Looks like we're going to get a new Stephen King anthology horror film! The movie will be called Stephen King's The Reaper's Image, which is the title of one of the stories. Mark Pavia (The Night Flier) is set to direct the movie, which will include four different story adaptations from the master of horror. Those stories include, The Reaper's Image, Mile 81, N., and The Monkey. Two of these were chosen by Pavia and two were chosen by King. Below, you'll find a description of each of the stories.
The Reaper’s Image:
This story was first published in Startling Mystery Stories in 1969 and collected in Skeleton Crew in 1985. The story is about an antique mirror haunted by the visage of the Grim Reaper, who appears to those who gaze into it. This was King’s second professional sale and commercially published story.
A novella by Stephen King, released exclusively as an e-book on September 1, 2011. With the heart of Stand By Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile 81 is the chilling story of an insatiable car and a heroic kid whose worlds collide at an abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike.
The story of a psychiatrist who falls victim to the same deadly obsession as his patient — an obsession that just might save the world! N. was published in King’s collection Just After Sunset in 2008. In March 2010 Marvel Comics published the first issue of a comic book adaptation of N., a four-issue limited series.
A short story first published in Gallery magazine in 1980 in the form of a small removable booklet. It was significantly revised and published in King’s collection Skeleton Crew in 1985. The story centers on a cymbal-banging monkey toy that is possessed by an evil spirit. Every time the monkey claps its little cymbals together, a nearby living thing dies. The monkey is found in a family’s attic in an old toy chest by two young brothers, unknowing that their father had been tormented by the monkey years ago, when it worked its lethal enchantment on his family and friends.
This is a nice choice of stories that I'm sure is going to make a great anthology horror film. I've always been a huge fan of King and his work, and I've enjoyed the previous anthology films that have been released in the past. What story on the list are you most excited to see brought to life?
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