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Jason Sechrest
04-22-2019, 09:30 PM
Hi all!

I've been a columnist for Cemetery Dance for the past few years now, but for some reason never even realized they had a forum!

I've written a little over a dozen of these doo-dads for Cemetery Dance Online over the last few years, exploring the hidden wisdom and life lessons I've found in King's work. Thought I'd drop the links in here for anyone who would like to read, or discuss. Thanks everyone and glad to have found this place! (I've put my favorites at the top, lol)

The Letter I Wrote to Stephen King, and the Response That Changed My Life
http://bit.ly/2w2XTSN
(http://bit.ly/2w2XTSN)
What I've Learned From Stephen King: An Introduction
http://bit.ly/2vYyUQu
(http://bit.ly/2vYyUQu)
It & Other Childhood Demons
http://bit.ly/2IQshXJ

Everyone Has An Annie Wilkes
http://bit.ly/2MrYWGj
(http://bit.ly/2MrYWGj)
Cujo & Other Grown-Up Monsters
http://bit.ly/2N5WsK0
(http://bit.ly/2N5WsK0)
The True Villain in Carrie
http://bit.ly/2nVHr2k
(http://bit.ly/2nVHr2k)
Firestarter & Standing Up to the Man
http://bit.ly/2MNOM29
(http://bit.ly/2MNOM29)
What Makes a Great Teacher
http://bit.ly/2N6wLJd
(http://bit.ly/2N6wLJd)
The Long Walk of Life
http://bit.ly/2OQmKjR

The Hero in The Dead Zone
http://bit.ly/2N5VnSe

Christine and the Roads Traveled
http://bit.ly/2PrW4qz

Night Shift and the Nature of Fear
http://bit.ly/2N5Xohu

Pet Sematary and Why Sometimes Dead is Better
http://bit.ly/2MqjiQc

Thinner and the Blame Game
http://bit.ly/2MtrdfG

'The Flexible Bullet' of Madness
http://bit.ly/2MocFOd

Dan Hocker
04-22-2019, 09:45 PM
Welcome to the forum Jason!

Jason Sechrest
04-22-2019, 09:52 PM
Welcome to the forum Jason!


Thanks, Dan!

mhatchett
04-22-2019, 11:31 PM
Thanks for sharing, glad you found us! What are you reading? And don't say Stephen King LOl!!

Jason Sechrest
04-23-2019, 03:31 AM
Thanks for sharing, glad you found us! What are you reading? And don't say Stephen King LOl!!

HA! Weeeeell, I hate to disappoint you, but I am reading The Dark Half for the first time, having just completed The Tommyknockers. lol BUT! In between, I did manage to revisit one of my favorites, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. I also just read Richard Matheson's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" for the first time.

mhatchett
04-23-2019, 01:00 PM
As long as your not just taking the easy way out LOl!!

Ben Staad
04-23-2019, 02:14 PM
Welcome to the forum! I have read some of your past articles and they are always interesting reads.

Jason Sechrest
04-23-2019, 02:32 PM
Welcome to the forum! I have read some of your past articles and they are always interesting reads.

Thanks, Ben! Glad to hear it!

Brian861
04-23-2019, 07:16 PM
HA! Weeeeell, I hate to disappoint you, but I am reading The Dark Half for the first time, having just completed The Tommyknockers. lol BUT! In between, I did manage to revisit one of my favorites, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. I also just read Richard Matheson's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" for the first time.

Welcome, Jason! I have read your articles as well and they're great stuff! I really enjoyed The Dark Half but Tommyknockers was not for me.

Jason Sechrest
04-23-2019, 11:56 PM
Welcome, Jason! I have read your articles as well and they're great stuff! I really enjoyed The Dark Half but Tommyknockers was not for me.

I really enjoyed the first 1/3 of The Tommyknockers. I loved the opening story of Bobbie. Enjoyed Jim's opening story enough too. And once we get into the town of Haven, it's like a series of EC horror comics -- a different one happening in each household, all of which I loved.

