Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006)

Release date: July 12, 2006 – August 2, 2006 (USA)
Title: Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
Runtime: 378 minutes
Director(s): Brian Henson, Mark Haber, Rob Bowman, Mikael Salomon, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Mike Robe
Producer(s): Ron Binkowski, Bill Haber, Jeffrey M. Hayes, John J. McMahon, Brett Popplewell, Mike Robe
Cast: Tom Berenger, William H. Macy, Kim Delaney, Steven Weber, Ron Livingston, Henry Thomas, Rebecca Gibney, William Hurt, Samantha Mathis, Jacinta Stapleton, Jeremy Sisto, Sigrid Thornton, Peter O’Brien, Jacqueline McKenzie, Claire Forlani, Eion Bailey, Richard Thomas, Rhondda Findleton, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Greta Scacchi, Chris Haywood, Martin Vaughan, Tyler Coppin, Kym Gyngell, Bert La Bonté, Marsha Mason, André de Vanny, Mia Sara, Greg Stone, Sara Zwangobani, John Orcsik, Tory Mussett, Mark Mitchell, Monica Maughan, Ron Haddrick, Bill Barretta
(Watch the 8 episodes below)

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King is an eight-episode anthology series that aired on TNT, based on short stories written by American author Stephen King. It debuted on July 12, 2006, and ended its run on August 2, 2006. Although most of the stories are from the book collection of the same title, some are from different collections by King. A trailer confirming a DVD edition of the series was released in October 2006.The series was filmed entirely in Melbourne, Australia.

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1“Battleground”Brian HensonJuly 12, 2006
A professional hitman (William Hurt) receives a package of sinister toy soldiers after killing the CEO of a toy company. Teleplay by Richard Christian Matheson.
2“Crouch End”Mark HaberJuly 12, 2006
A newlywed couple (Claire Forlani, Eion Bailey) goes honeymooning in London only to get lost in Crouch End, a notorious town that may be a portal to another dimension.
3“Umney’s Last Case”Rob BowmanJuly 19, 2006
After the death of his son, a writer (William H. Macy) writes himself into the story and forces his lead character, a hardboiled detective from the 1930s (also played by Macy), to switch places with him.
4“The End of the Whole Mess”Mikael SalomonJuly 19, 2006
In his last moments, a renowned filmmaker (Ron Livingston) recalls an experiment by his genius brother (Henry Thomas) to end world violence—but at a horrible cost.
5“The Road Virus Heads North”Sergio Mimica-GezzanJuly 26, 2006
A famous horror writer (Tom Berenger) buys a gruesome painting for inspiration, only to find the painting starts changing and corresponding with sinister events in real life.
6“The Fifth Quarter”Rob BowmanJuly 26, 2006
A released convict (Jeremy Sisto) goes on a treasure hunt for stolen money, risking his family and freedom in the process.
7“Autopsy Room Four”Mikael SalomonAugust 2, 2006
Bitten by a venomous snake, a man (Richard Thomas) falls into a catatonic state, is assumed dead and becomes witness to his own autopsy.
8“You Know They Got a Hell of a Band”Mike RobeAugust 2, 2006
A couple (Kim Delaney & Steven Weber) ignore the advice of the mysterious CeCe (Jacinta Stapleton) and get lost in a strange place called “Rock & Roll Heaven”, where ghosts of rock & roll legends roam.

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