Three of the Scariest Stephen King Adaptations Are Coming to Blu-Ray

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Better get your calm, peaceful nights of sleep in while you can, because some awesome nightmares are on the horizon. On September 20, you’ll be able to pick up Blu-rays of three memorable Stephen King adaptations: the 1979 miniseries Salem’s Lot; the 1990 miniseries It; and the 1985 horror anthology Cat’s Eye.


Entertainment Weekly reports:

Cat’s Eye will include a commentary from filmmaker Lewis Teague while It has a commentary with Richard Thomas, among others. Meanwhile, Salem’s Lot boasts an all-new commentary from its director and Master of Horror, Tobe Hooper. The Blu-rays will all feature new high-definition masters of the King adaptations.

It has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to the buzzworthy new film version that’s currently filming, but all three will be nice additions to any horror fan’s collection. Cat’s Eye features a young Drew Barrymore battling a nasty troll, as well as James Woods finding out the hard way how difficult it is to quit smoking. Vampire saga Salem’s Lot was made just five years after director Tobe Hooper’s breakout film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and features a ripping turn by Hollywood legend James Mason as a vampire who is not to be trifled with.

io9 News Editor, here since 2016. Previously SF Bay Guardian newspaper (RIP), SFSU (MA, Cinema Studies), member of the SF Bay Area Film Critics Circle, big fan of horror, metal, and verrry small dogs.


Scariest Stephen King...

The Tommyknockers should be on the list of his scariest. I read it on a business trip, alone in my hotel room late at night. Alone. Late. When the people started turning into aliens it got pretty tense.