Sorry, folks, my malaise continues and I can’t manage any other kind of post than one with monster pictures. I really like monster pictures.
Now there’s a man, someone who will carry you to the bar!
I stole this gem from Monster Movies and Creature Features, a Facebook group I enjoy quite a bit. As I searched for others, I saw on one of the groups or pages I followed (can’t remember which one), somebody had posted about 50 times that it was Stephen King’s birthday. He’s 70. I don’t know if the person who posted it hit the wrong button or was just really, really excited about Stephen King’s birthday, but it was on there more times than I cared to scroll through. I went on to a different monster page/group, but I thought, ooh, there’s a perfect excuse to post monsters: Stephen King’s birthday!
Only, I’m not a big fan of Stephen King. Oh, he is an excellent writer, very skilled, very talented. I have enjoyed several books and stories of his (I prefer novels to short stories, but I also like the novelettes). I gotta say, the movies, not so much. His movies were made in the bloody ’70’s and beyond. I like the older, more circumspect flicks. There are exceptions, of course. As I trolled around looking for other pictures, I remembered I shared one recently from a movie based on a Stephen King novel. Steven my husband (note the different spelling) and I pop in Carrie periodically. It is a time-honored favorite.
My prom was so boring!
A movie based on a Stephen King novel which I did not enjoy was The Shining. Yes, yes, I know many people love it. One part I liked which was not in the book was “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy,” typed over and over, when Pathetic Wife thought he was working on his novel. The other part I kind of liked, also not in the book, was the very end, with the haunting shot of Jack Nicholson in the ballroom
Ooh, it was in 1921. I love the ’20’s.
This is the cover photo from the group Haunted Ballroom. Very appropriate, no?
As I was downloading that photo, I remembered there is another movie based on a Stephen King novel I don’t mind: Shawshank Redemption. I reference that movie all the time. As a result of spending too much time (for me) in dry, dry Arizona, I enjoy rain so much that sometimes I do Shawshank Redemption:
I usually have my shirt on when I do this, for which I am sure bystanders are grateful.
Full disclosure: after the flood of 2013, I did not do that gesture for a while. I don’t do it every time it rains anyways, only sometimes for effect, for example, when we had rather a deluge after a Shakespeare performance in Little Falls last summer (perhaps you read my blog post about it).
Be all that as it may, this has been my Thursday Non-Sequitur post for the week. I hope to see you all again on Lame Post Friday.