Nobody does scary quite like Stephen King, with his masterfully imaginative novels possessing the almost supernatural ability to devour your lazy afternoons whole.
I for one have many happy – yet bloodcurdling – memories of being curled up with a thick wedge of a King novel during school summer holidays; fingers twitching a little as the terror built and built.
I lay awake all night after reading Pet Sematary; completely stricken and disgusted and enthralled as only a teenager introduced to King for the first time can be. When it came to The Shining, my heart almost thudded clean out of my chest.
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Therefore, I have been genuinely pleased to witness the Stephen King renaissance over the last few years; heightened by phenomenal success of the IT remakes.
The world of King is at once nostalgic and eerie; akin to ghost stories told round a campfire or the rickety old abandoned house which fascinated you as a kid. But its also deeply, brutally scary in a way few writers have achieved before or since.
With Halloween creeping around the corner, its the ideal time to binge through some of the greatest cinematic adaptions of Kings writing; perfectly suited for chilly Autumn evenings in.
Even better, you can now get paid for being frightened out of your wits by the master of horror, with one steely-nerved fan about to be paid a very decent $1,300 for simply watching 13 King adaptions before Halloween.
Sadly, I will be unable to apply for this as you have to either be a US citizen or a permanent resident to be deemed eligible.
However, if this is you – and you are over 18 years of age – then by all means float your application over to USDish.com, and let know why youd be the perfect victim and what you would hope to get out of the experience.
There is a long list of movie adaptions to choose from, which USDish.com have narrowed down to a – hopefully lucky – 13: Carrie, Children of the Corn, Christine, Creepshow, Cujo, Dreamcatcher, It, Read More – Source