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Happy Birthday Stephen King! Encore Celebrates With September Marathon!
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Encore Presents The Stephen King Collection

Stephen King‘s birthday is September 21st, but it’s the fans who will receive gifts! Encore TV will show one Stephen King movie a night (sometimes one part a night) through September 30th, and on Mr. King’s actual birthday there will be an all-day marathon starting at 8AM.

Check out the full schedule here below.

It is not every Stephen King movie and there are some notable ones missing, but if every single one was my favorite, I would not leave the house in September at all! You do get to enjoy The Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the worst game show ever, and Secret Window with Johnny Depp as an author accused of plagiarism and then terrorized for it by an excellent John Turturro. Salem’s Lot scared the crap out of me as a kid. Why was I watching Salem’s Lot as a kid? Oh yeah — it was 1979.

The month is kicked off with The 1997 version of The Shining with Steven Weber and Rebecca de Mornay as Jack and Wendy Torrance, which critics don’t enjoy as much as the Kubrick one, but does follow the book more faithfully. Spirits haunt The Overlook Hotel and slowly drive a caretaker mad to the detriment of his wife and very special son.

Here is your Encore Television schedule for September:

1st: The Shining, Part One (1997)
2nd: The Shining, Part Two (1997)
3rd: The Shining, Part Three (1997)
4th: Stand By Me (1987)
5th: Sometimes They Come Back (9pm start) (1991)
6th: Salem’s Lot, Part One (1979)/ 9:35 pm Salem’s Lot Part Two (1979)
7th: Dreamcatcher (2003)
8th: Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, Part One (1999)
9th: Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, Part Two (1999)
10th: Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, Part Three (1999)
11th: Carrie (2002), 10:15 pm- The Rage, Carrie 2 (1999)
12th: Dreamcatcher (2003)
13th: Maximum Overdrive (1986)
14th: Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
15th: Sometimes They Come Back (9pm start) (1991)
16th: Desperation (2006)
17th: Dolores Claiborne (1995)
18th: Needful Things (1993)
19th: Secret Window (2004)
20th: The Dead Zone
21st: All Day Marathon-8am start ET
8:00am Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
9:40am Secret Window (2004)
11:20am Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
1:05pm Salem’s Lot, pt. 1 (1979)
2:40pm Salem’s Lot, pt. 2 (1979)
4:15pm Stand By Me (1987)
5:45pm Dreamcatcher (2003)
8:00pm Cujo (1983)
9:35pm Christine (1983)
11:30pm Maximum Overdrive (1986)
22nd Stephen King’s Riding the Bullet (2004)
23rd Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
24th: Return to Salem’s Lot (1987)
25th: Maximum Overdrive (1986)
26th: Cujo (1983)
27th: Christine (1983)
28th: The Running Man (1987)
29th: Salem’s Lot, Part One (1979)
30th: Salem’s Lot, Part Two (1979)

[Source: Encore]

Long days and pleasant nights, dear readers.

Happy 67th birthday, Stephen King, Thankee sai.

Salem’s Lot trailer:

The Shining (1997) trailer:

Cujo:

Needful Things:

Stand By Me:

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