Drinking Game / Stephen King

A Drinking Game you can play while you're watching a Stephen King movie, popularized by Doug Walker.

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  • The story takes place in Maine.
    • Bonus points if it takes place specifically in Derry or Castle Rock.
  • An unexplained evil force without justification for its existence.
    • Bonus points for this evil force being extradimensional.
  • A disabled child with magic powers.
    • Bonus points for those powers to be psychic.
  • The setting of the story taking place in Maine at some point.
  • The setting of the story taking place in a rural small town at some point.
    • Bonus points if the seemingly normal small town hides horrible secrets.
  • An antagonist without any redeeming qualities.
    • Bonus points if they're childhood bullies.
  • Details that teeter on the perverted.
    • Bonus points if children are involved.
  • A racist remark.
  • An atheist.
  • Evil religious people espousing morality, especially when it comes to sex.
    • Said evil religious people die.
  • Flashbacks. You can skip this if you're watching It.
  • Depraved Homosexuals. Bonus if they die.
  • Animals being hurt or killed.
  • A major character is either addicted to or recovering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs.
  • A major character is a writer/poet/storyteller.
    • Take an extra shot if it's the main character.
  • A reference to a previous King work.
    • Bonus points for a reference to multiple works.
    • Extra bonus if the work tries to refer to as many of King's books as possible.
  • An Internal Monologue which devolves into Stream Of Consciousness.
  • A sociologist appears to tell us about the consequences of the disaster at hand.
    • The sociologist dies.
  • Gratuitous violence.
  • A cameo by King himself.
  • Obscenely brutal bullies, either currently affecting a character or in a character's backstory.
    • Bonus points if being a bully is a part of the backstory of the villain (or one of them).
  • There is a cool older character that helps the main character in some way.
    • Bonus if they have psychic powers.
      • Extra bonus if they either die before or during the climax of the story, or are stated nonchalantly to have died after the main story has concluded itself.