Stephen King has over 50 feature films based on his writings. But beyond the feature films are hundreds of student-made short films based on King’s short stories, completely authorized by the author. In an attempt to help student filmmakers King sells non-exclusive rights for one dollar; he calls these films his “Dollar Babies.” As part of the contract these films can not be distributed or sold; however, in the 1980s three Dollar Babies were renegotiated and saw professional release. On a direct-to-VHS series called The Night Shift Collection student adaptations of King’s short stories “Children of the Corn” (title changed to Disciples of the Crow for film), “The Boogeyman”, and “The Woman in the Room” were distributed–the last title directed by Frank Darabont, who would go on to direct professional King adaptations The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist! So join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they go back to school and review The Night Shift Collection!
February 24, 2014