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Chat Sematary: A Stephen King Podcast

66 EpisodesProduced by Deanna ChapmanWebsite

Join host Deanna Chapman as she navigates the eerie world of Stephen King with a wide panel of guests.

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The Langoliers (1995)

February 19th, 2020

23:10
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

39:42
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

35:04
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 Wiki

The …

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

January 29th, 2020

45:45
Tim Mathews returns to the podcast for a discussion on The Shawshank Redemption. We talk about the story, the pacing, the wonderful cinematography, …

Insomnia (1994)

January 22nd, 2020

39:40
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.

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The Stand (1994)

January 15th, 2020

38:06
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

29:57
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

47:14
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

25:09
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 Wiki

The …

The Dark Half (1993)

December 11th, 2019

27:38
Alex DiVincenzo returns to discuss The Dark Half. We dive into the cast, what went wrong, and more.

Links:

The Dark Half - Stephen King Wiki

The Dark …

Children of the Corn II (1993)

December 4th, 2019

22:59
Murjani Rawls joins to discuss Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice. Spoiler: It wasn't the final sacrifice.

Links:

Children of the Corn II - Horror Film Wiki

Children of the Corn II - IMDb

Children of the Corn II - …

Dolores Claiborne (1992)

November 27th, 2019

32:31
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.

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Pet Sematary Two (1992)

November 20th, 2019

24:50
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

40:04
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

Needful Things (1991)

October 30th, 2019

1:02:46
Kt Schaefer returns to discuss Needful Things, which is full of great character work from Stephen King.

Links:

Needful Things - Stephen King Wiki

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands (1991)

October 23rd, 2019

35:27
Kt Schaefer returns for a quick discussion on The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands. We dive into the characters, the world-building, and more.

Links:

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands - Stephen King Wiki

The Dark Tower: The …

Golden Years (1991)

October 16th, 2019

23:50
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, …

Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

October 9th, 2019

32:40
Alex DiVincenzo of Broke Horror Fan returns to discuss Sometimes They Come Back.

Links:

Sometimes They Come Back - Stephen King Wiki

Sometimes They Come …

Misery (1990)

October 2nd, 2019

45:11
Dani Ryan returns for a great discussion on Misery. 

Links:

Misery - Stephen King Wiki

Misery - IMDb

Misery - Amazon

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IT (1990)

September 25th, 2019

54:36
Kt Schaefer returns for a discussion on It, the 1990 TV mini-series.

Links:

It - Stephen King Wiki

It - IMDb

Georgie short film

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Graveyard Shift (1990)

September 18th, 2019

22:02
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.

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Four Past Midnight (1990)

September 11th, 2019

37:46
Drew Koenig returns for a discussion on Four Past Midnight.

Links:

Four Past Midnight - Stephen King Wiki

Four Past Midnight - Amazon

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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

September 4th, 2019

47:10
Drew Dietsch returns for a discussion about Tales from the Darkside. We're now in the 90's and this was surely one way to kick it off.

Links:

Tales from the Darkside - Stephen King Wiki

Tales from the Darkside - IMDb

Tales …

The Dark Half (1989)

August 28th, 2019

39:21
Tim Mathews returns to chat about The Dark Half as we close out Stephen King's 80's run.

Links:

The Dark Half - Stephen King Wiki

The Dark Half - Amazon

Pet Sematary (1989)

August 21st, 2019

43:54
Kt Schaefer returns for a fun discussion on Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary.

Links:

Pet Sematary - IMDb

Pet Sematary - Stephen King Wiki

Pet Sematary - …

The Running Man (1987)

August 14th, 2019

39:47
Dan Schuna returns to discuss The Running Man. It's one of those movies that isn't great, but is still pretty entertaining.

Links:

The Running Man - Stephen King Wiki

The Running Man - Amazon

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The Lawnmower Man (1987)

July 31st, 2019

17:38
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 …

A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

July 24th, 2019

28:31
First time guest, Alex DiVincenzo, joins me to discuss A Return to Salem's Lot, which isn't a great return to the iconic town.

Links:

A Return to Salem's Lot - Wikipedia

A Return to Salem's Lot - IMDb

Broke Horror Fan

Alex …

Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)

July 3rd, 2019

38:11
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 …

The Eyes of the Dragon (1987)

June 26th, 2019

33:47
Katie Schaefer returns for a quick discussion about The Eyes of the Dragon, which has ties to the Dark Tower series and takes place in a quasi-medieval setting.

Links:

The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King Wiki

The Eyes of …

IT (1986)

June 19th, 2019

1:06:31
Murjani Rawls returns for a discussion on IT. We talk about the pacing of the story, the characters, and much more.

Links:

IT - Stephen King Wiki

IT - Amazon

‘It Chapter Two’ Will Still Feature That Infamous Adrian Mellon …

Stand By Me (1986)

June 12th, 2019

44:53
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 - …

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

June 5th, 2019

30:36
Katie Schaefer returns for a fun discussion about Maximum Overdrive. It is very 80s and not very good.

