|Title:||A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King|
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|11.09.12||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2012|
My plan for tomorrow's matinee/daytime triple feature is a trio of classic Universal horror movies that I, for whatever reason, never saw. I thought it would be a fitting introduction to watch this 75-minute TCM doc about Stephen King talking about movies he loved growing up as a primer. I couldn't shake the feeling that I'd seen this before though and maybe didn't log it because it's a TV production but whatever... I watched it again for the first time.
Basically it's a single interview with Stephen King that they made into a feature by overalying stills and clips from the movies he talks about. I'm a pretty big fan of King's book Danse Macabre where he talks about some of these movies and generally think that his taste in horror movies is ok... certainly very informed although not perfect. Anyway, this doc kind of sticks to the mainstream expected classics and I didn't really get any new films out of it to add to the list (If I hear one more guy talk about the pool sequence in The Cat People!), but it was a nice little thing to watch as I drifted off to sleep and this morning I'm energized to power through these next three classics.