Book Vs Movie Stephen King’s “The Stand” (1994)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep

“The Stand”

The 1994 Movie Cast & Our Picks for the Cast of the Upcoming TV series

 

It’s another special “Stephen King Bonus Ep” and Margo D. and Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly are back and wanting to discuss quite possibly the biggest piece of Stephen King news that we have heard in ages. For many years there have been rumors of adapting King’s 1978 novel The Stand to either a TV series or as a film trilogy.

So far we have had one adaptation–Mick Garris’ 1994 mini-series which ran on ABC-TV and is either beloved or reviled by hardcore fans.

None other than Ben Affleck himself wanted to create a movie trilogy but the project never took off and remained in turnaround.

So CBS All Access decided to say “hold my beer!” and create their own 2020 limited TV series which has King fans buzzing.

The story is about an apocalyptic flu virus (“Captain Trips”)  that is spread across the U.S. and wipes out 99% of the population is one of King’s most revered works. The people who survive the flu break up into two camps:

  • The “good people” (including Stu Redmond, Frannie Goldsmith, and Mother Abigail Freemantle) head off to Boulder,  CO.
  • The “evil people” (including Trashcan Man and Lloyd Henreid) make Las Vegas their home

In 1990 King released an unabridged version of the novel with an additional 400+ pages. There are scenes including a character called “The Kid” and Stu meeting Jim Morrison–but the1994 mini-series is mostly based on the abridged version.

Will CBS All Access include anything from the 1990 version?

In this ep, Margo D. & Deana are all about casting. We go in depth on how we feel the 1994 casting of our favorite characters and then each pick our personal choice for the new show. CBS casting people–please let us know if you are listening!

You can listen to this episode using the link below.

 

In this special Stephen King bonus episode Margo & Deana discuss:

  • A quick story behind The Stand and why SK fans revere it so much.
  • Our personal history with both the novel and the 1994 TV mini-series
  • Our favorite (and least favorite) casting choices for the mini-series
  • Our top casting picks for the new TV series
  • Just how close to the book will the shows be compared to the 1994 mini-series?

Clips used:

The Stand 1994 trailer

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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Book Vs Movie Stephen King Bonus Ep: “Needful Things”

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep

“Needful Things”

Let’s hear it for another Stephen King bonus ep! SK superfans Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly are back and wanting to talk some more about the character of Sheriff Alan Pangborn after recapping Hulu’s Castle Rock.”

So we dusted off our first editions, listened to the King-narrated audiobook (25+hours!) and dove right into “Needful Things“–both the 1991 novel and the 1993 movie directed by Fraser Heston.

In true “Book vs Movie’ fashion–we discuss the differences between the two versions and decide which one we like better. (Oh, and Margo’s “Alexa” makes a brief appearance.)

You can listen to this episode using the link below.

In this special Stephen King bonus episode Margo & Deana discuss:

    • The fact that this is Stephen King’s first novel after conquering alcohol and drug addiction
    • The world of Castle Rock and where it appears in the Stephen King universe
    • Our favorite characters from the book and those and that are missing in the film adaptation.

Clips used:

Needful Things trailer

Leland Gaunt in action

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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Book Vs Movie “Gerald’s Game”

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Mini Ep

“Gerald’s Game”

The 1992 Novel Vs. The 2017 Netflix Adaptation

 

 

Hooray for another Stephen King bonus ep and yippee for all of us that Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast is joining in for the fun, breezy discussion about a book that one of us likes WAY more than the other and the really cool Netflix adaptation!

Margo & Deana talk about their personal feelings about the source material and how it differs from the Mike Flanagan screenplay and direction that is available on Netflix. Plus, trivia about Viagra, the first movie that actor Carel Struycken appeared in and Margo’s confusion over the ending.

In this episode the Margo & Deana discuss:

  • Mike Flanagan’s long journey to bring “Gerald’s Game” to the screen
  • Big differences between the novel’s depiction of the “degloving” and how the film handles the graphic scene
  • The deal with the “Moonlight Man” and what he represents for Jessie.
  • The excellent performances by the entire cast
  • Book Vs Movie–which did Margo & Deana prefer?

