In “Casting Call”, I play the role of a casting agent for hypothetical adaptations of Horror novels.
With the recent debut of HBO’s awesome new mini-series, THE OUTSIDER, I figured I would
start by trying my hand at casting a potential adaptation of King’s most recent novel, THE INSTITUTE. If you haven’t read the novel yet but want to get a quick background on the story, you can check out the side-by-side review of this novel that I did with Sadie right here.
So, here’s how I would cast this:
Note: Every single character isn’t featured in this article. I attempted...
THE INSTITUTE Review by The Horror Hypothesis
“Luke guessed you could get used to anything, it was a horrible idea.” -Stephen King
“No one who fully grasped the Institute's work could regard it as monstrous” -Stephen King
Throughout his prolific career as an author, Stephen King has proven that he can deftly handle the horrors of institutionalization (RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) and the complicated social dynamics of children (IT, THE BODY). In his most recent novel, THE INSTITUTE, he blends...
Constant Readers, it’s here. That joyous time twice a year when we are taken into a world crafted by a master storyteller. A man who in recent times has elevated his craft to a point where most of his novels have transcended beyond a genre, and have become living, breathing worlds that feel fleshed out and lived-in. The Institute, by Stephen King, is another such world. One in which had its ups and downs, but by the end takes you on a whirlwind of adventure and emotion.