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On to the Big Screen!

Discussion in 'Suffer the Little Children' started by Maddie, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

  2. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    That explains how they're gonna extend it to a full film, it isn't just about the school anymore but the whole town.

    It's a nice story. It should have been in Night Shift or Skeleton Crew rather than Nightmares and Dreamscapes in terms of tone. I guess the movie will have to delve deeper into what the children actually are, the story doesn't specify.
     
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  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....as long as they don’t turn it into a CGI travesty, and keep some of the mystery intact....
     
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  4. DocPain

    DocPain Member

    Great story!
     
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  5. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Sound good!
     
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  6. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    I love it when they take the short stories and enhance them , they often come out even better than the written shorts, 1408, Mercy, and especially Riding the Bullet, and Big Driver.

    I love how the story written over 40 years ago has crawled out from a creepy old collection to be Seen and Heard in the Now! :ghost:
     
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  7. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    There's a Dean Koontz story about a female teacher which is a bit similar to this, called Miss Attila the Hun. In that case it's clearly an alien being taking over people's minds, from adults as well. It has a nice little twist in the last paragraphs - Koontz sometimes has these and sometimes not. I always love when right at the end of the story another new element is uncovered, that's sort of hidden in the story and comes to the fore at the last moment. A sort of 'side-twist'.

    There's a shop here I pass often where they sell hand-made porcelain, dolls and dollhouses and such. There is a little old-fashioned schoolclass which is amazingly detailed. I always think of this story when I see it.
     
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