Stephen King

Many of Stephen King’s books have been adapted to the big screen, and February will be all about those films: from De Palma to Kubrick and Romero, King’s stories provide drama, danger and darkness. Alongside ultimate classics such as Carrie, The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, a host of mysterious, horror-filled thrillers follow suit. We see a rabid St Bernard dog in Cujo, and a man with psychic abilities and a decision to make in Dead Zone: to kill or not to kill for the greater good? Both The Dark Half and The Secret Window fuse murder, fact and fiction as authors are chased by evil entities, while Dreamcatcher wanders into scifi territory as a group of telepathic friends try to stop an alien invasion. Dolores Claiborne is a mother accused of murder, whose estranged daughter has her own suspicions, and finally, Stand by Me is the only feature not soaked in horror: a coming-of-age story of four boys who travel to find the body of a dead boy.

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