TNT is putting the summer on ice with the Wednesday, July 12, premiere of its chilling all-star television event Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King. This four-week collection of eight mind-bending tales kicks off with the uninterrupted, commercial-free presentation of Battleground, starring William Hurt. It will be followed by nightmarish Crouch End, featuring Eion Bailey and Claire Forlani.

In Battleground, Hurt plays a hired assassin whose latest target is a toy company owner played by Australian character actor Bruce Spence. After successfully dispatching his victim, Hurt returns to his luxurious apartment only to be greeted by a mysterious package of toy soldiers. But these soldiers have something far worse than simple war games in mind. This unique adaptation of the King story from the 1978 anthology Nightshift is told without any spoken dialogue.

Crouch End tells the tale of a young American couple honeymooning in London. When they receive a call from a friend inviting them to dinner, they set out in a cab to find their friend’s house in an area known as Crouch End, which many years earlier had suffered an “underground tragedy,” which their cab driver describes as a rift between two dimensions. After being abandoned in Crouch End, the two find themselves trapped in an alternate world where evil rules supreme.