Movie News: Stephen King’s “Survivor Type” Being Adapted as a Short Film

“Survivor Type” was originally released in the 1982 horror anthology “Terrors,” but was re-released in King’s 1985 short story collection “Skeleton Crew.”  The story follows the diary of surgeon Richard Pine, a.k.a. Richard Penzetti, that has fallen from grace. Dr. Pine becomes marooned on an island in the Pacific while trying to smuggle a bunch of heroin into the U.S. from Thailand… is anyone else thinking about Damon Lindeloff or Eddie Dean? Just me?

The story is written from the perspective of this survivor’s diary. I really enjoy this writing style which also makes me think of the end of “Carrie” and the “Jerusalem’s Lot” short story (the precursor to “Salem’s Lot”) from “Night Shift.” The diary acts as a chronicle of a man’s descent into insanity as he begins to cannibalize himself to stay alive, using the heroin he was smuggling as an anesthesia for his self mutilations.

As I said, there is currently a short film adaptation in the works, and you can see the trailer for it at the top of this article. The production team is using IndieGoGo to try to raise funds for this project, so please contribute to this project, if you can. They are only trying to raise $1500.00, and they are already over half way there!

“Survivor Type” IndieGoGo Page

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Stephen King Fancast: Willa feat. Christopher Birk


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The podcast is back! It’s been a long time coming since Mevio shut this podcast down (read more about that here) but it’s finally back! I am still bitter about the shutdown, however, so feel free to Tweet your hate to them on my behalf. >:)

On this episode, I am joined by  the Director of  the “Willa” adaptation, Christopher Birk. We discuss the “Willa” short story from “Just After Sunset,” and the making of Chris’ film adaptation of “Willa.” Should you be interested in finding out more info on the film, you can watch the trailer below and visit the Official Website, at Alphatree Productions.

Also, I did an interview with Christopher on this blog a few months back, so feel free to give that a read, if you like, by CLICKING HERE.

You may have heard me talking about current Facebook woes on the podcast, and here is the link to that article.

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Interview: Christopher Birk, Director of Upcoming “Willa” Adaptation

Christopher Birk, Director and Screenplay writer of "Willa"

This is an interview that I did with the Director of the upcoming “Willa” adaptation, Christopher Birk. This is my first interview with someone who is not in a heavy metal band, so hang with me if it’s no good. I also want to send out a big thank you to Chris for the opportunity to interview him.

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Stephen King’s “Willa” Movie Adaptation is Coming Soon

You may have already heard, or you may not but Stephen King’s “Willa,” from his collection of short stories “Just After Sunset,” is being adapted as a movie. Above is the first teaser trailer for the film. You may not be familiar with the story, so here’s a short synopsis according to Stephen King’s Official Site:

A group of travelers has found themselves stranded in a railroad station waiting for a train that never seems to come to replace the one they had been traveling in.   David Sanderson realizes that his fiance, Willa, is not at the station and follows her to the nearby town.  He finds her at a local honky-tonk but when it seems that the other patrons of the establishment are not just ignoring them, an awareness of their situation begins to come over him.

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