The King Zone Podcast Episode 21 – ‘Boy, Be Careful. You Play With Fire.’ Mystery and Evil with
Quicksilver Highway (1997), Apt Pupil (1998) and Hearts In Atlantis (2001)
Welcome to this Podcast series from The Super Network with The King Zone! This podcast series is all about the adaptations of Stephen King, from the cinematic films, mini-series and TV movies!
Join your co-hosts ‘Super’ Marcey and the ‘Terrible Australian’ Bede Jermyn as they discuss the made for TV horror film with Quicksilver Highway (1997), our second film adapted from a novella in Different Seasons with Apt Pupil (1998) and the mysterious Hearts In Atlantis (2001). Originally our good friend Paul Huffman was going to guest on the show but scheduling conflicts happened and he was unable to make it, we hope to have him on the show in the near future. Are you ready to journey into the King Zone?
Disclaimer: In this episode of the podcast we address some serious issues involving Bryan Singer, abuse, grooming and assaults, if any of these issues are triggering or it is not something you want to listen to maybe skip this episode or proceed with caution. Thank you.
Quicksilver Highway was written and directed by Mick Garris, based on the short stories by Stephen King and Clive Barker and stars Christopher Lloyd, Matt Frewer, Raphael Sbarge, Missy Crider, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bill Nunn, Veronica Cartright and Bill Bolender.
IMDB Synopsis: Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales: a psychotic hitchhiker falls prey to a relentless dangerously-sharp set of chattering teeth, and a human hand that comes alive.
Apt Pupil was directed by Bryan Singer, written by Brandon Boyce, based on the novella ‘Apt Pupil‘ by Stephen King and stars Brad Renfro, Ian McKellen, Joshua Jackson, Ann Dowd, Bruce Davison, David Schwimmer and Elias Koteas.
IMDB Synopsis: A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.
Hearts In Atlantis was directed by Scott Hicks, written by William Goldman, based on the ‘Hearts In Atlantis‘ collection by Stephen King and stars Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mike Boorem, David Morse, Alan Tudky and Timothy Reifsnyder.
IMDB Synopsis: Widowed Liz Garfield and her son Bobby change when mysterious stranger Ted Brautigan enters their lives.
* We are back in the King Zone with 3 films!
* Quicksilver Highway is a bit of a mess, sometimes it is a good thing.
* Is Christopher Lloyd using the wig from The Addams Family Values?
* The Chattery Teeth segment isn’t as compelling as The Body Politic.
* Apt Pupil plays a lot differently now than when it did.
* Both Brad Renfro and Ian McKellen are fantastic in their roles.
* Apt Pupil and Hearts In Atlantis have some interesting similarities.
* Anton Yelchin absolutely shined as Bobby.
* Plus much, much more!
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