The latest announcement in the current wave of Stephen King adaptations is a movie of his short story The Gingerbread Girl, which originally appeared in ‘Esquire’ magazine, and was later included in King’s 2008 collection of stories, Just After Sunset.

“The story focuses on Emily, a woman recovering from a recent loss in a secluded house in the loneliest stretch of New England. She avoids contact with her husband and her father and channels her grief into a grueling daily running regimen. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys privacy, but the young women he brings to his home suffer the consequences of knowing him. The tension hinges on whether Em will be next.”

Frequent King collaborator Craig R. Baxley [Storm of the Century, The Triangle, Kingdom HospitalRose Red] will direct the film from a screenplay written by both King and Baxley. Casting is currently underway.

To me, some of the more impressive King-based films of recent years have been the more smaller scale, reality based efforts, so I’m rather looking forward to this.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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