A look back at The Stand
June 23, 2016
In August 2016, the film of Cell, a powerful story about a cellphone virus starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack , is released in the UK. The Stand, first published in 1978, is about another virus, a super Flu which will likely wipe out the world’s population. Much of The Stand is set in a landscape which echoes that of King’s epic Dark Tower series, which is also soon to be a major movie.
This June Hodderscape are taking a look back at King’s post-apocalyptic epic as part of their Throwback Thursday feature. Read their reflections on King’s masterpiece here.