Stephen King's Rose Red details
|Starring:||Robert Blanche, Nancy Travis, Kimberly Brown, David Dukes, Matt Keeslar|
|Director:||Craig R. Baxley|
Stephen King's Rose Red
|Run time:||4 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Creepy Plot + Great Performances = One of the best thriller/horrors I've seenBy David Gray from Clackmannanshire, Scotland , 27 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]From reading 'Stephen King's Danse Macabre' I saw what a passion Stephen King had for the haunted house premise in horror fiction. If one watches 'The Shining' you may think he already did his haunted house story (after all what is a hotel?), however, this movie is a much different creature that goes beyond cabin fever, telepathy and dives stright into insanity.
In the first chapter of the tale, dread sets while we learn the histories of all our participants and invariably side with Dr. Joyce Reardon, superbly played by Nancy Travis. The second chapter is two hours of gut wrenching taut tension and the end neatly closes up King's tale in one of the finest climaxes he's ever written either in prose or for the screen.
This film also boasts some of the best and most convincing CGI i've seen to date. It was supernatural only when need be other than that it looked utterly convincing and frightening. Another thing that resonates after watching 'Rose Red' is that this is indeed one of his nastiest collection of characters not since 'The Stand' did he even come close to having a contingent of nasty characters such as this but even still they are all likeable in at least one way or another. The undertones of religion and evil hit home harder than ever before. I'm not going to give anything away but if you analyze it you won't find clear cut good guys and clear cut bad guys.
Stephen King has delivered one of the most bone-chilling suspenseful mini-series of all time. The format seems truly to have been created for his work.
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red roseBy aduc (17 reviews) , 19 Jan 2013I love this film a great watch for any horror movie fan and a must for steven king fans it is quite scary and very intressting
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A little to long with not alot happening.By smokeychops (670 reviews) from newcastle under lyme , 01 Jun 2012I like Stephen Kings books and films but for me this was a little to long with long periods of not alot happening. Not a bad story though and pretty good acting. Found it funny to see Stephen King being the delivery guy at the door.
Creepy rose redBy Filmhead19 (16 reviews) from Watford , 17 Mar 2012Great film to get you gripping onto a pillow and wondering 'what's going to happen next?'. Its a great creepy film. Starts slow but once it gets going, the wierd goings on will keep you watching.
creepy and greatBy cheesekake (1498 reviews) from uk , 13 Mar 2012as you would expect from Stephen King this film is creepy and really good.
very good storyline, with lots of good weird stuff.
well worth watching.
Cheesy, but watchableBy BigMeUp (283 reviews) from Midlands, UK , 20 Jan 2012Cheesy - as Stephen King's adaptations are wont to be - but with some merit as a creepy, back-of-the-neck tingler.
The story doesn't bear scrutiny; either it didn't translate onto the screen, or the original plot was messed up ab initio. The more you think about it, the more you go, 'huh?'
I kept thinking I'd seen this film before. Turns out, the similarities between this and The Haunting are quite numerous, even complete with solarium, I believe.
Anyhow, for he or she who does not expect too much, this is worth a gander.