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Castle Rock: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: A meticulously crafted mystery brimming with allusions, Castle Rock is bound to please even the pickiest of Stephen King fans -- though mileage may vary for casual viewers.


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A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.


Melanie Lynskey
as Molly Strand
Scott Glenn
as Alan Pangborn
André Holland
as Henry Deaver
Jane Levy
as Jackie
Sissy Spacek
as Ruth Deaver
Bill Skarsgård
as Shawshank Prisoner
Terry O'Quinn
as Dale Lacy
William Xifaras
as Truck Driver
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All Critics (59) | Top Critics (23)

When it tries to be a wonderland for King fans, it races past the line of referential, rounds through fan service, and steps into cliché, sometimes even inching toward self-parody.

July 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Castle Rock looks to be one of the best King things in years, even though the man himself serves primarily as a road map and blueprint.

July 24, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Starts slow and gets better -- while an excellent cast (and lead, in Holland) front a story that's a little more psychological than supernatural in the early going.

July 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Castle Rock" is a giant basket of Easter eggs for King people, but for the rest of us it's a decent show layered with supernatural secrets waiting to be decoded.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Castle Rock offers more than nostalgic horror; it shows the horrific nature of nostalgia.

July 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The show makes skillful use of its episodic medium, carefully pacing its storylines and building out its world while still making sure each hour is filtered through generous helpings of creepiness.

July 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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