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A Horror Fairy Tale Retelling by STEPHEN KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Israa, Dec 5, 2017.

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Do you want Stephen King to write a horror fairy tale retelling?

  1. YES!!!

  2. NO!!!

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  1. Israa

    Israa New Member

    This is an answer only Stephen King can answer!!!!!!!!!
    Will you write a horror fairy tale retelling?
     
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  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Stephen doesn't personally respond to questions posted here. If I'm understanding your question, my guess is that with all the ideas he currently has but hasn't had time to write, unless he gets an idea for one that is so compelling he has to put those aside it's not likely to happen.
     
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  3. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    He's already done it in a way. Read Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne then read Mr. King's O' Henry Prize winning masterpiece The Man In The Black Suit (in Everything's Eventual) It's not a retelling but definitely inspired. One of my favorite stories!
     
  4. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....the only thing in his lexicon to date that approaches such a genre would be Eyes Of The Dragon.....
     
  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Seems to me, he did that with Lord Of The Rings. He created The Black Tower novels....which were much better.
     
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  6. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    I just listened to the first audio book The Gunslinger and loved it! The Hawk Gambit was brilliance~! I can't wait to listen to the rest. Is it true they crammed all those books into that one movie?
     
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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...the tale was merely a launch pad...
     
  8. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    Oh thank goodness.
     
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  9. Wab

    Wab Well-Known Member

    Structurally and thematically horror and fairytales are very close. It can be boiled down to the basic fairytale premise of a child-eating monster bested by the children on which it preys. Much like the witch in Hansel & Gretel.
     
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  10. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    I wrote a fairytale back in the day, where the old witch was Hansel and Gretel's mother driven mad by being tortured as a witch, in the end the kids go back home and end up eating their father and stepmother --nice twist.
     
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  11. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    But did they have fava beans and a nice Chianti? Inquiring minds want to know!
     
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