This is my 8th 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 (4 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A couple on a trip across country get lost in Oregon and end up in a town populated by dead music legendsץ
My Take on it – When I read this premise, I thought it was an interesting idea with lots of potential and hoped that they would do this one properly.
Unfortunately, the story feels like a very mediocre Twilight one episode that just doesn’t go anywhere with its ideas.
I’ve never read the short story, so it’s possible that the way it is written is much better than the way this was eventually filmed.
The only thing that made this with watching was the way that they portrayed all of those deceased musicians.
Like I said before this one has a lot of lost potential and it leaves you with so much high expectations as to what could have been, but the way it was done is pretty flat.
Bottom Line – An interesting idea that goes no where very fast. Perhaps the story itself is more entertaining, but this was only good to be able to see all the characters appear. Not the best episode to end the series on tho IMHO because it leaves you expecting bigger things from it.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Stephen King describes the story as referencing the inherent creepiness of the high mortality rate among young rock musicians. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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