When's the last time a short story scared the crap out of you? Japanese author Kôji Suzuki (of the original Dark Water
and The Ring
) seems to be aiming for as much. According to Dread Central
, he has written "Drop," a setting-suitable novella that comes printed on rolls of toilet paper. Each roll comes with multiple copies of the story, so no need for cries of anguish when the tee-pee runs out before the twist is revealed.
But seriously, folks, before this metaphor gets too corny and starts to stink, what are some of your favorite short stories that were adapted successfully to the big screen? Can you name any that you think are ripe for a film version? I'm not sure if it's short enough to count, but I'm still waiting on Frank Darabont to give us
Stephen King's The Long Walk
, after doing a bang-up job on both The Mist
and The Shawshank Redemption
(and I guess The Green Mile
counts too, being a serial and all).