APT PUPIL—RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Both from Different Seasons)
Andy Dufresne sets up a stock portfolio for Dussander in Apt Pupil. He was also a prisoner at
Shawshank prison until he escaped.
CARRIE—THE BODY ( Different Seasons)
Teddy Duchamp, the owner of Teddy’s Amoco in Chamberlain, Maine (Carrie’s home town), later moved
to Castle Rock and ran the Castle Rock Stationery Shop. He was the uncle of the young Teddy
Duchamp, friend of Gordy Lachance.
One of Carrie White’s teachers was named Edwin King. Stephen King’s middle name is Edwin.
CARRIE—THE FIFTH QUARTER (Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
A folksinger named John Swithen appeared and sang at Carrie’s prom. “John Swithen,” alias Stephen
King, wrote “The Fifth Quarter.”
Margaret White worked in a laundry called the Blue Ribbon Laundry,
located in Chamberlain. In
Roadwork, Bart Dawes worked in a laundry called the Blue Ribbon Laundry,
located in M_______,
W________. The BRL is also where The Mangler came to life. I wouldn't
want to work in any laundry called the Blue Ribbon.
DESPERATION—CREEPSHOW—CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF
Johnny Marinville refers to the cop's chin as "the chin of a Bernie
Wrightson comic-book hero." Wrightson was the artist for Creepshow and
Cycle of the Werewolf.
DESPERATION—DEAD ZONE—THE NIGHT FLYER—INSOMNIA
Johnny Marinville was once the center spread (when he was arrested for
beating up his third wife) in the tabloid sheet, The Inside View. This
rag was also mentioned in The Dead Zone, The Night Flyer and Insomnia.
The cop in Desperation tells his prisoners that it's safer in the jail
than outside. "There are forces out there you don't want to even think
about." Which is quite similar to waht Ed tells Ralph in Insomnia,
"there are forces at work in Derry that you don't want to know about."
Johnny Marinville's cross-country Harley-Davidson motorcycle trip is
very similar to a promotional book tour King did, on his own Harley, a
few years back.
Ellen Carver enjoyed paperback novels with such titles as "Misery in
*Cynthia Smith, a major character in Desperation, was also a player in
*Daughters & Sisters, Anna, Norman Daniels, and Gert—all from RM—were
also mentioned in Desperation.
*A galloping horse drawn on the bathroom wall in the American West
theater had a "baleful rose-madder glint" in its eyes.
*When Steves realizes Tak may have taken Mary Jackson in Desperation,
he hopes she is dead, because "dead might be better." A similar
sentiment was had by Jud Crandall in PS.
*When Johnny asks David what the heck Tak is, "An Indian spirit?
Something like a manitou, or a wendigo?" The Wendigo, a spirit of the
north country, was also mentioned in PS.
DESPERATION—STRAWBERRY SPRING (Night Shift)
Johnny thinks about a past time in Connecticut the old-timers referred
to as strawberry spring. That also happens to be the title of a King
DESPERATION—THE DARK TOWER: THE WASTELANDS
When Tak inhabits Ellen Carver's body and it returns to the municipal
building, it finds "The door was ajar." Which is also the answer to a
riddle posed in DTIII.
Tommyknockers, mischievous troublemakers who inhabit underground mines,
DOLORES CLAIBORNE—GERALD’S GAME
The solar eclipse is a prominent detail of both novels.
The town of Derry is mentioned in passing towards the end of DC.
DOLORES CLAIBORNE—MY PRETTY PONY
While being questioned by Dr. McAuliffe about her husband's death,
Dolores thinks to herself, "One, my-pretty-pony...two,
my-pretty-pony...three, my-pretty-pony," to give herself time before
answering the questions.
DOLORES CLAIBORNE—RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Different Seasons)
Dolores figured she would have been sent to Shawshank had she been found guilty of murder.
EYES OF THE DRAGON—THE DARK TOWER III: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE—NEEDFUL THINGS
In the EotD, King Roland’s advisors see Peter “the coming of the White,
that ancient, resilent, yet humble
force that has redeemed humankind again and again and again.” In DT III,
when Jake is in the vacant lot
with the rose, the voices rise and join into “the voice of Yes; the
voice of White; the voice of Always.” In Needful Things, Alan Pangborn
perhaps saves the town with a dimestore magic trick that turns into a
fountain of light and power, which he senses “The white! The coming of
*The town of Derry is mentioned in passing towards the end of GG.
