Adam tries to be a horror writer in the vein of Stephen King. However, his efforts get him grounded on Halloween when Beverly discovers that she's the basis for the monster in his story. Meanwhile, a desperate Erica forces Barry to be her "date" at the school's costume dance.
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On Halloween, while going through a Stephen King phase, Adam decides to write his own horror story about his over-bearing mother. After Beverly reads it and learns it is about her, she walks into his room with a meat tenderizer while Adam is dressing up as Pennywise from "It". Adam freaks out and begs her not to hobble him, a reference to Misery in which the main protagonist, Annie Wilkes uses a sledgehammer to break captive and bedridden author Paul Sheldon's ankles with a post placed in between them. However, this scene only happens in the 1990 released movie [In the Stephen King novel "Misery", Anne cuts off his foot with an ax and cauterizes the severed area with a heated iron and sterilizes it with iodine] and the series takes place sometime in the 1980's. The film has not been made yet. See more
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