Deadly Duos Vid! We explore the tag-team work of Stephen King & Mick Garris!

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Stephen King's stories, along with the film and television adaptations of his stories, had a major impact on my childhood, and the one that blew me away the most was the 1994 mini-series adaptation of THE STAND, directed by Mick Garris. That was just one of several projects King and Garris have worked together on over the decades, others being the feature films SLEEPWALKERS, RIDING THE BULLET, and DESPERATION, as well as the mini-series BAG OF BONES and THE SHINING (that was a bold one), the Michael Jackson video GHOSTS, and a segment of the anthology QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY.

These collaborations made King and Garris prime candidates to be featured in Arrow in the Head's video series Deadly Duos, which is 

dedicated to featuring the iconic pairings of filmmakers who have worked together multiple times in horror films. Actors and directors, producers and composers, no matter the role or the era, every episode is a journey through the most beloved and classic (as well as obscure and forgotten) pairings that have made for the most memorable films in horror history. 

The new episode of Deadly Duos is embedded above, and in this one 

we examine the monstrous, apocalyptic, and horrifying collaborations of the most celebrated horror writer of all-time and one of horror cinema’s most underrated masters – Stephen King and Mick Garris. 

Deadly Duos have previously examined the filmmaking teams of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter and Kurt Russell, Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs, and Guillermo Del Toro and Doug Jones. Those videos can be seen below, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE!

Source: Arrow in the Head

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.