Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King


Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
Nightmares and Dreamscapes
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Promotional photo for the series
Format Horror, Drama
Created by Stephen King
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 8
Production
Running time 378 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel TNT
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 02011-07-12 July 12 – August 2, 2006 (2006-08-02)
External links
Website

Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King is an 8-episode anthology series on TNT based on short stories written by Stephen King. It debuted on July 12, 2006, and ended its run on August 2, 2006. Although most of them are from the collection of the same name, there are some stories from different collections by King. A trailer confirming a DVD release of the series was made available in October 2006. The series was filmed entirely in Melbourne, Australia.

Episodes based on stories from the Nightmares and Dreamscapes collection are "Umney's Last Case", "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band", "The End of the Whole Mess", "The Fifth Quarter" and "Crouch End".

The balance of episodes are adaptations of "The Road Virus Heads North" and "Autopsy Room Four", collected in Everything's Eventual, and "Battleground" from the anthology Night Shift. Stars include Tom Berenger, William H. Macy, Kim Delaney, Ron Livingston, William Hurt and Samantha Mathis.

Episode guide

# Title Synopsis Original airdate
1 "Battleground" A professional hit man (William Hurt) receives a package of sinister toy soldiers after killing the CEO of a toy company. July 12, 2006
2 "Crouch End" A newlywed couple (Claire Forlani, Eion Bailey) goes honeymooning in London only to get lost in Crouch End, a notorious town that may be a portal to another dimension. July 12, 2006
3 "Umney's Last Case" After the death of his son, a writer (William H. Macy) writes himself into the story and forces his lead character, a hardboiled detective from the 1930s (also played by Macy), to switch places with him. July 19, 2006
4 "The End of the Whole Mess" In his last moments, a renowned filmmaker (Ron Livingston) recalls an experiment by his genius brother (Henry Thomas) to end world violence—but at a horrible cost. July 19, 2006
5 "The Road Virus Heads North" A famous horror writer (Tom Berenger) buys a gruesome painting for inspiration, only for the painting to start changing and corresponding with sinister events in real life. July 26, 2006
6 "The Fifth Quarter" A released convict (Jeremy Sisto) goes on a treasure hunt for stolen money, risking his family and freedom in the process. July 26, 2006
7 "Autopsy Room Four" Bitten by a poisonous snake, a man (Richard Thomas) falls into a catatonic state, assumed dead and becomes witness to his own autopsy. August 2, 2006
8 "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" A couple (Kim Delaney, Steven Weber) gets lost in a strange place called "Rock and Roll Heaven" which is populated by the ghosts of dead rock and roll legends. August 2, 2006

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