Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

Season 1 Episode 5

The Road Virus Heads North

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 26, 2006 on TNT

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  • Worst yet!

    Tom Berenger has the worst luck! The man hasn’t had a decent role in years! After “Platoon” who would have thought it would come to this? A direct-to-video actor. What a shame.
    Anyway, Berenger also has the misfortune of being in the worst episode of “Nightmares and Dreamscapes”, at least so far. I didn’t read the Stephen King short-story but as presented here, the plot simply makes no sense. We never know why the “spirit” is chasing Richard. What was the kid into when he was alive? What kind of curse was this? There’s just no explanation. The end is the same. It comes out of nowhere and “bam” it’s over. Very unsatisfying. Tom Berenger is good in his role but the script was just too bad for him to make anything of it. Not a complete waste of time as there are some effective moments of suspense and fear but still very disappointing.