stephen king c/d?

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I read "the mist" today and it was really scary!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from the ages of 10-15 he was the C of C.

now, eh, i'm sure i'd enjoy rereading some of the good ones.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i am looking forward to this new movie, "secret window" which stars johnny depp and john turturro.

oh yeah and know what's annoying? the american version of lars von trier's "the kingdom" is called motherfucking "STEPHEN KING'S KINGDOM HOSPITAL"!!! what the fuck is that shit?!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

like you'd think he'd be embarrassed about that!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and "kingdom hospital" alone would be such a stupider title, even

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he wrote secret window? that looks cool.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

of course he wrote it, it's about a writer in maine haunted by a supernatural dude in a hat who accuses him of plagiarism!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

don't really get all of that from the commercials. just that it's spooky and has john turturro.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i hope it's good but the last stephen king movie was "dreamcatcher," and whew boy, that was something else.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they aren't even advertising this film as by Stephen King, so maybe they've realized that his name attached to a film = box office death these days.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

then why "stephen king's kingdom hospital"?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(which i presume he adapted)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Dreamcatcher" had the worst ending I have ever seen in a film.

"I read the Mist today, and boy was it scary!"

If you can find it, there's a audio dramatization of the Mist available on cassete. The cool thing about it is that it's in three-dimensional sound, which gives the story an extremely spooky effect.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

did you see the "original ending" on the dreamcatcher dvd? it was so much better, i have no idea why they chose to go with the alternate.

Emilymv (Emilymv), Monday, 23 February 2004 05:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

it was! i liked that in the non-original ending the movie ended with dude saying "jonesy!" though.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 05:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from the ages of 10-15 he was the C of C.

This is so true. His were the first "adult" books I got into reading, as a kid. (I remember learning about most aspects of sex -- except the nuts and bolts, of course, which my mom taught me -- from Stephen King books.) And I think he made for a pretty good segue into the more usual fiction, when I became a preteen... (Because, y'know, he writes about couples and relationships and people musing about their lives and all that shit... just with monsters.)

And I remember "It," which I read in sixth grade, as being one heck of a great book.

morris pavilion (samjeff), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He was always somebody I knew of growing up -- he was that big by the late seventies when I first heard of him thanks to The Shining's adaptation, and he still is, Harlan Ellison called him sui generis and I think he nailed it. But I never really got into him -- it wasn't that I didn't like his work as I read it, I just tended to look elsewhere. But what few short stories I've read of his capture a certain beautiful atmosphere of the physical land itself are gripping, and it occurs to me that some of his greatest strengths aren't the obvious ones.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I will throw in a few more cents: those Dark Tower books (the few that I read -- first three or four?) = disappointing dud; the first half of "The Stand" = awesome, but the 2nd half = dud; a few of those "Bachman Books" = Classic. "Eye of the Dragon" (is that what it's called?) = totally classic.

morris pavilion (samjeff), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Stand by Me = classic. No question. period. end. over. The Best.

sunjammerr, Monday, 23 February 2004 06:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, duh! Secret Window was in Four Past Midnight. I knew it looked familiar.

I think his stuff in the last decade or so is unbearable nostalgic crap, I still think his first 15 years had a few genuinely great novels (The Dead Zone and Pet Sematary seem to stand up the best) and a boatload of really scary scenes (the Lincoln Tunnel sequence in The Stand, Ben's Hubie Marston nightmare in 'Salem's Lot).

At this point, though, I'd wager that most of his stuff made for better movies, at least when real directors (as opposed to Frank Darabont) were at the helm. Carrie, The Shining, and Christine are all way beyond the source material. And Cujo, The Dead Zone and 'Salem's Lot are all great movies in their own right.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Pet Sematary is a great horror novel, one of the few that has actually creeped me out.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I always liked his short stories. The one with the tiny army men, and the one about the kid's dad with the bad 6-pack of beer and the cats in the wall... I haven't read The Mist since I was in that 10-15 age range. I liked it a lot then. Does it hold up?

