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- Retrospective: The Prowler (1981) – 35 Years Later
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- Twice-Told Tales () | Prowler Needs a Jump
Running more than four hours without commercials, this haunted house story written by Stephen King pulled in millions of viewers and got a two-disc DVD release later that year.
It debuted at a time when miniseries based on King's stories were no longer seen as epic events, and television itself was undergoing a sea change. It has never been released on Blu-ray and isn't currently available on any streaming services.
e-book The Boss
King started writing the script, but ultimately the two titans couldn't agree on what direction they wanted the film to go in - King opted for more scares while Spielberg pushed for more action and spectacle. They shelved the project, and King bought back the rights to the finished script. I remember seeing them when they first came out, but I wasn't reading much horror at the time.
I've kicked myself often since then. I may try to see if I can find some inexpensive copies online. I also lost a bunch of good paperbacks to basement flooding many years ago, alas.
Retrospective: The Prowler (1981) – 35 Years Later
Never again! The children's librarian at the Stapleton Library, Miss Herz, knew exactly what kids wanted to read. Alongside all the books that we needed for school papers, book reports, or that our parents thought we should read, were Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, and collections of scary stories. There were a bunch of different books, but there's only one I have any memories of: Witches, Witches, Witches , edited by Helen Hoke.
I haven't seen a copy of this in years, but I remember it being pretty frightening. If the few interior illustrations I've been able to find it might still provide a little jolt of terror. Unfortunately, other than finding someone posts saying it holds a mix of fairy tales and legends, I have no idea what is actually in the book. I'd like to find out more, because they were some of the very first scary stories I ever read.
There are tons and tons of horror anthologies and single-author collections.
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Just looking at my e-book library, I've bought a stack of collections over the past few years that I'd never read before. This book is a monster - in its effort to explore a century's worth of weird stories, it's pages long and has stories and novellas.
The VanderMeer's goal was to show the evolution of weird fiction over that span. While it includes horror, weird, as they define it, is more than just haunts and ghouls. I wasn't sure what to expect from this, and it sure as heck surprised me. As the collection progresses down the century, the tendency is towards authors less and less beholden to the pulp tradition, and for want of better terms, more to literary or experimental writing. So, while Laird Barron and T.
This is an amazing book, and not just because dozens of these authors and stories were completely new to me. The VanderMeers set out to survey the evolution of not a genre, but a style.
Recently, Raphael Ordonez wrote :. This book is filled with the scary, the creepy, the mad, and the bizarre. Like the book coming up, this should be part of any horror reader's library.
Twice-Told Tales () | Prowler Needs a Jump
Dark Forces, edited by Kirby McCauley I can't emphasize how important the late and lamented, at least by me, Barrett Book Trader on Staten Island was to me. It opened sometime in the mid-seventies and remained so until the middle of the first decade of the twenty-first century. In my youth, the only thing I cared about was it great, double-stacked sci-fi and fantasy section. As my tastes widened, I discovered the equally good mystery and literature sections. Thinking back, though, my favorite section was the horror section.
It was located at the very back of the store, perhaps to keep the folks browsing the romance shelves from coming across the bloody skulls and creepy children on horror covers. I reveled in those stacks of gore-dripping drenched. Cave, and many others. Martin, and most significantly here, Stephen King. With Dark Forces , he planned to create an anthology for horror that would possess the "same scope and dynamism" of Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions The latter was a collection of original speculative fiction stories by a diverse crowd of writers, ranging from old hands like Robert Bloch and Frederik Pohl to up and comers like Larry Niven and Roger Zelazny.
To achieve that goal, McCauley approached "every living writer who had tried his or her hand at this type of story. This is a book I love, and I write that while admitting there are some stories in it I have read only once, when I first bought it.
Again, if you read horror and have any degree of self respect, you should own this.