Snuggle Up with a Few Stephen King Horror Movies
NetFlix has three Stephen King movies streaming this month. If you’ve never seen one of his classics or want to re-watch, here is the essential listing to get you through the month.
Children of the Corn (1984): Based on his short story, a religious cult of children hold a couple hostage. With a reported production budget of 800,000, the movie generated over $14.5 million in its initial run and spawned several sequels and made-for-TV-movies. Rated R and running 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Cujo (1983): A lovable family pet contracts rabies and turns against the people living in a small American town. This is based on King’s full-length novel of the same name. This movie had a larger budget of $5 million and earned over $21 million in its first run. Rated R and running 1 hour and 33 minutes.
The Shining (1980): Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson) takes his wife and foster son, Danny, to Estes Park, Colorado to be the winter caretakers at The Overlook Hotel. Stanley Kubrick penned the screenplay, based on King’s novel, and directed the $19 million dollar production. Although opening weekend was weak, it earned over $44 million in the United States alone. Rated R; running a long 2 hours and 26 minutes.
There’s nothing like snuggling up to one of the horror master’s classics during the cold January nights.