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My Mission to The Dark Tower

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For me the release of The Dark Tower as a major motion picture is a countdown.  I’m on the clock, literally, as I want to finish the book series before the film comes out on Friday.  I don’t know if I’ll make it.  While you wish me hopeless luck, meet me after the jump to find out why I’m doing it, and my re-read thoughts.

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31 Days of Horror 2013: The Walking Dead S04 E02: Infected

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Holy tweeting pigs! Last week’s episode hit the ground running with Rick and the team surrounded by walkers clamoring to get inside; insistent little buggers! Yes, all is well at the Sunnybrook farm, and with Hershel acting as Zen master of the veggie farm, what could go wrong? Yes, my little zombie snacks, there are even farm animals on site. In fact, Violet the pig has her own Twitter and Facebook account, but… not for long. An uninvited guest may have snuck in with the people from Woodbury; just ask Violet and Patrick (Vincent Martella). Meet you after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Apocalypse November: Swan Song

Earlier this month, Biff Bam Pop!’s own Marie Gilbert wrote about Stephen King’s apocalyptic opus, The Stand. That is one of my favorite books, and its comparison to another book got me interested in the works of another king of suspense, and his magnum opus of the world after a terrible disaster. After the jump, I’ll tell you about Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon.

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Apocalypse November: World War Z

If you want a good feel and vision of how the Apocalypse would affect those of us living in a modern world, then you have two books that do the job of bringing the end of times to your front door. My review of The Stand by author Stephen King told about the results of a man-made pandemic and the battle between good and evil.

With my review of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by author Max Brooks, we learn about a new type of pandemic… a walking plague. I consider the messages of The Stand and World War Z, a crash course on what to expect when civilization decides to go to hell, big time.  More on World War Z after the jump.

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Apocalypse November: The Stand

The Stand, Stephen King’s Apocalyptic Tale, shows what can happen when we mess with genetically altered viruses and prions and allows the readers to witness how civilization comes apart at the seams. The Stand with its well woven plot, takes the apocalypse head on. The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1979 and was adapted for both a television miniseries for ABC and as a limited series by Marvel Comics that was eventually collected in a trade paperback collection. Meet me after the jump.

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Stephen King Week: J.W. Ward on Stephen King’s 5 best & 5 worst adaptations to film & TV

Horror author Stephen King is, without a doubt, one of the most prolific authors of the last 50 years.

He’s released forty-nine novels, nine collections of short stories, five non-fiction books and sold over 350 million copies, if Wikipedia is to be believed.

On the silver screen and on television, King’s success is equally notable.  With over forty movies and numerous TV miniseries, Stephen King has become one of the biggest names in not just horror, but entertainment.

Like any creator, some of the work is great.

Other work, not so much.

As we at Biff Bam Pop! continue to celebrate the legacy of Stephen King this week, here’s a list of the five best and worst film and TV adaptations. Read the rest of this entry

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