Cell (novel)

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Cell is a 2006 apocalyptic horror novel by American author Stephen King.wikipedia
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Stephen King

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Cell is a 2006 apocalyptic horror novel by American author Stephen King.
In 2006, King published an apocalyptic novel, Cell.

Group mind (science fiction)

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It is clear the phoners have become a hive mind and are developing psychic abilities.

Zombie

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Clayton Riddell, a struggling artist from Maine, has just landed a graphic novel deal in Boston when "The Pulse", a signal sent out over the global cell phone network, suddenly turns every cell phone user into a mindless zombie-like killer.
Horror novelist Stephen King has written about zombies, including his short story "Home Delivery" (1990) and his novel Cell (2006), concerning a struggling young artist on a trek from Boston to Maine in hopes of saving his family from a possible worldwide outbreak of zombie-like maniacs.

Eli Roth

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On March 8, 2006, website Ain't It Cool News announced that Dimension Films had bought the film rights to the book and would produce a film to be directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) for a 2009 release.
In March 2006, Ain't It Cool News announced that Dimension Films had bought the rights to the Cell by Stephen King and would produce a film to be directed by Roth.

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

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Cell is a 2006 apocalyptic horror novel by American author Stephen King.

Horror fiction

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Cell is a 2006 apocalyptic horror novel by American author Stephen King.

New England

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The story follows a New England artist struggling to reunite with his young son after a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless vicious animals.

Maine

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Clayton Riddell, a struggling artist from Maine, has just landed a graphic novel deal in Boston when "The Pulse", a signal sent out over the global cell phone network, suddenly turns every cell phone user into a mindless zombie-like killer.

Graphic novel

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Clayton Riddell, a struggling artist from Maine, has just landed a graphic novel deal in Boston when "The Pulse", a signal sent out over the global cell phone network, suddenly turns every cell phone user into a mindless zombie-like killer.

Boston

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Clayton Riddell, a struggling artist from Maine, has just landed a graphic novel deal in Boston when "The Pulse", a signal sent out over the global cell phone network, suddenly turns every cell phone user into a mindless zombie-like killer.

Boston Common

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Clay is standing in Boston Common when the Pulse hits, causing chaos to erupt around him.

New Hampshire

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Crossing into New Hampshire, they arrive at the Gaiten Academy, a prep school with one remaining teacher, Charles Ardai, and one surviving pupil, Jordan.

College-preparatory school

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Crossing into New Hampshire, they arrive at the Gaiten Academy, a prep school with one remaining teacher, Charles Ardai, and one surviving pupil, Jordan.

Tank truck

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The five survivors decide they must destroy the flock and, using two propane tankers, they succeed in doing so.

Harvard University

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That night, all of the survivors share the same horrific dream: each dreamer sees himself in a stadium, surrounded by phoners, as a disheveled man wearing a Harvard University hooded sweatshirt approaches, bringing their death.

Hoodie

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A new flock surrounds their residence, and the "normies" face the flock's metaphorical spokesman: the man in the Harvard hoodie.

School bus

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Clay sets off alone, but the others soon reappear driving a small school bus; the phoners have used their ever-increasing psychic powers to force them to rejoin him.

Agricultural show

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The group arrives at Kashwak, the site of a half-assembled county fair, where increasing numbers of phoners are beginning to behave erratically and break out of the flock.

Computer worm

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Jordan theorizes that a computer program caused the Pulse and that, while it is still broadcasting into the battery-powered cell phone network, it has become corrupted with a computer worm that has infected the newer phoners with a mutated Pulse.

Detonator

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As Clay awaits their morning execution, he sees Ray's unspoken plan: Ray had filled the rear of the bus with explosives, wired a phone-triggered detonator to them and killed himself to prevent the phoners from telepathically discovering the explosives.

Canada

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The majority of the group heads into Canada, to let the approaching winter wipe out the region's unprotected and leaderless phoners.

Auction

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A role in the story was offered to the winner of a charity auction sponsored by eBay: