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Here are the CARRIE reviews:
"Carrie" (1976)Carrie White made short work of her prom, a few cars, and a gas station before turning her psychic fury onto her Bible-thumping mama and really bringing the house down. Even though she seemingly met her demise under all the burning rubble, Carrie's still the stuff of nightmares as she ensures that Sue Snell (Amy Irving) will never have sweet dreams for the rest of her life. You can keep your damn flowers, ladyI think the end of the new Carrie did not come anywhere close to the strength of the original.
Welcome to The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, the inspiration behind Stephen King’s novel The Shining. It has everything for the true ghost hunter – from supernatural parties in the ballroom, to a guest killed in a gas explosion still haunting room 217. If that’s not enough to spook you, spectral children can be seen and heard playing in the hotel’s hallways.Check it out at www.booking.com
Hey folks up for sale is an in person Christine Replica License Plate signed by Stephen King. For those who are familiar with the movie you already know what this is. For those who don't, this was the license plate that was on the red 1958 Plymouth Fury in Christine. This has been certified by PSA/DNA. It's made out of real metal, not plastic and is an exact screen replica. This is a cool collectible for any fan and also makes for a great conversation piece as well. Happy Hunting! PSA/DNA #U28942
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The filmmakers focused more on the novel than the original film, with screenwriter and "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa incorporating additional elements from King's book.
I kept going back to Stephen King's impetus for writing the book, and that's how damaging isolation can be to people."
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"it's a movie about a girl getting her period, essentially. I can't believe somebody wrote that! Like, there's more to it, but it essentially started and ended that way -- the reason they poured pig's blood on her is because they were mocking her for what happened when the bathroom scene went down in the first place. It's a central theme in this, and I get that it turns into something much bigger, but it's all predicated on a period, which, to me, is so strange. Why wouldn't you pick something else?"
So what are her requests and predictions for Kimberly Pierce's version? "It'll be really interesting to see how Miss Collins changes -- you obviously can't slap a student in the face nowadays," she said. "But if you take a look at Columbine and a number of instances since then, there's a lot of outcasts. I feel like this new film needs to change the dialogue on that, introduce the whole idea that outcasts should be embraced and not chastised. And the prom massacre? Obviously it's a fantastical plot line to have someone stare at a hose and have it telepathically move, but the locking the doors and the starting fires? That reasonably could happen in real life, and I don't see how that won't rub people the wrong way. I wonder if they'll tweak that somehow."
A little over a year and a half ago I completed a 65 page graphic novella based off of Stephen King’s short story “Survivor Type,” about a surgeon named Richard Pine who winds up marooned on a little spit of an island with no food and is forced to begin eating his own body to stay alive. It’s a very grisly little piece and it really stood out to me when I first read it, back when I was sixteen.This is reposted with permission from www.artagem.com
"We filled the entire coffee shop with extras who were instructed to react as if they were witnessing things for the first time. Our 'targets' were selected customers who would walk in and place their order at the counter." As the unsuspecting patrons waited for their orders, a man and a woman began arguing over a spilled coffee loud enough to draw attention. And that's when things went nuts.And peoples reaction? . . .
"People screamed, they ran, and some were simply stunned and frozen - trying to process what they just saw," Krivicka said. "In other words, we basically scared the living hell out of people." Thinkmodo then compiled the best reactions into their viral video montage.movies.yahoo.com
|Annie, trying to be scared of a book she never read|
--How many times have you found yourself behind a lumbering RV, eating exhaust and waiting impatiently for your chance to pass? Creeping along at forty when you could be doing a perfectly legal sixty-five or even seventy?
--Or maybe you’ve encountered them in the turnpike rest areas, when you stop to stretch your legs and maybe drop a few quarters into one of the vending machines.King goes on like this for quite a few pages, talking to us about those RV's that seem like such a normal part of America. It's a shared common experience.
America is a living body, the highways are its arteries, and the True Knot slips along them like a silent virus.The True Knot -- Evil or Not?
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Numerous ghouls including the ghost of Lord Dunraven - the original owner of the hotel - have apparently taken up house in room 418 in particular.
Guests and staff have reported hearing the sounds of children playing in the corridors late at night and of piano music coming from its empty ballroom.So what do you do if your hotel is haunted? Move the pet cemetery of course! Seriously -- that's the plan. The owners of the hotel plan to dig up the pet cemetery and relocate it. Nothing like disturbing the graves of local pets when people already think your haunt is, well, haunted.
"If it were up to me, I'd just Jase's legs and chain him to his desk to him work. I'd be like tht weird chick off misery and he'd be the dude in the bed. But since there are regulations against that now. . ."There. I have nothing else to say.
I'm sure there are spoilers here. If you are whiny about spoilers, you probably shouldn't read blogs about books you haven't read yet. Because, it is totally fair for a community of readers to discuss portions of the book as they progress, not just give vague overviews.Some short notes:
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and when you're down here with me, YOU SHINE
Clowns, in John’s opinion, were highly overrated. They scared the ---- out of kids under six. Kids over that age merely found them boring.Well, the doctor proves wrong more than once, and I think his take on clowns is dead wrong. Kids over six find them plenty scary! I think we have an almost communal fear of clowns. After all, if Pennywise didn't put the fear of clowns into you, then Steven Spielberg must have in Poltergeist. If Spielberg and King didn't do it, how about Joker or John Wayne Gacy.
Is it a snake or a hose?
Who can say, my dear Redrum, Redrum my dear? Who can say?
It buzzes at him, and terror jumps up his throat from his rapidly beating heart. Rattlesnakes buzz like that.
Yes, it was room 217, not room 237. Dick Hallorann is alive. And yes, the Overlook is gone, burned to the ground after the boiler exploded. . . . Int he Stephen King universe, Jack Torrance never wrote "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." There were no creepy twins in the hotel corridors, nor did gouts of blood erupt from elevators. Danny's father never said, "Here's Jonny."There are other subtle jabs at Kubrick. In particular, King insists several times in Doctor Sleep that ghosts are evidence of life after death. Of course, Kubrick didn't necessarily believe in life after death, and certainly not hell. Don't tell Dan Torrance that, because he has seen beyond the grave.