*Raymond Joubert spent time in the Juniper Hill Asylum.
GERALD'S GAME—NEEDFUL THINGS
*Alan Pangborn, the Castle County Sheriff in NT, is mentioned in GG.
*Sheriff Norris Ridgewick, former deputy to Alan Pangborn, is the man
who captures Joubert in GG.
*A "big fire in Castle Rock" is mentioned in GG, "it burned most of
HEARTS IN ATLANTIS—THE DARK TOWER SERIES
There are a number of references in HIA to the Dark Tower series. Ted
Brautigan mentions "all things
serve the beam," "ka." Bobby Garfield senses/learns there are "other
worlds than this." Bobby dreams and
sees the eye design we've seen before, he dreams of the tower, a "still
spindle upon which all of existence
moved and spun." Ted knows about the "Gunslinger" and that he's reached
"Endworld," he also knows that "until the beams break, the Dark Tower
stands." And could the "elusive Raymond Fiegler" be our old friend,
HEARTS IN ATLANTIS—DERRY MISC
A number of Derry-isms appear in HIA, Derry News, Witcham Street, ?
HEARTS IN ATLANTIS—THE EYES OF THE DRAGON
Carol Gerber tells Bobby Garfield that she has learned the "trick of
being dim," an art we first heard of in a castle in Delain.
HEARTS IN ATLANTIS —THE LIBRARY POLICEMAN (Four Past Midnight)
Ted Brautigan jokes "if there were Library Policemen." We know there
INSOMNIA—DESPERATION—THE DEAD ZONE—THE NIGHT FLYER
The counter girl of the Red Apple store in Insomnia gives Ralph a copy
of the Inside View tabloid, it has an ad for an Insomnia cure. This
tabloid is also mentioned in the above named stories.
Heavyset, the driver of the truck Ed Deepneau runs into in Insomnia,
claims "I ain't Ray Joubert or that guy Dahmer after all." Ray Joubert
was the grave robber (among other things) in Gerald's Game.
When Lois asks Connie Chung for her autograph outside the Derry Civic
Center in Insomnia, she tells her, "I'm your number one fan." A line
we heard in Misery.
*One of the things stored in Atropo's grim little apartment was "the sneaker of a little boy named
Gage Creed, run down by a speeding tanker-truck on Route 15 in Ludlow."
*Lois goes off to play cards with some lady friends who live in Ludlow. The hometown of the Creed
family in PS.
INSOMNIA—SOMETHING TO TIDE YOU OVER
Ralph has a dream that someone has buried Carolyn up to her chin in the
sand at Old Orchard Beach and that the waves were coming in. This is
the same fate as Becky Vickers, whose husband buries her on the beach
and tapes her drowning in Something To Tide You Over.
INSOMNIA—THE DARK TOWER
* Clotho tells Ralph to think of life as a kind of building, a
skyscraper, but the image Ralph gets from Clotho's mind is "an enormous
tower constructed of dark and sooty stone, standing in a field of red
roses. Slit windows twisted up its sides in a brooding spiral."
* Lachesis tells Ralph, "what you call freedom of choice is part of
what we call ka, the great wheel of being."
* Lois asks where people go when they die, Lachesis replies, "to other
worlds than these."
* Dorrance tells Ralph and Lois, "We are bound together by the
Purpose...that's ka-tet, which means one made of many."
* When Ralph opens the door to the portosan, he sees "that the back
wall of the portosan had disappeared. What he saw...was a just-past
sunset sky and a swatch of Maine countryside fading into a blue-gray
twilight haze." When he walks through the back wall, he enters the
pilot cabin in the plane Deepneau is flying. Just like the doors Roland
walks through on the beach.
* Patrick Danville, the little boy so important at the end of Insomnia,
draws a picture of a dark tower standing in a field of red roses. Off
to the side of the picture he draws a man in jeans wearing a pair of
gunbelts. At the top of the tower is a man in a red robe staring down
at the gunfighter Pat names Roland.
IT—CHILDREN OF THE CORN
Part of Ben Hanscom’s directions to the Red Wheel (described in It) involved “a deserted little
town” called Gatlin. Gatlin was the town where the children worshipped The Corn.
