One Past Midnight: The Langoliers
THE LANGOLIERS....the bad something....had come. Too bad for exhausted 43 year old Captain Brian Engle who just flew flagship service from Tokyo to LAX amidst strong headwinds and a dangerous pressurization problem that developed during the latter part of the flight. Ready to hit the sack with his pounding headache, the Captain is shocked by tragic news that requires he immediately fly from LAX to Boston. As a deadheading passenger....luckily he can sleep.
The Langoliers is a horror miniseries consisting of two episodes of 1½ hours each. It was directed and written by Tom Holland and based on the novella by Stephen King from the four part anthology book Four past Midnight. The series was produced by Mitchell Galin and David R. Kappes. The miniseries originally aired May 14–15, 1995 on the ABC network. During a red eye flight of a Lockheed L-1011 from Los Angeles International Airport to Boston Logan International Airpor ...more
Over the years this has remained one of my favorite pieces of King's writing. In a phrase, IT IS AWESOME. The first time you read it there is so much mystery, tension, what the bleep mindfuck going on that it literally keeps you on the edge of your seat. As a science fiction story, I proclaim it a classic.
You really want to come to this novella completely blind, because the reveals are so rewarding you don't want to be robbed of them early. But I have discovered upon subsequent re-reads (and no ...more
That's The Langoliers.
I loved The Langoliers when I was a kid. And even today, creepy airplane stories just do it for me. So, with fall happening, this seemed like a perfect time to revisit a story I've loved for 20 years, but hav ...more
Imagine that a guy who's entire life is built on a fear of an imaginary thing!! ...more
It's the first novella off his horror story collection: Four Past Midnight, and I just can't recommend this enough. It is a great mix of horror, mystery, and science-fiction.
Now, I really think the story is great; I mean, it's amazingly-written. ...more
I couldn't put the book down, I really need to find out what would happen to the characters. ...more
I remember (barely) watching the cheesy TV movie about this years ago, but I can't really recall anything other than Balki from "Stranger Things" playing a weirdo.
Not my favorite from Stephen King, but still good enough to keep my interest.
It has everything in it that made him Stephen King - the precocious blind child with the vision we can not define and the big giving heart that, as usual, will be sacrificed to save others; the man who harbors the darkness in his heart and who was abused in his childhood, and King again lets us know where his demons came from and offers some way for "salvation"; the man with the past from wh ...more
I read that collection when I was twelve or thirteen and, along with CUJO, PET SEMATARY, NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES, and NEEDFUL THINGS, it introduced me to King, hooked me on his work, and—to a far more important degree—hooked me on reading.
That addiction has ne ...more
Also included in this edition is 'Das heimliche Fenster, der heimliche Garten (Secret Window, Secret Garden)' which is a totally different matter. That one I liked very much. So I decided to rate it separately, because the two stories are too far apart for me, in terms of personal enjoymen ...more
After waking mid-flight on an airplane, a small group of passengers realize that they have
Great inventive and suspenseful storyline, amazing characters. I couldnt stop thinking about this story. I even watched the mini series on youtube whilst reading it. Well not at the same time, but you get me, like i read 50 pages, then watched it up to that point.
One of my fave KING stories and looking forward to reading the other short stories in "four past ...more
You have the small group of survivors. You have the magical and/or disabled person. You have the crazy person. You have the leader-type-who-doesn't-want-to-be-the-leader type. Anyway. The ones that stick out a ...more