The Road Virus Heads North
I missed the title at the beginning and couldn’t figure out what the story was for the life of me, so I had to run look it up. I flipped through N&D, then found the story in Everything’s Eventual. As I searched, I ran across maybe twenty stories in those books that made me think, “Why couldn’t they have done that one? That would have been good!”
Anyway, I finally identified the story and realized that although I’m a big SK fan, I didn’t remember reading it because I only wasted my time on it once. I went back and watched the program, becoming increasingly irritated at how this half-baked idea was spread over an entire hour. Is it really important to know anything about this character? It’s not as though you will grow to care about him. Basic idea: Guy buys a painting. Guy in the painting starts following him and killing people. Ooooh! Better insert some quick cuts and shaky camera work so the audience will know they’re being scared! After all, this is STEPHEN KING, MASTER OF HORROR! :rolleyes:
When the next segment started, my husband looked at me in disbelief and said, “That was the end?”
I found it interesting that of all the moronic, needless changes I’ve seen them make when transferring SK’s work to the screen, on this story they decided to keep the final line almost word for word. “Well, I guess I’m going outside.” Huh? Gee, glad they didn’t mess that up!
The Final Quarter
I said “Fuck it” and went to bed.