The Scariest Stephen King Stories

The Scariest Stephen King Stories

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Its often said that Stephen King can make anything scary. Clowns. Dogs. Your next door neighbor. The master of horror can twist and weave his way into your psychosis with but a few words on the page. And seeing how its Halloween, let’s revisit King’s novels and take a look at his library to get spooked once again. Here are a few of King’s scariest works, best read after dark.   5. ‘misery’ Image via Amazon Misery doesn’t have goblins, ghosts, or ghouls, but its horror is more frightening because its horror is based in reality. A chilling look at fandom …

11 of Literature’s Worst Monsters

11 of Literature’s Worst Monsters

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You read the title, now let’s get going! But first, let’s set up one rule: all of the monsters on this list have to be fictional. No non-fiction real people. No, “I read a book on Manson and he was evil so why is he not on this list?” No. All these people are fiction, figments of an author’s imagination. With that said, let’s start off with:     11-Carmelita Spats Image Via Lemony Snicket Wiki – Fandom   I have nothing against children (that’s a lie), but she’s just plain EVIL! From the first pages of A Series of Unfortunate …

Knowing Writing: Plotter vs Pantsers

Knowing Writing: Plotter vs Pantsers

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I won’t try to convince you that I’ve never plotted any more than I’d try to convince you that I’ve never told a lie, but I do both as infrequently as possible. I distrust plot for two reasons: first, because our lives are largely plotless, even when you add in all our reasonable precautions and careful planning; and second, because I believe plotting and the spontaneity of real creation aren’t compatible. Those are from the words of Stephen King, the often titled the King of Horror, and he deserved that title even if his last name wasn’t “king”. However, that …

Lizzy Caplan to Lead ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 as ‘Misery’s Annie Wilkes

Lizzy Caplan to Lead ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 as ‘Misery’s Annie Wilkes

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Hulu’s hit Stephen King adaptation  Castle Rock is returning for a second season, this time taking inspiration for the main plot from King’s Misery. Emmy-nominated Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, Masters of Sex) will take the lead. Yes, this season Caplan will take on the role of the dangerously obsessive Annie Wilkes, a former nurse who cares for novelist Paul Sheldon after he is injured in a car crash and breaks two legs. Throughout the story, Annie is preoccupied with Sheldon’s novels featuring the character Misery Chastain. As she reads, she becomes enraged by a twist in Sheldon’s plot, and decides she will …