A Dance In the Cemetery
By: Chris Darkes - May 13, 2015
Category : Writing
Back around 2011 I had been looking for the 25th Anniversary edition of Stephen King’s book, IT. When the news broke they’d be dropping an extremely limited amount of copies, I began feverishly trying to locate a copy. I don’t recall exactly the first time I read IT, but I believe I was in 4th grade. That marked the first time I had read a book that crossed the thousand page mark. Imagining the opening scene where the little boy in the rain coat tries to grab his paper sail boat from the sewer, still brings back vivid images. ( If only King could have finished the book differently.) Anyways, I stumbled across a site that was like a goldmine for thriller and horror story enthusiasts. That site is called Cemetery Dance. They have just about every writer in the genre at your disposal.
After stumbling across the site I found IT, but I realized I missed a whole bunch of other amazing limited edition versions of his works. Unfortunately for me, the editions were all sold out and the mark ups on auction sites were through the roof. At some point, I’d love to get my hands on a couple of those editions. But looking through the details made me want to take out my wallet quickly.
The book itself was oversized which seemed nice considering after reading the original, I felt like I needed a magnifying glass to read the font. Hot foil stamping, custom protective box, embossed endpapers, satin ribbon page holder, and signed by Stephen King and the various artists that worked on the book. It also featured 30 interior artwork pieces. Just a few add ons for those who really enjoyed the book and want a great experience rereading it. All the details are listed here.
I heard they’re making a reboot of the popular tv movie. The project has been in turn around for a little bit, but when you’re dealing with a framework that’s as cherished as this subject taking time is probably for the best. Not quite sure how it will hold up. It’s been years since I saw the original as well. I remember it feeling quite dated, even back then. I’d definitely give the movie a chance and looking forward to a reboot.
There is one other image from the film that sticks out in my mind. It’s the place where Pennywise lives. I’d have to do some research, but I would love to see a bunch of of the town’s inspiration for King’s books. This one is definitely on there…