Posted by: Seth Hall
Stephen King was my first real entrance into the world of horror. When I was in ninth grade, I convinced my English teacher to let me read The Stand for my assigned reading, even though it wasn’t “AP-approved.” My powers of persuasion may rival those of Randall Flagg, but I digress.
Joan Allen will star in the King adaptation (adapted by the master himself) of A Good Marriage. The story was a part of King’s recent collection Full Dark, No Stars. The tale finds a woman alone in her home while her husband of twenty years is away on business. While searching for batteries in the garage, she discovers a wooden box hidden under the work bench. What she finds is “a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.”
Full Dark, No Stars currently sits on my list of books to read, in a queue behind many others (I think I may have a problem), but I may just have to move this one up a bit, because filming will begin sometime in October.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Posted by: Seth Hall
Welcome, mortals, to The Weekly Offering. Here, we present our dark gifts in hopes that we please the Ancient Ones, that they might spare us. They are satisfied with our humble sacrifices of news, images, reviews, and commentary through the week, but on Fridays, they desire more. Their weekends, their unholy Sabbath, know no bounds. And so, to satisfy their bloodlust, as well as yours, we bring you these short, savory offerings.
Fatale Trade Coming Next Month from Image Comics
Guns, cults, murder, monsters, and one dangerous dame.
Horror meets noir in Fatale, the new comic series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. With issue #5 released this week, the first story arc comes to a conclusion, and Image Comics is planning to release the first trade collection in June.
The story follows a beautiful and mysterious woman named Josephine as she is in turn followed by an unknown and brutally violent evil. Along the way, many men are drawn to her, and one by one they begin to meet their own grisly, psychologically tormenting fates.
Look for the trade, Death Chases Me, on June 27, along with issue #6 and a brand new story arc. If you haven’t picked up this bloodstone gem of a horror comic, now would be a good time to do so. The Ancient Ones do not look kindly on those who neglect such things.
Source: Image Comics
Posted by: Peter Hall
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan 2003
Written by Lawrence Kasdan, William Goldman based on Stephen King’s novel
There are people who love this movie. Fans of it band together like outcasts. There are also battalions more who despise it, who wish it cancer. Of this hate I am not unsympathetic. Not that I actively like the movie, that I will join the minority who defend its harebrained, crank induced narrative war crimes. No. DREAMCATCHER is not a guilty pleasure of mine. DREAMCATCHER is a stupid choice I make from time to time.
There is just something to it that lures me in. The cast is great. Tom Jane shows his enthusiasm once again. Jason Lee is great. Timothy Olyphant for once does not act solely with his eyebrows. Always good to see Damian Lewis, if only because it makes me want to kick off a “BAND OF BROTHERS” marathon. And then of course there is Donnie Wahlberg playing a mentally handicapped, irradiated logic loophole bipedal (or not) something or other. Who the fuck really knows. I don’t. I haven’t read the book and enough time always passes between my viewings of it that by the time it comes round again I’ve convinced myself I can conquer it, that I’ll be the one to lasso its glossy bits and pieces together.
I am not. I never am. No one ever will be.