 

Clips used:

Gerald’s Game trailer

Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood arguing about her predicament.

Carla Gugino and Carel Struycken final scene

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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Book vs Movie Bonus Ep Revisit: “The Dead Zone” with Deana of @Twisted_Philly

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep

“The Dead Zone” 

with Margo D. and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast

Margo D. and Deana of Twisted Philly meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie ‘The Dead Zone.’ 

In this special bonus ep they discuss:

  • Differences between the 1979 novel and the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film.
  • The almost insane sexiness of Christopher Walken and his amazing navy-colored pea coat.
  • The A-list cast and incredible outdoor locations.
  • Whether or not King was foreshadowing the future with the character of Greg Stillson.
  • Why every parent should listen to a reluctant psychic
  • Why on earth was Johnny waiting for his wedding night?

Which did we like better? Listen to the show to find out.

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The Mist Recap Ep 8: Plus Top 5 Stephen King Casting Choices

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 8 “The Law of Nature”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Stephen King Casting Choices”

We are finally seeing the end of  Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Casting Choices in  a Stephen King Production.”

The podcast clip is at the bottom of this post but here are the basics of this week’s show:

Adrian’s House:

Kevin (Morgan Spector), Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) Mia (Danica Curcic) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are in the car and running out of gas. As luck would have it they are on Adrian’s block. He wants to check on his family and Mia & Bryan/Jonah want to look for gas.

Kevin wants to hide out in the car parked in the garage as this all seems like a bad idea to him.

Mia and Bryan/Joah have a hot encounter in the backseat of a car. (Kind of like Jack & Rose from Titanic except they are hiding out from The Mist and not an enraged Billy Zane.)

Adrian sees his awful father who casually tells his son that his mother is lying dead on the couch. Then he admits to his father that he was the one who raped Alex.

He shoots his father and then gets kin a tussle with Kevin who found the date rape drugs at the house. Adrian knocks him out and then heads to the car which now includes excommunicated from-the-mall Vic (Erik Knudsen) who somehow has avoided The Mist all of this time.

Adrian tells them Kevin is dead but IS HE????

The Mall:

Alex (Gus Birney) and Jay (Luke Cosgrove) are enjoying each other’s company  which is causing whispers at the  mall and making Alex’s mom Eve  (Alyssa Sutherland) really unhappy.  In fact, with a nod to Wendy putting Jack into the pantry in The Shining, Eve locks Jay up in a closet. (Because, that’s a sustainable plan!)

Meanwhile,  Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) is having a very hard time keeping law & order at the Mall. Shelley (Alexandra Ordorlis) finds out about his hidden stash of food. He “brains” her and then chokes her to death!

Being a class act, he blames this on Alex.

The Church:

Nathalie (Frances Conroy) and Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) have a deep discussion about his parenting abilities. He confesses that he believes his son is capable of raping Alex and blames his lack of being a good role model as the main issue.

Natalie thinks The Mist maybe just what the town needed to clear out all of the bad people and sets off to take everyone to the mall and check out what is happening there. 

What will their reception be like at the mall? We most likely will find out in episode 9!

Personally I am just looking forward to what Deana picks for the weekly Stephen King Top 5.

Topics covered :

  • How lucky they are to have Frances Conroy on this show!
  • The way sexual assault and mental illness are handled

Plus, Margo and Deana each pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Casting Choices”

Guest Host Info:

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The Mist Recap Ep 7 Plus, “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes”

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 7 “Over the River and Through the Woods”

Plus: The “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes”

It’s episode 7 of  Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes.”

This episode is titled “Over the River and Through the Woods” and it is seems everyone is about to hit their mental/emotional limit.

The podcast clip is at the bottom of this post but here are the basics of this week’s show:

The Hospital:

Kevin (Morgan Spector), Bryan (Ozekie Morro) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are now getting refuge in the psych ward which is surprisingly safe. Well, except for a certain resident there named Nash (Philip Ettinger)

Mia decides to tell Bryan that his real name is Jonah Dixon and that she is going on a quick detox. This requires him to strap her to a bed and witness her going through major withdrawals. She makes it through along with his help and they rejoin the group.

