[Review] KING ON SCREEN (2023, Darkstar) A Poignant Deep Dive into Adapting Stephen King’s Stories to Film

The Grue-Crew review KING ON SCREEN (2023, Darkstar) on Gruesome Magazine episode 456. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

KING ON SCREEN (2023, Darkstar)

1976, Brian de Palma directs Carrie, the first novel by Stephen King. Since, more than 50 directors adapted the master of horror’s books, in more than 80 films and series, making him now, the most adapted author still alive in the world.

  • Available in Theaters on August 11, 2023, and available On Demand and Blu-Ray on September 8, 2023
  • Directed by: Daphné Baiwir
  • Cast: Mike Flanagan, James Caan, Frank Darabont, André Øvredal, Amy Irving,Jeffrey DeMunn, Taylor Hackford, Tom Holland, Fraser C. Heston, Vincenzo Natali, Mikael Håfström, Tod Williams, Mick Garris, Mark L. Lester, Lewis Teague, Craig R. Baxley,Tom McLoughlin


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.