani

Hindustan Times | By Rashid Irani
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 03:56 PM IST
This film squanders the spooky premise of Stephen King’s tale, relying instead on cheap scare tactics and a shrill soundtrack.
Netflix’s Ghoul ushered in a new era in Indian horror.
Netflix’s Ghoul ushered in a new era in Indian horror.

From Ghoul to The Terror, the top 5 horror shows of 2018 for you to binge this Halloween

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 08:50 AM IST
From Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House and Ghoul to HBO’s Sharp Objects and AMC’s The Terror, 2018 has been a phenomenal year for horror in television. Here are the top 5 shows for you to binge this Halloween.
Stephen King sold movie rights to a short story, Stationary Bike for $1.(AP)
Stephen King sold movie rights to a short story, Stationary Bike for $1.(AP)

Stephen King gives students movie rights to Stationary Bike for $1

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 11:58 AM IST
The Blaenau Gwent Film Academy students have struck a deal with author Stephen King to make a film out of a short story written by King called Stationary Bike. The deal cost the students $1.
Castle Rock review: Pennywise Bill Skarsgard plays the mysterious young man, believed to be the devil.
Castle Rock review: Pennywise Bill Skarsgard plays the mysterious young man, believed to be the devil.

Castle Rock review: Forget Stranger Things, here’s an addictive new drug for Stephen King fans

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Castle Rock review: Produced by master of the mystery box, JJ Abrams, the new anthology show is a loving homage to Stephen King’s universe, and a better mystery than Stranger Things.
Ewan McGregor attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story at the El Capitan Theatre.(AFP)
Ewan McGregor attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story at the El Capitan Theatre.(AFP)

Ewan McGregor to star in Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 05:50 PM IST
Actor Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in an adaptation of the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep, the sequel to horror classic The Shining.
The Rain is the first Danish original series from Netflix.(Netflix)
The Rain is the first Danish original series from Netflix.(Netflix)

The Rain review: Everyone is going to be talking about Netflix’s new show

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The Rain review: Netflix’s first Danish original series has the potential to become their new breakout hit. Like Dark and Stranger Things, people are going to be hooked onto this one.
Gerald’s Game is vintage Stephen King - a story about how the monsters of the past can haunt you forever.(Netflix)
Gerald’s Game is vintage Stephen King - a story about how the monsters of the past can haunt you forever.(Netflix)

You’ll waste this Friday the 13th if you don’t stream these 5 terrifying movies today

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:35 AM IST
With A Quiet Place still in theatres and a treasure trove of great horror movies available to stream online, we pick the top 5 scary movies you can watch this Friday the 13th.
The Shawshank Redemption is often regarded as one of the best films ever made.
The Shawshank Redemption is often regarded as one of the best films ever made.

Book vs Film: The Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest films ever. How does Stephen King’s novella match up?

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma and Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 03:01 PM IST
In a new series, we discuss over texts the merits and flaws of famous books and their screen adaptations. This week we chat about writer Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (1982) and Frank Darabont’s beloved screen adaptation.
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