Horror master Stephen King may have penned some truly frightening tales over the years, but one of his best works is widely considered to be “Storm of the Century.”
The plot of the story is simple: a small town in Maine is preparing for a snowstorm when a stranger comes to town.
The miniseries might be so critically acclaimed because the “Carrie” author actually wrote the original screenplay with the intention of making a “novel for television.”
Fortunately, “Storm of the Century” can now be considered a “novel for streaming.”
Ditch Your VHS Tapes! Stephen King’s ‘Masterpiece’ Miniseries Is Now Available To Stream
Directed by Craig R. Baxley, the three-episode miniseries is now available to stream stars a little known cast that delivers some powerhouse performances: Tim Daly, Colm Feore, Debrah Farentino, Casey Siemaszko, and Jeffrey DeMunn.
The series was released on February 14, 15, and 18 in 1999 on ABC and holds a critic approval rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. The critic consensus reads: “Chilling performances and an even darker moral dilemma shelter Storm of the Century’s somewhat long-winded tale from ever being anything less than watchable.”
STORM OF THE CENTURY, my favorite of the miniseries I’ve written, is now available on Hulu, UNCUT and UNRATED.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 2, 2022
“The Stand” author took to Twitter on Friday night to announce the news to his followers and give them something to watch over the long Labor Day weekend.
“STORM OF THE CENTURY, my favorite of the miniseries I’ve written, is now available on Hulu, UNCUT and UNRATED,” he tweeted.
Many fans commented on the tweet to say that “Storm of the Century” is easily one of their favorite works of all times, with one fan calling it a “masterpiece.” However, another horror master, Mike Flanagan, who actually directed Stephen King’s novel “Doctor Sleep,” revealed that “Storm of the Century” actually had a direct impact on his own critically acclaimed Netflix horror series, “Midnight Mass.”
Mike Flanagan Reveals That ‘Storm of the Century’ Influenced ‘Midnight Mass’
The town meeting sequence at the end is one of the most heartbreaking scenes I’ve ever seen. I thought about it a lot working on MIDNIGHT MASS (where the sheriff also has an office in the general store)…
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) September 2, 2022
The seven-episode 2021 Netflix horror series, “Midnight Mass,” features another isolated community, this one location on the fictional Crockett Island, who starts to experience supernatural events after the arrival of a young priest.
After the “Bag of Bones” author tweeted the news, “The Haunting of Hill House” Netflix creator took to Twitter to share the good news, tweeting, “This is fantastic news. I absolutely love STORM OF THE CENTURY and I’ve just about worn out my DVD.”
“The town meeting sequence at the end is one of the most heartbreaking scenes I’ve ever seen,” he said, referring to a scene in King’s work. Flanagan then explained, “I thought about it a lot working on MIDNIGHT MASS (where the sheriff also has an office in the general store)…”
🚨 First Look at SAMANTHA SLOYAN as SHASTA, ZACH GILFORD as NURSE MARK and RAHUL KOHLI as an undisclosed character in THE MIDNIGHT CLUB. pic.twitter.com/GUur8bNzaP
— Mike Flanagan Source #TheMidnightClub (@flanagansource) September 2, 2022
For Stephen King fans, “Storm of the Century” is now available to stream on Hulu. For fans of Mike Flanagan, his new series “The Midnight Club,” featuring many familiar faces from “Midnight Mass,” will be available to stream on Netflix on October 7.
The series is an adaptation of the 1994 novel of the same name by Christopher Pike, which follows eight hospice patients who meet up each midnight to tell sinister stories.