Stephen King Now Inspired – Checks Notes – a Carrie Underwood Song?
Stephen King inspired *checks notes* one of Carrie Underwood's hit songs?
As horror fans were inspired by the works of author Stephen King each and every day. But now it looks like the master of horror also inspired… Carrie Underwood?
Yep. Underwood was also inspired to write one of her hits “Two Black Cadillacs” by the Stephen King novel Christine. Check out the music video below.
In a behind-the-scenes video (via Outsider), Underwood explained how the concept came about and how her love of horror and Stephen King influenced the music video.
She says: “I had this idea, if the car did the killing – a la ‘Christine,’ the Stephen King book. I thought that would be a cool little twist to the story.“
Underwood also reached out to Stephen King himself to get his approval.
She says, “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‘.
She adds: “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. 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?“
The song, “Two Black Cadillacs” is off of Underwood‘s 2012 record, Blown Away. The song reached No. 1 on the country charts and was also certified 2x Platinum.
Meanwhile, the Stephen King novel Christine centers on a nerd Arnie Cunningham who buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car, to the alarm of his jock friend, Dennis Guilder. After bully Buddy Repperton defaces Christine, the auto restores itself to perfect condition and also begins killing off Buddy and his friends. Determined to stop the deaths, Dennis and Arnie’s girlfriend, Leigh Cabot, decide to destroy Christine.
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