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"stephen king collection" Discussed on Chat Sematary
"Hey everyone cemetery is back. I'm your host diana chapman and today i am joined by marina hito and we are talking about the bazaar of bad dreams. This is another stephen king collection so there are quite a few stories in this one. And if you've heard some of the previous episodes before you know maybe i'm not the biggest fan of his collections. But i do have some stories that i enjoyed out of this one but i marina. How are you doing today. I'm doing great. And i'm super happy to be here in to join you in this conversation in just for everyone listening. I wanted to say that. I'm sorry if i mispronounce anything. I'm brazilian sewing wishes on my first language and i wanted to put the disclaimer. Your holy fine. I'm terrible at pronouncing things. So when you read things and you don't hear them. It's a little difficult but just jump right in and you know we probably won't talk about every single story but i do like to talk about the stories that kick off collections. Because i think you know some thought goes behind the order of the stories but especially you know which one starts at in which one closes it out so mile. Eighty one for me was a very strong start to this. It was an intense story. You have all of these cars pulling up and this old muddy station wagon was just stopped here and people keep going up to it and the door creeps open. Nobody gets out but then it sucks people in and you not only get to see a bunch of different types of people come up to it but a bunch of different types of cars and you have you know someone who is pulling a trailer with horses. You have a family with kids and the kids. Don't get out of the car. So then they see. All of these things happened in this is just such a traumatic story especially from the kids. Perspectives It gave me so much it vibes and the fact that the kids kind of feel before their parents that something is wrong and they should not approach the car but the parents insist on doing it anyway and then the d eleven year old boy. That helps the younger siblings. That are the car in the fact that a car came apparently for outer space and this outside evil perspective just reminded me so much of it and it made me so happy. Yeah this was a really really good. Start for me. Because i was like okay. I really enjoyed this first story. So let's see how. I kind of like the rest and it's not to say that this was a bad collection by any means. I haven't thought any of them were bad per se. It's just that there. Were you know a mixed bag of stories for me. And i did find that to be the same with this one but is there a story that you want to touch on in sort of these earlier first handful here i think premium harmony is one of the first few once in a mutually such a huge fan of collections of short stories. Specially stephen king's and i tend to like if not all of them like the majority premium harmony was really not it from yet. Couldn't feel for any of the characters. You know the couple arguing identing care about them. I didn't care about their lives. And i was just extremely upset that the dog by the way that he did. I was so angry right because you have this couple. And they fight all the time they're going out to buy a present for someone in their family and then the husband is in the car with the dog but then gets out of the car and has this terrible thing happen but he gets back to the car and realizes that he forgot the dog in the car because he was so preoccupied with so many other things. But it's like you know if you have a dog you have a responsibility to the dog. You know it's not like the dog could have gotten itself out of the car like a kid or something could have but yeah definitely upset. I just wish the head die too. I'm like i hope you had died with her. Like after killing the dog. I hope you die to the very gruesome way in a follow up story somewhere. Yeah i will say that the next story. Which is batman and robin heaven altercation was not remotely what i was expecting out of that title. Because it's about this man sanderson and his father. Who is you know in a home. And they go out to applebees kind of keeps coming back to this memory of when they went out for halloween dressed as batman and robin and even though it was kind of this nice little story i was like. Oh yeah that wasn't what i was expecting at all because it kind of takes this turn and you see them get into this car accident and the dad just takes action go cycle. Yeah and it's like oh okay. He stole a steak knife from apple even healed this guy who beat the crap out of his son. It was just so bizarre. And i mean this is called the bizarre bad dreams and i know those are two different spellings. They're technically for words. But i was like. Oh okay. that's how this is going to go. And what i look for in the collections honestly is just some sort of through line and i feel like that still gets lost here because you have stories that end up tying to the dark tower with your or you are. I'm not really sure what to me me. I'm like yeah and then you have his baseball story with blockade. Billy and i was like i kind of skimmed over that one and i was like i'm sorry stephen king but i've never even watched a game of baseball like i'm brazilian. We don what's happening. Yeah and i mean. I'll watch baseball. But it's not one of those things that i think. Interest me as a stephen king fan to read his writing about baseball because he's done that before in other collections. Like he had this whole story. About owens little league game or something and i was like okay. That's cool love the family time for you but i. This isn't what i read. Stephen king four. But i want to back up a little bit and talk about your which is a novella that was originally released for kindle and this was kind of one of king's early kindle experiments because they were taking on these singles almost and he incorporates that into the story which i really liked because when he kind of gets meta about things especially you know writing and releasing books and things like that i think him writing what he knows and putting his twist on it is where he really shines. And the twist in this. Is that this kindle connects you to another world and that's where we get that dr tower connection. Are you super familiar with the dark tower books. I've read the first couple of books to get the references. But not i just. I never wanted a kindle so much in my first of all is spink and i just kept wondering if we surge through different different earths..
