Friday, August 20, 2010

5 Most Frightening Killer Animal Movies

One of my Alerts showed me a blog post about the top 5 Most frightening killing animals flick! Check it out! Cujo is on the list! :)

The associated press has an article on the 5 most frightening killer animal flicks. Sorry, attack of the killer bees was not on there. Nor was the 1977 classic William Shatner "Kingdom of the Spiders."
included were:
— Jaws (1975)
— The Birds (1963)
— Cujo (1983)
— Grizzly Man (2005)
— Them! (1954)
About Cujo, the article stated: Man’s best friend becomes his most fearsome, furry enemy in this thriller based on the Stephen King novel. The name alone is so synonymous with killer canines, it’s become shorthand. And it’s not like some yippy, annoying dog that turns into a monster, like a Yorkie or a Chihuahua. No, this is a friendly, lovable St. Bernard, a breed that’s traditionally been known as a reliable caretaker, who goes wild after he’s bitten by a rabid bat and wreaks havoc on a small town. It’s sort of a squeamish thing, the idea of having to fight and take down an animal that’s traditionally considered a family member, but Cujo suggests that primal survival instincts will always win out in the end.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LOST Season 6 and the Dark Tower

As you all well know, Mr. Stephen King is a fan of LOST.. and vice versa, the creator of LOST is a huge fan of Stephen King... The influence of Mr. King's works on the show is undeniable. You can see Mr. King's ideas all over the show, in all season!

Now that LOST is in their last season, they will be wrapping up the whole story. This kind of reminded me of the time when Mr. King ended the story of The Dark Tower series.

Two alternate realities is what's going on with LOST now, just like the boy Jake (in the Dark Tower books), who also have 2 realities that almost made him crazy.

I sure hope the ending of LOST will be DIFFERENT from the Dark Tower.. or even the one where two Jake's coincide to become one... imagine all the castaway/losties pulling their other self on the real present.,.. they are too many!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

American Ido Season 9 Top 24 Finalist!

Have you watched the season 9 of American Idol? Yes, the show is in their ninth season already! I'm not sure if Mr. Stephen King is as big of a fan of American Idol that he is of LOST, but I hope he is.

Anyway, the Top 24 Finalist of American Idol has not been announced yet. Tonight is the 3rd Hollywood episode and tomorrow night, that's the night that the top24 finalist will be announced!

I can't wait!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stephen King finds inspiration in Maine for 'Under the Dome'

Stephen King's latest novel, released last month, is a New York Times bestseller -- hardly a surprise for an author who has sold over 350 million books in his long career.

King has often used his home state of Maine as a backdrop for his novels, and this latest one is no different.

The town of Bridgton, Maine is the real inspiration for the fictional town that is living "Under the Dome."

The music is playing....crowds are streaming in... and the lines are long as everyone at the Magic Lantern theater in Bridgton, Maine waits to make their way into the theater...popcorn in hand.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stephen King’s Musical: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Aside from "Under the Dome", another project of Stephen King that I did not know about is the musical "Ghost Brothers"

John Mellencamp has virtually completed recording and “assembling” the “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” musical theater collaboration with Stephen King.

John and King have edited the initial three-hour program down to two hours and 10 minutes—with a bit more editing still to come before producer T-Bone Burnett completes the tracks. When finished, the recording will be available in a novel book package containing the full text, two discs featuring the entire production of the spoken word script and songs performed by the cast, and a third CD of the songs only.

The story involves domestic turmoil, and is played by a stellar cast led by Kris Kristofferson, in the role of Joe, the father, and Elvis Costello, as the satanic character The Shape. Rosanne Cash plays Monique, the mother, with the sons enacted by Will Daily (Frank), Dave Alvin (Jack), Alvin’s real-life brother Phil Alvin (Andy) and John (Drake).

Sheryl Crow stars as Jenna and Neko Case is Anna, with boxing legend Joe Frazier playing caretaker Dan Coker and Stephen King himself in the role of Uncle Steve. The narrator is “24” star Glenn Morshower.

John stressed that the three-disc package is not a traditional audio book, but offers an experience more akin to listening to an old radio show with music; he further emphasized the challenge inherent in making such a project work.

John characterized the music as “down-home,” with the earthiness and feeling of the acoustic folk-country blues of the 1930s. He hopes to have the book/CD set out before the musical opens next September at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater.

Under the Dome, by Stephen King

I am not updated with Mr. Stephen King's latest work. I just checked my email alerts about Mr. King and found out this "Under the Dome" novel.

Two dogs die in this story. Also people — the human body count starts a few pages in and becomes astronomical by the end — but on top of the graphic depictions of murder, rape, suicide, police brutality, angry mobs, and riots, a German Shepherd and a Golden Retriever come to bad ends. Killing off people is one thing, but killing puppies takes everything to a whole new level. This is Stephen King at his most violent.

This is also Stephen King at his best. Speaking as a passionate fan, I feel confident in declaring Under the Dome as King’s best stand-alone novel since The Stand. (The Dark Tower series also ranks up there.) King’s detractors have many legitimate criticisms of his writing, but when all is said and done, he is a master storyteller. In particular, King excels at developing believable characters, typically by placing ordinary folks in extraordinary situations; by stretching the mind to consider fantastic What If? scenarios; and by teasing out the nuances of good versus evil. Under the Dome delivers all of this. Oh, does it deliver.

On a sunny day in October, a globe materializes around the small Maine town of Chester’s Mill. Invisible, nearly impermeable, and absolutely impenetrable (nuclear weapons just bounce off), the dome surpasses all human technology. It is alien.

But aliens play only a tiny role in the book. The real focus is on the two thousand people trapped inside the dome, including our hero Dale Barbara, a short-order cook, and our antihero Jim Rennie, a town selectman. It’s bad enough that the town is utterly barricaded from the rest of the world (food, energy, and medical supplies can’t last forever); making everything worse is Selectman Rennie, who sees the chaos of the Dome as his opportunity to grab power. Quicker than you can say “fascism,” Rennie has placed guns into the hands of his cronies and turned Chester’s Mill into a police state. Instant dystopia!

Watching the dynamics of corrupted power at play is what makes the book worth reading. King’s exploration of the best and worst of human nature — heroism and honor, greed and violence — is at its finest in this microcosm of society. (Would it be too obvious to call it a fishbowl?) The book is over a thousand pages long, so some folks will wish that King hadn’t spent quite so much time developing his world; my advice is to neglect your chores for the weekend, kick back with blanket and a kitty cat, and immerse yourself in this battle of good and evil.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


And since we're talking about The Shinning, here's the Top 5 Psychotic Lines from The Shinning Film starring Jack Nicholson:

5. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

4. "Hello Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever... and ever... and ever."

3. "Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in."

2. "Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in."

1. "Heeere's Johnny!"