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on March 20, 2002
This movie was extrememly fun and exciting. Although it's considered horror, to me it was just pure action and entertainment from start to finish! I love the way 3 cool greasers from the '60s come back in the '90s and are exactly the same as when they died in '63. How cool those greasers were and the way all the other kids marveled at their charisma in the classroom was cool! It was also cool how that kid Jimmy became a man and then stood up to them. Those greasers and their hotrod were so cool. This movie is an A plus! Rock on Stphen King!
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on July 9, 1999
The movie is kind of slow and confusing for someone not familiar with King or previous attepts of the book. It is hard to understand what is happening and why through out the movie, because there are so many jumps and flasbacks. The part when they hold the football player in the car and surprise him with that scary mask, made my friend and I scream so loud we got the attention of our neighbors, almost as bad as the hand scene in the end of "Carrie"!!
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on June 4, 2001
This film is a piece of art, a masterpiece too. It brings together, in a very frightening and disquieting way, many of Stephen King's themes. First two brothers, in the past, one being killed by four bullies. Second, the dead brother is coming back from beyond to help his little, now older, brother solve the problem. Third, the problem is the return of three of the bullies who were killed by a train in their car under a tunnel because the surviving brother had stolen away the key of the car they had dropped, blocking them thus in front of the train. Four, the three bullies are systematically killing the students of the surviving brother, now a teacher who came back to his native city, five, one after another because they have any normal contact with him. Five, they make the deaths look strange so that the teacher will be suspected. Six, he knows about them, either because he sees the crimes in real life, but he is the only one to see them, or because he is haunted in his dreams with a vision that tells him every detail. Seven, this will go on till he accepts a final confrontation in the very same place where the first confrontation occurred in the past. Eight, they will be destroyed by a replay of the train scene, etc. This film is very disquieting because it means no one must ever come back to a place they have fled because of a dramatic event. Or if one ever comes back to such a place, one will have to confront the past and solve it by solving the problem that happened in this past. This theme is common in Stephen King's novels, like, for example, « Dolores Claiborne » or « IT ». The theme of the living deads has been used over and over again, and the great value of Stephen King's imagination is that he introduces so many variations that we, at times, do not even recognize the theme, like in « The Dark Half », for instance. Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, Paris Universities II and IX.
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on July 13, 1999
While I don't relish in Horror pictures, something about the supernatural power of Good triumphing over Evil fascinates me. I have never been into KING. I do however love this movie and would watch it for years to come. It was scary, but not as gorry or as bloody as most. It was a great mystery that had you going until the very end. The best scene was the brother's return. I Cried!!! Not of Fright but of simple Emotion. IT IS A MUST SEE even if you are not into the KING!!!!
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on January 17, 2001
I'm not really a Stephen King fan, but this movie hit's my list of favorites. But then again I could be biased towards it because it was filmed down my street, I even managed to find my house by slowing down one of the scenes! And it's kinda odd to drive passed the house that it was filmed in everyday.
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on February 20, 2009
This movie was okay, not the best adaptation of King's work, but i still enjoyed it.
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on April 23, 2000
This is my favorite movie of all time! I must have rented it 20 times before I finally found it on sale and bought it. All the actors are great especially Nicholas Sadler who played Vinnie. This is the best Stephen King movie ever and it's definately worth seeing.
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on February 23, 1999
This film was another example of Kings excellence. And if anyone knows the off screen name for the character Vinnie i would be very grateful.
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on September 30, 1999
Intelligent thriller about a teacher returning to the town where his brother was killed only to find that the killer's are in his class!
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on December 4, 2003
Wow!!! What a great movie. This is my favorite movie of all time. Sometimes they come back is so well thought out. The story is heartbreaking and startling on some scenes. Although, you can't help but to laugh at those killers at times. The laughs!!!! You'll never forget the hoods's laughs.
Jim Norman goes back to his hometown years after he and his family fled when he was just a kid. The horrible death of his older brother drove he and his parents to live elsewhere. Although, since this was the only teaching job open, Jim has returned once again. The horrible day when his brother was harassed by 4 gangsters that soon led to three of the hoods's deaths is played over and over again in Jim's mind, for Jim's brother lost his life too. Jim is constantly haunted in his dreams but soon he is haunted literally. The 3 departed gangsters return one by one to finish "unsettled business".
This is a must see film. Every actor was so good at their part. It seems like you're there and all through the movie, you're on edge for Jim and his family as he deals with the figures on his past.
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