An astronaut returned from Venus believes he has been inhabited by homicidal aliens. These aliens have sprouted eyes on the man's hands, and forced him to kill a local boy. Is the man insane, or is he the doorway for an alien invasion? Find out in "I Am the Doorway", a short story King originally published in 1971 that was collected and reprinted in the Night Shift anthology. Join Arnie now as he reads and reviews this story, continuing his look at all the Night Shift works!
A superflu nicknamed "Captain Tripps" kills most of the people on Earth. This story tells the tale of a small group of survivors. No, this is not Stephen King's The Stand, but rather "Night Surf", a short story King first wrote a decade before that seminal novel. Listen now to find out how the two stories connect, what other Stephen King connections are found, and if "Night Surf" is a story worth reading as Arnie continues his reviews of all the tales from King's Night Shift anthology.
Have you ever worked on your computer, your lawnmower, or your car and felt that the damned machine is out to get you? That perhaps a demonic spirit has taken hold of the device, giving it an evil intent? Put that feeling towards a 30-foot industrial laundry press and the result is "The Mangler", Stephen King's short story about such a machine that "tasted blood and found it liked it." In this Books & Nachos podcast Arnie reviews this short story from King's Night Shift collection. Then hear his, Stuart's, and Jakob's review of "The Mangler" movie adaptation at NowPlayingPodcast.com!
Hall is a drifter who has taken a night job at the Gates Falls mill for the summer. It seems like an easy gig, but with the numerous rats and the annoying foreman it may push Hall too far. Monsters, both human and not, await in Stephen King's 1970 short story "Graveyard Shift", collected in King's Night Shift anthology. Arnie reviews the original short story on this episode of Books & Nachos. Then hear his, Stuart's, and Jakob's review of the "Graveyard Shift" movie adaptation at NowPlayingPodcast.com!