Do you have a favourite author? My favourite author is Stephen King and has been for a very long time. I’ve read most of his books and have seen many of the movies that were made based on his books. I think having a 5-movie collection is a brilliant idea. Movie night at my home has certainly become quite interesting.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this film for review. The opinions of this blog are my own. I’m not a professional in any way but I am a movie fan.
For the first time, STEPHEN KING 5-MOVIE COLLECTION: became available on Blu-ray September 15, 2020. Be prepared to be thrilled and terrified while watching Stephen King’s suspenseful stories come to life! Actually, these five films are perfect to watch for Halloween so come October 31st I know what my family will be doing!
So what exactly will you be getting yourself into if you watch these bone-chilling film features? Let’s recap each of the five films:
The Dead Zone: This psychological thriller delivers the story of Johnny Smith [Christopher Walken], a schoolteacher who awakems from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a ‘gift’ at first, but ends up causing problems… The film also stars Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Nicolas Campell, and Martin Sheen.
Silver Bullet: Something is killing off townsfolk in Tarker’s Mills. Something mysterious. Something ingenious. Something remotely human. But the only person in town with courage to stop this lurking menace is a 13-year-old boy, confined to a wheelchair since birth. Adapted to the screen by suspense master Stephen King from his ‘Cycle of the Werewolf’ novelette, this exhilarating thriller features astounding special effects by three-time Oscar® winner Carlo Rambaldi (‘E.T.,’ ‘Alien,’ ‘King Kong’). Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the film stars Gary Busey, Everett McGill, and Corey Haim.
Pet Sematary (1989): The terrifying tale by Stephen King is also a beloved adaptation of the best-selling author’s work. Pet Sematary follows the tragic story of the Creed family. After their cat is accidentally killed, a friendly neighbour advises its burial in a mysterious nearby cemetery. When the cat comes back, it’s only the beginning of an unthinkable evil leading to hell and back. Sometimes, so it seems, dead is better. The Pet Semetary (1989) Blu-ray includes commentary by Lambert, a guided tour of the locations led by King, an introduction to the cast and characters, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, an interview with Lambert about her memories making the film 30 years later, interviews with cast and crew of the 2019 movie discussing the original film’s impact, and photo galleries.
Pet Sematary (2019): Based on the terrifying novel by Stephen King, After the Creed family moves to rural Maine, they stumble upon an ancient burial ground with sinister powers. When tragedy strikes, a perilous chain of events unleashes an unfathomable evil. The Blu-ray has over 90 minutes of special features, including hair-raising deleted and extended scenes, a look at the main characters, cast interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, a chilling alternate ending, and more.
The Stand: Originally aired as a television mini-series, this all-star filmization of Stephen King’s gripping epic of good versus evil chronicles the episodic adventures of a disparate group of people who struggle to reestablish civilization after a man-made catastrophe wipes out most of the world’s population. The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague, but a few survive and find themselves strangely compelled to head into the West. Good-hearted people follow the voice of an ancient black woman and head for Boulder, Colorado. Bad people follow the enigmatic Walkin’ Dude to Las Vegas. It is only a matter of time before the two sides are forced into a climactic battle over the final fate of humanity. This film stars Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, and Rob Lowe. The Blu-ray includes commentary by King and members of the cast and crew, along with a making-of featurette.
Suffice it to say, I believe you’ll be frightfully entertained! While I prefer to read; I always become entirely engrossed in novels, I believe when movies are done well and actually bring the written word to life it makes watching the movie well worth it. Such is the case here. Don’t hesitate to grab a copy of this 5-movie collection and enjoy!
For more information about this movie (and others) head over to Paramount Pictures!