Horror Fans - Read this now.... Please!

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  1. PoochJD

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    Evening Folks,

    Quick note: the sublimely creepy TV mini-series "Stephen King's Storm Of The Century" starts on Saturday 17th July, on BBC3 between 21:05-22:30. That's tomorrow night, people!!! :)

    It's being shown in 3 episodes, one each Saturday for the next three weeks, in the same version that Channel 4 showed a few years ago.

    If you want a genuinely chilling fable, that sets-up a truly horrific "What if?" scenario, then I highly recommend you watch this brilliant made-for-television drama. There's not too much gore or violence, but it works like all the best horror films - by slowly allowing the unease to seep under your skin, before ripping your heart out at the last second, with a gigantic scare!

    For me, this is one of the best Stephen King works, comparable to "The Shawshank Redemption", "Carrie", "Stand By Me" and "Misery". I really can't give it any higher praise than that! Best watched, in a darkened room, with the phone off the hook! You'll soon know why. :rotfl:

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    Being a Friday night and a little drunk one must admit(!),I went off on a complete tangent searching for this in print.In my cyber search I found something that may be of interest to a lot of Terminator fans.Go to the site of any good book seller(didn't want to be so blatant as to name a rainforest!)and input the name "s m stirling" in the author field.You should find a list of three books following on from T2 that look pretty good,at least I think so,hence my book order and tonight's ramble! :smashin:
     
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    Damn, just read this on Sunday. I suppose there isn't a repeat is there. Rented this years and years ago and remember it being a great show, a real spine chiller. I keep forgetting about the Stephen King season on BBC3 and can't set the program planner as I am in Ireland and only have BBC3 in the other channels.
    Stephen King is a true master.

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    Excellent mini-series. I remember when my flatmate picked up the DVD, we liked it so much we listened to the audio commentary by Stephen King for the entire series!
     
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    David,

    Sorry, mate, there's no repeat! However, you can try obtaining the UK videos, (which were given a rental-only release), from e-Bay perhaps, or another second-hand video store. Failing that, you can still buy the entire saga on Region 1 DVD.

    It's on a double-sided, dual-layered DVD-18 disc, but it does have the whole show on, as one 256-minute feature, and a full-length commentary from King himself.

    If you like it, then it's worth buying!

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    I finally got round to watching it last night..
    I can say I was not over impressed with it, it was a bit boring to say the least the same thing happening over and over for 3 hours then when they all got together you knew which way it was going to turn out and a very unsatisfactory ending, in my books.
     
  8. PoochJD

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    Garrett,

    Sorry to hear this didn't give you as much satisfaction, as I'd hoped. I've seen it twice now, and even though I know the ending, I like the general idea, and the suspense was well-sustained.

    But, like they say, you can't please all the people all the time. Nonetheless, I'm glad you stuck with it, all the way through.


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    Its all right Pooch, it wouldn’t do for every one to have the same taste; I recommend stuff no doubt others do not like. We can’t get it 100% all of the time. :rolleyes: ;)
     

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