THE STAND (1994 T.V. MINISERIES)
Updated: Mar 21
The Stand, alternatively known as Stephen King's The Stand, is a 1994 American television post-apocalyptic horror miniseries based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay and has a minor role in the series. It was directed by Mick Garris, who previously directed the King adaptation Sleepwalkers (1992). For years it was planned to make this story into a theatrical film, directed by George A. Romero. Stephen King did many drafts to make it of a suitable length for a feature film, and when he couldn't get it short enough they considered breaking it into two separate films before finally letting Rospo Pallenberg write a draft. But before they could make it, King was offered the chance to make this mini-series for television. The Stand originally aired on ABC from May 8 to May 12, 1994. Reviews were positive and the miniseries was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two for its makeup and sound mixing.
R.M. FLAGG KITCHEN STORE
DATE(S) VISITED: JULY 4, 2020
This wholesale and retail shop is located along Route 2, which King frequently drove by while he was attending the University of Maine. This shop is believed to be the inspiration for the name of the character Randall Flagg, originally appearing in the poem The Dark Man and later in The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, and the Dark Tower books.