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Interview With Mike Flanagan

Posted: January 15, 2019, 10:42:40
Sections: Film » Doctor Sleep, Film » Gerald's Game

Here is an interview with Mike Flanagan done by Jason Sechrest.

I don’t know if I was ever as nervous as I was sending that first cut to Steve. He was the first person outside of my editorial department who got to see the film, and I was terrified about what he’d think. He was my hero, and this particular movie was a high-wire act without a net. He loved the film, and sent me a long email about his thoughts. I’m not lying when I tell you that I printed it and framed it. It’s still hanging in my office.

Win Shining In The Dark On Audio

Posted: January 14, 2019, 18:59:20
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark

Very exciting times for Marv. In just three weeks (feb. 5th) Shining in the Dark will be out on audio from Simon & Schuster Audio in the US and Hodder & Stoughton in the UK. Narrators are Jacques Roy, Robert Petkoff, Pete Simonelli, Madeleine Maby, Corey Brill and Matthew Lloyd Davies.

To celebrate the release Simon & Schuster have given me five (5) download codes to give out to five lucky winners. All you have to do is answer three easy questions before February 4th.


If you want to pre-order it you can do so at the following links:

US:
Audible
Google Play
Amazon (download)
Amazon (CD)

UK:
Amazon (CD)
Audible

Sweden:
Adlibris

King Saves Local Reviews

Posted: January 14, 2019, 11:01:17

Tweet by King gets newspaper to change their minds about no longer publish local, freelance-written reviews about Maine.


“The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram will no longer publish local, freelance-written reviews of books about Maine, set in Maine, or written by Maine authors,” he wrote. “Retweet this if you’re from Maine (or even if you’re not). Tell the paper DON’T DO THIS.”

Source: The Guardian

Castle Rock Season 2 Filming In March

Posted: January 7, 2019, 09:11:39
Section: TV » Castle Rock

Bloody Disgusting reports that season 2 of Castle Rock starts filming in March.

It was already announced that Hulu had ordered a second season of the J.J. Abrams-produced“Castle Rock“, their series inspired by the Stephen King‘s Universe. We haven’t heard much since the announcement, but Production Weekly is reporting that Season 2 will go into production this coming March in Central Massachusetts. Michael Uppendahl (“Fargo”, “Legion”, “Fear the Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”) and Dan Attias (Silver Bullet, “The Americans”) are listed as directors, although this has yet to be confirmed.

At this time, we don’t yet know what the Season 2 approach will be, but we have been told that “Castle Rock” is an anthology series, meaning it won’t continue Season 1’s story.

They also spoke to co-creator Sam Shaw at Comic-Con. Head over to their site for more info on that.

One Month Until Shining In The Dark Audio

Posted: January 4, 2019, 23:10:29
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark

Tomorrow it's one month (Feb. 5) until Shining in the Dark is released in both the US (from Simon & Schuster Audio) and the UK (from Hodder & Stoughton) as an audio book.

Today I got the list of all narrators and I’m very happy to be able to reveal who's reading what.

Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Introduction) by Hans-Åke Lilja
- Read by Jacques Roy

The Blue Air Compressor by Stephen King
- Read by Robert Petkoff

The Net by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek
- Read by Pete Simonelli, Madeleine Maby, and Corey Brill

The Novel of the Holocaust by Stewart O’Nan
- Read by Jacques Roy

Aeliana by Bev Vincent
- Read by Madeleine Maby

Pidgin and Theresa by Clive Barker
- Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

An End To All Things by Brian Keene
- Read by Pete Simonelli

Cemetery Dance by Richard Chizmar
- Read by Corey Brill

Drawn to the Flame by Kevin Quigley
- Read by Jacques Roy

The Companion by Ramsey Campbell
- Read by Pete Simonelli

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
- Read by Jacques Roy

A Mother's Love by Brian James Freeman
- Read by Pete Simonelli

The Keeper's Companion by John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Read by Corey Brill

Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Afterword)" by Hans-Åke Lilja
- Read by Jacques Roy

Robert Petkoff reads The Blue Air Compressor

If you haven’t already you can pre-order here:

US:
Audible
Google Play
Amazon (download)
Amazon (CD)

UK:
Amazon (CD)
Audible

Sweden:
Adlibris

Farwell 2018 & Welcome 2019

Posted: December 31, 2018, 14:00:00

2018 is about to end and what year it has been. We got no less than two new King books during the year. Both The Outsider and Elevation are really good books. We also got new seasons of Castle Rock (season 1) and Mr Mercedes (season 2) and a new Children of the Corn movie that was just as bad as expected. It was all in all a very good year to be a King fan.

On a more personal level, I got to see the book Shining in the Dark which I edited (originally just intended for the American market) spread across the world. The year began with a promotional tour to Bulgaria where the book was released in 2017. The tour was followed by the book being release in the US, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and England. The Swedish edition was released as a Kickstarter and I got the chance to be involved in every step of developing the book, which was a fantastic experience.


I also got the chance to tour Sweden and talk about King. I did a total of 10 lectures on King in 10 different cities and I absolutely loved meeting King fans all around Sweden.

Looking forward to 2019 I will get the chance to see Shining in the Dark released in Serbia as well as an audio book in both the USA and UK by Simon & Schuster Audio and Hodder & Stoughton. The book will also be released in some other editions but those I can’t reveal just yet. I’m also booked to do at least 3 more lecture about King in three different cities in Sweden. Hopefully more dates and cities will be added to that list and I really look forward to meeting new King fans!

King himself hasn’t announced what’s coming in 2019 yet but I bet there will be at least one book. We’ll also see both the new version of Pet Sematary and the second IT movie in theatres. And a few surprises I’m sure…

I want to end 2018 by thanking all of you who have followed me here on Lilja’s Library during the year. I love talking to you all and if not for you, 2018 wouldn’t have been as good as it was!

Thanks & A Happy New Year to you all!
Lilja

Two New Pennywise Figures

Posted: December 19, 2018, 12:07:23
Section: Film » It

Once again NECA has created versions of Pennywise that takes your breath away.

The first one is called Ultimate Well House Pennywise (Release Date: Q1 2019).


From the acclaimed 2017 horror film IT, drawn from the pages of Stephen King’s original novel, NECA presents Pennywise the Dancing Clown!

Based on Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of the nightmare-inducing clown, this 7” scale figure has been painstakingly detailed to be as accurate to Pennywise’s ornate costume as possible. To recreate even more of the most terrifying scenes from the movie, this version features 4 all-new head sculpts, a fencepost that can be inserted into one of the heads, a new monster right hand, new grabbing hands, and an additional new left hand.

This edition comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

The second is called Dancing Clown Pennywise (Release Date: Q2 2019).


From the acclaimed 2017 horror film IT, drawn from the pages of Stephen King’s original novel, NECA presents Pennywise: The Dancing Clown!

Based on Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of the nightmare-inducing clown, this 7″ scale figure has been painstakingly detailed to be as accurate to Pennywise’s ornate costume as possible, and is presented in an Ultimate format with special packaging and LED lights inside one of the heads. This version features 4 head sculpts, 3 of which are all-new heads: “Judith” Painting Head, “Emerging Arms” Head, and Light-Up “Deadlights” Head with LED light inside the mouth. The figure also includes interchangeable articulated insect arms, interchangeable forearms, and 2 pairs of hands.

The special window box packaging has a fold down flap in homage to the Dancing Clown scene from the film. Uses button cell batteries, included.

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