Why’d it take us so long to see this one!?
The legacy of bloody Camp Crystal Lake came into Paulsen’s life after three or four callbacks and extensive driving to Vancouver, where Friday the 13th Part 8 was shot. Her role as Suzi Donaldson in the film, directed by Robert Hedden, was her first big studio Paramount movie.
“The trick of functioning with grief is that of remembering and forgetting all at once. Of letting the ghost walk at your side but not block the way.” ~ Jack Ketchum
Flanagan has always professed that Gerald’s Game was a passion project of his- one he’d been envisioning in his head for over twenty years.
Sitting roughly thirty feet from a living legend is sure to make anyone a little mesmerized, but for me, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that had my heart pounding almost out of my chest for the first ten minutes of the event.
Stephen King cemented his status in the literary world decades ago and he could have retired a few dozen times over if he really wanted to. But that’s what is so awesome- he doesn’t want to. Rarely do you see a prolific writer still churning out material and new novels at such a rate as they near their fifth decade in the industry. He writes for himself. He writes for his Constant Readers. He writes because that’s what he was born to do.
Much like college basketball’s annual March Madness bracketology, I decided to take those thirty-two names and pit them against each other until a winner was crowned.
“It’s funny, I had a pretty clear vision of where I wanted Cemetery Dance to go right from the very beginning, but I never looked this far into the future. “
Of the mountains of terrors that have come from Stephen King’s catalog, Gerald’s Game had been widely regarded as the book least likely to receive a film adaptation. Not because it isn’t worthy of a silver-screen or television series project, but because there is so much that goes on in the book that was considered…