"stephen king collection" Discussed on Chat Sematary
"I am joined by. Travis newton who you may remember from one of our mangalore episodes which you know. Maybe you didn't listen to that. And that's okay but travis. How're you doing today. Good and if you did not listen to the mangla to episode. I forgive you. I wish i hadn't watched the movie. Well i dunno better person for having watched the mangla to time will tell only time will tell on that one but i am. I'm much happier to be here. Having read another stephen king collection that i hadn't read before. Yes we're talking all about full dark. No stars today. This contains four stories. Nineteen twenty two big driver. Fair extension and a good marriage travis. Had you read any of these stories before now no. This is my first time reading any of these stories same. I only knew about three of them simply. Because i was making this spreadsheet and notice that three of the four have adaptations and nineteen twenty. Two is one of the more recent ones that's a net flicks original but really i've been enjoying king's novella collections. Much more than his short story collections. And i think part of that has to do with the fact that the novella collection seemed to be more themed out than the short story collections. Yet i mean the short story collections often have just a more scattershot approach. And i think that's just of part and parcel with their format and i. I think that with the short story collections. I'm much more inclined to open one up. Read a couple stories out of or like skip around in it. And i feel absolutely no guilt about putting a short story collection down and picking up later to pick up a know. Read a few more short series. But this i was more content to read it front to back And i think the format you know the more. I don't know the sort of more drawn out format and the ability for king to take a greater time with these stories suits that reading style a little bit more It's definitely something that you know. I enjoyed reading overall but I feel like there's a fairly good variety of styles in this book. Yeah and to just dive right in with the first story. Which i mentioned is nineteen twenty two. This one definitely feels more like a period piece. Because it's happening in this time that we're very disconnected from by the time this collection comes out and obviously you know kings not exactly connected to nineteen twenty two either. But he's able to transport you with this story which is being told by an unreliable narrator in wilfred james and i never really say spoiler alert on these podcasts. Since everything has come out so long ago by the time. I'm covering it but we are going to spoil all of these stories. So maybe if you haven't read it and you want to pause this but travis. This is a confession a very long confession by this character. Really sure and there was a time when actor kumail nangiani who you might recognize movies like the big sick and the upcoming the time he was a stand up comedian and he had this joke. And the joke was Was talking about the oldest wooden roller coaster in america. I think it was and he was talking about how the roller coaster was bilton. I forget what year he said might have been nineteen eighteen. Something like that and he goes they could just called the rollercoaster. Eighteen and i would have been way more afraid of it. And that's kind of the story here. Like nineteen twenty. This is the horrors of growing up In the early twentieth century in rural america and it talks about the sort of systemic issues that people would face in in rural america. And i'm glad that the first the first thing you used the first adjective used to describe the narrator was unreliable and like yes. It's really important not to take this particular character at his word there. There's really no telling just like how despicable the character is because he's confessing to a horrible crime obviously and there are potential elements of supernatural horror that he talks about. We don't know if they actually happened or not. Because again the whole thing is centered on an unreliable narrator. But i feel he also does a fair amount of justifying his crime and that is where i started to get the idea like. Oh this guy's probably yank my chain somehow like this smells fishy. Well he puts it all on his subconscious basically which he calls the conniving man and that's a very apt description for it because you can sort of see the switch flip as you're reading And i really think even though he's unreliable it's never unreliable as to how despicable he. Oh yeah. I mean that's apparent early. The the narrator wilfred is a manipulative misogynist who schemes to turn his fourteen year old son against his mother. So that this will split the marriage and he you know wilford can actually take the the wife's farmland and his initial ideas that the marriage will split. The wife will move away to the city. Because that's what she wants. And that's what she's been talking about. And she will sell her farmland off to become a hog farm and he has you know throughout their marriage taken some sort of sense of ownership of that land even though it's not his and he has no right to it he wants it and so he conspires to kill the wife with the sun So that he can get what he wants and like you said early on..
