• Gabe Powers

Episode 28: Weird Stephen King Adaptations, feat. Betsy Jorgensen of Your Favorite Monsters

SURE, YOU’VE SEEN THE SHINING AND PET SEMATARY, BUT HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF THE DOLLAR BABIES? THAT FAMOUS FAILED BROADWAY SHOW? THAT MOTION COMIC SPONSORED BY A MOBILE COMPANY?



It would be futile to think anyone would come to us at Genre Grinder for a Stephen King episode, especially considering how many fantastic podcasts are already devoted exclusively to the author’s work, but what about those oddball adaptations that didn’t get an international theatrical release? Join Gabe and returning guest Betsy Jorgensen of Your Favorite Monsters podcast as they take a look at four truly unique King adaptations, including John Woodward’s Disciples of the Crow (one of the earliest of King’s Dollar Babies, 1985), Michael Gore/Dean Pitchford’s Carrie: The Musical (or at least a combination of filmed versions), a 25-episode motion comic micro-series based on Stephen King’s N. (2008), and Anurag Kashyap’s surrealistic, Bollywood black comedy No Smoking (2007).


00:00 – Intro

06:31 – Disciples of the Crow (and other Dollar Babies)

30:27 – Carrie: The Musical

1:12:05 – Stephen King’s N.

1:33:31 – No Smoking

1:53:09 – Outro



Stream or download from the Genre Grinder website.

Download from iTunes.

Download on Stitcher.

Listen on Spotify.


Check out Shawn S. Lealos' book Dollar Deal: The Stephen King Dollar Baby Filmmakers.

Please consider donating to the following charities/fundraisers if you have any spare cash:

Equality Texas (trans youth resources)


North Texas Giving Day Trans Kids and Families


Alight (Afghan refugee fund for the MPLS/SP area)


International Rescue Committee Ukraine Crisis Action


0 comments