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Review: The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is nothing short of extraordinary. A study of humanity, the play begs questions of the possibilities of redemption and the capacity of the human spirit for resilience.…

Stephen King’s IT: the page to screen legacy

Forgive me for choosing a very easy author to write on for the Halloween season, but there is a reason why Stephen King is so frequently discussed and widely read.…

Book vs Film: Misery

The tale of Paul Sheldon crashing his ‘66 Ford Mustang in the mountains of Colorado and getting abducted by an abusive ex-nurse was originally told by Stephen King in 1987’s…

The most influential horror writer you’ve never heard of: Introducing H.P. Lovecraft

CW: racism, antisemitism, anti-Black racism, anti-Asian racism The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H.P.…

Book vs Film: Carrie

Almost every one of Stephen King’s books has been put to film, with some standout hits (Misery, The Shawshank Redemption) and some embarrassing failures (The Dark Tower, Maximum Overdrive). But…

Lockdown Literature Challenge: Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’

I am a reader who has an obsessive need for finding the perfect music for anything I read. I need another dimension to the story, a glimpse into my subconscious…

What to Watch in Lockdown. Week 3: Mr. Mercedes

I’ll be the first to admit that this week of lockdown has not been a good week. I don’t know if it’s because the reality has set in and the…

I Am Not Okay With This

I am okay with I Am Not Okay With This. More than okay, actually. The series taps into that kind of frantic 80s nostalgia that grounds every series of Stranger…