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh and the one where the evil oil slick pulls the guy through the CRACK between the BOARDS on the RAFT holy SHIT.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There's an audio-CD of the Mist that's great. You have to listen to it with headphones, but they did a great job with the surround sound (for ~1993 when I heard it).

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The raft scared the pants off me.

luna (luna.c), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Just keep your hair out of the water and you'll be fine.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"There's an audio CD of the Mist..."

Dude, did you see my post upthread?

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Haha, no. Amazon still had the CD as of a couple of years ago.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

At 15, C of C, OTM. The Shining, Christine, The Stand, and It. And Misery.

I stopped caring before the first chapter of Delores Claiborne ended (tho that movie was good).

weather1ngda1eson (Brian), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Bachman books - classic. The 4 stories in "Different Seasons" are pretty good. The only one not made into a movie was my favourite - The Long Walk. Basically a near-future-reality-show concept piece. Very simple: 100 people (mostly young) start walking down a highway. If you drop below 4 miles per hour, you get a warning. After the 3rd warning, you are shot dead (the military follow your progress). Last one alive "wins" (you get whatever you want). I almost hope reality TV goes this way someday...

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 10:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Salem's Lot and The Mist scared the piss out of me as a young'un.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 10:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You could just take them out of the running instead of shooting them. Some people might argue that only the threat of death can provide sufficient motivation to determine the "real" winner. Anyway, 4mph isn't very fast.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Average normal pedestrial walking speed is like 3.375 mph.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Are you getting Different Seasons confused with The Bachman Books, Rob? The Breathing Method is the only story out of DS that wasn't filmed: The Running Man is the only one of BBs that was.

Short stories: great. Dark Tower also good in principle (the first one was only good enough to get me vaguely interested in the seond one, which was great), but if it turns out that I'd have to read all his other books to understand the next volume, I'll be pissed off.

You have to reckon he's jumped the shark when he starts making TV miniseries of all his longer stories, including The Shining. Apparently the film was fine, but not what he was looking for.

And Christine to thread!

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Good things about Stephen King:

1. The Shining
2. The Strand was good as I recall though the middle 500 pages dragged a bit
3. He wrote some book about dragons. I forget what it was called but dragons are so awesome.
4. His short stories I think are generally excellent, and much different from his fiction. They're published in the New Yorker and other such magazines quite often. He had an excellent one about highway restroom graffiti.
5. Also he got hit by a truck, which is so crazy. Then he wrote lots of memoirs about being hit by a truck. The one celebrity we have in the whole state of Maine gets mauled by a drunk driver. I thought we should have put his giant creepy head on our state quarter, but apparently that wasn't taken into consideration.

j c (j c), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Stand I mean. The Strand is a bookstore I have to go to this afternoon. Apologies.

j c (j c), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

least scary element in a bad s.k. novel: killer coke machine in the tommyknockers. course, he was high on coke at the time, so it makes sense. i kinda love the fact that he doesn't remember writing cujo. If you had asked me what the great american novel was 20 years ago i would have said The Stand. I love everything up until the novel he doesn't remember writing. it was touch and go after that. hate when he takes a short story idea and adds an extra 700 pages a la Insomnia.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Eye of the Dragon - about the prince locked up in the tower who steals threads from napkins and weaves them into a rope using the tiny loom in his doll house.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>Are you getting Different Seasons confused with The Bachman Books, Rob
Yes. Yes I am. It's been a while...

>Anyway, 4mph isn't very fast

True. This is the beauty of the contest. The 100 starters can go on for quite a while before the 1st person is shot, which is obviously a sobering event for the remaining 99. Only after about 48 hours things start to go a bit crazy. People start to freak out, as one would expect. Dunno why that story stuck with me for so long - it's a disturbing concept.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they aren't even advertising this film as by Stephen King, so maybe they've realized that his name attached to a film = box office death these days.

-- anthony kyle monday

then why "stephen king's kingdom hospital"?

-- s1ocki

Stephen King signing on to the Kingdom remake is the only thing that got it made; it's been in and out of production for years, so I assume they're tagging it with his name because they aren't confident in it except as a King vehicle (whereas a Johnny Depp movie is a Johnny Depp movie, and you really don't need the Inspector 13 tag.

