Storm of the Century: Miniseries (1999)


Miniseries
Storm of the Century

Critics Consensus

Chilling performances and an even darker moral dilemma shelter Storm of the Century's somewhat long-winded tale from ever being anything less than watchable.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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User Ratings: 7

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Air date: Feb 14, 2018

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Air date: Feb 15, 1999

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Critic Reviews for Storm of the Century Miniseries

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

It is the most effective King miniseries the network has presented. In this genuinely unsettling epic, good and evil face off on a small Maine island pounded by a nor'easter in 1989.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

King's first miniseries written directly for TV carries a wicked-chill factor of roughly 30-below.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

King's first original mini-series script is a marathon of communal anxiety with a spooky moral: we are ready to mortgage our children for our own restless comfort.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

While entertaining at times, Storm of the Century... rises barely midway up the horror scale. If you're looking for a major fright, in other words, look elsewhere.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

It's edge-of-the-couch good in some spots. The trouble is that it has too many spots. So many that the title should have been changed to "Story That Lasts a Century."

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Storm of the Century contains everything there is to love about good Stephen King. Mystery, monsters and Maine are in full swing here.

Aug 6, 2020 | Full Review…

The three-night terror fest is the first written-for-television thriller from the prolific Stephen King, and nobody spins a horror yarn better. Like a spider weaving a web, King slowly draws you under his spell until you are powerless to leave.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

King and ABC have come up with some memorable black magic.

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The gray-tinged "Storm" repeats itself a bit too much. But it is a psychological grabber. It frightens by mind control rather than with cheap thrills.

Jan 14, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Classic storytelling. It's Stephen King as spellbinder, gathering us around the prime-time campfire -- enthralling, dazzling and scaring our pants off before sending us to bed afraid to turn off the lights.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Storm of the Century has the perfect setup for a gripping story, and King and his collaborators do not disappoint.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It also earns respect because Tim Daly-who plays the bland good guy constable-is exactly the right level of vanilla...

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Storm of the Century: Miniseries

  • Jan 14, 2019
    Suspenseful, entertaining, and thought provoking. On the surface, watching this movie seems like a bear to watch at over 4 hours in length, but it was intended to be viewed in hour long segments over the course of 5 weeks during the winter (including commercials). This is not a movie at all, its a mini series, much like all of stephen kings made for tv work (it, tommyknockers, the shining [reboot], rose red, etc.). I actually watched this initially in that format with my family and it was a really good format and kept the pacing at a decent clip. To boot, i think i was 12 when i watched this during a New England winter. The movie still holds up and i have watched it in its entirety 6 or 7 times.
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Probably the most Stephen King of Stephen King adaptations. This movie is disturbing and it's twisted and it's overall just going to leave you sitting down looking at your TV screen wondering what the hell happened. Great Miniseries.

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