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The Monkey

Discussion in 'Skeleton Crew' started by Riot87, May 13, 2014.

  1. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    This was one of the scariest Stephen King stories i've ever read. The way he described the monkey i almost could feel its fur like i was holding the creepy thing my self. Did anyone else think this one was disturbing as well?
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  2. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    It was a good one, yes. Not the creepiest, though. The Boogeyman takes that title for me.
  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I could feel the little malevolent eyes on me.
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  4. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Yep, scary alright. I think GN always posts up a cracking monkey pic when he see's a thread about this story. :)

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...egads!...I hate that death-rictus grin on that wind-up furball!....
  6. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    One of my favourite SK works! I can never look at one of those things without shuddering anymore.
  7. Out of Order

    Out of Order Happy Thanksgiving!

    Love the news clipping at the end of the story.
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    I want one of these.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...40 bucks on Ebay right now....(ya weirdo)....:love:
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  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    I know, I am.
  11. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

  12. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

  13. A couple of years ago, when I was listening to my local rock music radio station, the DJ made some comments about how creepy she found those wind-up monkeys with cymbals. So I phoned her up to ask "Did you know there's an old Stephen King story about one of those?" and gave her a quick summary of how the monkey worked. The DJ hadn't known about that story.
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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

  15. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    Another example of how adept King is at taking childhood things and opening the adult mind to the childish fear again. I really enjoyed this one and loved the ending.

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  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I had one very much like this when I was 2 or 3. I remember it would bang its symbols together and cease. Then, before bed, it would sporadically twitch and animate without my touching it. Battery glitch? Yes, of course.
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  17. Pucker

    Pucker The Ked Man Cometh

    Disturbing seems particularly apt. Not so much scary. But yes, disturbing. Chattery Teeth strikes a similar chord with me. A simple thing that just about anyone might have sitting on a shelf or tucked away in a drawer, suddenly presented in a new (and disturbing) way; something that can no longer be looked at the same way it once was.

    It's funny (there's that word again) how we infuse things -- and yes, people, too -- with what we think we know, never realizing the world of possibilities just beyond what we don't dare consider.

    Or maybe that's just me.

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  18. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I should have been more scared of this - when I was about five I saw a live monkey that a guest had brought to our house - had a terrible nightmare about it that same night.

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