Which one’s your favourite?
Gage and Church: the Undead (Pet Sematary)
18″ x 24″
Graphite, Acrylic, and Oil on Canvas
I love this, and it turns out I’m not alone: Miko Hughes, the actor who played Gage in Pet Sematary, commented on Shapcott’s blog! (I always wondered what became of little “Gage”. Turns out he ended up hot.)
Get it? GET IT?
Sigh. That’s the stuff.
It seems to be Stephen King week here at SniderWriter…just this last one, promise. I loved this review of Christine by Leslie at I Know I’m Not Normal Because…
Seeing as Spike TV denied myself and my fellow Canadians our 8:00 showing of The Shining, I went looking for supplementary King material. I came across this brief excerpt from a talk he did at Yale:
Short and sweet. Read a lot. Write a lot. Simple.
Hopefully the Canadian version of the Stephen King Marathon gets back on track tomorrow…in the meantime, I’ve posted the (apparently American) schedule here.
So you can imagine that I’m FREAKIN’ EXCITED! about the Stephen King movies playing on Spike TV this weekend. Here’s the lineup, in Eastern Standard Time:
Tonight, Friday July 13th
7:00 PM – Christine
9:30 PM – Cujo
11:30 PM – Creepshow
Tomorrow, Saturday July 14th
11:30 AM – IT
3:30 PM – Christine
6:00 PM – Cujo
8:00 PM – The Shining — MY FAVOURITE!
11:30 PM – Dreamcatcher
Sunday, July 15th
11:00 AM – The Shining
I’ll be watching, will you?
It’s a beautiful day for horror writing: thunder is booming outside and the wind is whipping the branches into my office window. The sky is grey and it looks like dusk at 1 PM. It’s cold, for spring, and it sounds like winter.
When I looked out at the street I saw a small river rushing down the gutter…
I think I’ll stay inside today.
“Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.”
I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, The Shining is one of my favourite King novels. I think it might be interesting to revisit Danny and see him grown up; how does he cope with his psychic powers as an adult? What kind of psychological damage may have been caused by his father’s breakdown and death? I’m excited to find out what happened to one of my favourite King characters.
On the other hand, it feels a little gimmicky. Now, I adore Stephen-King-the-person AND Stephen-King-the-writer. He’s a big part of why I love horror. It just makes me a little preemptively disappointed to revisit the same topic (psychic children) in a next-generation format. I’m worried it will turn out to be just another reboot; I’m not sure this story will be new enough to be as good as The Shining.
I’ll be buying it on release day (January 15, 2013), like I do all his others. And I’ll be putting in long nights reading. I’m just hoping against hope that this one lives up to my expectations.
I found a copy of Creepshow on the weekend, sitting sad and lonely on the five-dollar shelf (at the store where I buy my yarn, go figure). It’s been a while since I’ve watched this one, so I brought it home.
Sunday looked like this:
Since it had been so long, though, there’s one scene that apparently I forgot having seen. Or blocked out. Either way, when it came on, it made me feel five years old again. There’s something about cockroaches…their nasty little legs…their hard, glossy shells…the way they tunnel through your flesh…
Check out the scene in question here, then go compulsively clean your house. I suggest the bathroom, first.