"stephen king collection" Discussed on Post Show Recaps
"Oh oh man. I feel i feel like i just got got got here. What a treat. What a treat like ice cream cones with or without chocolate. It's so nice to have rick devon's here with us and one of the nice surprises. When just when i started doing this podcast was that one of the first comments we got was from rick. Devon's who revealed himself to be a huge stephen king buff not ever buff and has a full centers. A picture of his stephen king collection behind him. I am a big fan of the man in bangor. My brother-in-law producer needs a stephen king in high school. And the sand. Was i think the herder worth book of his that. I'd read your brother in. Law introduced you to stephen king's books in high school. Yes sir okay. Well 'cause i was gonna say that. I think it's an interesting because also then your mother in law who is a big supporter of all the podcasts. Also a big cis. Oh what a what a connection. But that goes way back. What my brother-in-law you married. My sister didn't meet my mother-in-law till twenty years later but yeah also she and becca are huge. Fans of the stand in particular watching this than eagle is as you know both of you from the constant tweets late so rick. Is your family reunion like a stephen king convention. Everyone's family reunion this year. Has gotten chapter trips. Yeah wow that's edge. Even game one of the big things david wright and i bonded over on the island we talked a lot of stephen king And everyone else looked at us like okay. That explains that explains why they voted you out so early. That's exactly. we cannot listen to this talk about. Did you get into that. Maybe he got into that short story about the doctor that gets stuck on the island has to eat his own hand. I feel like you get into that. You're going to get voted out immediately. You know if we're voting people out just based on talking wardag javadi but sweetness banks a. I'll take everything survivor. Train speech you want to recast the edge of extinction with the stand characters. But we'll save that for another time is ring mother gail rob. There's a new contender for the casting. Choice for inspired while. Yeah yeah. there's that charming longhair man. Yeah i i'm not gonna make any judgment calls on the sexiness but i i see where we're going with this for another time for another time another time and you know we don't bloom here so we can't do. A francis offseason podcast. We're in the middle of the season one at the stand. Yes it's and there's no. There's no song. Perry contest called the standoff contained. We talk about the stand. So rick i would love to hear about your experiences with the stand. You've mentioned one of the first ones you read. But i would love to hear like. Have you seen the miniseries bridge version. Unabridged version Where are you at with the stand. Lore never read the unabridged. The first one. I i read was the extended jesse only one. I now Although i have read you know what was added in what i have seen the original miniseries bonding moment with the ball. Way back when watching that. All-star cast gary sinise killing the second. Rick how old were you when this was on this was. I didn't watch it when it was live. I walked a dvd coffee up nine years old. That came out. When did it come out ninety four. Yeah ninety two years old. Yeah yup so would not have been watching that the house but yeah so so. i'm. I'm a huge fan of it and i was really excited about this. I mean you know randall. Flags such a huge factor in the sand and all over the stephen king universe. So he's probably my favorite stephen character. Ed he's never really been justice Original series of supercenter does. I've really love. I wanna talk a lot about flag. Because i feel like this was flags episode too shy and there are especially the parallels between sars guards flag and jamie sheridan's flag are really an interesting to break down because i think my favorite jamey sheridan flag moment. Is this particular seeing the way that they did it. So i'm thrilled. Always thrilled to talk to more. Original stan mini series stands. Because i it was very formative for me as well. I actually watched a good portion of the way that this was done. The ninety four miniseries. I watched like the first five hours or so on youtube recently and then after. I watched this episode. I don't remember how it played out in the ninety four version. And i went back and i did watch through like this. Whole section in the ninety four mini series. So i am ready to talk about that also. Yeah i haven't watched the ninety four mini series in a long time. So you have to refrain on down. Its with alexander scarsdale. Yeah it's it's very sad. But i i haven't seen it in a decade and i still like quote large chunks of it. It's not healthy button before we get too far down path down the dark path I'm gonna take a moment to thank our sponsors for this episode and those are our friends over geiko Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do. And i bet it can be hard work but you know what's easy bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowners and renters insurance along with your auto policy and it's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home go to geico dot com get quote. See how much you could save. Its geico easy. Visit geico dot com. Today that's geico dot com whether you live in a cabin in the middle of a cornfield or you live in penthouse in vegas. I feel like geico's got you covered. The they gotta to be paying by insurance rates in new vegas them because they are not farm simply floozy goosey. Yeah good place to start. Actually because i was. I was excited at first because the first thing we see is something. That is very vegas specific. We see people working at the hoover dam. And i'm like of course building society in vegas you're gonna have the hoover dam. But then it just sort of descends into chaos and like how is vegas running like what is. How is this functioning society. Why do people want to be here. Yeah we have had a lot of look at what a light by and it looked like he was in great shape innovation in showed five. Yeah the tourism might be up to do their seemingly. You could see a show you could go and go to the fights. There's gambling. I'm not sure if people are getting like a stipend also. I'm not sure. What nestle you're gambling with in new vegas but there seems like there's no lack of things to do. What is this economy like. how are they. Are they structuring this. This feels to me. Sort.
