If memory serves, Stephen King’s Storm of the Century was a mini-series in the late 90s. It definitely was not a theatrical release since I watched the 2hr15min first part tonight. I have seen many of King’s other movies and this one definitely ranks VERY high. Maybe it’s because Mr. King actually had a hand in the production or perhaps it’s because everything about the movie is so compelling. For a televised production, I thought the editing was very well done. It is usually much easier to pick out where commercials would be inserted but it just flowed.
I caught the blink or you miss cameo by the writer and a reference to at least one of his other works. I caught the Superman homage and chuckled when Tim Daly uttered it. For those of you who don’t know, Daly was the voice of the animated Man of Steel from 1996-2000. But Colm Feore who plays the creepy, enigmatic, brilliant baddie, Andre Linoge made me think of another equally brilliant villain: Dr. Hannibal Lechter. But tell me, what was it he was whispering throughout especially when the sound of the storm was raging? I don’t think it was “I’m a Little Teapot.”
I can’t wait to watch part 2 to find out just what exactly Linoge is. Signs are given throughout that he might be a leftover from ‘Salem’s Lot but I think he maybe something even more sinister.