I haven't seen Dreamcatcher and don't know if I will, but coming so soon after the extended discussion of "trunk novels" in Bag of Bones (which, love it or hate it, is considerably different in scope, tone, and approach), and King's subsequent accident and public difficulties with returning to writing, I half-assumed it was a trunk novel itself. It certainly reads like one.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I recall something about the first story in the Bachman books (Rage) causing a stir because it depicted a fed-up high school kid coming to school with a gun and having a little kill-fest. Apparently it was reading material for a real-life high-school-rage-murder tragedy, but don't recall when/where.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He's great at writing a near-perfect example of a sub-genre. IE Rage is a great "high school shooting" story, The Long Walk is just one beautiful idea, "Survivor Type" is a great cannibal story..

(xpost)

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Incidently, 'Rage' is the only novel that King admits he wishes he never wrote. Several similar incidents have occured across the United States, and Rage has been mentioned in connection with them. Considering how sympathetic King is to his protagonist, it's easy to see how disillusioned teens could come to identify with its themes"

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh, but classic! cuz even though i don't read his new stuff i still dig him. he's such a kook, and he never makes me cringe really. which is more than i can say for most people who have been in the public eye as long as he has. search:Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining, Rage, Night Shift, The Stand, The Dead Zone, Danse Macabre, Firestarter, Different Seasons, Needful Things, The Dark Half, Pet Semetary, Misery, Skeleton Crew, and Thinner (even if you are older than 10-15)

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he never makes me cringe really

No, we have Dean Koontz for that.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 February 2004 15:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, what a way with a trashy yarn! Search: THE LANGOLIERS esp part one of the TV novella. Destroy: Cujo. I mean, it was a bit shit wasn't it.

Sarah (starry), Monday, 23 February 2004 15:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That Mist dramatization is floating around on soulseek.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 16:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The best Stephen King audio I've heard -- although the person I heard it with says The Mist one is great, too -- is "1408," the haunted hotel room story from Blood and Smoke, his audio-only thing. The first time I heard it was in the middle of the night, in the middle of a ten hour road trip through east Texas and southern Louisiana, which probably added a lot to the overall effect.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 23 February 2004 16:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the langoliers is really cool too.

i mean the thing with stephen king is he's really good at writing really readable stuff, and he has some neat ideas, but man oh man does he repeat himself. which is kind of interesting in a way, i guess. it's like he applies whatever good idea he has to the basic mold of "writer in maine" and lets it rip.

(obviously that applies more to the novels)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 17:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you know what else is good? "the juant"

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 17:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Rolling S King rock errata thread 2017

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 8 April 2017 19:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Confession: I'm pretty sure reading SK at an early age is why I became a fan of Springsteen lol

And Dylan for that matter

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 8 April 2017 19:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Revival is the most rocking recent King: "All that shit starts with E."

Brad C., Saturday, 8 April 2017 19:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

in time of lost search (wins), Saturday, 8 April 2017 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've gone on about this at length in the poll-by-era thread, but 100% agreed that IT could lose a few hundred pages with no loss. He actually straight repeats at least one entire section (the secret of the inhaler contents) and I refuse to believe it's on purpose.

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 8 April 2017 20:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Was It one of the books he later claimed he couldn't remember writing?

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 8 April 2017 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Cujo is the one i know of

Neanderthal, Saturday, 8 April 2017 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Pretty sure he said the same thing about The Tommyknockers.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 8 April 2017 21:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

He wrote It from 81-85, his maniac years

just realized that Phil Lynott mention must've been last minute bc he died in early 86

flappy bird, Saturday, 8 April 2017 21:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Tommyknockers came out at the peak of his cocaine and mouthwash phase, and is fairly clearly about his addiction. It's also one of his worst books. But then, Pet Sematary, It and Misery were all written under the influence and I think most fans would regard them as among his best.

