In this Stephen King story, which aired as television miniseries in three two-hour parts, Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis) is a professor at the University of Washingtonn in Seattle who is determined to prove that supernatural occurrences are real. Using six specialists, each of whom possess a different form of psychic ability, the scientist leads her group into Rose Red, a haunted mansion that has grown in size since it was built in 1907. From there, the film because a wonderfully delirious ghost story, using the bizarre settings contained within the gigantic house to procure constant new surprises.
ROSE RED When this miniseries debuted back in 2002 I believe I could not have been happier. Two of my favorite things were coming together, nay, three of my favorite things. Those things were Stephen King [as writer], haunted house [as the story and setting] and Julian Sands [as an actor] who I loved from the first two "Warlock" movies". So naturally when it was airing I watched it every night and then … more
It isn't the scariest thing out there but the characters and their interactions make this an entertaining watch. I do recommend this set to any King fan out there or any horror fan looking for something to pass the time on a weekend. I had fun with it all those years ago and still enjoy it now.
Pros: . Cons: . The Bottom Line: diappointing Hmmmm .. I am disappointed in King. Not that his style or abilities were any less than ever before, but this knock off of Shirley Jacksons The Haunting seems to be below his moral caliber. Of course it has all been updated and spiffed up, and is actually much better than the 1999 release of The Haunting which was just flat out ridiculous. To see … more