Ranking Stephen King’s Skeleton Crew Pt. 1

The Losers sort through the worst of the 1985 short story collection

Skeleton Crew, Stephen King
Skeleton Crew, Stephen King

“A short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”

Constant Listeners, you’ve evaded the mist, but now there are more terrors: a monkey in the attic, a rusty car outside of town, a tiger in the bathroom, an elf in your computer.

Join Losers Dan Caffrey, Michael Roffman, McKenzie Gerber, and Mel Kassel as they rank every tale in Stephen King’s 1985 short story collection, starting with the bottom nine.

Listen above and return next week when we close the book on King’s Skeleton Crew collection.

Chapters include: Intro/History, Cain Rose Up (29:45), Big Wheels: A Tale of The Laundry Game (Milkman #2) (46:20), The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet (57:20), The Monkey (1:12:20), The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands (1:21:50), The Wedding Gig (1:27:10), Word Processor of the Gods (1:35:45), Here There Be Tygers (1:47:25), Uncle Otto’s Truck (1:52:10), Producer’s Chair (2:00:20), and Outro (2:03:00)


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