Δευτέρα, 23 Μαΐου 2011

IT crossovers

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Links to short stories and novellas

  • Children of the Corn: In Ben Hanscom's part of "Six Phone Calls", It tells us that he is in a town past Gatlin, Nebraska. Gatlin is the setting for King's short story "Children of the Corn".
  • The End of the Whole Mess: Mike Hanlon refers to the lack of crime in a small town in Texas due to the water, a reference to King's short story "The End of the Whole Mess".
  • Gray Matter: In King's short story "Gray Matter", an elderly character explains that there are dark corners of the world beyond human comprehension. As an example, he mentions a friend of his, who was once a sewer worker, but unexpectedly quit his job. The man's reason for quitting, he claimed, was that he had seen a giant spider in the sewer tunnels.
  • Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: Steven Bishoff Dubay, one of the boys who beat up Adrian Mellon, is sent to Shawshank State Prison. Shawshank also figures in King's novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption".
  • N.: In "N." The Macroverse, home of It, is also mentioned and is said to contain a creature name "Cthun".
  • Christine: The car that picks up Henry to take him to the Derry Town House is a '58 Plymouth Fury, red and white, and driven by a corpse, in reference to Christine. Another reference to Christine can be found in Henry's psychotic break where It talks to him as the moon through the window of his cell. Henry remembers his father would talk about saving up to buy an old Plymouth he'd seen, usually when he was quite drunk.
  • The Dark Tower:
  • The image of the Turtle as a god-like being in opposition to evil is identical in the Dark Tower series. Both works also speak of "the voice of the Turtle" as telepathic messages from this being aiding the protagonists in their attempt to destroy evil. Similarly, both works share the concept of deadlights.
  • The author describes a perfect day as being "On the beam," a possible reference to the path of the beam (Beam of the Bear, way of the Turtle), which orients directly to the Dark Tower itself.
  • In the final Dark Tower novel, there is a robot named Stuttering Bill, a nickname shared by Bill Denbrough.
  • While Ben is considering the events of the reunion meal, the phrase "there might grow flowers that sing" occurrs to him. This is a reference to the field of Can' Ka No Rey, which is filled with singing roses.
  • Dreamcatcher also has a scene set in Derry and also features a gang who do a very brave thing in their childhoods, but tells the story from their adult perspectives, with flashback scenes to their childhoods, much like in It. When Gary Jones, under the influence of Mr. Gray (who is looking for Derry's Standpipe) arrives, they come across a statue made in commemoration of "The Losers" and underneath is spray painted "Pennywise Lives!"
  • Gary "Jonesy" Jones in Dreamcatcher is taken over by an invading alien calling itself "Mr. Gray". Bob Gray is one of Pennywise's aliases. Mike Hanlon and Richie Tozier also witness Pennywise coming to Earth in what they believe to be a spaceship in the Losers Club smoke ceremony.
  • Duma Key: In the novel Duma Key, on the copyright permission's page, it states "Permission to use lyrics from 'Dig' by Shark Puppy (R. Tozier, W. Denbrough)"
  • Firestarter: The character of Patrick Hockstetter, who is killed by It in the junkyard, shares a name with a doctor in Firestarter.
  • Insomnia: Derry, Maine is the setting for King's Insomnia. The death of Adrian Mellon is also mentioned in that novel, and Mike Hanlon makes an appearance there as the head librarian in the Derry Public Library. Also, Ben Hanscom is mentioned briefly as the architect of the Derry Civics Center. When The Crimson King is defeated by Ralph Roberts, it is forced into a blinding white light, which Ralph thinks of as the Deadlights. Also, Ralph at one point sees a large evil-feeling "aura" erupting out of a sewer manhole. There is a police officer named Chris Nell, who is shot in the head by Charlie Pickering. Patrick Hockstetter is briefly described as a childhood acquaintance of Ralph's. Among Patrick's many predilections is a fondness for using a tree branch (which he calls his "peekie wand") to lift women's skirts and peer under them. Also when Ralph starts to see the auras and balloon strings he sees a very bright purple glow coming from a nearby sewer grate that fades as whatever creature (presumably Pennywise) passes by.
  • Misery: Paul Sheldon remembers having been neighbors with Eddie Kaspbrak.
  • The Shining: When telling him the story of the Black Spot, Mike Hanlon's father talks about an old army friend, Dick Halloran, who was an army cook. Dick Halloran is the psychic cook at the Overlook Hotel in King's The Shining.
  • The Stand: Ben Hanscom stops in at the Red Wheel Bar in the town of Hemingford Home, Nebraska; this was Mother Abagail's home in The Stand, as well as that of siblings Larry and Katrina in "The Last Rung on the Ladder".
  • The Tommyknockers: Haven, a small village near Derry, is mentioned; this was later the setting for The Tommyknockers. After the mall explodes during the storm, money from the bank is described as being found on the lawn of Rebbecca Paulson, a character in The Tommyknockers. In The Tommyknockers, a character hears chuckling noises coming from the drains in his house; later, another character driving through Derry glimpses "a clown, with silver dollars for eyes, holding a bunch of balloons" waving at him from a storm drain.
  • Under the Dome: The symbol seen on the box powering the Dome is the same symbol found on the door to It's lair.
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: The last acknowledgment on the first page references "Lyrics from 'Gotta Get Next To Next You (Jus' Slip Me A Taste)' by Richie 'Records' Tozier, copyright 1998 Soul Fine Music. Used by permission", referring to the character Richie Tozier.
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