Henry Bowers gets a ride from the dead Belch Higgins in 1985, after he’s broken out of Juniper
Hill Asylum. Belch was driving a 1958 red and white Plymouth Fury.
Georgie Denbrough was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery after being killed by IT. Gage Creed was also
buried—the first time—in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
IT—RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Different Seasons)
In It, Eddie Corcoran’s step-father, Richard Macklin, served time in Shawshank for killing
Eddie’s brother, Dorsey. An airforce colonel is also mentioned who spent time in Shawshank for
Charlotte Littlefield was in Derry the day the Bradley Gang was executed. Roadwork is dedicated
to Charlotte Littlefield.
IT—THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER
Henry Bowers’ favorite rhyme was “Beans, Beans, the musical fruit...” Zoltan was also partial to
this little ditty in DT I.
IT—THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTELANDS
The Turtle is an important figure in both novels
IT—THE DEAD ZONE
Frank Dodd, the Castle Rock Strangler, is mentioned when the Loser’s Club meets again as adults
in the Chinese restaurant.
Dick Hallorann was an army mess cook when Will Hanlon (Mike’s father in It) was in the army.
Hallorann survived the fire at the Black Spot. He later went on to become the head cook at the
Overlook Hotel. He has the Shining.
Ben Hanscom’s adult home, his favorite bar (the Red Wheel), and Bucky’s Hi-Hat Eat-Em-Up, all
mentioned in It, were located in Hemingford Home, Nebraska.
IT—THE STAND (COMPLETE AND UNCUT EDITION)
Starkweather appears as one of the names on the mailboxes at Beverly Marsh’s old home in Derry.
In the Complete edition of The Stand, The Kid is the reincarnation of Charles Starkweather, a
notorious mass murderer.
* After the final confrontation with IT, the explosion which occurs blew open the Derry Farmers
Trust, scattering between $75,000 and $200,000 to the winds. Rebecca Paulson of Haven Village
(The Tommyknokers) found $190 of this cash in her backyard.
* The Big Injun Woods is mentioned in It. The BIW is a huge expanse of forest in Haven.
* One of Eddie Kaspbrak’s three fat spinster aunts lived in Haven.
* The clock in the steeple of Derry’s Grace Baptist Church came from Switzerland in 1897. It was
mentioned that the only other one like it was in a church in Haven.
IT—THE WASTELANDS: DT III
Inside the house at 29 Neibolt Street, some of the walls were covered with wallpaper which
showed, “roses and elves wearing green caps.” In the Mansion where Jake is nearly eaten by the
woodmonster, one of the rooms has wallpaper sporting, “Elves with strange, sly smiles on their
faces,” which peeked at Jake from “beneath peaked green caps.”
Richie relates to Eddie how a wise man once told him, “No matter how much you squirm and dance,
the last two drops go in your pants.” In Desperation, Johnny Marinville relates a similar
sentiment, “It matters not how much you jump and dance; the last two drops go in your pants.”
* Bill Denbrough’s hardcover publisher is The Viking Press. So is Stephen King’s.
* Bill Denbrough’s paperback publisher is Signet. So is Stephen King’s.
*When the adult Richie Tozier approaches Derry, he is listening to WZON
on the radio, the radio station owned by Stephen and Tabitha King.
JERUSALEM’S LOT (Night Shift)—SALEM’S LOT
The same small Maine town in Cumberland county is the setting for both stories.
A Mrs. Kaspbrak is noted in Misery as being “a neighbor of the Sheldons when Paul was a boy.”
Mrs. Kaspbrak was Eddie Kaspbrak’s mother in It.
Andrew Pomeroy told Annie Wilkes that he was doing a magazine article on the Overlook Hotel. He
became one of Annie’s victims.
MRS. TODD’S SHORTCUT—IT
One of Mrs. Todd’s shortcuts to Bangor used the Old Derry Road. Another exited on Route 3, “just
past the Derry Hospital.”
NEEDFUL THINGS—THE LIBRARY POLICEMAN
After the fire and destruction of Castle Rock, mention is made in NT of
a new store that is preparing to open in Juction City, in the former
office of Sam Peebles. The name of the new shop? ANSWERED PRAYERS, A NEW
KIND OF STORE.
NIGHT SURF ( Night Shift)—THE STAND
In Night Surf, “Captain Trips” is mentioned as the superflu that wiped out the human race.
