Poster For Salem's Lot?

Posted: November 9, 2023, 16:22
Here is what's said to be the poster for the remake of 'Salem's Lot. The poster also shows that it's set for a HBO Max release.

This hasn't been confirmed by the studio yet so condider it a rumor until we know more.

List Of Stories In You Like It Darker

Posted: November 6, 2023, 20:16
Here is the complete list of titles in You Like It Darker.

"Two Talented Bastids"
"The Fifth Step"
"Willie the Weirdo"
"Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream"
"On Slide Inn Road"
"Red Screen"
"The Turbulence Expert"
"The Dreamers"
"The Answer Man"

You Like It Darker, Next King Book

Posted: November 6, 2023, 11:57
King’s next book, You Like It Darker will be out in the US on May 21 2024. Simon & Scchuster is listing it to be 512 pages. You can pre-order your copy here:

'You like it darker? Fine, so do I', writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life - both metaphorical and literal. King has, for half a century, been a master of the form, and these stories, about fate, mortality, luck, and the folds in reality where anything can happen, are as rich and riveting as his novels, both weighty in theme and a huge pleasure to read. King writes to feel 'the exhilaration of leaving ordinary day-to-day life behind', and in You Like it Darker, readers will feel that exhilaration too, again and again.

'Two Talented Bastids' explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills. In 'Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream', a brief and unprecedented psychic flash upends dozens of lives, Danny's most catastrophically. In 'Rattlesnakes', a sequel to Cujo, a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance - with major strings attached. In 'The Dreamers', a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored. 'The Answer Man' asks if prescience is good luck or bad and reminds us that a life marked by unbearable tragedy can still be meaningful.

King's ability to surprise, amaze, and bring us both terror and solace remains unsurpassed. Each of these stories holds its own thrills, joys, and mysteries; each feels iconic. You like it darker? You got it.

Update On Running Man Remake

Posted: November 4, 2023, 19:10
Simon Kinberg provided an update on the upcoming Running Man remake.

“[Wright is] one of my favorite directors of all time and one of my favorite people, just a super great guy,” Kinberg said. “Obviously a cinephile. We are working on it actively. He’s actively working on the script with Michael Bacall. And our hope would be that it is a movie that, again, all fingers crossed and luck and everything else go our way, that Edgar could maybe direct next year.”

“Well, what’s cool is that Edgar, completely separately, before myself and Paramount started down the journey of figuring out how to get the remake rights, which was complicated, he had tweeted, just on his own — and I follow him obviously on every possible platform — he had tweeted that if there was one movie he would remake ever, it was Running Man.”

Welcome To Derry In 2025

Posted: November 4, 2023, 18:10
Welcome To Derry has been pushed to 2025.

We had had [Welcome To Derry] scheduled for Halloween ’24 but it will likely [be] pushing into ’25,” HBO CEO Casey Bloys officially announced.

King On Salem’s Lot Remake

Posted: November 2, 2023, 15:40
Yesterday we learned (again) that the remake of Salem’s Lot will end up on MAX and now King has commented on it on X. Could it mean something is about to happen? I have no idea but it would be nice if they could just release it.

You Like It Darker Out June 12?

Posted: November 1, 2023, 20:20
Did King’s German publisher Heyne jump the gun on announcing King’s next book? Well, they did announce it. The release date is June 12 next year and the title is You Like It Darker. They even have a cover already…

Hopefully the US and UK announcements will follow and maybe then we’ll know what stories will be included.

The Life of Chuck Casting Update

Posted: October 26, 2023, 09:24
Mike Flanagan presented the actors/actress that will join him and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Karen Gillan, Jacob Tremblay, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill in The Life of Chuck and there are a lot of them… Here is the list:

David Dastmalchian (The Boogeyman)
Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm St.)
Matthew Lillard (Scream)
Mia Sara (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Harvey Guillén (What We Do In The Shadows)
Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep)
Kate Siegel (The Fall of the House of Usher)
Annalise Basso (Oculus)
Samantha Sloyan (Midnight Mass)
Rahul Kohli (Usher)
Matt Biedel (The Midnight Club)
Sauriyan Sapkota (Usher)
Saidah Arrika Ekulona (The Haunting of Hill House)
Michael Trucco (Usher)
Violet McGraw (Hill House)
Molly C. Quinn (Usher)
Benjamin Pajak
Trinity Jo-Li Bliss
Antonio Raul Corbo
Q'Orianka Kilcher
Taylor Gordon

Hopefully we’ll get to see the movie in late 2024.

