The Stand had a large cast and pretty expansive story. Many actors like Miguel Ferrer, Ed Harris, Matt Frewer, Ruby Dee, Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Jamey Sheridan, and Molly Ringwald starred. There are some pretty memorable performances as well, from Ruby Dee playing Mother Abigail, to Jamey Sheridan as Randall Flagg. My favorite performance is Laura San Giacomo as the tortured and unstable Nadine Cross.
One thing that this miniseries does well is maintain focus. It sets a certain tone in the beginning, and doesn't stray from it until the very end. This is my favorite among the Stephen King miniseries that I have watched.
Rose Red is a story about the legacy of a haunted house. It kind has a feel that you might expect from a late 50's slow paced horror film. However, to me it felt that the movie ran a bit too slow at times. Granted, I only watched it once, but it wasn't my favorite among the ones that I have seen.
I watched The Langoliers on television when it came out the first time. I've watched it twice since then. It has its flaws. Spotty acting at times, and computer effects that didn't age well. However, this movie really does get saved by the manic performance of Bronson Pinchot, and a well played performance from Dean Stockwell. I wouldn't call this movie scary, but it is interesting.
The Tommyknockers is about... aliens? Actually, I'm not really sure, because I haven't seen it. But, it does have Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger and Traci Lords, so that should at least peak your interest, yeah? It does mine.
Sometimes They Come Back is a sort of supernatural revenge story. Well, it's more than that. But, I don't think I can describe it without parroting the synopsis in IMDB. I only watched it once, and it seemed pretty good. There were at least two spin off "Sometimes They Come Back" movies. So indeed, Sometimes they do not stop coming back.
I watched this movie as kid. And it terrified the hell out of me! You got James Mason putting kids into bags, creepy children knocking on second story windows (from the outside) and a freaky nosferatu all in the same flick. Maybe as an adult, these things aren't as impressive. But, when I get around to it, I'll watch the movie again.
I watched Bag of Bones when it was new on television. It had good commercials, Pierce Brosnan, and Melissa George. Sounded like a home run. There were some really good elements in the first part, and a few towards the end. But honestly, I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed. I can't really explain what I didn't like about it.
I forgot about It. It seems to be one of Stephen King's most beloved adaptations, and I feel kind of bummed because I haven't watched it yet. The movie is about more than just a clown, but the image of the freaky clown seems iconic to the movie.
This is a list of some of the miniseries made from Stephen King stories. His books seem to lend themselves well to being made into miniseries. Or at least I hope so, because they keep getting made. Some were really good, others not so much. Opinions on them depend on who's giving the opinion. I haven't watched them all, although in time I hope to.