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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

8 Episodes 2006 - 2006

Episode 1

Battleground

Wed, Jul 12, 2006 60 mins

A coldhearted hit man (William Hurt) kills a toy-company bigwig, but his world turns topsy-turvy when he later receives a mysterious package (complete with "bonus surprises") from the company at his luxurious high-rise abode in San Francisco. Hans Morris: Bruce Spence.

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Episode 2

Crouch End

Wed, Jul 12, 2006 60 mins

A honeymoon in England turns horrific for a newlywed American couple (Eion Bailey, Claire Forlani) when they visit---and get trapped inside---an ominous London neighborhood that is actually a portal to another dimension. Archibald: Linal Haft. Cabby: Kenneth Ransom.

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Episode 3

Umney's Last Case

Wed, Jul 19, 2006 60 mins

William H. Macy plays dual roles in this imaginative tale about an author who copes with a family tragedy by writing himself into the noirish dramas of his own novel, where he interacts with his main character, a hard-boiled investigator in 1938 Los Angeles. Gloria/Linda Landry: Jacqueline McKenzie. Ardis McGill: Melinda Butel.

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Episode 4

The End of the Whole Mess

Wed, Jul 19, 2006 60 mins

A documentary filmmaker (Ron Livingston) recalls the life and work of his idealistic, genius brother (Henry Thomas), whose cure-all experiment to end global violence, war and mayhem turns horribly wrong. Lawrence D. Cohen adapted Stephen King's short story. India Fornoy: Rebecca Gibney. Richard Fornoy: Tyler Coppin.

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Episode 5

The Road Virus Heads North

Wed, Jul 26, 2006 60 mins

On his drive home from a conference, a noted novelist (Tom Berenger) spontaneously buys a creepy painting at a yard sale. When the artwork begins to transform and become more menacing, he realizes he must destroy it before it kills him. Aunt Trudy: Marsha Mason. Sally Blair-Kinnell: Susie Porter. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan directed.

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Episode 6

The Fifth Quarter

Wed, Jul 26, 2006 60 mins

A released convict (Jeremy Sisto) is told by his dying friend of a four-part map that details the location of $3.5 million from a robbery. With one quarter of the map in hand, he goes on a violent odyssey to find the three remaining sections. Karen: Samantha Mathis. Sarge: Chris Kirby. Rob Bowman directed the dark crime drama, which is based on a Stephen King tale.

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Episode 7

Autopsy Room Four

Wed, Aug 2, 2006 60 mins

After he's paralyzed from a snake bite, a vacationing businessman (Richard Thomas) is mistakenly declared dead and taken to the autopsy room. Completely conscious but unable to move or speak, he bears witness to his own autopsy, performed by a female doctor (Greta Scacchi) and her student. Peter Jennings: Robert Mammone. Rusty: Linc Hasler.

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Episode 8

You Know They Got a Hell of a Band

Wed, Aug 2, 2006 60 mins

A couple (Steven Weber, Kim Delaney) on a "pristine wilderness" adventure take a wrong turn and end up in Rock and Roll Heaven, Ore., a Rockwellian hamlet that is not on any map and is populated by deceased rock icons. But something ominous lurks beneath the sunny surface, and the couple soon realize they may be trapped in the town forever. Janis Joplin: Erin Wright. Ricky Nelson: William McNamara.

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