Fan Transforms 1958 Stereo Unit Into Derry From Stephen King’s It

1986’s It wasn’t my first brush with Stephen King’s work. That honor of course went to a few film adaptations like 1980’s The Shining as well as 1983’s The Dead Zone. Having said that however, It was one of the first books I read of Stephen King. The first two being his early short story collections Night Shift and Skeleton Crew. I recall vividly in fact my Junior High School teacher praising It and finding the paperback for sale that very afternoon, at a local supermarket.
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For the next three days I could NOT put the book down. Not during class nor for that matter on the way home on the bus. Furthermore even eating dinner, you could find my nose planted firmly in the engrossing novel. While I am and always shall be a Stephen King fan – no book has captured my attention so much so like It. Until the publication of 2013’s Joyland that is!

Read: Check out my review of Joyland

When I was growing up – almost to the point of High School. We weren’t fortunate enough to have a bathroom with a shower. So for most of my young life I washed my hair in the bathroom sink. An act that I admit I was quite hesitant to do after reading King’s book…for fear of looking into the drain and finding something looking back at me!

Read: Speaking of fear – check out this vintage American Express commercial to see what scared Stephen King

Imagine my surprise and delight when the other day I stumbled across the lavish work of Kassiopeya. Who took it upon herself to craft a magnificent piece of artwork entitled Welcome to Derry. This was done by converting a 1958 stereo unit into the facade of the bright and sunlit town of Derry. As well as when the cabinet doors are opened, presenting the dark and festering domain of Pennywise.

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All images courtesy of Kassiopeya.


To say that Kassiopeya lovingly included scores of detail from the 1986 novel itself is an understatement. I’ve rarely seen such a work of art that has taken my very breath away as Welcome to Derry has. Don’t take my word for it – gaze on this small sampling yourself.


As I’ve already mentioned, the artist made sure to include the dangers below Derry.


Of the project itself, Kassiopeya has said of it:
“My Derry – including its underground world of the sewers – is now integrated in that furniture. The novel, with all its references to Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Fifties has merged into a whole with that furniture, and has become part of it. The surface represents the romantic sight of a Derry street bathed in the golden light of a late summer day. Only when you flip open the cabinet door you do see what is underneath: The sewage pipes way down below… in the green glowing light of the deadlights.”

I implore you fans of It to immediately follow the link to Kassiopeya’s website – there you will find so many more photos of Welcome to Derry. Now if you will excuse me I believe I must revisit Derry myself by rereading the book once again!

On the other hand I suppose I could go ahead and watch the 1990 miniseries for It

Footprints

Sinister Tales of Terror Ep. 15 (Footprints)

Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror! I am unaware of how the weather might be treating you. However here at the Vault there is a rather nasty snow storm brewing. Which is why I have chosen a tale that I call ‘Footprints’.

With such delightfully horrid weather howling outside these walls. I can assure the best place to be as a matter of fact is beside myself. In front of the roaring fire. Moreover it might even chase away the chills of the story I have to share with you today.

Footprints is a true tale, an incident that occurred in Haddonfield. Many, many years ago during a similar snow storm. In fact we have John Ives to thank for sending me an electronic missive, requesting such a tale.

I want to take a moment and thank The Retroist once again for that charming, moreover vintage artwork for the broadcast. I must assume that he was becoming rather embarrassed over the previous artwork, eh? It is not as if Victor Sage can deliver a radio broadcast properly. To say nothing of supplying the appropriate artwork for my radio program, eh? Heh, heh.

Now I beg of you to extinguish your electric lights. Lean in closer to the soothing glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…

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Covers

Sinister Tales of Terror Ep. 14 (Covers)

Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror! I realize that many of you that listen to my radio broadcasts might in fact do so before bed. So from my tome for this week I have selected “Covers” as the tale to tantalize or terrorize you with.

We have a rather fetching new addition to the vault. It is as a matter of fact the reason I had to cancel the last broadcast. I was far too busy constructing a fireplace. To better read from my collection of stories of course.
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This story was submitted by Warren McCloud of Goodland, Florida . Furthermore this tale is presented in a different style than our other offerings. Think of it as my having the pleasure of whispering sweet nothings in your ear. Heh. Regardless of the change you can be rest assured that it still will give you frights.

This also marks a return to a shorter broadcast. McCloud’s tale gets straight to the point. Like a dagger to the heart, eh?

I want to take a moment and thank The Retroist once again for that charming, moreover vintage artwork for the broadcast. I naturally must assume that he was mortified by the ‘art’ that Victor was creating for the radio show.

Now I beg of you to extinguish your electric lights. Lean in closer to the soothing glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…

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Sinister Tales of Terror Ep. 13 (The Hidebehinds)

Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror! I realize that many of you that are hearing my broadcasts are nature lovers. I felt for this episode The Hidebehinds would fit the bill.

In addition to the story, I have included a little local flavor, no extra charge of course. I am nothing if not committed to providing you loyal fright fanatics your moneys worth. Heh, heh, heh.

Our offering for this go around was submitted by Linda Dunsmore. As a matter of fact you should look on The Hidebehinds as a cautionary tale. Furthermore I do cherish the thought that you might listen to this broadcast while out for a walk. Heh.

In addition, much like last week’s broadcast from the Vault. Our story is a little longer than some of the previous tales. I am well aware that many of you prefer the quick touch of fear or you like to get straight to the point. I remind you that I am more than willing to share your very own scary story on the air. You need merely contact me at the Facebooks. Projectionist at the Haunted Drive-In.

By the way, did you notice we have a new bit of art for the show? This was donated to use by none other than The Retroist himself. Perhaps he grew tired of that…doodle…that Victor came up with, eh?

Finally, I believe you will be able to find my broadcasts on the iTunes any day now. It has been submitted to the iTunes Radio Network. Sage informs me that it is being reviewed…to be sure that it is not too frightening for listeners I have no doubt!

Now I beg of you to extinguish your electric lights. Lean in closer to the soothing glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…


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The Hidebehinds

The Projectionist’s Sinister Tales of Terror Ep. 06 (Night Terrors)

Hello there, dear listeners. It has come time once more to venture down into the Vault for one of my Sinister Tales of Terror! With Night Terrors our offering this week I was bade not to deviate from the author’s story. One that I think you will in fact find to be rather short. However I aim to please not only the listeners but our loyal supporters of the radio show…wherever they may be.

Night Terrors

My radio broadcasts reach rather far some say!

This story was submitted by Chuck Katmis. Night Terrors is the epitome of a tale of terror that is short but sweet. It wastes no time in getting to the dripping meat of the subject matter. This is not a story that is set in Haddonfield, but instead could happen anywhere. Even of course in your own town. Why it might be happening to someone you know right this minute, eh?

Now at the time of this broadcast it was feared that my radio show would be too terrifying for The Retroist. Which is why of course that Victor continues to slap on that ridiculous warning. You will in fact hear my announcement that the show wouldn’t be carried on this network.

Thankfully clearer minds than Sage’s stepped in and deemed his fears pointless, eh? So I want to thank the Retroist himself for making that all clear. Heh, heh.

In addition I believe that the Retroist himself took matter into his own hands and you can find my broadcasts on iTunes and Google Play.

Now I beg of you to extinguish your electric lights. Lean in closer to the soothing glow of your personal radio. As I begin this broadcast for my Sinister Tales of Terror…


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