Stephen King is no stranger to “haunted” vehicles. With stories such as, MILE 81, TRUCKS (aka MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE), FROM A BUICK 8, and the queen of “haunted” vehicles: CHRISTINE! But there was a short story first published in Yankee magazine in 1983 and later published in Stephen King’s short story collection, SKELETON CREW in 1985. A talented filmmaker, Dan Sellers, has brought this short story to life.
Jon Mann was born on October 31st, 1989.. Halloween, and was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. After grade school, he attended Leo Hayes High School, in Fredericton, and graduated in 2007. Jon continued his higher education at Acadia University, majoring in Political Science. He graduated in 2011. Jon also attended the New York Film Academy, majoring in screenwriting, in 2013.
The short story POPSY, was first published in Stephen King’s short story collection, NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES, in 1993. It’s a story about a man named Sheridan, whose a compulsive gambler, who finds himself in deep debt to a man known only as, Mr. Wizard. Mr. Wizard threatens Sheridan with serious bodily harm if he doesn’t pay up, and has way of paying off his debt is through child trafficking, sending the children on a boat to another country.
CAIN ROSE UP is one of Stephen King’s earlier short stories. He wrote it in 1968, and it was first published in the Spring 1968 issue of Ubris magazine, and later republished in King’s short story collection, SKELETON CREW, in 1985.
I’ve interviewed many Stephen King Dollar Baby filmmakers, but to my knowledge this is the youngest. A.J. Gribble was only 17 years old when he made his film adaptation of this short story, written by author Stephen King. But before we get to the interview, lets learn a little more about A.J. Gribble.
I’m a huge fan of short stories, anthologies, and any type of television shows like The Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt or movies like Creepshow. There is just something about a collection of short stories that can either scare you, thrill you, leave you in suspense, or maybe even make you sad.
Gabrielle Stone isn’t just any author, she comes from Hollywood royalty. Her parents were in some of the biggest films of all-time. Gabrielle is the daughter of famed actress, Dee Wallace (Stone), who starred in THE FRIGHTNERS, CUJO, and many other films, but many of us recognize her most as that sweet ,but dynamic mom, in the classic 1980’s film, E.T. Dee also shared the screen several times with her late husband, Christopher Stone, Gabrielle’s father, notably, the 1980’s horror film, THE HOWLING, as well as CUJO. His career as a lucrative actor and director, spanned the 1970s and forward, until his untimely death in 1995.
Jennifer grew up in Pensacola, Florida. She attended Florida State University, where she earned her Masters Degree in English. From there she worked for the National Park Service before becoming active in the entertainment industry. She’s also a parent, and at one point decided to stay at home to enjoy raising her little one.