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WEEDS by Stephen King
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This story, basis for the CREEPSHOW segment starring Mr. King, was originally published in the porno mag Cavalier in 1976. It is now available for free on the mag website-- for how long, I don't know

http://www.cavmag.com/featured.php
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Main character: Mary-Louise Clive Barker.
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Good little short story. A little silly, but I like it.

I'm watching Creepshow for the first time right now on Youtube, and Jesus Christ, ten seconds into this weeds story is absurd.

I know it's unfair to say, but I hope Frank Darabont is adapting Stephen King material for the rest of his career. He brings such a serious believability to these occasionally absurd stories. The Mist is one of my favorite films of the past few years. Really want to see The Long Walk.
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I know it's unfair to say, but I hope Frank Darabont is adapting Stephen King material for the rest of his career.

Which would be the completely wrong approach for something like "Creepshow". In order to function as an homage to the old E.C. Comics, the stories in "Creepshow" need to be a little silly and absurd. A heavy-handed and serious approach to the material would only result in an obnoxious self-parody.
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I'm watching Creepshow for the first time right now on Youtube

Ugh.
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Which would be the completely wrong approach for something like "Creep show". In order to function as an homage to the old E.C. Comics, the stories in "Creep show" need to be a little silly and absurd. A heavy-handed and serious approach to the material would only result in an obnoxious self-parody.

Which is fine, but I was thinking along the lines of The Long Walk. The thing is the way the story is written is as the eating you from the inside out virus boy horror variety. A young director could have adapted the concept into a creepy tale, or the incredibly corny way over the top Creep show version. For Creep show it was fine.

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Ugh.

At least I've seen it, and I know what the hell people are talking about when they reference it. I'm one step further away from other young guys like Alex Billingfuck.
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Which is fine, but I was thinking along the lines of The Long Walk. The thing is the way the story is written is as the eating you from the inside out virus boy horror variety. A young director could have adapted the concept into a creepy tale, or the incredibly corny way over the top Creep show version.

Fuck, now I gotta read this. I am chagrined to admit I had always thought this story was originally penned for the Creepshow script. I had no idea it was an adaptation of sorts.
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The story Weeds is hidden in one of Stephan's books, but I don't know which one. I have most of his books and I also have many of his books on audio. I listened to "Weeds," along with other stories while working on my kitchen a couple weeks ago. Last week I started a spread sheet, listing all of his stories from his web site, so I could get the ones I may be missing. That was a huge task! Anyway, I found I had marked off "Weeds," but it's not listed as being in any of his personal books, so I looked up the description on Wikipedia, and sure enough, I've listened to it!! It's only listed as being published in "Dark Screams: Volume One, Shivers VII, Cavalier Magazine in 1976 and again in Nugget Magazine in 1979, of which I don't own. Not only that, but I listed to it! The the four publications, I just mentioned, are not published in audio.  I didn't rad it, I listened to it. I own many of his Audio books of short stories, "Nightmares & Dreamscapes," "Full Dark, No Stars," "Night Shift," "Hearts in Atlantis," Just After Sunset," "Blood and Smoke," Skeleton Crew," "Four Past Midnight," "Bazaar of Bad Dreams," "Different Seasons," "Everything's Eventual," and others. I listened to that story, but I don't know how. It's not listed on any of those, audio books! I wasn't paying attention to what CD was in at the time.
Has anyone read "UR?" Well, that's me! Right here and now, Jack! Right here and now!!

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