Literature / Four Past Midnight

Four Past Midnight is a 1990 collection of four horror novellas by Speculative Fiction writer Stephen King. The stories include:

  • The Langoliers: A group of people on a cross-country red-eye flight awaken to find their fellow passengers (and the plane's crew) have completely disappeared.
  • Secret Window, Secret Garden: A writer has to deal with accusations of plagiarism from a particularly unhinged man.
  • The Library Policeman: A man who is struggling to write a speech checks out two books on the subject, and becomes stalked by a strange man, and an equally strange librarian.
  • The Sun Dog: A sort of prequel to Needful Things about a Magical Camera.

The Langoliers was made into a two-apart 1995 Mini Series from the director of Child's Play. Secret Window, Secret Garden was made into the 2004 film Secret Window, starring Johnny Depp.

A Description of Tropes appearing in Four Past Midnight: