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So Bad, They’re Good: Dreamcatcher

As I have mentioned before, Stephen King’s film and TV adaptations (unlike the source material) run the gambit of being either excellent, award-worthy productions, or as is quite often the case, complete trash. This film contains four life-long friends, arse … Continue reading

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BOOK VS FILM: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

The Silence of the Lambs novel came out in 1988 and it’s been terrifying readers ever since. It’s our first look at Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. The film adaptation followed in 1991. It swept up the major accolades at the … Continue reading

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BOOK VS FILM: JAWS

Jaws is iconic. Peter Benchley was a struggling freelance journalist in 1974, when Doubleday publishers commissioned him to write a novel. It’s based on a story he pitched about a Great White shark terrorising a seaside town. Benchley was fascinated … Continue reading

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BOOK VS FILM: AMERICAN PSYCHO

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I’M INTO MURDERS AND EXECUTIONS When comparing author Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial novel, American Psycho to the film of the same name, one thing is for certain. Depravity knows no bounds in this unhinged tale of a murderous American investment … Continue reading

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BOOK VS FILM: THE EXORCIST

The Exorcist, the iconic book by William Peter Blatty, came out in 1971. And it took the world by storm. It was an instant success and Hollywood came knocking, even before the book was finished. Rumour has it that Blatty … Continue reading

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