Also, partially based on the infamous Winchester House, a house built on gun money and after her rich husband died Sarah Winchester continued to build on the house with no plan. With stairs and hallways that lead nowhere, it was only a matter of time before Winchester House became a haunted destination. I guess that's it's part of King's genius (or madness) that he can combine all these stories into one. Granted the "one" is a three hour miniseries, but who's counting?
Rose Red is a house that has a life of it's own that can build additions, shift dimensions and the laws of physics at will. The house has lain dormant for the last few years so who better to go in there and stir shit up than a university professor and some psychics. Joyce the professor is played by Nancy Travis, and every time she's on screen I can't get this out of my head:
Moving on... She brings in a team of psychics which include a mean fat person, an autistic teenager, the autistic teenager's sister, an old lady, the great grandson of the couple that built the house and a bunch of other characters that I can't really recall. Joyce is a bit of an academic joke for her work in the paranormal and by spending a few days in Rose Red Joyce will collect enough data to prove ... something... I don't know. But it seemed like it was really, really, really important to her.
And then... they just sit around, swap stories and accusations while bits and pieces of the house's history are revealed. Granted, it takes them a bloody hour to just to get in the house. While I appreciate King's dedication to character development, it constantly slows the entire story down as people emote. I'd really much rather hear about the creepy history of the house, but no, you talk about how you and your mother don't get along.
|See? Character development?|
|Ever play Blair Witch Project game set in the 16th century? The graphics in Rose Red and that are remarkably similar|