A terrible idea and completely unnecessary.
Jul 30 - 08:33 AM
well, I'm excited about it . . . THE OVERLOOK HOTEL has such a dark, ugly, MYSTERIOUS history. (you know, THE SHINING is a RIP-OFF of Marasco's 1974 novel BURNT OFFERINGS)/// SALEM'S LOT PLAGIARIZES Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND. Stephen King is a HACK WRITER who just happens to be the BEST WRITER of my time.//now there's a new generation and "my time" has passed. /// The best writing comes from "hacking" stuff out. you hack away at something until it sounds right enough to make you marginally happy.
Jul 30 - 06:46 PM
You Sir are a giant crack head. While I've never read Burnt offerings so I can't say. Salem's Lot is in no way a rip off of I Am Legend excluding the fact that they both have vampires in them. Salem's Lot is very clearly what King has always claimed it is. Namely, a thesis on what would it be like if Dracula happened in the New England of the 1970's with influences from the schlock horror stories and magazines King loved growing up. Which I suppose one could argue The Omega Man may have been one of, but certainly not the only and only minimally influencial. I think Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House is much more obviously influencial.
Jul 31 - 04:27 AM
No more fucking prequels
Jul 30 - 03:08 PM
I'm guessing Dr.Sleep is influencing them to try this somewhat, but at least that's an actual chronological sequel. Prequels have no merit if they don't set up for details that can be explored in a chronological sequel. This prequel sounds like one of the ones with no merit.
Jul 30 - 03:34 PM
Dr. Sleep has an AWESOME beginning, with THE TRIBE rolling around the country in a convoy of RVs . . . I am looking forward to it./// Look up: "Stephen King reads Dr. Sleep" on youtube.
Jul 30 - 06:47 PM
This sounds particularly lame. However "Dr. Sleep" on the other hand could be good. My money says the part for Dan Torrence says Ed Norton all over it.
Jul 30 - 06:53 PM
"Kalogridis has a pedigree that's ready-made for this kind of material, having penned the macabre ?Shutter Island? for Martin Scorsese two years ago."
Uh, no.. the Shutter Island was also entirely the same as the Dennis Lehane book of the same name (which was far superior to the movie, Scorcese or no). All this guy did is edit it for the screenplay.
Jul 30 - 11:30 PM
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