Listen to Stephen Lang do a reading of Stephen King's short Batman story

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Aug 25, 2016

Being a huge fan of the Dark Knight, Stephen King penned the 2012 short story “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation,” which was included in the master of horror’s collection of short stories titled The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, published last year.

The story was first published in Harper’s Magazine and featured the tale of a son and his father, now riddled with Alzheimer’s, who recollect a story from their past when, one Halloween night, they dressed up as Batman and Robin.

The dramatic short story has now been told in audio form by actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova, Salem, Don't Breathe), who does a reading of the harrowing tale. It kicks off at around the 5:30 mark. Here's an official synopsis:

A middle-aged man named Sanderson brings his Alzheimer's-afflicted father to Applebee's for their weekly lunch, where for three years they have ordered the same food and had the same conversation. Just as Sanderson despairs of finding any shred of the man who raised him, he’s saved from a brutal assault to find his father wielding a weapon procured in a moment of lucidity.

(via Geek Tyrant)

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