Stephen King's Bag of Bones

Stephen King's Bag of Bones
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Mike Noonan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful novelist in a happy marriage. But this doesn’t last, and soon he’s a boozing wreck, taking refuge at his lakeside house. There his peace is disturbed by tinkling bells, fridge letters that rearrange themselves and old-style gramophones that play in the night. The film tries every twitchy, hokey trick to scare our pants off and by the time it finishes after midnight, it will have succeeded.

About this programme

Best-selling novelist Mike Noonan is devastated when his wife Jo is killed in a road accident. Unable to stop grieving and gripped by writer's block, he is inspired by a strange dream to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine to seek answers to some troubling questions. There he befriends widow Mattie Devore and becomes embroiled in her battle for custody of her daughter Kyra - but is also plagued by nightmares, ghostly visitations and messages from beyond the grave. Mystery horror based on the novel by Stephen King, starring Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish and Jason Priestley.

Cast and crew


Mike Noonan
Pierce Brosnan
Mattie Devore
Melissa George
Jo Noonan
Annabeth Gish
Sara Tidwell
Anika Noni Rose
Max Devore
William Schallert
Rogette Whitmore
Deborah Grover
Sid Noonan
Matt Frewer
Marty Oblowski
Jason Priestley
Kyra Devore
Caitlin Carmichael
Edgar White
Leslie Carlson
Young Max Devore
David Sheftell
George Footman
Gary Levert


Mick Garris
Executive Producer
Mark Sennet
Executive Producer
Stewart MacKinnon
Executive Producer
Mick Garris
Michael Mahoney