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Maximum Overdrive

Along with The Return of the Living Dead in a midnight movie double feature, Maximum Overdrive was my first experience with what I would come to know as the cult classic; a movie so exquisitely unique, and yet still with a universality that resonates with those weird enough to get it. 1,479 more words


The Long Walk

Continuing into The Bachman Books, the next novel was The Long Walk. I’d heard about this one years ago and never read it, but always thought the concept was an interesting one. 697 more words


The Mist Vs. Nightworld: Writing the Supernatural Apocalypse II

I just recently listened to the audiobook versions of these two stories, and was as  struck by the similarities,  as much as the dissimilarities. Suffice to say, if you’re going to write a… 1,794 more words


Saying "Do Such-and-Such EVERY DAY"

I began responding to Stephen King‘s book On Writing in my post last week, and here I go again.

I never understood authors who said they wrote (or read) a specific number of hours per day, every day. 540 more words

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.”

~Stephen King, The Shining (1977)