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Dan Torrance, played by Ewan McGregor, sees the word Redrum, or murder backwards, in Doctor Sleep. The film is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel and is a sequel to The Shining.

‘Doctor Sleep’ proves to be a worthy sequel

By Parker Otto | November 14, 2019

Making a sequel to one of the greatest horror films of all time can be a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, “Doctor Sleep” manages not only be good as a self-contained horror film, but also is a fantastic sequel to director Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation...

New to Netflix: October

New to Netflix: October

By Sarah LaLond | October 1, 2019

Girls and boys of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Check out what’s new on Netflix this month.Old Favorites with New SeasonsRaunchy cartoon “Big Mouth” gets a season 3 on Oct. 4 with more episodes about the hormonal struggles...

Top 10 Best Stephen King Films

Top 10 Best Stephen King Films

By Parker Otto | September 14, 2019

Just two years after Stephen King released his first novel, “Carrie,” in 1974, a film adaptation, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek, was made. Ever since, the works of Stephen King have been adapted into various films, television...

(From Left) Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa and Jay Ryan star in It: Chapter Two as the grown up versions of the Losers Club from 2017s It.

“It: Chapter Two” terrifies audiences

By Parker Otto | September 8, 2019

Making “It: Chapter Two” couldn’t have been easy. It takes a great deal of talent to take the weakest aspect of Stephen King’s 1986 novel “It” and the 1990 miniseries of the same name and create a compelling film. Despite some flaws, “It:...

6 ways to pass the time when stuck inside during winter

By Sarah Fischer | January 31, 2019

As is expected at this time of year, northern Illinois is experiencing record-breaking temperatures which have closed businesses and schools in the DeKalb area, including the university, as well as created dangerous road conditions and kept people indoors...

“IT” remake contrasts original film with comedy and color

By Sofi Marcotte | September 21, 2017

It’s no secret that childhood fears have a tendency to stick with people, and “IT” makes those fears come to life for viewers in ways they could never imagine.Based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, this remake received $218 million, according to...

Stephen Colbert interviewing legendary author Stephen King on The Late Show on September 11.

Colbert’s late show creates fewer laughs

By Michael Malaychuk | September 21, 2015

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert has made a not-so-comical transition to late night television.The “Colbert Report” was one of the funniest and most informative shows on television over the last 10 years. Former host Stephen Colbert recently left...

Don’t judge a book by its movie

By Holly New | October 3, 2012

Have you ever seen a movie based on a book by Stephen King? If so, forget everything you saw and go read the book. I’ll wait. Generally, movie adaptations are arguably—and I am arguing—worse than their book counterparts. I have rarely seen a movie...