“What’s the matter, Bobby? You gonna make lemonade in your pants?” In light of the recent Stephen King resurgence, our latest premium podcast is a bit of a spookfest focusing on the horror films of Stephen King. Specifically, we revisit the 1980s era in which King became a household name and a major box office presence. The films covered here include Creepshow, Cujo, Cat’s Eye and Silver Bullet through to his directorial debut Maximum Overdrive, and two of his biggest hits, Pet Sematary and Misery. Discussion points include the merits of practical effects, what makes a good anthology film and the quality of Stephen King’s cameos. So are synthesizer scores inherently cheesy and outdated? Does Stephen King have a major hang up with religion? Why are so many of his stories told from the perspective of kids? And most importantly, is Stephen King a genius or just a hack? Don’t shilly shally… download this month’s premium podcast below and have yourself a hell of a toot.
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