"stephen king collection" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"By John. Power Plant goes becoming right now. Arne Circle Z so good. I don't star search. No it was really Stewart and you had no idea had my green voice changer on me and this is your roic poet Jacob. I can't believe we're having wrote poet in this are there any other is yeah unemployed mostly bartenders. I believe yes nine thousand nine hundred ninety three. How could I forget? My Freshman Year of college was coming to an end it been tumultuous year as I adjusted to life out on my own and Stephen King Miniseries on TV. I had not seen that many movies in theaters. Because I was poor and didn't have a car. I was anxious for Tommy knockers. Because I couldn't get through the book. I got the book as part of the Steven King Book Club. You are the Stephen King Fan by the way like you're the one who's supposed to read all the books and you couldn't do it. Not In the nineties. I mean came out in the late eighties. In part of what they call the Stephen King firestorm we did four books in twelve months including it and this and I got this one probably in nineteen ninety ninety one and tried to read it a couple times. Couldn't so I'm like yes. They're making a movie of it. Jimmy Smits I love La Law. So I'm there now. I don't have to read the book. I'll find out what it TRACI Lords I love her. I knew that yeah sure the last time she was on primetime television. It's that acting you. That's the real draw isn't it? Arnie I of course have never seen her adults work or is it the music career actually legit like her music. No joke and she's really fun in person having a couple of times and just got into Chitchat. But no I was liking TRACI lords the actual actress even though I can never and will never see her adult work so but I was there. The first night of this miniseries. I was anxious the night to play. I remember kind of watching you back tonight to you after night one. My dorm had two. Tv's in its that we we could watch a movie while somebody else play video games. My memory is more finally beating. Sonic the hedgehog three. Wild Tommy knockers plate. I think I only saw a bit of it. My memory was that I watched some of it but honestly I think the only thing I ever saw was the coke machine attack like stayed with me. I knew that this movie had killer coke machine in it not for maximum overdrive right. Yeah because it's so scary. You can do it twice. There's so many layers but this was the book that broke me. I was a Stephen King Fan until I picked up that book and then I didn't read anymore of his books for decades after Tommy knockers but I did read it for this. Viewing the Hell. I probably suffered through worse and I'm going to pick a controversial stance. I don't think it's his very worst book. No it's not his very worst book but it's a Mung them. I finally turned to the last page for this recording as well. I knew someday I'll have to do a books and Nachos on it so I locked down and I read that book and it's not as worst but it's really in the running for worst. I was surprised because I typically the Stephen King Newbie here. I have not read the book. I hadn't seen this but my wife had read the book like she. I think until Dr Sleep. I don't know how much king is put out since Dr Sleep. Oh like seven or eight nine. Yeah of course but that is the last one she ran like. She's like I think he's done but she had read this one when it came out like got through the whole thing. She did not remember much because she watched the TV movie with me. She was to shock where it was going. But Yeah I'm the new one here. Well it makes perfect sense to say this is when Stephen King hit rock bottom literally and personally this is when his addiction was at its zenith and he was passing out and having blackouts and he said he barely remembers writing. This book and much of the book can be seen as a metaphor for addiction. That's all the book is right. 'cause that's how I saw this movie. It's about five different books. I'll weigh in and say I actually like a few of them. Saves it from the bottom of the barrel? Is there's elements of it? I like there's so much going on but yeah of course it's gotTa have the alcoholic author as the central figure. I mean I wish it weren't that story. But after this is when he finally joined a and finally cleaned up for good and had writer's block his big fear the reason he told himself. You know. Alcoholics have a lot of stories they tell themselves but the reason he told himself he couldn't stop drinking and stop cocaine and stopped listerine because he not be able to write as well and it was after this book. I think he might realized. I'm not writing as well on the drugs either. He has said this is his least favourite novel and they changed quite a bit of it for the TV thing. He actually said that they improved his book in many ways. I've got an ask because this is a straight up scifi story. I guess it's maybe has the Ghost of aliens possessing people and maybe that's horror but what was interesting. Was this really struck. Me As a sci Fi story not a horror ghost goblins all that stuff. Stephen King is known for. Has He done straight Sifi. Not under the name Richard Bachman before. There were a couple of short stories in the night shift and skeleton crew anthologies that were straight sci-fi as well a psychological horror but not much and depending on what you wanted to take it as I mean fire starter could be seen as sci-fi given that they