Growing wonderfully wickeder

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Growing wonderfully wickeder

Post by DoctorKaren » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:50 pm

After reading Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars recently (and loving it), I was wondering:

Which horror writer / director has developed most during their careers and how?
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Post by mlceates » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:53 pm

Writer: Stephen kings earlier material and his short stories, probably followed by Clive Barker. (Somebody has to make a decent book of blood adaptation.)

Director: I am still a big John carpenter fan, grew up loving Halloween, the Fog, prince of Darkness and the Thing (still hate E.T. did a lot of damage to cinema that year!!)

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Post by DoctorKaren » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:26 pm

What do you think to King's / Barker's later stuff?
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Post by daveroughcut » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:00 pm

King is not as good as he was. Barker is even better though it's been a while. The Art, Imajica, Weaveworld all brilliant.

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Post by MaxRenn » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:12 am

I lost it with Barker around the time of the Harold Robbinsy Galilee and Coldheart Canyon I didn't enjoy at all. I agree with Daveroughcut that The Art, Imajica and Weaveworld are brilliant, but they are all a long time ago now.

While King might not have produced a masterpiece in a while, his books are still consistently enjoyable.
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Post by daveroughcut » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:22 pm

I dug Under The Dome despite the fact I thought it we The Simpsons movie. I must confess I have not read Galilee but did love the Abarat books.

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Post by DoctorKaren » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:17 pm

MaxRenn wrote:I lost it with Barker around the time of the Harold Robbinsy Galilee and Coldheart Canyon I didn't enjoy at all. I agree with Daveroughcut that The Art, Imajica and Weaveworld are brilliant, but they are all a long time ago now.

While King might not have produced a masterpiece in a while, his books are still consistently enjoyable.
What do you consider to be the last King masterpiece?
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Post by daveroughcut » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:36 pm

In publication order probably The Dark Half maybe Four Past Midnight. it definitely went wrong at Needful Things which felt like a repeat of 'Salems Lot

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Post by DoctorKaren » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:07 pm

Okay, because I am a total King-ophile, what would you like to see him do now?
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