Stephen King's The Stand (1994)

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

User Score: 64/100

Synopsis:

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

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