have a scientific reason for the telekinesis and all the scientific study of it and really not much horror until the end with a bunch of flaming bodies. You know I feel that Stephen King was at a point. Though after it which he said was going to be his ultimate monster story he has written horror after then but he started going into sci fi and mystery and drama and really stretching out so that his works didn't feel like every single one was going to be an evil mad libs again. The book is many different things at once and some of it is horror. I can recognize that he may have been reaching for something with having a ufo buried beneath it did feel like an invasion of the body snatchers story and the part. I like best about it was it was a noble parable. I mean that meltdown had just happened and so it was kind of interesting to think. About what would America do if on its soil? It was using a power that seemed to produce all these great results but also was causing people to have radiation sickness and lose their teeth died. I mean yeah you could see that as a metaphor for drugs or cocaine meth whatever the hell king was taking but I like the historical connection. Chernobyl is actually a subplot in the novel. He'll call it out directly not here though in this TV movie. There's so much you'd have to leave out of that book. It is five hundred fifty eight pages and probably fifty characters. I mean one of the hard things about adapting it is. There really isn't a central character like there are just so many little vignettes and side stories and characters just continually new people just popping into get killed or whatever that you can never get a fix on who the hero was supposed to be or what they're doing. I kind of disagree with that because so much time is spent in the beginning with Bobby. Ginn guard and then we get short bits with other people and Bobby Garter mentioned in passing but I knew that it would add to come back to them to me. It felt like he was kind of trying to replicate Salems lot by having a big town with a lot of characters. All of whom are going to be in some way touched. By the events that we're going on but not done is artfully assailants. Lot not done as well as Salems. Lots and yet here. We're going to get the stories in parallel. They're going to mix them all up. Edit them and show them chronologically and if it feels a little disjointed though Stewart a lot of that middle was just short stories. Yeah one for sure was published in rolling stone called the revelations of Becka Paulson was a short story. He wrote and if you've got one of the limited editions of Skeleton Crew only a thousand were printed. It was in there but other than that. It's never been in any Stephen King Collection. I got a copy of rolling stone through Ebay. Read it. Did he just straight up. Put that short story into the novel because I read about this like. He loved that. Short story so much she wanted to i. I don't know publish it again. Well he could have published it again in the regular skeleton crew if he loved it that much but in the short story. Becka Paulson finds a gun and accidentally shoots herself in the head and the bullet in her brain makes her telepathic and then she electric user husband. Stephen King rewrote it to update the TV shows. They watch because of the short story. It was Charlie's angels and the updated it to Miami vice in the that seems like just a matter of years and then they changed it from the gun. Shot to Tommy knockers. But I mean word for word. The same for large sections and Stephen King writes about characters having drawers of unpublished work. I gotTA think Stephen King had a drawer of unpublished work. He's like all right. I got electrical. Tommy knockers now dead at all right. This person got hit by a ghost. Tommy knockers now just inserted a whole bunch short stories and that wouldn't necessarily be a complaint. I do feel like yes. Salems loud is probably my favorite king novel and part of it is because it takes a look at small town New England and sees evil and rot there. I mean it's just a good theme. It's also the theme of it. Which is I'm guessing. They felt like this could work as some kind of sequel to it because that also had like a ufo that was buried beneath the town that they have officers from keep showing up. Isn't that the town from it? Dairy is also the town from stand by me. I always thought it was castlerock. Dairy and Castle Rock and haven our towns. That king will use again and again. But I wanted to as it because we're doing this in order of King Publication. But if you weren't a king reader and you were just liking the Stephen King Movies on television there had not been much Stephen King. There were salems lot back in the seventies and who really remembered it although it was out on VHS by the late eighties and nineties then in one thousand nine hundred ninety we got it nineteen ninety-one they did sometimes they come back for CBS. That's right and then here. In nineteen ninety. Three we got Tommy knockers. And why Tommy knockers. Part of it is rights again. When Stephen King was hot every short story every novel got optioned and as he was writing things would get optioned by studios before they were even published so a lot of it was well. This is what we can get the rights to. Wasn't it also I mean like X. Files and unsolved mysteries with all the UFO's. I was a big thing in the early nineties and I think that would be a hot topic to make a new movie and to be a thought..
