The Regulators (1996)
April 1st, 2020
Jonathan Watkins returns to discuss The Regulators. The Bachman novel is a mirror novel to Desperation. We discuss the connections between the two …
March 25th, 2020
Kt Schaefer returns to the podcast to discuss Desperation, one of King's two novels that released in September 1996. We discuss the character work, …
Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996)
March 18th, 2020
Jonathan Watkins makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss Sometimes They Come Back... Again
. We chat about why this sequel exists, the characters, how the story differs from the first, and more.
The Green Mile (1996)
March 11th, 2020
Kt Schaefer joins the podcast to discuss The Green Mile
, which is a well-known Stephen King story that tackles tough subjects. We talk about the characters, King's commentary on the prison system, and more.
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
March 4th, 2020
Drew Dietsch returns to the podcast to discuss Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest. We talk about why this Stephen King story gets so much attention, what it was like taking the story out of small-town USA, and …
Rose Madder (1995)
February 26th, 2020
Kt Schaefer returns to discuss Stephen King's 1995 novel Rose Madder.
We discuss the pacing, the character work, and so much more.
Links: Rose Madder …
The Langoliers (1995)
February 19th, 2020
Drew Koenig returns for a discussion on The Langoliers.
We discuss the casting, where the adaptation went wrong, and more.
Links:The Langoliers - …
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
February 12th, 2020
Kt Schaefer returns to discuss Dolores Claiborne. The 1995 film takes a different approach from the book, but still understands the crux of the …
The Mangler (1995)
February 5th, 2020
Drew Dietsch returns for a fun discussion about The Mangler
. We discuss why the adaptation can get a little confusing, how they killed it with the gore effects, and much more.
Links: The Mangler - Stephen King WikiThe …
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
January 29th, 2020
Tim Mathews returns to the podcast for a discussion on The Shawshank Redemption. We talk about the story, the pacing, the wonderful cinematography, …
January 22nd, 2020
Kt Schaefer returns to the show for a discussion about Insomnia. In the 1994 novel, Stephen King ties the characters into a larger part of his universe. We discuss how well that works, the character arcs, and more.
The Stand (1994)
January 15th, 2020
Drew Koenig returns to the podcast to chat about The Stand. We discuss the cast and crew, what worked and what didn't with the story, and much more.
Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993)
January 8th, 2020
Author Dennis Freeman joins the podcast to discuss Nightmares and Dreamscapes.
We chat about our favorite and least favorite stories while making note of some other ones worth mentioning.
Links: Dennis Freeman's website
Needful Things (1993)
January 1st, 2020
Drew Dietsch returns for a fun discussion about Needful Things. We dive into why the movie was just fine, what could have been better, and whether or …
The Tommyknockers (1993)
December 18th, 2019
Kt Schaefer returns for a brief discussion about The Tommyknockers.
The miniseries didn't have a lot to work with, which led to most of our disappointment with it.
Links:The Tommyknockers - Stephen King WikiThe …
Dolores Claiborne (1992)
November 27th, 2019
Kt Schaefer returns for a discussion on Dolores Claiborne.
We talk about how it ties to Gerald's Game
, the writing style, and much more.
Pet Sematary Two (1992)
November 20th, 2019
Alex DiVincenzo of Broke Horror Fan returns to discuss Pet Sematary Two. We dive into what went wrong with the sequel and how we think it could have …
Gerald's Game (1992)
November 13th, 2019
Kt Schaefer just can't get enough of the podcast and returns to chat about Gerald's Game.
Note: Please excuse the first minute or so of Kt's audio, we had a brief technical issue.
Links:Gerald's Game - Stephen King Wiki…
Golden Years (1991)
October 16th, 2019
Kt Schaefer returns for a discussion on Golden Years. We talk about what worked well with the premise (and what didn't), the length of the series, …
Graveyard Shift (1990)
September 18th, 2019
Drew Koenig is back to discuss the not-so-great Graveyard Shift
. We discuss the movie's flaws and what an ideal version could look like.
The Lawnmower Man (1987)
July 31st, 2019
The Lawnmower Man might be the only Dollar Baby we discuss on this podcast. Director James Gonis joins for a quick discussion about it.
Links: The …
Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
July 3rd, 2019
Becky Kovach returns for a discussion on Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three. The second installment in the series has a little more to offer and …
Stand By Me (1986)
June 12th, 2019
Tim Mathews returns for a discussion about Stand By Me
. We talk about the cast, why this movie resonated with people, and more.
Links: Stand By Me - …
The Bachman Books (1985)
May 22nd, 2019
Murjani Rawls returns to discuss The Bachman Books, a collection of four early novels from Stephen King. The novels included are Rage, The Long Walk,
Skeleton Crew (1985)
May 15th, 2019
Drew Koenig returns to discuss the collection Skeleton Crew.
We talk about the main novella and a handful of other stories.
Links: Skeleton Crew - …
Cat's Eye (1985)
May 8th, 2019
Drew Dietsch returns for a discussion on Cat's Eye.
We talk about the three stories and why it doesn't quite work out the way we were hoping.
May 1st, 2019
Mike Comite makes an appearance on the show to discuss Thinner. We talk about the push, how this book makes you feel by the end of it, and much more.
April 17th, 2019
Murjani Rawls returns for a discussion on Firestarter
. We talk about the cast, where the movie fell short, and more.
Links: Firestarter - IMDb…
March 6th, 2019
Murjani Rawls returns to talk about the movie adaptation of Cujo.
It isn't great, but it isn't the worst thing we've seen, either.
Links:Cujo - IMDb…
Different Seasons (1982)
February 20th, 2019
Erin Qualey joins to break down the four novellas collected in Different Seasons. I also mention an adaptation of The Breathing Method that is …
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)
February 6th, 2019
Becky Kovach makes her first appearance on the podcast to discuss The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger.
It's the first book in a long epic that will only get more interesting from here.
Links:The Gunslinger - Stephen King Wiki
The Stand (1978)
December 19th, 2018
Katie Schaefer returns to discuss The Stand.
We talk about the different versions of the book, what characters we liked, and much more.
November 28th, 2018
Katie Schaefer joins to talk about Carrie
, the movie. We discuss the characters, how well the movie holds up, and more.
Links:Carrie - IMDbWatch …
'Salem's Lot (1975)
November 14th, 2018
This week's episode is about 'Salem's Lot
. Andy Maroon joins to discuss the pacing of the novel, the characters, and more.
Links:'Salem's Lot - …
Welcome to Chat Sematary
October 31st, 2018
I'm your host, Deanna Chapman, and this is Chat Sematary. Join me as I discuss the work and adaptations of the King of Horror.