Remake Of The Langoliers?

Posted: October 12, 2023, 11:34
Rob Savage who butchered The Boogeyman wants to do the same…a remake of The Langoliers. Here is what he said about it while speaking with

“There’s a bit of naughtiness when it comes to the rights, but I think hopefully we’ll be able to sort it out. We’ve got such a great idea for developing that one out from the short story. Of all the ones in King’s work that have been adapted, I don’t think it’s ever been done justice to. It plays with ideas that I’ve never seen explored in a horror movie. The idea of time, and decaying time, and these creatures that are eating the time left behind — there’s such a great, cosmic horror movie to be made there that lends itself so well to film. Film is all about stretching and compressing time, and you can do so many great, playful things in that space that go beyond what’s there in the novella. I’m so excited about that one. I think that one stands a good shot of happening.“

The Life Of Chuck Start Filming Oct. 16

Posted: October 4, 2023, 13:19
Gulf Coast Media reports that Mike Flanagan will shoot The Life of Chuck in various locations around Baldwin and Mobile contries starting October 16.

The Alabama Gulf Coast has been the backdrop of many movies big and small, but there’s no better way to welcome the spooky Halloween season than with a Stephen King movie.

Gulf Coast Media confirmed today that filmmaker Mike Flanagan will shoot his third Stephen King adaptation, “The Life of Chuck,” in various locations around Baldwin and Mobile counties. The production is anticipated to begin filming Oct. 16 and run for approximately four weeks.

According to the local booking agency, 1,000 extras are needed for the film in a range of ages from 11 years old and up. The bulk of the extras are needed for two large crowd scenes to be filmed in Baldwin County.

My Thoughts On Pet Sematary: Bloodlines

Posted: September 28, 2023, 13:27
Here are my thoughts on the upcoming prequel to Pet Sematary, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines isn’t a movie I’ll be watching again but compared to my expectations and the remake of Pet Sematary that it’s supposed to be a prequel to, it's a masterpiece. Draw your own conclusions from that…

My Thoughts On Holly

Posted: September 5, 2023, 05:00
Today King’s 88th book, Holly is released. Check out my review of it here but be warned, there are some spoilers in it so if you want to read it totally unspoiled, read the book and then come back for the review.

Holly gets involved with this when she is hired by Bonnie’s mother who wants Holly to find her daughter. Or at least find out what happened to her. Of course Holly solves the mystery but not without getting in rather big trouble herself.

The Life of Chuck To Start Filming In October

Posted: August 31, 2023, 15:44
The filming of The Life of Chuck is all set to begin in Alabama in October. The production received a waiver from SAG-AFTRA to proceed with the casting for the film. However, since it hasn’t obtained an exemption from the union to move forward with the lensing, the shoot in Alabama can be affected by the ongoing actors’ strike. The Life of Chuck is helmed by Mike Flanagan, who also penned the script before the ongoing WGA strike and stars Tom Hiddleston in the titular role and Mark Hamill as Albie.

Thanks to Herbert West

Pet Sematary: Bloodline To Premier At Fantastic Fest

Posted: August 15, 2023, 20:58
New prequel to Pet Sematary, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines will premier at Fantastic Fest September 21 - 28, 2023.

USA, Canada, 2023
World Premiere, 87 min
Director – Lindsey Anderson Beer

In 1969, a young Jud Crandall and his childhood friends band together to confront an ancient evil that has gripped their hometown. PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES is a terrifying prequel based on chapters from Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary."

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Update On Life Of Chuck Movie

Posted: August 10, 2023, 10:24
Mike Flanagan updates us about The Life of Chuck.

Flanagan said it’s a relatively small film and that film production may begin soon despite the strike due to circumstances that mean the project does not violate WGA and SAG rules. Studios like A24 have already signed agreements which allow them to produce films without any obstacles.

Flanagan Talks The Dark Tower

Posted: August 10, 2023, 09:24
Mike Flanagan has given an update on his adaptation of The Dark Tower.