"stephen king collection" Discussed on Chat Sematary
"So I wanNA give you a chance to introduce yourself to the listeners. You will be back on future episodes but I'd like to do this for everyone's first episode on the show all right well first of all. Thanks for having me. She said my name is Dennis. I'm a writer from Clarksville. Ville Arkansas and I've been a huge Stephen King Fan since probably ten when my mom introduced me. So it's a really exciting to be on this podcast. Well I'm very happy to have you and Stephen King's short story. Collections are sometimes hit or miss so to start off this conversation. I just WanNa get a feel for your overall thoughts on the collection as a whole. Was it too long do you. You typically enjoy his short story collections. Well when it comes to the short story it's my favorite medium again. That was one of my big introductions to Stephen King was his Was a short stories but This particular collection nightmares and dreamscapes. I enjoy it but it kind of felt like he was It kind of felt like he was emptying his desk on this one. It will a lot of it. Didn't have an overall theme a lot of good stories but some of them were hit or miss for me. Yeah I feel the same about this collection. It's just one of those where you get such a mix of stories and personally at least so far are my favorite collection of his has been different seasons despite not liking the final story as much as the previous three but that just seemed to have more of a common theme and I know those were novellas as opposed to short stories but more often than not you get a mix. Hilltop Novello are to something. That's you know around one hundred pages visible over a hundred pages in most of his collections. At least from what I've read so far and you have some in here like suffer. The little children that were supposed to be in other collections. That one in particular was supposed to be a night shift so they do apparently do some editing when it comes to collections actions as well but it seems to be few and far between because the stories a lot of the stories at least have already been published. So he's just pulling coming from you know his magazine submissions. And things like that you do. Have some unpublished works in this one and in a lot of his collections honestly but for the most part I would say. There's a chance that people could already be familiar with some of these stories. especially if they were keeping up with Stephen King at the time and not coming to a much later like I was just because you know I wasn't around when he started writing and another question. I have for you real quick before we dive live in to some of our favorite and laze favorite stories. How do you feel about the pacing of short story collections? Does it not really occur to you that you're reading eating. This long book of Stephen King's because the stories are much shorter. Well as far as the pacing short stories go getting through the entire collection election to me. Seems it's a lot easier to put down You know you start a story especially when you enjoy you get through it you go the next one you get through it and at any point between you can stop after story without feeling like you're missing something but I mean for the most part heart pacing to me doesn't really doesn't really come into play when it comes to the short story collections. Yeah for me. It's just one of those things where how I feel about the pacing depends on how long and it takes me to get through a collection because even if the stories are well paced. If I have a few days where I don't read and then I'm like okay. Kind of get back to the short stories. And sometimes his collections can go on for so long and I think this is one of the longer ones I've read other than the novellas is in the Bachman books because I have that complete one with rage included so there are times where it feels like a chore to get through some of these collections. But this one I think was more about me not necessarily just sitting down in reading for longer stretches of time. It's like oh I have time to read a story here on his story story there so it took me a little longer to get through but I don't think that was the fault of the pacing of the stories itself. Just the pacing of myself trying to read the entire collection. I completely understand. So let's dive into the actual stories. Now I WANNA kick this off with our favorite stories because because those are going to be a little more fun to talk about so what. Were some of your favorite stories from this collection. Well as far as favorites went On these last this case was probably was my number one because I just kind of like the idea of a writer intentionally throwing himself into into his story changing things by thinking about it using bringing his typewriter to the or not as typewriter bring his computer Believe it was the Toshiba back to the nineteen forties like late thirties early forties. And using it to Kinda rearrange rearrange the furniture so to speak it was really cool. Yeah and I think a close second was you know they got a hell of a band just the thought of all these rock and roll legends ending up in the same place. 'cause it kind of plays into that whole You know Elvis isn't dead. He just went home type of Type of thing but accept everybody there is dead and all they do is they have their own little town but they and they have their own jobs but they still have these just massive and amazing concerts. And I yeah right I think an an updated version of that would probably be really cool considering all the legends. That have came in gone since then. Yeah those two are definitely ones that I found enjoyable royal and are certainly topped here for me and I know you have another one to discuss but just quick notes on these two. I did enjoy you. You know the kind of detective story of Omni's last case the private dick feel to it and then you know they got a hell of a band which is so fun it was one of those. Where are you didn't necessarily have to have a lot of meat on the story? It was just something he was having fun with. You didn't have to dive too deep into the story to really understand and what he was getting at. It was just like you know what. Here's a fun concept. Let me run with it and see what happens. Yeah definitely like that one. It kind of felt like he wrote that one like straight from the hip like he didn't aim guy. It was really cool. It was kind of like you know. And then you had my third which would have been like CR- a crutch and It was very lovecraft in the Catholic. Feel that one that one. That's part