Adrian shares a room with Tyler (Christopher Gray) who has a Tom Hardy mouth. Tyler shares an awful story about sexually assaulting a kid from school then snuggles next to Adrian in his bed.

Adrian is then kidnapped by Nash who explains that because he can “see” things others cannot–Adrian is evil deep down and must be destroyed. Kevin convinces Nash to take him instead and then promptly beats the psych patient to death.

Kevin, Bryan/Jonah, Mia and Adrian leave the hospital. Tyler wants to stay behind knowing that he will most likely die there. (Major gay panic with this kid!)

The Mall:

Lots of tension at the mall over the lack of food available. (Why is that? Don’t they have a food court there?)

Alex (Gus Birney) now believes that there is no way that Jay (Luke Cosgrove) raped her and wants him to stay at their section of the mall. Eve  (Alyssa Sutherland) is not happy about this but Alex is being bratty and taking advantage of the situation.

Eve gets a baby monitor and plants it at the other end of the mall so they can keep tabs on the bigger group.

We find out that Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) is dealing with people who are becoming increasingly paranoid and delusional. Starting with the mall cop (Romaine Waite) getting ‘hangry” and wanting to explore for more food and then Shelley (Alexandra Ordorlis) trying to convince everyone that Alex is the cause of all of their problems and brought The Mist into the town.

The Church:

Nathalie (Frances Conroy) and Father Romanov (Dan Butler) are about to have an ecclesiastical showdown. It begins with Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) accusing Romanov of being a pedophile and then beating him about the face. Nathalie is sitting serenely as this is all happening.

Romanov offers a challenge to Nathalie. They both go out into The Mist and see who makes it back. Nathalie not only agrees to this preposterous idea but strips naked and marches right out there.

And guess what?  We get the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Seriously, they shoot an arrow through Romanov and then drag him away. (I may have giggled during this silly sequence.)

So Natalie is now our Christ-like figure. Where the hell is this show going? Please someone, tell me!

Topics covered :

 

Plus, Margo and Deana each pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes!”

 

Guest Host Info:

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Book Vs. Movie “The Mist” Recap Ep: 4 Plus, Top 5 Stephen King Heroes

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 4 “Pequod”

Plus. Top 5 “Stephen King Heroes”

Welcome to episode 4 of the Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production.

Now we are at episode 4 titled “Pequod” which is the name of the whaling ship in Herman Melville’s  Moby Dick and it was named for the Pequot tribe that was based in New England.

This episode has a bit of everything– paranoia, mist beasts, foul language, dead kids and a little bit of “end of time/wrath of God”-type stuff. The action takes place in three places: A gas station, the mall and the church and people are at various levels of stressed out and frightened.

In essence for each location the following is happening:

The Gas Station: Kevin (Morgan Spector), Mia (Danica Curcic), Bryan (Ozekie Morro) and Adrian (Russell Posner) can’t seem to get their car moving so they meet up at a gas station. There they find Clay (Teagle F. Bougere) who is armed and knows Kevin because Eve is his son;s teacher. Clay wants to stay and he gives his survivalist care to the gang. (He thinks he will reunite with his son at the station. Poor Clay!)

The Mall:

Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) confesses she is glad Kevin isn’t there because she blames him for Alex’s (Gus Birney) rape. Alex takes a young child to the bookstore to hang out and forget their troubles for a bit. The game show bros think it would be a fine idea to get a harpoon and bring the dead bodies from the parking lot. The mist shows up and causes one death and one bro getting kicked out for good. Also, the mist has no interest in Alex (!)

Church:

Father Romanov (Dan Butler) thinks it is the end of times and wants his new parishioners to join him in fighting the mist with faith and prayer. Natalie (Frances Conroy) thinks a spider she caught in a jar is God. Father Romanov thinks that is bunk and squashes it.

Topics covered :

  • Is the group correct in getting rid of bro Vic(Erik Knudsen)?
  • Why take a little girl and not a teenager?  
  • Is there something wrong with Eve and Kevin’s relationship?
  • Why is Natalie breaking down so fast?
  • Should Clay have joined them in leaving the gas station?

Plus, Margo & Deana pick their top 5 “Stephen King Heroes!” 

Guest Host Info:

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