ONA—THE RAFT—THE REACH (All of Skeleton Crew)
“Do You Love?” Nona the Rat-Thing asked the Prisoner this. In The Raft, Randy posed this question
to the thing in Cascade Lake. They were his last words. This question also plagued Stella
Flanders in The Reach.
ONE FOR THE ROAD (Night Shift)—SALEM’S LOT
Gerald Lumley and family where on the road to visit Gerald’s wife’s sister when they got lost in
Jerusalem’s Lot. This was two years after the town had burned to the ground from a fire that
started at the Marsten House.
In Pet Sematary, Jud Crandall makes a reference to Cujo, “there was a big old St. Bernard went
rabid downstate a couple of years ago and killed four people.”
Charlie Decker was born in 1958. So was I.
*One of Norman's attacks on Rosie was spurred on by a Paul Sheldon novel, “Misery’s Journey.”
*Anna Stevenson was fond of Sheldon's novels, Rosie saw her reading “Misery’s Lover.”
ROSE MADDER—THE DRAWING OF THE THREE: DT II—INSOMNIA
The Rose Madder picture that Rosie traded her ring for, was much more than a picture. It acted as
a doorway into another (very likely Roland’s) world, much like the doorways that Roland used for
drawing his three, and also much like the back wall of the portosan which transported Ralph from
the park into Ed Deepneau’s Cherokee plane in “Insomnia.”
ROSE MADDER—THE DARK TOWER SERIES—INSOMNIA
Rose Madder tells Rosie, “What you do for me I will do for you...that is our balance...that is
our Ka.” She also states, “Ka is the wheel that moves the world.”
ROSE MADDER—THE WASTELANDS: DT III
*Dorcas tells Rosie, “I’ve seen bodies on fire and heads by the hundreds poked onto poles along
the streets of the City of Lud.” Which is the city where Roland and crew finally meet Blaine the
*Norman pretends to work for Midland Gas while breaking into Daughters and Sisters.
*When Norman saw Rose Madder’s face, he saw “the face of a supernaturally beautiful goddess seen
in an illustration hidden within some old and dusty book like a rare flower in a weedy vacant
lot; it was the face of his Rose.” Which reminded me of Jake’s rose in the vacant, weedy lot.
And, of course, then Norman saw a lot worse.
*Rose Madder tells Rosie, “We have been well-met,” before the part ways for good. When Roland and
his company enter River Crossing, they are met by Aunt Talitha, who gives Roland this same
archaic greeting, “Hail Gunslinger. Well met.”
A framed photo of (in Norman’s words) the late great Susan Day, hung in Anna Stevenson’s office.
Susan Day played quite a part in Insomnia.
SECRET WINDOW, SECRET GARDEN (Four Past Midnight)—IT
Mort and Amy Rainey of Secret Window, lived in Derry before their divorce.
SQUAD D—CASTLE ROCK MISC
Josh Bortman, the one member of Squad D not killed on the bridge in Ky Doc, was from Castle Rock.
THE DARK HALF—PET SEMATARY
An Orinco truck sped past Thad Beaumont as he stood on his front porch in The Dark Half. Speeding
Orinco trucks also appear in Pet Sematary.
THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE—THINNER—THE PLANT
Richard Ginelli and Balazar (of DT II) were “involved.” Ginelli owned the Three Brothers
restaurant in Thinner, and was the owner of the Four Fathers bar in The Plant.
THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE—THE SHINING
At one point in the DTII, Eddie compares the point of view shots looking through the open
doorways on the beach to the steadicam shots seen in The Shining.
THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE—THE STAND—EYES OF THE DRAGON—THE DARK TOWER III: THE
Randall Flagg. Need I say more?
THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE—THE STAND—EYES OF THE
DRAGON—THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTELANDS-THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND
THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD & GLASS—PET SEMATARY
Jake and his friends take a little hike on Gage Boulevard and spend some
nerve racking moments in Gage Park. I know, it's a stretch.
THE DEAD ZONE—THE NIGHT FLIER (Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
In The Dead Zone, a reporter named Richard Dees (who hated Rick Dees) tried to recruit Johnny
Smith for the Inside View, a weekly tabloid. Johnny turned him down. In The Night Flier, Richard
Dees tracks down the Night Flier, biting off more than he could chew.
