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(The Hollywood Reporter)   While no one was looking, Carl managed to get out of the prison and join the cast of Stephen King's Mercy, a horror film about two boys who take care of their grandmother, who just happens to be a witch   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 78
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2012-11-30 11:39:20 PM
Based on Stephen King's short story, "Gramma", no less. One of his creepiest short stories too.
 
2012-11-30 11:51:05 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Based on Stephen King's short story, "Gramma", no less. One of his creepiest short stories too.


I remember that Twilight Zone episode too. "Gramma wants to give you a hug."
 
2012-12-01 12:05:19 AM
Does Carl stay in the house?
 
2012-12-01 12:07:02 AM
Where the fark is Carl ?
 
2012-12-01 12:07:38 AM
Nothing bad ever happened when making a feature length film from a Stephen King short story...

Sometimes They Come Back
Children of the Corn
The Mangler
Maximum Overdrive

etc...
 
2012-12-01 12:13:36 AM

kronicfeld: Nothing bad ever happened when making a feature length film from a Stephen King short story...

Sometimes They Come Back
Children of the Corn
The Mangler
Maximum Overdrive

etc...


You're high. Maximum Overdrive was Shakespearian-level awesome.
 
2012-12-01 12:17:14 AM

The English Major: Bathia_Mapes: Based on Stephen King's short story, "Gramma", no less. One of his creepiest short stories too.

I remember that Twilight Zone episode too. "Gramma wants to give you a hug."


"Gramma" is one of Stephen King's short stories that my son absolutely hates. I don't mean dislike either, but hates. He refused to watch the version made for "The New Twilight Zone".
 
2012-12-01 12:19:24 AM

Dr. Dave Disco: Where the fark is Carl ?


Carl went to the infirmary. Why? Because fark you, that's why. Oh, and he killed 5 walkers on the way. No big deal.
 
2012-12-01 12:21:44 AM
Please tell me he dies in this
 
2012-12-01 12:32:36 AM
cf.badassdigest.com
 
2012-12-01 12:33:27 AM
"Gramma" is a great name for a creepy horror flick.

"Mercy" is shiat.
 
2012-12-01 12:34:09 AM
And Carl is a badass now, stop making fun of him cause he'll pop you in the skull and not look back.
 
2012-12-01 12:35:04 AM

Bathia_Mapes: The English Major: Bathia_Mapes: Based on Stephen King's short story, "Gramma", no less. One of his creepiest short stories too.

I remember that Twilight Zone episode too. "Gramma wants to give you a hug."

"Gramma" is one of Stephen King's short stories that my son absolutely hates. I don't mean dislike either, but hates. He refused to watch the version made for "The New Twilight Zone".


Why?
/have not read that one.
 
2012-12-01 12:35:47 AM

Bathia_Mapes: "Gramma" is one of Stephen King's short stories that my son absolutely hates. I don't mean dislike either, but hates. He refused to watch the version made for "The New Twilight Zone".


It stays with you, that's for sure. I grew up watching those types of shows. I didn't read King until I was 11; started with 'Salem's Lot. I read Skeleton Crew for the first time when I was 13.
 
2012-12-01 12:35:55 AM

BigLuca: kronicfeld: Nothing bad ever happened when making a feature length film from a Stephen King short story...

Sometimes They Come Back
Children of the Corn
The Mangler
Maximum Overdrive

etc...

You're high. Maximum Overdrive was Shakespearian-level awesome.


That's one of those movies I stop to watch if I find it on.

Even King's cameo is funny.

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content8.flixster.com
 
2012-12-01 12:36:07 AM
I would think CBS adapting Under the Dome as a bigger Stephen King story this week, but I've noticed all the links about it were redlit, unless I missed one. Who cares about this anyway?
 
2012-12-01 12:40:00 AM

Smackledorfer: Bathia_Mapes: The English Major: Bathia_Mapes: Based on Stephen King's short story, "Gramma", no less. One of his creepiest short stories too.

