Ep. 4: A Spooky Visit to Castle Rock
The cases on George Bannerman's desk keep piling up, I guess that is an occupational hazard for the sheriff of Castle Rock. We can blame Stephen King for it. Here we meet sheriff George Bannerman again, as he organizes the search for a missing mother and son dyad. The son, Tad Trenton, is haunted by a ghost who lives in his closet. This ghost is no other than the spirit of the serial killer we had met before in The Dead Zone in the same town of Castle Rock. But the nightmares for poor Tad Trenton do not end with the ghost in the closet, since as sheriff Bannerman search for him and his mother, they are both trapped by a two-hundred pound rabid Saint-Bernard named…Cujo.
Reading this novel will not give you an appetite, quite the contrary. But when, or if, you recover from reading Cujo and brave to hear the name again, you can recreate a specialty sandwich named after this dog that used to be served at the (now closed) The House of Q in Sioux City, Iowa. The Cujo, which used to be the name of the sandwich, was a hot dog (yep!) topped with chopped onion rings, cheese, and baked beans.
📗 The Body
Stand By Me is a movie from 1986 adapted from the book by Stephen King. Stand By Me is directed by Rob Reiner and it stars Wil Wheaton, Jerry O'Connell, River Phoenix, and Corey Feldman as the four young friends.
In Needful Things we reencounter two residents of Castle Rock, Alan Pangborn (The Dark Half) and John “Ace” Merrill (The Body). Pangborn is now a widower and Ace is the right-hand man of Leland Gaunt. Gaunt is the owner of Needful Things, a store claiming to have any object its patrons most desire. As payment, Gaunt requests his costumers to play a practical joke on someone. These practical jokes seem innocent, but they start spiraling out of control, leaving Sheriff Pangborn to deal with the increasingly violent behavior of the residents of Castle Rock.