And then... I'm not sure what happened. Somewhere along the way, I lost interest. It did feel as though the story was taking forever to get to its conclusion.

I know King once said he believes there's a great short story hiding somewhere in The Tommyknockers. I'm inclined to say there are at least 3 or 4.

So far loving The Dark Half, but have only just begun! :o

ozmosis7
04-24-2019, 01:45 PM
Welcome! And thanks for posting these here. I've read a few. Now I can catch up.

Jason Sechrest
04-24-2019, 01:58 PM
Welcome! And thanks for posting these here. I've read a few. Now I can catch up.

So cool. Thanks, Oz! ...

And for anyone interested, it looks like my short story was just published by Cemetery Dance as a FREE read on their web site this morning!! I've got another one debuting in their mag next issue too.
https://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/fiction-road-that-takes-you-there-jason-sechrest/

Martin
04-24-2019, 06:35 PM
Jason, thank you for posting these here. I have read and enjoyed most of them and will get to the rest.

On a side note Mr. Sechrest also has a Patreon which offers stories in both digital and audio. I have been planning on joining the audio level when the weather allows for more outside activities. It appears to be about here so I will sign up soon.
https://www.patreon.com/jasonsechrest

bookworm 1
04-24-2019, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the links and welcome to the funny farm...ummmm I mean forum....... okay I really meant funny Farm :rolleyes:

Jason Sechrest
04-24-2019, 11:45 PM
Jason, thank you for posting these here. I have read and enjoyed most of them and will get to the rest.

On a side note Mr. Sechrest also has a Patreon which offers stories in both digital and audio. I have been planning on joining the audio level when the weather allows for more outside activities. It appears to be about here so I will sign up soon.
https://www.patreon.com/jasonsechrest

Coooooooool! Look forward to seeing you over on the Patreon page. We have a lot of fun there!



Thanks for the links and welcome to the funny farm...ummmm I mean forum....... okay I really meant funny Farm :rolleyes:

I'll fit right in here. They're coming to take me away a-ha!

mhatchett
04-25-2019, 01:24 AM
James Wan to Produce Remake of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot
et ready for a return to America’s most famous small town that happens to be filled with Orlokian vampires, Jerusalem’s Lot.
‘Salem’s Lot was only the second novel published by Stephen King when it first hit shelves in 1975, and it remains one of the author’s more well-known works. A tale about a writer who returns to his childhood town of Jerusalem’s Lot, only to find it overrun with a vampire infestation, it has been adapted twice before: As a well-regarded 1979 TV movie by Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper, and again as a quickly forgotten 2004 miniseries.

Now, ‘Salem’s Lot is headed to the one place it’s never actually been: Into movie theaters. As reported by The Wrap, New Line Cinema is producing a big screen adaptation of the vampire story, which will be produced by The Conjuring maestro James Wan and written by It scribe Gary Dauberman. No word yet on who would be directing, but Dauberman would presumably be a possibility—he just wrapped his directorial debut in the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home, also set in New Line’s Conjuring universe.

Compared with weighty tomes such as It or ponderous stories like The Dark Tower, ‘Salem’s Lot is a pretty straightforward King adaptation—an ideal project for a director with visual styles to craft a back-to-basics vampire horror film. The script from Dauberman will likely increase anticipation from some horror fans, given the positive response to It. Dauberman has also written the It: Chapter Two screenplay, as well as the script for the upcoming Swamp Thing. Wan, meanwhile, has become one of the biggest producer-directors in Hollywood, successfully shepherding DC’s Aquaman to financial and critical success, even as he prepares to produce The Conjuring 3.

Jason Sechrest
04-25-2019, 06:54 PM
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58378835_2325910567651317_8523344804862492672_n.jp g?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=322140b42a31d7b68f0d926982312681&oe=5D31F5EB

Dreams do come true. If you had told me 3 years ago that my name would be on the cover of Cemetery Dance Magazine, I'd have said that's impossible! But nothing is impossible. And I cannot wait to share my story, "Orange Grove Court," with you in their next issue.

