Stephen King's Nightmares And Dreamscapes

  |  Buy to Own: 16/04/2007
  |  480 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


TV mini-series based on eight stories by horror writer Stephen King. In 'Battle Ground', William Hurt plays a professional assassin from California executes the owner of a toy factory in Texas. Upon returning home, he is surprised to receive a consignment of toy soldiers in the post. When the soldiers go missing he thinks nothing more of it - until gunfire erupts from beneath the sofa... In 'Crouch End', workaholic couple Lonnie (Eion Bailey) and Doris (Claire Forlani) accept an invitation to a dinner party in Crouch End, despite a taxi driver's dire warning that Crouch End is best avoided. As soon as they arrive, they find that they are lost in a town inhabited by strange cats with half-demonic faces and children with deformed hands; the cabbie's predictions have come true. William H Macy stars in 'Umney's Last Case' as Sam Landry, a crime writer who, along with his wife Linda (Jacqueline McKenzie), sinks into dejection and sorrow when their son drowns. Landry, weary with his own existence and longing for escapism, yearns to change places with his fictional character Umney and live in 1930s Vegas. Events soon take a terrifying turn. Will both creator and creation ever be able to return to their original habitats? In 'The End of the Whole Mess', a video journal records the last hours of celebrated film-maker Howard Fornoy (Ron Livingston), who tells the story of his incredibly gifted younger brother Bobby (Henry Thomas), a renowned scientist. Disgusted by the violence and bloodshed caused by humans, Bobby plans to rid the whole of mankind forever of the evil of aggression - but realises too late that eternal peace comes at a terrible price. Tom Berenger stars in 'The Road Virus Heads North' as 50-year-old Richard, a best-selling novelist besieged at book signings by fervent fans. After a disturbing medical diagnosis, Richard happens upon a macabre painting at a flea market. He buys it, unaware of the horrors that are about to envelop him... In 'The Fifth Quarter' Willie (Jeremy Sisto) intends to go straight after a seven year stretch inside, and returns home to his wife Karen (Samantha Mathis) and his son Jackson. But when his former cell-mate Barney (Christopher Morris) turns up outside Willie's trailer, half-dead and dripping with blood, he is compelled to listen to the dying man's story. What follows is a bloody revenge mission with a huge hidden treasure at stake. In 'Autopsy Room Four', Howard (Richard Thomas) is bitten by a snake and temporarily paralysed by the venom. Mistakenly pronounced dead, Howard's thoughts are expressed through a voiceover running through his mind. As the tension increases and his initial bewilderment turning to shock, Howard faces a living nightmare: paralysed, unable to speak or move, the doctors are about to perform his autopsy. In 'You Know They've Got a Hell of a Band', Clark (Steven Weber) and Mary (Kim Delaney) are on a road trip through Oregon. On reaching a crossroads, Clark opts to head down the right-hand fork, ignoring Mary who just wants to turn around and head back to the last town. As the road narrows, the skies darken - and when Mary glimpses a strange creature moving around in the forest they realise, too late, that her hunch was right...