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The Long Walk may not be a great book but it’s a fascinating career choice for the emerging Richard Bachman, and a tremendous palate cleanser between King’s earliest works and the flurry of cocaine-fueled activity that would be the hallmark of his late-1970’s and 1980’s output.
Venom is an entertaining and solid start to the Venom-verse, but falls far short of the greatness it might have achieved because it’s afraid to fully commit to the queer horror rom-com premise that makes the best parts of the film work so well.
The first short in Stephen King’s 1977 story collection Night Shift, “Jerusalem’s Lot” is a play on the formula of Dracula that takes the former novel’s dread and ramps it up to 11.
The Shining represents a huge step forward for King, both in the level of mastery on display and in the multi-layered story. If there were fears that Carrie and ‘Salem’s Lot were flukes, The Shining put those to bed.
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‘Salem’s Lot was Stephen King’s follow-up to 1974’s smash hit, Carrie. While it was as commercially successful as King’s debut, it shows the author stretching his wings into new psychological and thematic territory.
1980’s nostalgia seems to have entered its terminal phase, wherein we finally start to see the decade for what it was, miserable.