4 fascinating horror films adapted from Stephen King's stories in 2019
Many of Stephen King's works have been licensed to adapt to the big screen and are warmly welcomed by movie fans. In 2019, there are four adaptations from his stories to the audience, and the most notable of which is “It Chapter Two” to be released in September.
Adapted from the 1983 book of the same name, "Pet Sematary" is also a remake of the original 1989 film. This is the story of a mysterious cemetery with the protagonist Professor Louis Creed and his wife Rachel and two young children moving from Boston to rural Maine. Here, the Creed family discover a cemetery for pets located deep in the forest near their new home. When the cat named Church dies in an accident, Louis discovers this graveyard has the ability to revive dead objects. However, despite being resurrected, these creatures are no longer the same as they were before because an evil force swallows their souls. Things became more grisly when the daughter dies miserably, and her father, in pain, buries her body, thereby leading to a nightmare for everyone.
Launched all over the world in early April 2019, “Pet Sematary” succeeded in revenue. With a budget of only US $ 21 million, the film grossed $ 112.4 million around the world, prompting producers to decide on the sequel.
It Chapter Two
Set 27 years after the events of the previous chapter, "It Chapter Two" is still the story of The Losers Club's children, who are now mature and face numerous problems in life. Not stopping there, Pennywise appears once every 27 years in Derry town, forcing the 7 children to continue to roll into the next encounter between the two sides of good and evil. Although the group may have grown up and been wiser, their battle with Pennywise still has unexpected consequences, even causing some members to experience extreme pain.
"It Chapter Two" is still being done by Andy Muschietti, gathering a lot of celebrities such as Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgard, Bill Hader, Finn Wolfhard, and even talented young Canadian director Xavier Dolan. The film is scheduled for release on September 6, 2019.
In the Tall Grass
"In the Tall Grass" was adapted from a short story of the same name written by Stephen King with his son Joe Hill and published in 2012. The content revolves around the twin of an older brother and younger sister in Kansas. After hearing a boy's cry for help, both follow the call on a large field and then discover that there is no escape when they set foot here. "In the Tall Grass" features Patrick Wilson and New Line Cinema. The film will premiere at the Fantastic Fest Film Festival in September and soon be available on Netflix.
"Doctor Sleep" is a sequel to the famous thriller "The Shinning" directed by Stanley Kubrick. Adapted from the novel of the same name, "Doctor Sleep" is a combination of elements of “The Shinning” novel in 1997 and Stanley Kubrick's film in 1980.
Set in years after "The Shining", young Danny (Ewan McGregor) is now mature and has struggled to cope with heavy trauma that he faced at the Overlook Hotel. Trying to mingle with normal life, Danny is constantly immersed in alcohol, endless rage and faces past ghosts. Deciding to remake his life, he moves to New Hampshire. Danny gradually finds himself having a powerful supernatural ability and can connect with a 12-year-old girl called Abra Stone. From there, Danny and Abra unite together to fight Rose the Hat and bad guys who want to kill special powers such as Danny and Abra to have immortal life.
"Doctor Sleep" gathers a talented cast including Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and Jacob Tremblay in three main roles. The film is expected to be released on November 8, 2019.
By: Jonath Martin