Halloween is the coolest, hands down, most excellent holiday in my book. So, I thought I'd do something different and put up a post of my favorite halloween movie and book. The movie is "Constantine" and the novel is "The Stand" by Stephen King. I found a quote by Stephen King "The Stand":
"I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... The Stand was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun! ... Much of the compulsive, driven feeling I had while I worked on The Stand came from the vicarious thrill of imagining an entire entrenched social order destroyed in one stroke."
How cool is that?! This book is a long one but really really worth the effort. To get lost in this one is a treat, it's one that as soon as I get to the last page, I think long and hard about just turning back to page one and giving it another go. And to be truthful, some days the mini series based on this book knocks "Constantine" back to second place. It's amazingly fun.
"Constantine" appeals to me because I'm fascinated by hell. I admit it. The idea proposed by the often great writer Edward Lee (he wrote two books on this theme that I adore called "City Infernal" and "Infernal Angel" of hell being a large thriving city is really interesting to me and Constantine portrays hell similarly. Exploring old places fascinates me no end and I think this is partly why I find this idea so intriguing. So, here's the trailer, I hope you enjoy. And once again, Happy October, Halloween and Haunting.