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  1. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Brian is putting together ideas for the promotion for Revival and needs your help. What do you think are Steve's 5 darkest works--these could be novels, stories, or story collections?
     
  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    top of my list- "Full Dark No Stars-- all the stories within are very dark tales.
    back with more.....
     
  3. Out of Order

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    Pet Semetary
    The Shining
    N.
    The Mist
    The Monkey
     
  4. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Pet Sematary
    Cujo
    The Long Walk
    Misery
    The Shining
     
  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    A Good Marriage (excellent tie-in, too, because of the upcoming film!)
    Gerald's Game
    1922
    Hell, anything from FDNS (lol)
    The Regulators


    This is hard! Yeah, I get the whole 'horror' thing, but Mr. King is actually one of the most moral, hopeful writers I've ever read--his books shine far more often than they 'darkle'.
     
  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    The Man in the Black Suit
     
  7. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I'll put my reasons here in spoilers in case anyone hasn't read all the works I've listed above.
    Pet Sematary: As dark as King gets. Dead cat, dead student, dead child, revived child, dead wife, revived wife. There are things worse than death, King shows us.
    Cujo: The boy dies. The dog dies.
    The Long Walk: 99 boys die, and the one survivor is driven insane. While America watches.
    Misery: The kidnapping and systematic torture of an author by a crazed fan. Hits close to home.
    The Shining: Everything about The Overlook Hotel is evil, and that evil triumphs over a man already damaged by alcohol, child abuse, and broken dreams.
     
  8. Out of Order

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    No fair that's six (skimom2)...........;;D
     
  9. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member


    Spot on FF/ would add those to my FDNS. Excellent reasoning.
     
  10. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    Pet Sematary for all the reasons fush listed.

    Needful Things is very dark to me, just because of the
    human nature side...how far people will go to get something they want.

    Full Dark, No Stars

    Misery
     
  11. danie

    danie AKA danie

    Big Driver
    A Good Marriage
    Pet Sematary
    Gerald's Game
    Cujo
     
  12. Out of Order

    Out of Order Salty

    Anyone else wondering how "dark" Revival is going to be if the promotion MIGHT be centered around SK's darkest works?

    Oh goodie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I think of dark as being the evil in man's mind. I haven't read Full Dark, No Stars so I'm going to go with...

    Needful Things
    Bag of Bones
    Under the Dome
    Secret Window
    Apt Pupil
     
  14. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Pet Sematary
    Cujo
    Full Dark,No Stars
    The Shining
    Night Flier
     
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  15. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    I forgot about Night Flyer... can I have six choices? :)
     
  16. Out of Order

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    No............;;D:biggrin-new:;;D
     
  17. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Alive and Kicking!

    This is hard! In addition to the excellent choices already mentioned, here are some that I would describe as dark.

    Apt Pupil
    The Tommyknockers
    Graduation Afternoon
    The Ten O'Clock People
    Survivor Type

    Can't wait to see the promo!
     
  18. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Bad me! Bad! Bad! :)
     
  19. Out of Order

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    :D

    Your sixth choice was pretty nifty.
     
  20. Terry B

    Terry B Well-Known Member

    Pet Semetary
    Cujo
    The Mist
    Desperation
    Storm of the Century
     
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