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Mark Pavia announces the stories for that Stephen King anthology coming our way

03.15.2012by: Jared Pacheco
Back at the beginning of the year Eric schooled us on a new horror anthology coming our way courtesy of filmmaker Mark Pavia. The kicker here is that the stories in this new anthology would all be based on Stephen King stories! Natch! Unfortunately at the time we had no idea what stories would be included in the film... but that changes today!

The fine folks over at Fire Wire Blog just dropped the details on what will be included in this anthology, which will be titled THE REAPER'S IMAGE. Those stories will be THE REAPER'S IMAGE, MILE 81, N. and THE MONKEY. Peep the rundowns:

THE REAPER'S IMAGE: The Reaper’s Image was first published in Startling Mystery Stories in 1969 and collected in Skeleton Crew in 1985. The story is about an antique mirror haunted by the visage of the Grim Reaper, who appears to those who gaze into it. This was King’s second professional sale and commercially published story.

MILE 81: Mile 81 is a novella by Stephen King, released exclusively as an e-book on September 1, 2011. With the heart of Stand By Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile 81 is the chilling story of an insatiable car and a heroic kid whose worlds collide at an abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike.

N.: N. was a multi-part graphic video series, that consisted of 25 one and a half-minute episodes totaling approximately 30 minutes in length. The episodes were drawn by artist Alex Maleev. The original series tells the story of a psychiatrist who falls victim to the same deadly obsession as his patient—an obsession that just might save the world! N. was later published in King’s collection Just After Sunset in 2008. In March 2010, Marvel Comics published the first issue of a comic book adaptation of N., a four-issue limited series.

THE MONKEY: The Monkey is a short story first published in Gallery magazine in 1980 in the form of a small removable booklet. It was significantly revised and published in King’s collection Skeleton Crew in 1985. The story centers on a cymbal-banging monkey toy that is possessed by an evil spirit. Every time the monkey claps its little cymbals together, a nearby living thing dies. The monkey is found in a family’s attic in an old toy chest by two young brothers, unknowing that their father had been tormented by the monkey years ago, when it worked its lethal enchantment on his family and friends.

Sounds good to me! Now Pavia only chose two of these stories while Stephen King himself chose the other two... so you know this shite will be tight! The selection is a perfect mixture of classic and contemporary King: a little bit of something for his oldest and newest fans alike. The adaptation will include a unique blend of Stephen King stories that are comprised of early magazine appearances, an e-book and a graphic video series.

Unfortunately there's no telling when Pavia will get rolling on THE REAPER'S IMAGE but you can bet as soon as he does we'll be right here to tell you about it.

Extra Tidbit: Mark Pavia is also working on a Christmas themed horror flick called SICK NICK.
Source: Fire Wire Blog

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