When October hits, it’s always good to see a new Stephen King-based movie pop up on Netflix. This is in fact based on a short story by King and his son Joe Hill — whose comic work I’ve quite enjoyed (Locke & Key), and I’m now reading his short story collection which includes this very story. I thought the movie itself was pretty good — nothing that blew me away, but it has some interesting ideas, and I liked how it wrapped up in the end. I think it’s well worth your time, if you’re in the mood for something creepy and suspenseful.
Over the years I’ve enjoyed quite a few of the “Best American” short story anthologies – especially the Comics one and the Nonrequired Reading one – and so the other day I was quite happy to catch a one-day sale on Amazon, with each Kindle edition of the 2015 series available for $2. I bought all 9 (although I later learned that there’s another one, The Best American Infographics 2015, which wasn’t in the sale, but that I would also love to get). I’m pretty far in the Comics one, which is as solid as always, and I’ve started reading the Science Fiction & Fantasy one, which is the first edition in the “Best American” series, and curated by Joe Hill, whose Locke & Key series I quite enjoyed. This should keep me busy for a while.