‘Barker Street Cinema’ Is Set To Remind You That ‘Stephen King Rules’ With Their Virtual Dollar Baby Film Festival

I have always loved the fact that Stephen King has helped feed into the indie film scene by offering up select stories to filmmakers for the cost of one thin dollar. His Dollar Babies have launched some impressive careers – and better than that – it has brought diversity and vision to some of his lesser-known works.

Enter Barker Street Cinema who have spearheaded an amazing, free, online film festival that will highlight a whole slew of Mr. King’s Dollar Babies over one exciting weekend. Over the weekend of April 23rd – 25th fans will be able to head over to Barker Streets YouTube or Vimeo site and check out all the great Dollar Babies.

From the official statement:

“Hosted by Canadian film production company Barker Street Cinema, the virtual festival, called STEPHEN KING RULES, will screen 25 submissions by filmmakers from all over the world, many of which have never been seen by a global audience before.”

“Since 1977, the Master of Horror – Stephen King – has allowed emerging filmmakers to adapt his previously unproduced short stories into films that may help launch their careers through what is called the Dollar Baby Deal. Barker Street’s STEPHEN KING RULES Dollar Baby Film Festival will showcase an exciting line-up of these independent movies, including interviews and panel discussions with the filmmakers themselves.”

“Barker Street Cinema partners James Douglas and Norm Coyne will lead the festival three years after making their own Dollar Baby adaptation of King’s Sherlock Holmes mystery THE DOCTOR’S CASE, which will also screen at the festival. Douglas points to the film as the launch pad for his film career and the remarkable effect the program has had for so many.”

Here’s a graphic listing all the films being shown – and when.

You can click here to watch on their YouTube page.

If Vimeo is your video streaming service of choice then – Click Here.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.