Four lads in their early teens have heard that there is a dead body lying in the woods some miles away and, out of morbid curiosity, go on a camping trip to investigate. Stephen King's novella uses this simple framework to create a work which examines friendship, family, remembrance, bravery, bullying, and a wealth of other things, in a quietly emotional and gently humorous way. And, glory be, Rob Reiner's movie manages to capture all that subtlety while looking gorgeous and featuring wonderful performances from young actors who, for various reasons, mostly never quite fulfilled the potential they showed here. There is, of course, an element of the macabre here - it is Stephen King, after all - but this is incidental: there is far more laughter than horror. This is a quietly excellent movie.