After a virus escapes from a government research facility, most of mankind is wiped out. Those who are immune from the virus subsequently form into two camps. The first is lead by Mother Abigail and the second by Randall Flagg. Within a few months, it becomes apparent that those who support good will need to confront evil if they are to survive. –IMDb
Mick Garris (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California.
He is best known for his adaptations of Stephen King stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring Mädchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror. Garris won a 1986 Edgar Award for an episode he wrote for the Steven Spielberg-produced television series Amazing Stories. Garris directed the FEARnet web series Post Mortem. He hosted the double feature re-release of The People Under the Stairs and The Serpent and The Rainbow on 20 February 2010 in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. He contributes to the web series Trailers From Hell. Garris was also the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Hocus Pocus. Garris most recently directed the miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s novel Bag of Bones.
One of my very favorite fiction books of all time was turned into one of the worst film adaptions of all time, a watered down TV movie that is so sanctimonious that it could have been produced for the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Apparently there are plans to create a new theatrical version, and I hope they do it right this time. Rule #1 of a Stephen King film adaption: keep King as far away from it as possible.