Links:

Maximum Overdrive - Stephen King Wiki

Maximum Overdrive - IMDb

Maximum Overdrive - Amazon

How Did This Get Made? …

Silver Bullet (1985)

May 29th, 2019

39:53
Drew Dietsch returns for a discuss on Silver Bullet, which is an adaptation of Cycle of the Werewolf.

Links:

Silver Bullet - Stephen King Wiki

Silver …

The Bachman Books (1985)

May 22nd, 2019

47:24
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

41:45
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

39:49
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.

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Thinner (1984)

May 1st, 2019

57:53
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.

The Talisman (1984)

April 24th, 2019

1:04:41
Dan Schuna returns to discuss The Talisman, co-written by Stephen King and Peter Straub. It's a long book, but a fun one to discuss.

Links:

The Talisman - Stephen King Wiki

The Talisman - Amazon

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Firestarter (1984)

April 17th, 2019

37:44
Murjani Rawls returns for a discussion on Firestarter. We talk about the cast, where the movie fell short, and more.

Links:

Firestarter - IMDb

Children of the Corn (1984)

April 10th, 2019

39:03
Drew Dietsch returns to chat about Children of the Corn. It's a story that just keeps on... giving, I guess.

Links:

Children of the Corn - Stephen King Wiki

Children of the Corn - IMDb

Who Can Kill A Child? - Wikipedia

Drew …

Christine (Film, 1983)

April 3rd, 2019

50:00
Danielle Ryan joins the podcast for a discussion on John Carpenter's Christine.

Links:

15 Facts About John Carpenter's Christine

Danielle Ryan on Twitter

Pet Sematary (1983)

March 27th, 2019

42:03
Tim Mathews returns to discuss Pet Sematary. We go over the pacing of the novel, what the story brought to life, and more.

Links:

Pet Sematary - Stephen King Wiki

Pet Sematary - Amazon

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Deanna's Letterboxd

Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)

March 20th, 2019

24:03
Drew Koenig returns for a chat on Cycle of the Werewolf, one of King's more unique novellas.

Links:

Cycle of the Werewolf - Stephen King Wiki

Bernie …

Cujo (1983)

March 6th, 2019

36:36
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

Christine (Novel, 1983)

February 27th, 2019

39:06
Katie Schaefer returns to discuss Christine, the novel about the car full of rage.

Links:

Christine - Stephen King Wiki

Katie on Twitter

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Different Seasons (1982)

February 20th, 2019

59:50
Erin Qualey joins to break down the four novellas collected in Different Seasons. I also mention an adaptation of The Breathing Method that is …

Creepshow (1982)

February 13th, 2019

59:07
Drew Dietsch makes his first appearance to talk about Creepshow. We dive into each short and discuss some broad strokes of the horror genre.

Links:

Creepshow - IMDb

Creepshow - Amazon

Creepshow Comic Book - Amazon

Drew …

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)

February 6th, 2019

38:54
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

Cujo (1981)

January 30th, 2019

37:49
Katie Schaefer returns to chat about Cujo. The novel isn't all that long, but it felt like it was at times.

Links:

Cujo - Stephen King Wiki

Cujo - …

Firestarter (1980)

January 23rd, 2019

42:10
Dan Schuna makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss Firestarter.

Links:

Firestarter - Stephen King Wiki

Firestarter - Amazon

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The Shining (1980)

January 16th, 2019

49:45
Tim Mathews joins to chat about Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining.

Links:

The Shining - IMDb

The Shining - Amazon

The Grady Twins on Twitter

Salem's Lot (1979)

January 9th, 2019

46:04
Katie Schaefer returns for a discussion on the 1979 TV adaptation of Salem's Lot.

Links:

Salem's Lot - IMDb

Salem's Lot - Amazon

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The Dead Zone (1979)

January 2nd, 2019

50:10
Jacob Tender joins to discuss The Dead Zone, which happens to be the only Stephen King book that he's read so far.

Links:

The Dead Zone - Stephen King Wikia

Rereading The Dead Zone - The Guardian

The Dead Zone - Amazon

The Stand (1978)

December 19th, 2018

48:04
Katie Schaefer returns to discuss The Stand. We talk about the different versions of the book, what characters we liked, and much more.

Links:

The …

Night Shift (1978)

December 12th, 2018

34:43
Drew Koenig joins to chat about Night Shift, the first of King's short story collections.

Links:

Night Shift - Stephen King Wiki

Night Shift - Amazon

The Shining (1977)

December 5th, 2018

35:17
Murjani Rawls joins to discuss King's 1997 novel, The Shining.

Links:

The Shining - Amazon

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Carrie (1976)

November 28th, 2018

42:40
Katie Schaefer joins to talk about Carrie, the movie. We discuss the characters, how well the movie holds up, and more.

Links:

Carrie - IMDb

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'Salem's Lot (1975)

November 14th, 2018

56:59
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 - …

Carrie (1974)

November 7th, 2018

38:17
Murjani Rawls joins to discuss Carrie, the first of many novels from Stephen King.

Links:

Carrie - Amazon

Carrie - Stephen King Wiki

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Welcome to Chat Sematary

October 31st, 2018

1:02
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.

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