He’s all over this poster, actually. Artist Jordan Monsell created this work, entitled KING COUNTRY, which contains visual references to almost 200 Stephen King stories, novels, and movies. This could be fun, seeing how many we can identify. I spot two that guarantee a mention here on this site: The Night Flyer; you can identify him by his one prominent fang; he’s wearing a top hat, and is located near the ironing board. Then there’s the Nosferatu-esque vampire from SALEM’S LOT. But who is the bat-headed figure in the lower right-hand corner?
Of course I see Christine, and Cujo, and Pennywise and Georgie. The Dark Tower is there in the background, as is the big monster from THE MIST. The topiary lion from THE SHINING. Some of them, though, I admit have me stumped. How many can you identify? You can cheat if you want to, but that ruins the fun.
You can buy a print of this poster at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena if you happen to be in attendance. Or just wait for them to show up on eBay. You’ll probably pay more for them that way, though.
By the way, the Bat-headed figure comes from THE TEN O’CLOCK PEOPLE. Yeah, I cheated and looked at the guide.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
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