Number None, Saturday, 8 April 2017 21:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Omg no, he drank mouthwash?? I thought it was like 24-packs of beer. Both?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 9 April 2017 00:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Tabby asked me if I drank [bottles of Listerine]. I responded ... I most certainly did not. Nor did I. I drank the Scope instead. It was tastier, had that hint of mint.

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/stephen-king-personal-demons-article-1.936068

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 April 2017 00:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 9 April 2017 00:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

First time I heard of that was on an episode of Intervention, an alcholic woman was standing on the lawn yelling that all the mouthwash was gone O_o

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 9 April 2017 00:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That episode has stayed with me too, so super sad. I'm really glad King (and hopefully that lady too) has since stopped drinking mouthwash.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 9 April 2017 13:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There are some pretty colorful/o_O stories about him while he was directing Maximum Overdrive too.

circa1916, Sunday, 9 April 2017 13:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Which is a cocaine movie if I ever saw one. "How about the entire soundtrack... AC/DC!"

circa1916, Sunday, 9 April 2017 13:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's cool his marriage stayed together even when he was doing so much cocaine he had to keep cotton balls in his nostrils to stem the bleeding

Treeship, Sunday, 9 April 2017 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Any of you read any Tabitha King? I haven't. Am curious. My dad just gave me all his Dark Tower books recently though, so after those.

how's life, Sunday, 9 April 2017 17:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Accidents on set[edit]
When filming the scene where the ice cream truck flips over, the stunt did not go according to plan and resulted in an accident. A telephone pole-size beam of wood was placed inside so it would flip end over end, but it only flipped once and slid on its roof, right into the camera. Gene Poole, dolly grip on the film, pulled the cameraman out of the way at the last second.

A second incident, this time leading to serious injury, occurred on July 31, 1985 while filming in a suburb of Wilmington, North Carolina. A radio-controlled lawnmower used in a scene went out of control and struck a block of wood used as a camera support, shooting out wood splinters which injured the director of photography Armando Nannuzzi. As a result of this incident, Nannuzzi lost an eye. Nannuzzi sued Stephen King, and 17 others, on February 18, 1987 for $18 million in damages due to unsafe working practices.[8] The suit was settled out of court.

nomar, Sunday, 9 April 2017 17:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That grip's name being gene poole is the best little detail in that first incident

briscall stool chart (wins), Sunday, 9 April 2017 22:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think the king can't remember writing the Tommyknockers thing was an Onion article

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 10 April 2017 16:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(the Cujo admission is real though)

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Monday, 10 April 2017 16:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, the Onion article predated the Cujo admission iirc so I always wondered if King was responding to it.

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 10 April 2017 16:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

From his 2014 Rolling Stone interview:

... I mean, The Tommyknockers is an awful book. That was the last one I wrote before I cleaned up my act. And I've thought about it a lot lately and said to myself, "There's really a good book in here, underneath all the sort of spurious energy that cocaine provides, and I ought to go back." The book is about 700 pages long, and I'm thinking, "There's probably a good 350-page novel in there."

I'm trying to imagine what drug King would have to be on to cut 350 pages of a manuscript.

Brad C., Monday, 10 April 2017 17:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Alice Cooper has three albums he recorded and toured behind in a total alcoholic blackout - he has no memory of them at all. And when I interviewed him, he said one time some big redneck sheriff-looking guy came up to him on a golf course and told him that one of them, DaDa, was his favorite Cooper album.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 10 April 2017 17:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Haha wow

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Monday, 10 April 2017 17:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

weirdly reminiscent of this post that's always stuck in my brain:

My wife has this friend, and he showed up late to this party last year...I asked him why he'd been late and he said, "Oh well, I wanted to come earlier but I went to the Fine Line cuz my favorite band was playing"

Me: "Oh really? cool...what band?"

Him: "Dada"

His favorite band is Dada. Huh. Didn't see that coming.

-- M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, November 3, 2005 5:35 PM (Thursday, November 3, 2005 5:35 PM)

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Monday, 10 April 2017 17:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xposts In that vein, I think Cujo is pretty good (along with some of that Cooper blackout period material).

(Cooper's walking corpse look during that era is scarier than any of his intentional efforts at spookiness.)

