Arguably the biggest name in horror, on both page and screen, Stephen King has written more than fifty novels and two hundred short stories. For more than 35 years, he has allowed student filmmakers to license his short stories for a dollar each to adapt into their own projects. The first of these was an adaptation of “The Woman in the Room,” by Frank Darabont, who went on to direct three big-screen adaptations of King’s novels. In two programs, the Dryden will present thirteen of these films by current and recent students, including adaptations of audience favorites “Willa” and “The Road Virus Heads North.” Each night, one of the filmmakers will appear in person to answer questions about the filmmaking process. Both programs will include Q&As following the screenings with Dollar Baby directors Stephen Tramontana and Walter Perez on October 17, and Seth Friedman and Corey Mayne on October 31.
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.