And finally….we end the Haunted Eyeball’s Lovecraft Week with a look at a fantastic short film inspired and part written by Stephen King, and directed by Mark Steensland (who also made the terrifying Peekers).
It’s the kind of situation that every aspiring writer could have to face, and hopefully empathise with (OK, part from the actual pillow thing). Don’t be fooled by its low-key approach, this is a great short about the boundaries between reality, madness, and beating the crap out of writer’s block. There’s also a bit of a ‘magic beans’ aspect to it all.
While the unfortunate wife probably doesn’t deserve to suffer this fate, this is really an exercise in writerly wish fulfilment! This guy isn’t quite starting with a Stephen King career, you get the sense he’s on his path to success. Just wait until he starts self-publishing…
More info about this short film can be found over here, on IMDB.
The rest of Lovecraft Week on the Haunted Eyeball
Short stories: Two Bite sized Lovecraftian stories by James Pratt
Graphic Novels: “Howard Lovecraft and the….” by Bruce Brown
Anthology: Future Lovecraft by Innsmouth Press
Also check out:
Short horror film: Peekers
Review: Innsmouth Press Magazine Issue 8
Graphic novel: You Know, for Squids?