This is my 5th of 31 reviews of Stephen King adaptations as part of the joint Blogathon that Darren (of Movie Reviews 101) and I are running this month in honor of the great horror writer.
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Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A horror writer buys an intriguing painting and soon finds it to be more terrifying than he could have imagined.
My Take on it – As you all must know by now, I’m not much of a fan of horror, but for this blogathon, I was required to watch and review quite a bunch of them.
Some I enjoyed, while others…. lets say weren’t my cup o tea 😉
This is one that I think I might have enjoyed more if I was a fan of the genre because it seems to have all of the right ingredients for being enjoyable to horror fans.
Tom Berenger is very good and convincing as a Stephen King doppelganger in this story; a Maine horror writer who is being chased by a figure in a painting he recently acquired.
Perhaps those of you who enjoy this genre more would like this one more than I did, but to me it only evoked a mediocre feeling while watching it.
I’d love to hear what you horror fans thought of it!
Bottom Line – Once again, not my favorite kind of story. Berenger was very convincing as a King doppelganger. Might have enjoyed this more if I was more of a student of the horror genre.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – King wove the story around a painting he has at his home, which is disliked by his family. King himself is a fan of “moving picture” stories, which inspired him to write this tale.(From Wikipedia)
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