The Best Episodes of Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2019
Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King is an 8-episode anthology series on TNT based on short stories written by Stephen King. It debuted on July 12, 2006, and ended its run on August 2, 2006. Although most of them are from the collection of the same name, there are some stories from different collections by King. The series was filmed entirely in Melbourne, Australia.
#1 - The End of the Whole Mess
Season 1 - Episode 4
On November 25, 2011, documentary filmmaker Howard Fornoy tells the story of his family, and more specifically of his younger brother Robert. Bobby, a genius from birth, was troubled with the human race's violent tendencies. One day he discovers a small town in Texas with a non-existent crime rate, and he attempts to find out the cause. He finds chemicals in the local water supply that have a calming effect. In an effort to bring about world peace, he decides to spread the chemical worldwide using a volcano eruption. But Bobby's plan has effects he did not foresee.
#2 - Battleground
Season 1 - Episode 1
A professional hitman, Renshaw, finds himself the target when he kills a toymaker and the victim’s mother sends Renshaw a present: a toy foot locker filled with toy soldiers equipped to kill.
#3 - The Fifth Quarter
Season 1 - Episode 6
After a long period in prison, Willie Evans is released on probation and promises a straight life to his wife Karen. However, during the night, his former cell mate, Barney, who had lived with Karen for a period appears in their trailer bleeding. He reveals that he had participated in a 3.5 million dollar heist with four other criminals, the leader hid the money and gave one quarter of the map to each of them.
#4 - Umney's Last Case
Season 1 - Episode 3
In 1938 in Los Angeles, Clyde Umney is a divorced private eye successful with women. On the weirdest day of his life, he sees his world turning upside-down when he discovers that he is a character of a series of novels made-up by the writer Sam Landry. Sam is grieving the loss of his son and wants to swap position with Clyde.
#5 - You Know They Got a Hell of a Band
Season 1 - Episode 8
A wrong turn on a lonely road turns frightening for Clark and Mary Willingham as they stumble upon a town not on any map - Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon. There is a free concert every night, but the price of admission is high - once the audience enters, it can never leave.
#6 - Autopsy Room Four
Season 1 - Episode 7
A businessman on vacation, Howard Cottrell, is bitten by a snake while playing a round of golf. He is taken to the nearby hospital's autopsy room, but the staff is unaware that he is in a deathlike coma but not dead. Now Howard will have to be a silent but fully conscious witness to his own autopsy unless he can somehow manage to communicate with the doctors.
#7 - Crouch End
Season 1 - Episode 2
Lonnie and Doris Freeman, an American couple honeymooning in London, go to a friend's house for dinner but end up stranded in the mysterious Crouch End district. The area is strangely abandoned except for some bikers and children, and the couple soon realize they are trapped in a place where the barriers between dimensions are weak... and they may be the next to be sucked in to somewhere else.
#8 - The Road Virus Heads North
Season 1 - Episode 5
Writer Richard Kinnell is on a way back from a check-up where he's found out he may soon be facing death. On his way home he stops off at a garage sale and is intrigued by a painting of a vicious killer driving a car. Kinnell buys the picture, but as he heads home he realizes that the painting is changing. The car in the picture is following him, and getting closer with every minute...