I hope you enjoy getting to know the neighbors on Orange Grove Court as much as I did. They're nice folks... Just be sure to keep an eye on your kids. Summer 2019.

bsaenz24
04-25-2019, 08:17 PM
Hey, you forgot to mention I was in there too!!

21468

Jason Sechrest
04-25-2019, 08:36 PM
Hey, you forgot to mention I was in there too!!

21468

HA! lol... Looks kinda cool. An electronically signed copy!

bsaenz24
04-25-2019, 08:48 PM
I'm going to try to get CD to add a section on the cover labeled: "No Contribution By"

Maybe I can get in that section!!

Brian861
04-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Must be that super rare variant with Brad's sig.

Congrats on the story, Jason!

Theli
04-26-2019, 01:46 PM
James Wan to Produce Remake of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot
et ready for a return to America’s most famous small town that happens to be filled with Orlokian vampires, Jerusalem’s Lot.
‘Salem’s Lot was only the second novel published by Stephen King when it first hit shelves in 1975, and it remains one of the author’s more well-known works. A tale about a writer who returns to his childhood town of Jerusalem’s Lot, only to find it overrun with a vampire infestation, it has been adapted twice before: As a well-regarded 1979 TV movie by Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper, and again as a quickly forgotten 2004 miniseries.

Now, ‘Salem’s Lot is headed to the one place it’s never actually been: Into movie theaters. As reported by The Wrap, New Line Cinema is producing a big screen adaptation of the vampire story, which will be produced by The Conjuring maestro James Wan and written by It scribe Gary Dauberman. No word yet on who would be directing, but Dauberman would presumably be a possibility—he just wrapped his directorial debut in the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home, also set in New Line’s Conjuring universe.

Compared with weighty tomes such as It or ponderous stories like The Dark Tower, ‘Salem’s Lot is a pretty straightforward King adaptation—an ideal project for a director with visual styles to craft a back-to-basics vampire horror film. The script from Dauberman will likely increase anticipation from some horror fans, given the positive response to It. Dauberman has also written the It: Chapter Two screenplay, as well as the script for the upcoming Swamp Thing. Wan, meanwhile, has become one of the biggest producer-directors in Hollywood, successfully shepherding DC’s Aquaman to financial and critical success, even as he prepares to produce The Conjuring 3.

I'm pretty excited for the Salem's Lot film. I wonder who is tied to direct.

Jason Sechrest
04-26-2019, 11:06 PM
Must be that super rare variant with Brad's sig.

Congrats on the story, Jason!

Thanks, Brian!

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58610140_2325865437655830_1146917621363376128_n.pn g?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=f6956712a5e764bbaed83fef031f1d8e&oe=5D2A14F0

Next story coming May 1st to the Patreon page.
http://patreon.com/jasonsechrest

Jason Sechrest
04-30-2019, 07:31 PM
Jason, thank you for posting these here. I have read and enjoyed most of them and will get to the rest.

On a side note Mr. Sechrest also has a Patreon which offers stories in both digital and audio. I have been planning on joining the audio level when the weather allows for more outside activities. It appears to be about here so I will sign up soon.
https://www.patreon.com/jasonsechrest

Just saw your subscription to my Patreon page come through Martin, and wanted to say THANK YOU!!! :-)

The next short story arrives tomorrow!

Martin
04-30-2019, 09:00 PM
Just saw your subscription to my Patreon page come through Martin, and wanted to say THANK YOU!!! :-)

The next short story arrives tomorrow!

It was my pleasure. I already listened to Lifeguard and loved it. The story felt very personal and had a fun twist. Looking forward to more!

Martin
07-22-2019, 10:36 PM
For those interested Mr. Sechrest is offering his story The Pool from his Patreon free. You can read or listen to him narrate it. It is a good read!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/26717339

Flober
02-05-2020, 11:25 PM
As long as your not just taking the easy way out LOl!!