Jeff York

The Difficulties in Adapting Stephen King’s Horror for the Screen

The Difficulties in Adapting Stephen King’s Horror for the Screen

Ever since Stephen King became a best-selling author in the 1970s, Hollywood has been eager to adapt his works for the big and small screen. With such a long history, not every adaptation is going to be great, but more have been terrific than one might realize. Few would argue about the classic status of […]

 Jeff York

“Scary Stories” Will Frighten Kids, But for Adults, This Isn’t “It”

“Scary Stories” Will Frighten Kids, But for Adults, This Isn’t “It”

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, adapted from the popular fictional anthologies written by Alvin Schwartz, has the unenviable timing of opening in the week after the horrible shooting tragedies. Fictional ghost stories can’t hold a candle to the horrors of the real world. PG-13 rated frighteners rarely have the impact of the R-rated […]