Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tag: stephen king

The Green Pile: The Steaming Racial Dynamics of The Green Mile
Originally published on PopMatters.com Have you ever met someone that you instantly hated? I mean, with a passion; not a mild distrust or a 'don't-drop-the-soap' hesitation, but a deep-seated gut instinct that this person should be pushed down a flight of stairs in order to save humanity. For me, that person...
Stephen King's The Stand movie poster
Stephen King loves mystical darkies! In particular, he's partial to the Southern, rustic, uneducated variety (see also The Green Mile). I half expected that in The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman would sprout wings or take the form of a bucket of water, but King decided to exercise "restraint" (whatever)....
The Mist horror movie poster
I've got my eye on you, Frank Darabont. After unsheathing that flaming terd of racism known as The Green Mile, I'd think you'd be on your best behavior for fear of bringing the wrath of Al Sharpton's pressed hair down upon you. So imagine my surprise upon seeing The...
The Shining horror movie poster
As a kid, The Shining made an impression on me not so much because it was a creepy, nightmare-inducing trip (which it was), but because Scatman Crothers ended up with an axe in the chest. It was an early prototype for the now-cliched black character death in modern horror...
Children of the Corn 2009 horror movie remake
Like many people, I thoroughly ignored the Children of the Corn remake once the label "SyFy original" was slapped on it, but when I finally got around to watching it, I almost dropped my hot wings: Holy Halle Berry! There's a black chick playing the Linda Hamilton role! Indeed, there...
Creepshow 2 movie poster
The third of the three tales in this Stephen King-George Romero-penned anthology, "The Hitchhiker," is probably the most memorable (although the blob thingee in "The Raft" isn't bad) and features black character actor Tom Wright as the, um...oh yeah, hitchhiker. He's accidentally run over by a philandering woman (Lois...
The Green Mile movie poster
Sure, The Green Mile isn't a horror movie, but it is based on a Stephen King book, and it is quite horrific in its own way. Check out my detailed analysis here.