The King Zone Podcast – Episode 11: “Most Of Us Keep That Inner-Being Locked Up, Hidden Away.” The Dark Half and The Tommyknockers
Welcome to this Podcast series from The Super Podcast with The King Zone! This podcast series is all about the adaptations of Stephen King, from the cinematic films, mini-series and TV movies!
Your regular co-hosts Super Marcey and the Terrible Australian Bede are back, still enduring the long process of Melbourne lockdown. We are not alone for this episode, as we are joined by 2/3’s of The Horror Returns podcast with Lance and Phillip, welcome back boys!
The Dark Half (1993) was written and directed by George A. Romero, based upon Stephen King’s novel of the same name, it stars Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris, Robert Joy and Kent Broadhurst. The film is about a writer named Thad Beaumont, whose altar ego George Stark begins to take over his life. The Tommyknockers (1993) is a TV miniseries, directed by John Power, teleplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen, based upon Stephen King’s novel of the same name, it stars Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley, Robert Carradine, Joanna Cassidy, Traci Lords and E.G. Marshall. It tells the story of a mysterious object in the town of Haven that starts to bring strange effects to the townsfolk, writer ‘Gard’ vows to discover the mystery behind it.
* Is Phillip still angry about CBS All-Access?
* Lance weighs in on The Dark Half and how faithful it is to the novel
* We ponder what our ‘dark half’ would be
* We all found The Tommyknockers to be a painful experience
* Is Traci Lords the best part of The Tommyknockers?
* What inventions we’d come up with if we had ‘powers’
* We each give ratings for the films
* Plus much, much more!
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