Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
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Created byStephen King
ComposerJeff Beal
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Running time378 minutes
Production companyCoote/Hayes Productions
Original networkTNT
Original releaseJuly 12 (2006-07-12) –
August 2, 2006 (2006-08-02)

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King is an eight-episode anthology series that aired on TNT, based on short stories written by American author Stephen King. It debuted on July 12, 2006, and ended its run on August 2, 2006. Although most of the stories are from the book collection of the same title, some are from different collections by King. A trailer confirming a DVD edition of the series was released in October 2006. The series was filmed entirely in Melbourne, Australia.


Episodes based on stories from the Nightmares & Dreamscapes collection are "Umney's Last Case", "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band", "The End of the Whole Mess", "The Fifth Quarter" and "Crouch End". "The Road Virus Heads North" and "Autopsy Room Four" are adaptations of stories from Everything's Eventual (2002), and "Battleground" is from Night Shift (1978).

Stars include Tom Berenger, William H. Macy, Kim Delaney, Steven Weber, Ron Livingston, William Hurt, Samantha Mathis, Jacinta Stapleton and an uncredited Bill Barretta as Savage Commando.

The special effects for the series were provided by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.


No. Title Directed by Original air date
1"Battleground"Brian HensonJuly 12, 2006 (2006-07-12)
A professional hitman (William Hurt) receives a package of sinister toy soldiers after killing the CEO of a toy company. Teleplay by Richard Christian Matheson.
2"Crouch End"Mark HaberJuly 12, 2006 (2006-07-12)
A newlywed couple (Claire Forlani, Eion Bailey) goes honeymooning in London only to get lost in Crouch End, a notorious town that may be a portal to another dimension.
3"Umney's Last Case"Rob BowmanJuly 19, 2006 (2006-07-19)
After the death of his son, a writer (William H. Macy) writes himself into the story and forces his lead character, a hardboiled detective from the 1930s (also played by Macy), to switch places with him.
4"The End of the Whole Mess"Mikael SalomonJuly 19, 2006 (2006-07-19)
In his last moments, a renowned filmmaker (Ron Livingston) recalls an experiment by his genius brother (Henry Thomas) to end world violence—but at a horrible cost.
5"The Road Virus Heads North"Sergio Mimica-GezzanJuly 26, 2006 (2006-07-26)
A famous horror writer (Tom Berenger) buys a gruesome painting for inspiration, only to find the painting starts changing and corresponding with sinister events in real life.
6"The Fifth Quarter"Rob BowmanJuly 26, 2006 (2006-07-26)
A released convict (Jeremy Sisto) goes on a treasure hunt for stolen money, risking his family and freedom in the process.
7"Autopsy Room Four"Mikael SalomonAugust 2, 2006 (2006-08-02)
Bitten by a venomous snake, a man (Richard Thomas) falls into a catatonic state, is assumed dead and becomes witness to his own autopsy.
8"You Know They Got a Hell of a Band"Mike RobeAugust 2, 2006 (2006-08-02)
A couple (Kim Delaney & Steven Weber) ignore the advice of the mysterious CeCe (Jacinta Stapleton) and get lost in a strange place called "Rock & Roll Heaven", where ghosts of rock & roll legends roam.

Home media[edit]

The complete series was released on DVD on October 26, 2006.


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