Famous scary author Stephen King is reviewing an old classic of his, albeit in a little bit of an odd method. Throughout an episode of Bloody Disgustings The Losers Club podcast, King began for his first-ever interview for the website and was inquired about a few of his most current work that included a brand-new novella entitled Rattlesnakes. While he kept most of the information of the book near the vest, he did drop one bombshell about the snake-centric scary tale — it will be a follow up of sorts to the dog-centric scary tale Cujo.
Cujo is Kings 1981 mental scary classic that sees the titular great young boy Saint Bernard developed into wicked incarnate thanks to rabies from a bat bite. Its an extremely bleak book, fixating the Trenton household who is handling the fallout of Donnas affair, and the Camber household who is regularly abused by patriarch Joe. While the 2 households are handling their own different problems, Cujos disease festers and ultimately threatens the lives of both the Trentons and Cambers. It was ultimately adjusted into a somewhat less bleak movie starring Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Danny Pintauro which gradually ended up being a cult classic amongst scary fans.
Its uncertain just what the connection in between Cujo and Rattlesnakes is. There are some apparently shared styles in between the 2 books with the focus being on an unmanageable wicked impacting the lives of people by random happenstance. Cujo, nevertheless, has actually the included scary of the killings being committed by a once-beloved household animal, just increase its bleak nature. The book never ever actually sets itself up for a follow-up though. Its totally possible that Rattlesnakes is merely indicated to be a spiritual follower, though it might still revive a few of its more youthful characters, like Cujos previous owner and Joe Cambers kid Brett to continue the misery.
Something that does ring extremely comparable in between the 2 books is that neither hesitates to put kids in threat. King revealed a grisly scene from the upcoming novella that highlights simply how unrelenting wicked and the violence of nature can be. “I just wrote a long story called Rattlesnakes. And it involves, at one part, twins who are only four years old… falling into a rattlesnake pit,” King told The Losers Club. “And the snakes get ’em. It’s a terrible scene.” It harkens back to scenes of a rabies-infected Cujo frantically attempting to get in the Trentons quickly overheating Ford Pinto to eliminate Donna and her young kid Little, all while the hazard of dehydration towered above the 2.
While King continues to deal with his most current stories, the movie market is striving in the background to adjust a growing number of of his work. Most just recently, the brand-new adjustment of Firestarter starring Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Zac Efron struck theaters, albeit to less-than-favorable evaluations from critics and audiences. Theres likewise the highly-anticipated adjustment of Salems Lot coming later on this year thatll bring his vampire tale to theaters.
Cujo casts a long shadow in Kings scary pantheon, however if Rattlesnakes seeks to follow it up, its absolutely worth watching on.