Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

TNT (Mini-Series 2006)



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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

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TNT has pulled together an all-star cast for its new anthology series consisting of eight one-hour episodes adapted from Stephen King’s short stories. Look for such notable performers as William H. Macy, Jacqueline McKenzie, Steven Weber, Samantha Mathis, Jeremy Sisto, Ron Livingston, Henry Thomas, Tom Berenger, Marsha Mason, and William Hurt.

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AIRED ON 8/2/2006

Season 1 : Episode 8


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    • Great concepts (by Stephen King), good cast, but bad delivery and misleading tone (seems very scary but no just interesting)

      "Battleground" and "the end of the whole mess" are great but others are disappointing. (Comes from someone who didn't read the stories)
    • Short stories of Stephen King comes back to life with the mini-series!!

      Personally I don`t like Stephen King much, I`ve read most of his books but still, it`s not my type. However I really liked them on these series. Intense, sometimes scary and highly imaginative. The actor choices are really good and the dark atmosphere is just the way it should be. It`s a shame that there are no more episodes. I really would like to watch them. It`s awesome to watch them at night , alone, with some snack in your hands... One of the best shows made for TV for the last years and a great literature adaptation. I think everyone should check it out.moreless
    • Could have been a contender!

      The show showed some promise. It started out great with “Battleground” and managed to keep interesting with “Crouch End” and “Umney's Last Case”. Good actors, nice direction, creepy atmosphere. I was enjoying it. “The End of the Whole Mess” is fantastic and by now I thought this was really starting to be na amazing show, week after week. After that though, the things just got worse with every episode. Weak stories, little effort, bland acting,, a true disapointment. It ended on a really low note for me. I dont know if there will be a second season, but if there is, I probably wont give it another chance. The first episodes showed so much protential. It just didnt deliver. Best Episode: “Battleground”

      Worst Episode: “”Authopsy Room 4”"moreless
    • The mini-series seemed compelling enough to take a chance on. But great actors with mediocre scripts and poor digital effects (a necessity nowadays) make the suspension of disbelief a whole lot harder than it should be.moreless

      I just watched the episode Crouch End of this new thriller mini-series. It was the third episode that I have endured and I must say that I'm feeling let down by the endings and the poor visual effects on all of them. Also letdown by the manner in which the "chilling" or "scary" scenes are presented.

      It seems as if they've taken great actors who do their job very well and are the best parts of the show, then everything starts going to hell on them (which we all love) but it isn't well put together at all. Flashes of scary images are done in the wrong sort of lighting, or not taken close enough so as the flash of something evil looks more like a mugshot from a sci-fi convention gone terribly wrong. Visual effects are poor and with today's standards being set so high you'd expect someone like Stephen King to step up and put his foot down on the matter. Geniuses of visual effects are not at all hard to find nowadays.

      It seems we are left with a good enough script, poor ending, sub-par visual effects, but great actors. Making this show and all of the episodes i have watched a 6 rather than a 9 or 10 where it show be with these callibre of acting.

      That's my two cents.moreless
    • a must see for King fans.

      being a massive stephen king fan i was excited to hear about the production of this series and was pleased when it was to be shown on the uk on five US. the series turns 8 king short stories into 1 hour adaptations, the episodes are, batlleground, you know they got a hell of a band, crouch end, the end of the whole mess, umneys last case, the fifth quater (all from the book nughtmares and dreamscapes) and autopsy room 4 and the road virus heads north from the collection, everythings eventual. overall i quite enjoyed the series, i was exspecting more and enjoyed the written stories more, but i would give the series a try. a must see for king fans.moreless
    • © 2006 Erik Heinila/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
    • © 2006 Erik Heinila/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
    • © 2006 Frank Ockenfels/Turner
    • © 2006 Erik Heinila/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc

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