Lisey's Story

2021

Based on the novel by Stephen King, this terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon (Clive Owen) and the darkness that plagued him.

Cast

Julianne Moore
Lisey Debusher Landon
(Actor)
Joan Allen
Amanda
(Actor)
Sung Kang
Dan Beckman
(Actor)
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Darla
(Actor)
Dane DeHaan
Jim Dooley
(Actor)
Stephen King
(Executive Producer)

Latest

'Lisey's Story' Finale Review: Lisey's Story

This post contains spoilers for Lisey's Story. Check out our last review here.  The best news about the eighth and final episode of the limited series Lisey’s Story is that it is the eighth and final episode. The series boasted an impressive pedigree, but was unable to turn that pedigree into anything remotely compelling or entertaining, a fault that can largely be placed at the f...

'Lisey's Story' 1.07 Review: No Light, No Spark

This post contains spoilers for Lisey's Story. Check out our last review here.  The end of the sixth installment of Lisey’s Story was clear-cut and genuinely intriguing. After six episodes of beating around the bush, Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) and her sisters Amanda and Darla (Joan Allen and Jennifer Jason Leigh, respectively) were going to join forces to kill Jim Dooley (Dane ...

'Lisey's Story' 1.06 Review: Now You Must Be Still

This post contains spoilers for Lisey's Story. Check out our last review here. What a perverse feeling it is to watch an episode of Lisey’s Story and find it to be effective, dramatically compelling, and propulsive. After five episodes that have progressively felt duller and duller, more and more plodding, and unwilling to move the plot forward, “Now You Must Be Still” su...

'Lisey's Story' Episode 1.05 Review: The Good Brother

This post contains spoilers for Lisey's Story. Check out our last review here.  “The Good Brother”, the fifth installment of Lisey’s Story, manages to be repetitive enough that it not only brings to mind images of having your foot stuck in the mud and unable to wrest it free, and also is enough to make you double-check to make sure you’re not watching last wee...

'Lisey's Story' 1.04 Review: Jim Dandy

This post contains spoilers for Lisey's Story. Check out our last review here. The third installment of Lisey’s Story, “Under the Yum-Yum Tree”, promised a big confrontation between Lisey (Julianne Moore) and Jim (Dane DeHaan), the unhinged super-fan of Lisey’s late husband, celebrated author Scott Landon (Clive Owen). Lisey was wandering through her farmhouse, the...

'Lisey's Story' 1.03 Review: Under the Yum-Yum Tree

This post contains spoilers for Lisey's Story. Check out our last review here.  Now that we’re three episodes in, Lisey’s Story is continuing to follow in the established template that the two-episode premiere set in place. Just as was the case there, “Under the Yum-Yum Tree” hops back and forth both between reality and fantasy, and between present and past, w...

'Lisey's Story' — cast interviews, release , trailer and everything about the Apple TV Plus adaptation of a Stephen King classic

Stephen King’s 2006 bestseller Lisey’s Story has been turned into a thriller for Apple TV Plus in an adaptation written by Stephen King himself, who has personally penned every single episode. The psychological horror features an all star cast including Julianne Moore, Clive Owen and Joan Allen, while Pablo Larrain (Jackie) directs and JJ Abrams is among the executive producers. ...

Julianne Moore: Stephen King's screenplay blew me away

Julianne Moore stars as the widow of a successful writer in Lisey's Story and the Oscar-winner says the role is one of the most challenging she's taken.  Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel and adapted into a sinister eight-part series by the iconic author it's a tale that blends psychological horror with romance and elements of the supernatural.  The tale ...

'Lisey's Story' 1.01 and 1.02 Review: Blood squared

This review contains spoilers for Lisey's Story. The recent spate of literary-adaptation miniseries, from Big Little Lies to The Undoing, relies on unbeatable combinations behind and in front of the camera. These series rely at least as much on garnering social-media buzz as they do on hiring such massively talented players that the resulting shows can’t be all bad. Reese Witherspoon, ...

Stephen King: 'Lisey's Story is a true passion project for me'

Stephen King has always maintained that Lisey's Story is the most treasured of all the bestselling novels he's written in his illustrious career.  Now the iconic author has adapted the bestseller, which was inspired by a near-death experience he had in 1999, into a spine-tingling eight-part series, which will get its global premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday 4 June, 2021. Oscar-winning...

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