Give Me What I Want And I’ll Go Away

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.

3 thoughts on “Give Me What I Want And I’ll Go Away”

  1. Glad you’re enjoying it – Storm of the Century is a winter must-see for us, and it just gets better and better every year. I’ve never seen nor read Salem’s Lot, so I can’t help you there… but just like your title states – if you give him what he wants, he will go away!
    Oh, and yes, the movie aired over 3 nights in 1999. It was rare for us to watch a mini-series on tv, but we did, and I remember anxiously awaiting all 3 parts! I think the directing, editing, and acting are all great – this is probably my favorite horror movie of all time!

  2. So what is it you want to go away? 😀

    I watched this some years ago. As is often the case, I remember absolutely nothing about it. Guess it wasn’t one of may favs. Interesting you should mention Hannibal Lechter. I just read a comic with Hannibal meeting a cannibal. It was stupid, so it must be the Reality Check comic strip. 8^)

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