Deliberations of Doom Ep 13: Stephen King Movies Part 2


We’re back with the second half (the longer one) of our show about some of the lesser-discussed (but not claw-your-eyes-out-in-pain-bad) Stephen King film adaptations. The Doom Patrol discusses Maximum Overdrive, Needful Things, The Mangler, 1408, and The Night Flier. If you missed the first part of our Stephen King show you can listen to it here.

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27 thoughts on “Deliberations of Doom Ep 13: Stephen King Movies Part 2”

      1. Michael Vanderpoel

        What I really liked about them, especially in this topic was that it was never 100% negative. That they were able to find the really good moments to discuss as well. I haven’t seen Night Flyer and Silver Bullet in a long time but I really feel the need to revisit them again after listening to this.
        One topic to suggest I’d really like to hear you guys talk about are horror movies for a younger audience. Ones to break a kid in with. I don’t feel there are many. Stuff like Gremlins or Monster Squad.

        1. Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I agree with exception of The Mangler and Needful Things, I thought there was a lot of stuff to appreciate in these movies despite their many, many, many flaws.

          1. I’m for sure going to be watching a bunch of King this October because of these 2 episodes. And the Blind Dead. Never seen them.

      1. Oh hush! You’re like a Cat 2.0 from the original League of Ordinary Gentlemen! And for that alone, you score kudos points πŸ™‚

          1. Plus you sound a lot like her and are just as adorable πŸ™‚

            And ditto@”The Mist” TV series because we must be in the minority on that show. I have only seen the first 3 episodes so far but I really dig it. I also think it’s pretty much on par with the movie and is as good as in my humble opinion!

  1. It’s weird listening to the Summers bros discuss horror films. On the one hand, they’re very passionate about what they love and have a lot to say about it. On the other hand, it sometimes feels like they have an indie bias. They will bend over backwards to defend films like Ghosts of Mars because they come from a director perceived by the public as a culty, underground auteur, but will then spend almost literal hours ranting about how Stephen King’s overuse in horror films is a poison on the genre. It might be interesting to see the Deliberations of Doom crew do a compare & contrast of similar films where one is a low budget indie and the other is a big budget studio film. Same director, writer, type of story, but the major difference is budget and studio backing. Would that be an interesting concept for discussion?
    Also, maybe do a discussion of a failed or forgotten Universal monster movies. There are some interesting ones from that period that nobody remembers anymore.

    1. Ha! I agree. It is weird listening to The Summers bros. That Rob guy seems smart but that Russ guy is a windbag. Seriously tho, appreciate the feedback and the ideas for shows. Which failed universal monsters did you have in mind?

      1. The big one I’m aware of is the “Wild Woman” trilogy, a series of films about a female gorilla who was evolved into a human by mad scientists and comes out as an exotic, non-white “wild woman” that captivates and kills people. It’s…very of the times. The Universal website refers to her as “Paula the Ape Woman.” The first one is called “Captive Wild Woman,” the second called “Jungle Woman,” and the third called, “Jungle Captive.”
        There’s other weird stuff like, “Curuccu, Beast of the Amazon,” or “Monster on the Campus,” or “The Mad Ghoul,” but I am trying to be careful listing these because some of these feel less like failed monster movies and more like Universal just playing into the gothic horror trends of the time.
        I also don’t think I should include all of the sequels that probably only exist because of the success of the classic originals. Some of them are as good if not better than the originals, but a lot of them are schlock.
        I’m trying to avoid the stuff that has been mocked on MST3K, but a lot of failed Universal monster movies or sequels (like Revenge of the Creature) wound up on there. Mostly from the 40’s and 50’s.

  2. Jean-François Martel

    i had NO idea about the multiple endings of 1408! I’ll have to seek out the others (though i liked the ending i got)

  3. YES! I LOVE “The Langoliers” And that’s why I love Chris! πŸ˜€

    What a great and spirited 2 parter that could have gone on for another 2 parts. I pretty much agree with what you guys and Patience said. I was howling at “Stephen King’s The Crapshitter” hahaha

    Bring on “IT” I’m seeing that tomorrow and I can’t wait!

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