StandbyMe

Today in Movie History: August 8

Rob Reiner was still known as a comedic filmmaker when he tackled┬áStand by Me, based on a nostalgic Stephen King story that ran dead-set against the author’s own reputation as a scare master. It turned out to be one of the best King adaptations to date, with strong performances from a very young Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman and …