I remember that Twilight Zone episode too. "Gramma wants to give you a hug."

"Gramma" is one of Stephen King's short stories that my son absolutely hates. I don't mean dislike either, but hates. He refused to watch the version made for "The New Twilight Zone".

Why?
/have not read that one.


He said it creeps him out a lot. "Gramma" is in the Stephen King short story collection "Skeleton Crew" if you're interested in reading it yourself.
 
2012-12-01 12:53:10 AM
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2012-12-01 12:58:12 AM

Confabulat: And Carl is a badass now, stop making fun of him cause he'll pop you in the skull and not look back.


so much this,
 
2012-12-01 12:59:25 AM
 
2012-12-01 01:00:39 AM
That story worked well on me. Frightening with a dose of guilt. I grew up near the family cemetary, several generations planted just up the hill. As children we were admonished for scaring one another with graveyard tales." Not only can the dead not harm you, those are your people up there" and the like. So, not only did Gramma creep me out, I felt like a traitor, too.
 
2012-12-01 01:19:14 AM

BigLuca: kronicfeld: Nothing bad ever happened when making a feature length film from a Stephen King short story...

Sometimes They Come Back
Children of the Corn
The Mangler
Maximum Overdrive

etc...

You're high. Maximum Overdrive was Shakespearian-level awesome.


BEST SOUNDTRACK EVER!!!!
 
2012-12-01 01:38:29 AM
On zombie drama Walking Dead, Riggs plays Carl Grimes, the son of sheriff Rick Grimes. The character this season has become an integral part of the storyline, which has allowed Riggs to show off his chops (both literally and figuratively).

While that makes for cute copy, I can't recall Carl dispatching walkers with anything but a pistol.
 
2012-12-01 01:45:12 AM

movieman_1979: Does Carl stay in the house?


Yes, but it's made of gingerbread and he puts on a lot of weight.
 
2012-12-01 01:45:45 AM

The English Major: Bathia_Mapes: "Gramma" is one of Stephen King's short stories that my son absolutely hates. I don't mean dislike either, but hates. He refused to watch the version made for "The New Twilight Zone".

It stays with you, that's for sure. I grew up watching those types of shows. I didn't read King until I was 11; started with 'Salem's Lot. I read Skeleton Crew for the first time when I was 13.


The new twilight zone had some surprisingly good episodes. Little boy lost, paladin of the lost hour, the one where joe montegna is a survivalist that hides in a fallout shelter. I miss anthology horror on tv. Tales from the darkside, amazing stories, monsters, even the freddy show.

Now, if someone would film "last rung on the ladder..."
 
2012-12-01 01:48:52 AM
Oh, and "a small talent for war,""As where aliens come to the u.n. to judge humanity, only for us to finally unilaterally disarm... to find that the aliens had seeded the galaxy with planets to become great warriors. I always think of that one in the et threads, when it's accepted truth that aliens don't visit us because we are dumb and warlike.
 
2012-12-01 01:50:26 AM

The English Major: Bathia_Mapes: Based on Stephen King's short story, "Gramma", no less. One of his creepiest short stories too.

I remember that Twilight Zone episode too. "Gramma wants to give you a hug."


That scared the holy hell out of me.
 
2012-12-01 01:51:06 AM

BigLuca: kronicfeld: Nothing bad ever happened when making a feature length film from a Stephen King short story...

Sometimes They Come Back
Children of the Corn
The Mangler
Maximum Overdrive

etc...

You're high. Maximum Overdrive was Shakespearian-level awesome.


I thought my gf and I were the only two people on earth that thought that movie was awesome.
 
2012-12-01 02:11:43 AM
who made who and who made you?
 
2012-12-01 02:18:01 AM
I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.
 
2012-12-01 02:25:23 AM

Mentat: Carl went to the infirmary. Why? Because fark you, that's why. Oh, and he killed 5 walkers on the way. No big deal.