of the reason it was it was very simplistic simplistic horror. And it paid homage to lovecraft and regardless of my opinions of him as a person lovecraft is arguably one of the most prolific prolific Horror writers of all time so It was definitely really cool to see a Stephen King's take on that. I have a confession to make. I have not read any lovecraft that I am aware of size. Probably do that at some point given that Stephen King does seem to pull some influence from him. Oh yeah definitely in a lot of I mean over the years a lot of people have I mean just even DC comics with Arkham asylum arkham HP lovecraft. So yeah I can definitely as since those vibes there. It's one of those things where I've been familiar with his work without having read it. Just because of people are influenced by. There are certain works that you I know. Like almost everyone probably knows dracula. Doesn't mean you've Read Dracula drag. So it's it's one of those things for me and while I mentioned that the three right up were higher tier for me. I think my two favorites coming out of this were our suffer. The little children which I mentioned briefly a moment ago and the House on Maple Street suffer. The little children was just so cruel and horrific perfect that it just felt so very Stephen King at liquid and it was just something that caught my attention right away and I couldn't shake it was just like that was so creepy. I love it. The House on Maple Street was a little different different because it did end up having a Sifi element to it but I really enjoy kings writing of children. There's this innocence about them. That just seems to make them so much much smarter than everyone else. When he's writing them and the curiosity of the kids in this house and I'm just trying to sort of sneak around founded figure things out and be like what is going on and then all of a sudden the house just takes off and while the SCIFI element wasn't my favorite part of it? I think it was still strong enough for me to safely say. It's one of my favorites. Oh Yeah and you know how Maple Street it was. It was definitely a good story and Stephen King at any age. I don't know how he does it but he's very good at capturing how kids talk to each other which is something something that I don't think a lot of adults can do. It's something I don't like to try Because it's so difficult but he's always been very good got it like the SCI fi elements in that one. I wasn't a big fan of but I mean it was a it was a solid short story and You know suffer the little children. I don't know like that one. I don't know how it like. I picked three top ones that is still easily top five. It was. I mean yeah everything about it was just absolutely it. It was crazy from the beginning and Like Miss Hedley is I mean we all had a T.. We all had headley at some point and I think Stephen King probably did too. It was just a really fun. Take on teacher revenge mixed with. I don't even know what they were. They kind of reminded me of the of the The tateed the Tahina gene from The tower books okay. I have not quite finished the tower books. I blow lie beyond Book Number Four. No No. It's totally only find. The thing about this podcast is that I know his works are so old at this point that I'm not going to be upset about any sort of spoilers. It's just one of those things where I've somehow managed to avoid them for so long especially with the dark tower series because people love that so much I was like. I'm kind of impressed that it hasn't been spoiled for me so I have no idea what you're talking about so to me. That's not a spoiler. But you know I know what you mean by saying that suffer. The little children is sort of this teacher. Revenge story that I think a lot of people will connect with in one way or another and you know these are obviously our top tier ones and I will say if you're a Asher lock fan you will definitely want to check out the doctor's case at least because that is his Holmes and Watson Story which it it was fun but it was one of those things where you know he's not working with his own ip basically so. It's not as exciting for me. It's just like Oh yeah he went and did a sherlock story. That's cool Polo. Well public domain. It's definitely not the worst thing in here. Definitely Il no. It's definitely not bad. It was just like any anytime I see. I don't know anytime I see especially stab Established riders work with like Old Public domain stuff. I just It's touching go from even even like you know you could. You could pretty epic work with things. Like grimm fairy tales over the years. But that's just not my thing right right well. I think it's time to move on to some of our least favorites. The main one we share in common which is head down his essays about a wins Little League baseball team. which make absolutely no sense to put into a Stephen King Collection of fictional story? It was just is one of those things where it's stuck out like a sore thumb and it's not even that it was bad writing. It was just baseball writings so it did not fit at all. They they should put this as a little thing on the end of. What is Baseball Book Blockade Billy or the Red Sox book that he did with Peter Straub like put? This you want to know is so at least make sense right. It was like it was like watching a Tarantino in Romero worked together on What is it dusk till dawn? It was just is. This is a really good story and then in the middle of. Hey you know what we're GONNA do. Something else felt yeah. It was a super weird inclusion. And I think I think that was by far the low point for me and it wasn't even that I hated any of the stories. It was just that felt so out of place and I know you want to talk about rainy season. which was a super weird story? I was just like yeah. That's that's a weird one too so I'll let oh you discuss your thoughts on that one as far as rainy season. Goes if you're familiar with any anybody familiar with some of my work like The terrorists slasher survival survival school. I am a huge fan of horror cliches in this just about all of them. A young couple middle of nowhere The a dual citizen trying to talk them out of staying and it was a great set up for a supernatural slasher but I got toads with tasers sharp teeth. It was very And it's like I said we always go back to this. The writing isn't bad it just I had had absolutely zero clue what the hell is going on and it comes back. Yeah and it goes like And this is one that I've read and also one that I've heard narrated I did and I cannot remember the narrator but her voice just was not it for me God what was her name..