THE DEAD ZONE—CARRIE
Johnny Smith was accused of setting the fire at Cathy’s Roadhouse with his mind, “just like in
that book Carrie.”
THE DEAD ZONE—SALEM’S LOT
The Marstens were buried in the Birches Cemetery, as was Johnny Smith. Were these the Marstens of
the old Marsten House in Salem’s Lot?
THE DEAD ZONE—THE DARK TOWER II THRU IV
There's a street mentioned here, a certain "Flagg Street."
THE GUNSLINGER—IT—DESPERATION—THE REGULATORS
*“Tak-tak-tak,” is the sound Zoltan makes while walking on the roof of Brown’s dwelling in The
*”Tak-tak-tak-tak,” is the sound the giant bird made on top of the drain pipe as it was trying to
get Mike Hanlon in It.
THE LANGOLIERS (Four Past Midnight)—FIRESTARTER
“The Shop” is mentioned in The Langoliers. Presumably the same “Shop” as in Firestarter.
THE LAST RUNG ON THE LADDER (Night Shift)—THE STAND
Larry and Kitty grew up in Hemingford Home, Nebraska. The same Hemingford Home where Mother
Abigal was born and where some of the survivors were “drawn” to by their dreams in The Stand.
THE LIBRARY POLICEMAN (Four Past Midnight)—MISERY—ROSE MADDER
* Naomi Higgins of The Library Policeman borrowed Paul Sheldon (of Misery) novels from the
library for her mother.
* Paul Sheldon’s books were also mentioned in Rose Madder.
THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA—THE EYES OF THE DRAGON
A drover who falls victim to the Little Sisters happens to be from a
land called “Delain.”
THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA-DESPERATION-THE REGULATORS
We hear the Little Sisters use the Language of the Dead just before they
begin to sup on the bearded man, “can de lach, mi him en tow. Ras me!
THE LONESOME DEATH OF JORDY VERRILL (Weeds)—CASTLE ROCK MISC
Dr. Peter Higgins, who was taking Dr. Geeson’s (Jordy’s doctor) calls, lived in Castle Rock.
THE LONESOME DEATH OF JORDY VERRILL (Weeds)—THE DEAD ZONE
Jordy Verrill lived in Cleaves Mills, Maine. So did Johnny Smith of The Dead Zone.
THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT SHAKE HANDS (Skeleton Crew)—THE BODY (Different Seasons)
Henry Brower was “The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands.”
In The Body, Ray Brower was “The Body.” Any relation?
THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT SHAKE HANDS (Skeleton Crew)—THE BREATHING METHOD (Different Seasons)
* The Club—a men’s club located at 249B East 35th St. is the setting for both these stories.
* Emlyn McCarron, a member of the Club, mentioned in The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands as the
person who had once told the story of an unusual birth in The Breathing Method.
THE MONKEY (Skeleton Crew)—THE STAND
Hal Shelburn, owner of the monkey, lived in Arnette, Texas. Which happens to be where Charles
Campion plowed into the gas pumps at Hapscomb’s Texaco, after he was infected by the Project Blue
virus in The Stand.
THE NIGHT FLIER—MISC
Richard Dees thought that there was a big market for tabloids like The Inside View, and for
authors like Stephen King.
THE NIGHT FLIER—SALEM’S LOT
Cumberland County airport, a rest stop for the Night Flier, sat between “a smaller (and mostly
deserted) town with the unlikely name of Jerusalem’s Lot and the town of Falmouth.
In The Plant, Richard Ginelli owned a bar called “The Four Fathers.” In Thinner, Richard Ginelli
was one of the owners of “The Three Brothers” restaurant. He helped Billy get rid of the curse.
THE REGULATORS—THE SHINING
At the end of The Regulators, in a letter from Patricia Allen to
Katherine Goodlowe, "The Shining" novel is mentioned.
Back in 1982, Audrey Wyler spent a weekend with a friend at Mohonk.
This is also the place she goes in her mind to escape from Tak for
short periods of time. In Thinner, Heidi and Billy also spent a weekend
THE RUNNING MAN—IT
The Voight Field Jetport in The Running Man was located in Derry.