Carl can take care of himself this year...doesn't need zombie momma looking after him.
 
2012-12-01 02:28:18 AM

The_Sponge: BEST SOUNDTRACK EVER!!!!


This might be the truest thing ever uttered on Fark.
 
2012-12-01 02:34:09 AM

Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.


Has there ever been a movie of "The Long Walk?" I'm too lazy to look it up but I always thought that could be a pretty good thriller movie with all the flashbacks and stuff. fark with the timeline like "Pulp Fiction."
 
2012-12-01 02:37:39 AM

Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.


This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.
 
2012-12-01 02:40:39 AM

ozarkmatt: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

Has there ever been a movie of "The Long Walk?" I'm too lazy to look it up but I always thought that could be a pretty good thriller movie with all the flashbacks and stuff. fark with the timeline like "Pulp Fiction."


I'm pretty sure there hasn't been. There's another story from the "Bachman Books" collection that I'd like to see made too, "Roadwork". My worry is that they'll do a "Running Man" on the other stories if they're ever adapted.
 
2012-12-01 02:46:22 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.


Oh well now I'm definitely reading that collection.

I loved the mist as a movie. Imagination and human interaction instead of lookie here some monster is killing us.
 
2012-12-01 03:00:35 AM
I read Skeleton Crew years ago, and even after reading the Wiki plot synopsis, it still doesn't ring a bell.

Sounds pretty creepy though.

A lot of kids are afraid of old people, even the healthy, happy, and relatively mentally sharp ones. I imagine being left alone with a wheezy, bloated, dead eyed beluga whale that wanted to hug them would be the fuel of nightmares.
 
2012-12-01 03:01:55 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.


Thanks, Bathia....I can always count on you. His novellas and anthologies seem far more riveting than his full-length novels-with some notable exceptions, of course.
 
2012-12-01 03:05:04 AM

Bathia_Mapes: There's another story from the "Bachman Books" collection that I'd like to see made too, "Roadwork".


Ah, that will just be a domestic enviro-terrorist action movie for the final third. Although, if I remember right, we would get to see some little ho starlet get naked if they filmed that scene right.
 
2012-12-01 03:07:33 AM

Smackledorfer: Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.

Oh well now I'm definitely reading that collection.

I loved the mist as a movie. Imagination and human interaction instead of lookie here some monster is killing us.


Hear, hear. And as nightmarish as those creatures, the people were far more frightening. Marcia Gay Harden, William Sadler and Andre Braugher were outstanding.
 
2012-12-01 03:08:37 AM

Apos: Smackledorfer: Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.

Oh well now I'm definitely reading that collection.

I loved the mist as a movie. Imagination and human interaction instead of lookie here some monster is killing us.

Hear, hear. And as nightmarish as those creature were, the people were far more frightening. Marcia Gay Harden, William Sadler and Andre Braugher were outstanding.




FTFM
 
2012-12-01 03:20:34 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.


was it ever explained why Aunt Flo (Aunt Flo? really?)'s instructions didn't work for the poor George?
 
2012-12-01 04:33:01 AM
Gramma part 1 of 2
Gramma part 2 of 2

A 80s Twilight Zone episode Starring Bastian from the Neverending Story.
 
2012-12-01 04:45:12 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.

was it ever explained why Aunt Flo (Aunt Flo? really?)'s instructions didn't work for the poor George?


Yes, it does.

BTW--I found the story online for any of you that want to read it. Gramma
 
2012-12-01 05:33:11 AM

mjones73: BigLuca: kronicfeld: Nothing bad ever happened when making a feature length film from a Stephen King short story...

Sometimes They Come Back
Children of the Corn
The Mangler
Maximum Overdrive

etc...

You're high. Maximum Overdrive was Shakespearian-level awesome.

That's one of those movies I stop to watch if I find it on.

Even King's cameo is funny.

