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Posted: 8/29/2004 9:04:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:58:21 PM EST
Nope. Never heard of it. Was it made into a short film or anything though?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:38:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:47:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By JTAC_Supply:
No, just the short story. I believe it was in Skeleton Crew. Another good one from that book was
The Monkey. It was about one of those monkeys that clap the cymbals together and grin, but bad things happened when this one clapped.




I distinctly remember that book being held by Michael J. Fox (might have been somebody else) in a poster at the library as a kid.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:48:41 PM EST
I like "The Mist," its actually not too sci-fi but the game Half Life is based on it.

Also in the same book was something called something like The typewritter of the gods, about some guy who has a typewritter that has the power to change things if he types stuff into it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:29:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 11:30:08 PM EST by MrsGloftoe]
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:32:41 AM EST
I loved that book. Every story kicked ass, especially The Mist. Didn't know Half-Life was based on it. I'll have to check that out.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:43:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:23:39 AM EST
Wasn't it a Bachman (sp?) book? That was a great story, but The Mist rocked.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:49:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:58:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By OFFascist:
...Also in the same book was something called something like The typewritter of the gods, about some guy who has a typewritter that has the power to change things if he types stuff into it.



Wasn't that a John Candy movie?...

(j/k)
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:58:53 AM EST
I've got The Mist as a 3-D MP3 file. Sounds great with head phones on!!!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:04:49 AM EST
The Mist is great. There are a couple other good ones in Skeleton Crew. The story about the crew that crashes on the desert planet, the teens that get stuck on the raft in the middle of the lake, and the one were the guy gets marooned on the island and has to eat himself.

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:11:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:18:58 AM EST

The Mist is one of my favorite SK stories. It shows the kind of psychological changes people go through when faced with extreme stress.

There are some obvious elements in Half-Life from this story, such as the monsters appearing out of nowhere, and the tentacles. Beyond that, very little from the story made it into the game.

I remember reading in PC Gamer years ago that this newfangled game called Half-Life would be based on some Stephen King story, so I ran out and bought Skeleton Crew right away, and wasn't dissapointed in the least.

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:58:00 AM EST
tagged.

I was planning on going to the library tomorrow anyway. Thanks.
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