Gramma (1986 short)

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"Gramma (1986 short)"

Summary

A story from Twilight Zone (1985 series) based on a short story by Stephen King, in which a long-standing family tradition is passed to the next generation when young George looks after his invalid grandmother during his mother's absence.

Details

  • Release Date: 1986 (S1E18)
  • Country/Language: Canada/US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Runtime: 20 min
  • Starring: Barret Oliver, Darlanne Fluegel, Frederick Long
  • Director: Bradford May
  • Writer: Stephen King (story), Harlan Ellison (teleplay), Rod Serling (creator)
  • Producer/Production Co: Persistence of Vision Films, CBS Entertainment Production


Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (TV-PG) (Violence and general creepiness)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)

Based on Stephen King's "Lovecraftian" short story, "Gramma", about a boy left alone to care for his terrifying, invalid grandmother, who keeps the Necronomicon hidden beneath the floor of her bedroom.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

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A long-standing family tradition is passed to the next generation when young George looks after his invalid grandmother during his mother's absence.


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