Stephen King stories have inspired creatives in a number of ways throughout his decades-long career, with one of the more unexpected ways in which his tales of terror has inspired a creative is Carrie Underwood drawing inspiration from his novel Christine for her song "Two Black Cadillacs." In a recently resurfaced behind-the-scenes video about the song, Underwood notes that a car coming to life conjured some compelling thoughts for the lyrics, while also noting that she's been a big King fan all her life. The song, which was released in 2012, would become a 2× Platinum-selling single, with reports emerging over the years that a miniseries was being developed based on the lyrics.
Underwood felt so inspired by King's story, that she even reached out to him to get permission to record and release the song.
“So I did reach out to ask if he might give his blessing, and I told him, ‘I would never want to do this if you didn’t sign off on it first,'” the singer pointed out.
The song itself explores a narrative in which two women realize that they are in a relationship with the same man, with the pair uniting to kill him. In King's novel, a teenager purchases an old car and restores it, only for the car to come to life to kill his bullies.
Underwood went on to detail just how long she's been a fan of the famous author.
“I really don’t know why I’ve always loved horror movies, but I know why I’ve always loved Stephen King. My mom was such a huge fan,” she explained. “I guarantee you she’s read everything he’s ever written. I would borrow her books and read her books. This is great reading for, like, you know, a grade-schooler, right?”
In one of the more fast-moving developments of the author's, King's Christine was published in April of 1983, with a movie adaptation of the novel directed by John Carpenter landing in theaters that following December.
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