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"Forty income would you show more Kelly here just tuning in we're talking about movie this more specifically Stephen King right about now it chapter to what I was going back and forth with the host the co host of care if I don't at me very cool podcast very cool very raw very relevent in many of these discussions and I was trying to just pick their brains if we Morgan and you want do they have any familiarity with Stephen King do you know any of his books if his movies and let me just give you a quick list do any of these movies ring a bell Terry yeah yeah get a Stephen King did you see it or just know about it they've they've had a couple of remakes of Kerry from not mistaken I think I was scary for Halloween one year when I was little but I didn't know I didn't know that now that makes sense okay one talk about the shining did you see that what about creek show no I never heard of it no Joe a rabid dog nothing now this is my and Bender I know is seen this movie here we go this is my favorite Stephen King movie by far the dead zone it's when the world was pretty much introduced to Christopher Walken wait I thought that was this wait the dead zone you're thinking Twilight Zone no I'm not that was the that's what I watch during football season so I don't have to watch one specific game so I can watch all the games at once that's the red zone yes down well done well the good give a rim shot even though she was looking for one just in front of a dead zone yes our server that Christopher Walken and he's a guy who was in an accident and after the accident he has premonitions of people dying in the future accidents which happened and he tries to let people know Hey don't go to this lake in skate on the ice because you'll fall through kids are going to die it it Christopher Walken is magnificent in it and it's actually actually it's almost it's a premonition of stores because there's a character in it call Greg Stillson who runs for president who is very trump esque very trump S. there some parallels which had been made because of that that was back I think arm a nineteen eighty three or something like that I'm Christine car from help bring about no no children of the corn all yes and okay all right all right now we're getting somewhere what about fire starter with Drew Barrymore and keep the David Keith stand by me American classic of course great song right yes yeah that's him we talked about pet cemetery what about misery with Kathy Bates and James Caan no that was one of my favorites growing up do you watch movies at all certainly because these movies which are in constant play only the go once you know all this rain and wind I take their you only watch good movies only wants to go once you know the spider man's the iron man's of this world and this is not a **** but is still within the Stephen King collection ever see Shawshank redemption heard of it but now yeah exactly same here Bender anytime Shashank is one of my favorite re watchable wipes and I've probably seen it sixty or seventy times wow.
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"Everyone chat cemetery is back as it is drew Dietsch. We're talking all about silver bullet today, which is a movie from nineteen eighty five that is based off of the novella cycle of the werewolf. We've already discussed that one. So we won't talk too much about it as far as, you know, the source material goes, but it is one of those adaptations here that does not take on the title of the source material, which happens numerous times throughout you know, the history of Stephen King add up tensions. But drew are you ready to talk about silver bullet today. Oh, yeah. I mean I signed up for this episode for a couple reasons of one I love where wolves in general there, one of my favorite movie monsters, and there aren't enough, really great werewolf movies. This is a significant where wolf movie, but we can certainly talk about it's, it's quality. Also, I love cycle of the where wolf it might be one of my. Favorite pieces of Stephen King literature ever, especially with the, the beautiful, Bernie and artwork. And I had not seen silver bullet since I was probably a kid like I caught it on television a couple times. And this was probably the first time I saw it from beginning to end, and I was surprised to find that silver bullet at least I, I would say in a skeletal structure kind of resembles, my all time favorite movie, and that's jaws. This is a story about a small town that is being attacked by creature and at the end three people have to band together to hunt it down and destroy it. I'm like, oh, well that that's jaws. The movie doesn't quite capture that as it rolls on. But there, there was some interesting trivia was able to dig up about this. It was originally to be directed by Don Cosker rally. Who did phantasm and bee's master and Bubba ho tap, like really storied independent horror director. And this is I think it's appropriate because you and I also did the cats I episode and that was also produced by Dino dealer Rentis. And with a script by Stephen King, who also has the credit for the screenplay on silver bullet. Right. And I feel like this is another cats. I situation where the movies, not bad but it's like three or four notches from being really good. Yeah. When I went into this, I was sort of expecting it to be almost along the lines of children of the corn. So I'm very glad it wasn't that far in the direction. But no, this was very you know middle of the road for me. I believe I gave it a three out of five and if I'm not mistaken you did as well. And it was the first time I had ever seen it wasn't something I had seen before, which is actually going to be the case with a lot of these older movies. I want to say probably a lot through. Ninety or just ones that I haven't seen for one reason, or the other, I've seen some of the big ones, semi recently like Shashank green mile so on and so forth. But I was not super aware that this one even existed because cycle of the werewolf was something that wasn't in my mom, Stephen King collection. So when I was going through and getting ready for this podcast. I was like, what is this? Where is it? Why don't we have it? And so it was a whole new experience for me with that, too. So I think based on like you said those beautiful, illustrations, you kind of have this image in your head of what you would want this to look like. And this doesn't quite live up to that..