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Trucks

Stephen King is a master at creating diabolical metaphors for the plight of the working man. Night Shift, in particular, is littered with tales of blue collar stiffs battling real world and supernatural disorder. “Graveyard Shift,” “The Mangler,” and “Gray Matter” all do a tremendous job of rooting the horror in the real world anxieties of the northeastern industrial working classes. “Trucks” takes the horror of industrial decline and takes it on the road for one of Night Shift’s most memorable tales.

Night Surf

“Night Surf” was one of Stephen King’s earliest published works, and even at this early stage it shows a writer interested in exploring the character dimensions of horror. It’s a small tale, but it set the stage for one of King’s most expansive works, The Stand.