Mike Flanagan to stay in the Stephen King business with The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep 

Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game, a novel once thought unfilmable, was one of the highlights of the Stephen King tsunami that washed over movie theaters last year. (At the risk of inciting controversy, we’d even give it the edge over It.) And Flanagan, a self-professed King devotee, is staying in the…

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Shelved for years, the eerie Before I Wake offers a welcome alternative to the usual January jump scares

A horror fantasy about the worst fears of parents and children, Before I Wake imagines a married couple, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane), trying to move on after their son’s death by taking in an 8-year-old orphan who’s gone from foster home to foster home under mysterious circumstances. Waiting for the…

Apologies to It, but Gerald's Game shows how to really adapt a Stephen King bestseller

Stephen King is having a moment, and so is Mike Flanagan. Coming off of the positive critical buzz surrounding last year’s Hush and Ouija: Origin Of Evil, Flanagan decided to re-team with Hush producer Netflix for a film adaptation of Gerald’s Game. It’s not an easy sell: Not only is King’s book structured in such a…

Stephen King adaptation Gerald's Game is potent, horrific—and oddly cathartic

Stephen King is having a moment, and so is Mike Flanagan. Coming off of the modest success and positive critical buzz surrounding last year’s Hush and Ouija: Origin Of Evil, Flanagan decided to cash in his “director to watch” chips and re-team with Netflix for a film adaptation of Gerald’s Game (B+). It’s not an easy…

Hush’s Mike Flanagan developing Haunting Of Hill House series for Netflix

According to Variety, Netflix is developing a “modern re-imagining” of Shirley Jackson’s horror novel The Haunting Of Hill House with Hush and Oculus director Mike Flanagan at the helm. This is all pretty early, but the plan is for it to be a 10-episode series that presents Jackson’s book in some new way. The original…

The best movies of 2016 that we didn’t review

Hundreds of movies come to American theaters every year. Sometimes they arrive at a rate of 20 per week, at least in New York, where most films that don’t open widely begin their first runs. And that’s not even taking into account Netflix and other streaming services, which have changed how movies are being…

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Read This: Hush’s writer-director on the elusive “why” of horror films

Genre fans can be the most devoted supporters in film, but they can also be the biggest sticklers hung up on minutiae or continuity. While some creators are content with simply saying “a wizard did it,” others wish to dive in to the conversation and explain their thought processes and creative tenets to better…