Pet Sematary (1983) – Stephen King

This week’s great Stephen King re-read brings me the horror classic, Pet Sematary, which I read in the mid-80s, shortly after I had discovered the prolific writer. I remember greatly enjoying it, and being very unnerved by King’s riff on the famed horror story The Monkey’s Paw. This time around I was entertained by it, but…

The Running Man (1982) – Stephen King as Richard Bachman

Despite being a fan of the 87 Schwarzenegger flick, I’d never read the original source material, so being long past due, I dug into it and was delighted to find that the novel was a completely different experience, and worthy of a cinematic adaptation in its own right. Ben Richards lives in the slums, a…

It (2017) – Andy Muschietti

The crowd-pleasing big screen remake of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, It, brings the scares home today thanks to Warner Brothers. Debuting on blu-ray and DVD the entertaining, updated adaptation will make you float too as you visit the town of Derry, Maine. A town of secrets, and terrors in this wonderful coming of age tale….

The Colorado Kid (2005) – Stephen King

I’m a fan of Stephen King, as most people who follow the blog would know, as they have seen me revisit some of my favourite stories and novels. I was also a huge fan of the television show, Haven, when it aired, delighting in the tie-ins it made to the worlds King had created. But…

Stephen King’s It

I’ve been revisiting Stephen King books, and then when I’m done a title, I like to take a look at the accompanying film, or mini-series. I recently finished King’s epic book It. I haven’t read that since I was a teen, probably 13 or 14. I used to make sure that my Mom got King’s…

Revisiting Stephen King

I’ve been wanting to read something spooky for a while, and it’s tough to come across books and authors who actually can creep me out with a tale of the supernatural. So I decided to go back to my youth. Like most folks, I read a lot of Stephen King in my teen and high school…

A Haven Christmas

“You think it’s Christmas too? It’s July.” “Yeah…?” Haven is my kind of Christmas episode. Anyone who knows me, or listened to our short podcast the other week, knows I’m not a huge fan of Christmas movies or shows in general, though Doctor Who, Charlie Brown, and the Muppets all tend to get passes, and…

Stephen King`s 11/22/63

I just finished Stephen King’s 11/22/63 last night. All I can say is wow. This is my new favorite book of his, my previous one was It. This isn’t a horror novel, but is a great “what if?” sci-fi thriller/drama with a healthy love story. The epic tale (just shy of 850 pages) follows school…