Break the meat into the pineapples and pat them (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 April 2017 17:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Now I'm imagining the nightmarish image of an emaciated, shroud-draped Alice Cooper hovering outside the window in Creepshow and getting the willies.

Break the meat into the pineapples and pat them (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 April 2017 17:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm trying to imagine what drug King would have to be on to cut 350 pages of a manuscript.

Memantine.

Wes Brodicus, Monday, 10 April 2017 17:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Haven't read anything since Under The Dome, which I enjoyed a lot even though it was silly and felt pretty redundant after the ~8 or so other King books I've read. Is anything since then worthwhile, or are they all just kinda "well, if you need something to read you could do worse" books?

Evan R, Monday, 10 April 2017 18:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Revival is good
the Kennedy one too

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 10 April 2017 18:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yep, both of those are good, and I liked Duma Key (can't remember if that was pre- or post-Dome).

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 10 April 2017 19:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

huh never even heard of Revival

The Kennedy one is that one that sounded most interesting to me, since it seemed maybe most like a departure from the usual "huge cast of town people/misfits/kids/villains comes together under adversity" thing a lot of his books fall into

Evan R, Monday, 10 April 2017 19:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think King's been on a mostly-good streak since Under the Dome, which was the first book of his in a while that I (a) enjoyed, and (b) read through quickly when it came out, despite the last few chapters being a bit disappointing. The only exceptions (of what I've read) are Dr Sleep and Bazaar of Bad Dreams, a so-so short story collection. 11/22/63 was great and Revival may be a top ten King book for me.

Duane Barry, Monday, 10 April 2017 19:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Full Dark, No Stars is another good one. Joyland is a decent, small-stakes book.

Avoid the 2nd and 3rd detective books and burn all copies of Dr Sleep.

The Thnig, Monday, 10 April 2017 20:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

saw that as "Full Dank, No Stars" at first

Neanderthal, Monday, 10 April 2017 21:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've just been reminded of this slightly incongruous reference (one of many tbf) in Riverdale

I guess the kids are down with the King these days

Number None, Monday, 10 April 2017 22:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

BTW, Joe Hill's most recent novel, The Fireman, is the most like his dad's work of all his stuff, but it's also really good.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spike TV is launching a series version of The Mist on June 22.

1) The Mist was actually a really good movie.
2) Remember Under the Dome? Remember how fast it turned to shit? (like, episode 2)
3) Spike TV still exists?

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Lots of Firestarter in Stranger Things.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 28 April 2017 17:41 (two hours ago) Permalink

One of my favorite Stephen King anecdotes was from Dana Gould iirc. He was at a screening of the Descent and noticed that King was also in the audience. Near the end when the hero's hand comes shooting up from out of the earth, Gould said he cringed because it was such a rip-off of the end of Carrie, and King was sitting right there. After the movie he saw King in the lobby and was enthusing to his friend, "And her hand shot out of the ground, just like in Carrie. That was awesome!"

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 28 April 2017 17:47 (two hours ago) Permalink

ugh, Firestarter. read that a couple months ago. not nearly enough firestarting imo. pretty boring book with no a lot of payoff.

flappy bird, Friday, 28 April 2017 18:05 (one hour ago) Permalink

that's a great story president keyes

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 28 April 2017 19:07 (forty-six minutes ago) Permalink

Firestarter is the most forgettable King book I've read. I don't understand why it warrants a single adaptation, let alone two.

How many gigabyte is in trilobites (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 April 2017 19:15 (thirty-eight minutes ago) Permalink

It's like he was reading Claremont's X-Men and wanted to try his hand at it and didn't realize that it was really not at all his forte.

How many gigabyte is in trilobites (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 April 2017 19:16 (thirty-seven minutes ago) Permalink

they just spend so much time locked up in that facility, i'm serious when i say there is very little firestarting or excitement. i'm deep into Cujo now and it's fucking wild - the prose is pulpier and dirtier than the novels surrounding it, he really sounds like a madman.

flappy bird, Friday, 28 April 2017 19:28 (twenty-five minutes ago) Permalink


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