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I have seen this movie maybe a hundred times over the course of my life and that part makes me laugh everytime
 
2012-12-01 05:48:27 AM
I love Maximum Overdrive.

But man do I hate Lisa Simpson in that move.
 
2012-12-01 06:17:26 AM

Smackledorfer: Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.

Oh well now I'm definitely reading that collection.

I loved the mist as a movie. Imagination and human interaction instead of lookie here some monster is killing us.


I loved The Mist (movie version), except for two things...

1.) They should have just stopped the movie when they ran out of gas, maybe with just a hint of what they were considering. The movie ending was just blindly manipulative and dumb. It's basically "ran out of gas, better (spoiler removed)", and the first thing that came to kind was the damn survivor guy meme.
Most of the "extra" exposition, I liked (origin of the mist, fate of the wife, etc). After the movie ending, I spent a good five minutes going "WTF?", so I ripped the disc and edited out everything after them considering their options. Unfortunately, it was too late... What has been seen cannot be unseen.

2.) Mrs. Carmody went from a moderately paranoid herbalist/psychic/witch with some kind of natural viagra recipe ("a drink that would put the ram back in your rod") to a batshiat insane Christian fundamentalist high on the apocalypse. Instead of making her a more interesting threat, it just stunk of Darabont trying to make a ham-handed statement about fundies.
In the book, she was a secondary threat that pushed the main character into his decision to leave. In the movie, I think she was MORE of a threat than the monsters. I can deal with this one, though.
 
2012-12-01 07:21:23 AM

Bathia_Mapes: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.

was it ever explained why Aunt Flo (Aunt Flo? really?)'s instructions didn't work for the poor George?

Yes, it does.

BTW--I found the story online for any of you that want to read it. Gramma


I just read the short story and still can't figure out why her instructions didn't work- what went wrong?
 
2012-12-01 07:40:10 AM

Jgok: Smackledorfer: Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.

Oh well now I'm definitely reading that collection.

I loved the mist as a movie. Imagination and human interaction instead of lookie here some monster is killing us.

I loved The Mist (movie version), except for two things...

1.) They should have just stopped the movie when they ran out of gas, maybe with just a hint of what they were considering. The movie ending was just blindly manipulative and dumb. It's basically "ran out of gas, better (spoiler removed)", and the first thing that came to kind was the damn survivor guy meme.
Most of the "extra" exposition, I liked (origin of the mist, fate of the wife, etc). After the movie ending, I spent a good five minutes going "WTF?", so I ripped the disc and edited out everything after them considering their options. Unfortunately, it was too late... What has been seen cannot be unseen.

2.) Mrs. Carmody went from a moderately paranoid herbalist/psychic/witch with some kind of natural viagra recipe ("a drink that would put the ram back in your rod") to a batshiat insane Christian fundamentalist high on the apocalypse. Instead of making her a more interesting threat, it just stunk of Darabont trying to make a ham-handed statement about fundies.
In the book, she was a secondary threat that pushed the main character into his decision to leave. In the movie, I think she was MORE of a threat than the monsters. I can deal with this one, though.


The Mist sucked because Darabont killed the hot chick, case closed. And I don't care if King liked his ending, the idea that guys walking down the road were able to beat all of the gigantic monstrous creatures...including those nowhere near the road was ludicrous.
 
2012-12-01 07:45:42 AM

Bathia_Mapes: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Bathia_Mapes: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the short story it's based on, but from all indications, it sounds like a really good one. I do hope that Frank Darabont eventually ends up helming this adaptation. Based solely on The Green Mile, the woefully under appreciated The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, he's one of the few directors capable of bringing King's tales to life on the big screen IMHO.

This outlines the basic plotline of the short story.

FYI-"The Mist" was taken from Skeleton Crew too.

was it ever explained why Aunt Flo (Aunt Flo? really?)'s instructions didn't work for the poor George?

Yes, it does.

BTW--I found the story online for any of you that want to read it. Gramma


Thanks, reading now.
 
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