Here are my favourite Stephen King film adaptations from 10-1, number one of course being the best. 10. Needful Things (1993) – I’m picking this one because I don’t often see it getting talked up. And because I loved the book. It was one of my absolute favourites. The film isn’t a classic, but it […]
The first book by Stephen King that I read was Pet Semetary – with its typo in the title. And maybe I didn’t even know that was wrong when I read it – everything seemed so right, I’d found my new home. The second book by Stephen King for me was It. The cover as […]
On a big horror kick right now. I feel like I have been on a big horror movie kick since I was 13. That’s when I conquered any fear of being frightened by overdosing on horror films. The good, the bad, the ugly. Now I’m catching up on some classics I haven’t seen – or […]
Clown Director: Eric Forsberg The Global Asylum LLC / Vendetta Timed, no doubt, to cash in on the latest rekindling of Pennwise via the rebrand-reboot of the IT franchise and of course the standalone Batman villain origin story, this attempted horror is more shocker than shock-filled.
Welcome to episode 126 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. I had a chat with Wellington poet Helen Heath. She’s released two volumes of poetry, her first, Graft, was nominated for a science writing award and won Best First Book; her brand new collection, Are Friends Electric is a […]
Conspiracy Director: Aram Rappaport Madman Tech-thrillers, IT, financial collapse…well, there’s been a few okay-movies made around financial collapse and white-collar treason, but the cyber-world tends to fare less well – and so it is with Conspiracy (known in America as The Crash). It wants to be a smart comment on a near-future world, but gets […]
Apologies for the break…it’s been a few (extra) weeks between shows but I’m back now with episode ten of Sweetman Podcast – my chat with Alice Brine. Alice is a Wellington-based comedian. I enjoyed her show with Daniel John Smith and after a brief introduction I was keen to talk a bit more with her, […]
I don’t know why people mention Stephen King as if some guilty pleasure, or worse – just straight out don’t rate him, consider him a hack, some below-literature grade of fluke-artist who sold his soul to the movies and got lucky. That’s nuts. That dude can write! In fact he was probably my first writing […]