Stephen King's 'Kingdom Hospital'

2004, TV Show

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Premiered: March 03, 2004, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A 13-part supernatural tale set in an eerie Maine hospital that `stands on uneasy ground,' having been built at the site of an 1869 mill fire that killed dozens of child laborers. A bizarre chain of events is set in motion as a badly injured auto-accident victim arrives at the hospital and, in his unconscious state, connects with the ghost of a girl. The horror master's self-described `novelization for television' was adapted from a Danish miniseries written by Lars Von Trier.

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