THE SHINING—APT PUPIL (Different Seasons)
Denker, the sadistic headmaster in Jack Torrance’s play “The Little School,” is also the alias of
the former Nazi death camp commandant in Apt Pupil, whose real name was Kurt Dussander.
THE STAND COMPLETE & UNCUT EDITION—IT—PET SEMATARY
The Judge is fond of making a joke, the punch line being, “there was no
hope, but Mount Hope.” Mount Hope Cemetery?
THE STAND COMPLETE & UNCUT EDITION—THE TOMMYKNOCKERS
Frannie Goldsmith of The Stand reads Gus Dinsmore four chapters from “Rimfire Christmas,” a novel
by “that woman who lived up in Haven.” Which was Bobbi Anderson of The Tommyknockers.
Glenn Bateman’s Boulder Free Zone house was located on Spruce Street. Tabitha King’s maiden name
THE SUN DOG (Four Past Midnight)—THE TALISMAN
During Kevin’s nightmare in The Sun Dog, he dreams he is a bum in Oatley, the same town where
Jack Sawyer worked while he was traveling across America.
THE SUN DOG (Four Past Midnight)—DERRY MISC
Juniper Hill Insane Asylum is mentioned in The Sun Dog.
The Rainbird Towers, a New York condominium complex, is mentioned in
"The Talisman." Rainbird is the name of The Shop operative assigned to
Charlie McGee in "Firestarter."
THE TALISMAN—THE SHINING
George Hatfield was a student at the Thayer School in The Talisman. In The Shining, the boy Jack
had to cut from the debating team was named George Hatfield.
THE TOMMYKNOCKERS—THE TALISMAN
* When Gard wakes up on Arcadia Beach in The Tommyknockers, he meets a boy named Jack. Jack tells
him he can use the phone in the lobby of the Alhambra Hotel. A boy name Jack, Arcadia Beach, and the
Alhambra Hotel are all from The Talisman, although there are some who
believe that the boy Jack in The Talisman is not the same Jack that
Gard meets on the beach in The Tommyknockers.
* When Bobbi is uncovering the spaceship she thinks of the novel Floating Dragon, written by
Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman.
THE TOMMYKNOCKERS—THE DEAD ZONE
* Both Johnny Smith and Greg Stillson of the Dead Zone are mentioned in The Tommyknockers.
* In The Tommyknockers, Ev Hillman tries to convince Bangor Daily News reporter, David Bright, that
something is wrong in Haven. Bright is also the reporter who interviewed Johnny Smith in his
hospital bed in The Dead Zone.
* While uncovering the spaceship, Bobbi wonders if she might be going crazy, and will end up in
the Juniper Hill Asylum, the place Henry Bowers ended up in, in It.
* The Dead River Gas Co. (located in Derry) replaced Bobbi’s LP gas tanks once a month, until she
built her little battery-powered water heater.
* Derry Home Hospital was where they took Hilly Brown after his sled accident
* Tommy and Hester went to the Derry Tru-Value hardware store to buy batteries.
* Tommy thinks he sees a clown in one of the sewer drains.
After all the excitement was over in The Tommyknockers, “The Shop” came to Haven to investigate.
* There are several characters in The Tommyknockers named Spruce, which
is Tabitha King’s maiden
* Gard was able to pick up a radio station, WZON, on his steel place for
a week after once sticking his
finger in an electrical socket. Leandro liked to listen to WZON in his
Dodge. Stephen King once owned
* Ev Hillman apparently liked the western novels Bobbi wrote, she didn't
need to fill them with “make-believe monsters and a bunch of dirty
words, like the ones that fellow who lived up Bangor wrote.”
THE TOMMYKNOCKERS—THE SHINING
Gard wonders at one point if he shouldn't grab an axe and "make like Jack Nicholson in The Shining," when he's trying to get into the shed.
In Thinner, Dr. Houston told Billy Halleck that he sounded “a little like a Stephen King novel.”
Remember, this line came from a Richard Bachman novel.
UNCLE OTTO’S TRUCK (Skeleton Crew)—DERRY MISC
George McCutcheon and Otto Schenck had a lumberyard in Derry.
THE DERRY CONNECTION—IT AND INSOMNIA:
People, places and things common to both books.
THE CASTLE ROCK STORIES: People, places and things common to the Castle Rock stories.
THE DEAD ZONE
THE SUN DOG
THE DARK HALF