Dark Score Stories

I checked out today the new website Darkscorestories.com, a companion site to A&E’s release of the TV mini-series version of Stephen King’s “Bag of Bones.”  The novel ranks amongst King’s best work, and thus I’m holding out high hopes for the series.  It also marks the return of Pierce Brosnan to television.  Let’s hope it finds him in fine form.

Dark Score Stories is an impressive and fascinating photo essay with photos by Joachim Ladefoged.  The shots are brilliant and eye-catching, but for King fans the real eye candy is in picking out the numerous references to other King works.  This is especially entertaining in regards to the books on the shelves at the local Dark Score bookstore.  Most of the titles come from books mentioned in King’s novels or written by King’s characters.

Thus, we see copies of Paul Sheldon’s “Misery’s Love” (Misery), George Stark’s “Sharkmeat Pie” (The Dark Half), Mike Enslin’s “Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses” (1408), and even a tongue-in-cheek production of Peter Stevens’s “Favorite Escapes” (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”).

Even if you’re not a King addict, the site is worth checking out.  Great photos and nice prep for the mini-series, which airs in December.

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