Stephen King's The Stand (1994)

1994 Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

User Score: 64/100


After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

After a government-spawned "superflu" wipes out more than 90 percent of the earth’s population, the devastated survivors must decide whether to support or resist the advances of a mysterious stranger from way down South (heh-heh) who wishes to claim this new world order for himself. Although the six-hour length makes it nigh-impossible to digest in one sitting, this well-paced adaptation of Stephen King‘s apocalyptic magnum opus ranks among the best adaptations of the author’s work, with strong performances from Gary Sinise, Miguel Ferrer, and especially Jamey Sheridan as a good-old-boy version of Old Scratch. The opening scene, set to the strains of Blue Oyster Cult’s "Don’t Fear the Reaper," is one of the most chilling things ever shot for television. Director Mick Garris is no stranger to King’s world, having also helmed Sleepwalkers, the recent television remake of The Shining, and the upcoming Desperation. —Andrew Wright

About Stephen King's The Stand (1994)

Title: Stephen King's The Stand
Year: 1994
Starring: Matt Frewer, Stephen King, Shawnee Smith, Dan Martin, Cynthia Garris, Miguel Ferrer, Gary Sinise, Tom Holland, Sam Anderson, Bill Fagerbakke, Rick Aviles, Bruce MacVittie, Molly Ringwald, Corin Nemec, Ruby Dee, Rob Lowe, Kellie Overbey, Warren Frost, Billy L. Sullivan, Sarah Schaub, Max Wright, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ossie Davis, Kevin Doyle, Robert Knott, Jamey Sheridan, Adam Storke, Ray Walston, Peter Van Norden, Bridgit Ryan
Director: Mick Garris
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.15/5 stars from 11 users. Votes: 11.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

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