30 Mei 2024

King on Screen Clip Addresses the Importance of Carrie to Stephen King’s Career

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Summary

  • King on Screen is a documentary that explores the many adaptations of Stephen King’s works in film and TV.
  • The new clip highlights the significance of the film Carrie and how it launched a wave of adaptations of King’s novels.
  • The documentary features interviews with renowned directors, actors, and behind-the-scenes talent involved in King adaptations.


King on Screen is an upcoming documentary directed by Daphnē Baiwir that concerns the work of Stephen King, and a new clip has now been released which addresses the importance of Carrie, starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. The documentary is produced by Sebastien Cruz for Les Films de la Plage, Jean-Yves Roubin for Frakas Productions and Zoe Salmon for Mr Salmon Films, and with participation by OCS. The North American rights for the film have been bought by Dark Star Pictures. Check out the clip from King on Screen below.

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The clip features quotes from filmmakers Frank Darabont and Mick Garris, who certainly know a thing or two about adapting Stephen King material themselves. You can see what they have to say on the subject below.

“1976, Brian de Palma directs Carrie, the first novel by Stephen King. Since then, more than 50 directors have adapted the master of horror’s books, in more than 80 films and series, making him the most adapted author alive in the world. What’s so fascinating about him that filmmakers cannot stop adapting his works?

Here’s a synopsis for King on Screen, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

“Director Daphné Baiwir’s King on Screen reunites the filmmakers that have adapted Stephen King’s books for cinema and TV, including Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead), Tom Holland (The Langoliers, Chucky), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne, Ray). It is a movie made for the fans and with the fans, led by an international ambition.”


King on Screen Features Plenty of Stephen King Aficionados

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King on Screen has assembled several people who have worked on Stephen King adaptations. In terms of the actors who have worked on different projects, there’s Dee Wallace (Cujo), Tim Curry (It), and James Caan (Misery). The documentary makers also talked to several people behind the camera as well.

There’s Mike Flanagan, who wrote and directed the adaptation of Doctor Sleep, the long-awaited sequel to The Shining, and Gerard’s Game. Flanagan is also set to be the next person to take a swing at adapting The Dark Tower, King’s magnum opus. Besides that, you can also see the influence King had on Flanagan’s Netflix series Midnight Mass. Vincenzo Natali, who wrote and directed the adaptation of In the Tall Grass, will also be involved. The source material is notable for being a short story that was co-written by King and Joe Hill, his son and a successful author in his own right. The father-son’s earliest collaboration was on Creepshow, a film that they both acted in.

Speaking of Creepshow, another person being interviewed is Greg Nicotero, who was a special effects artist on the original movie and Creepshow 2. Nicotero is also a director and showrunner of the Creepshow tv series, which is available to watch on Shudder. In addition to that, Nicotero also worked on the special effects for The Mist film adaptation.

King on Screen will have a limited theatrical release on August 11, followed by VOD and Blu-ray release on September 8.