"I feel really good about where we are. Oddly, where we are at the moment is completely frozen, because of the strike, but we had a wonderful spring with it and we're making enormous progress on it. And I have every reason to believe that on the other side of the strike, it's gonna be priority #1.

We have great partners on it that I can't talk about, and we've got some really exciting actors circling on it that I can't talk about, and we have some potentially groundbreaking approaches to the filmmaking of it that I just can't really talk about ... but what I can say is that my fears that any momentum we had developed was gonna be obliterated [by the strike], well, I don't really worry about that.

We’re in a healthy place. We are of course in solidarity with the WGA and SAG, and once those immediate needs are taken care of and everyone's back to work, I think that's when we're gonna immediately deploy. But it's going very well."

You Like It Darker; New Collection Out In 2024

Posted: August 8, 2023, 23:38
In the latest episode of Talking Scared Podcast King reveals that he’ll have a new collection out in 2024. The title will be You Like it Darker. No word on when during 2024 it will be out but it will be over 600 pages long. Here is what King said about it:

Then last year, there’s a story. It’ll be in a book that comes out next year called You Like It Darker. They’re mostly news stories, long stories, for the most part. One of them is called The Dreamers. One night I was lying in bed. I tell myself stories before I go to sleep. That’s how I get to sleep. I had this image of a man who was under some kind of drug. He opens his eyes and they turn black and these tendrils start to come out of his eyeballs. They just creep me out. I couldn’t think about that anymore. I put that aside.

The next day I said to myself, oh, I remember that book, Lovecraft’s Beyond the Wall of
Sleep. I said, what if a man didn’t get through the wall of sleep or over the wall of sleep, but
under it? What if there was something beyond that wall, beyond the actual dreams that we have, a reality that’s huge, that’s apocalyptic, some huge darkness that’s sentient, that had something
like that? I thought that goes with the tendrils and the eyeballs. I had that story like that. But I couldn’t think about it at night. I couldn’t do that because it just was so creepy to me.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines Arrives In October

Posted: July 18, 2023, 17:33
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines will premiere Friday, October 6, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Brazil, and Saturday, October 7 in all other Paramount+ international markets.

The untold chapter’s official synopsis: “In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path.”

Source: Bloody Disgusting.

Thanks to Herbert West.

Pet Sematary Retrospective Book

Posted: July 18, 2023, 07:37
Pet Sematary retrospective book will be released in 2024 for the film’s 35th anniversary!

The team behind the documentary Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is headed back into the world of Stephen King’s terrifying horror classic with a brand new book!

A retrospective book to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Stephen King’s big screen cult classic, Pet Sematary, Hollywood Comes to Maine: Revisiting Stephen King’s Pet Sematary will serve as an updated and greatly expanded companion book to the 2015 documentary, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary.

The coffee table book will include new interviews with cast and crew, newly discovered archive from the production, essays from prominent writers, filmmakers, and film historians, as well as interviews with those inside the Stephen King book + film orbit.

Source: Bloody Disgusting.

Stephen King: Not Just Horror

Posted: July 14, 2023, 15:31

My book Stephen King: Not Just Horror will be released in Italy later this year by Independent Legions. Here are their announcement.

Siamo felici di annunciare la pubblicazione, entro la fine dell'anno, in italiano, del libro STEPHEN KING: NOT JUST HORROR di Hans-Åke Lilja (che ha curato l'antologia 'Shining in the Dark') con prefazione di John Ajvide Lindqvist. Presto presenteremo i contenuti (speciali!) e la copertina del libro, aprendo anche i preordini.
Il saggio sarà pubblicato in Svezia ad agosto, e poi in inglese e altre lingue.
(Foto: Hans-Åke Lilja con Stephen King, ad Amburgo)

We're pleased to announce the publication, by the end of the year, in Italian, of the book STEPHEN KING: NOT JUST HORROR by Hans-Åke Lilja (who edited the anthology 'Shining in the Dark') with a preface by John Ajvide Lindqvist. We'll present the (special!) contents and the cover art of the book soon, opening also the preorders.
The book will be published in Sweden in August, and then in English and other languages.
(Photo: Hans-Åke Lilja with Stephen King, in Hamburg)

The Dreamers; A New King Story

Posted: June 16, 2023, 00:22
In the article about Cormac McCarthy King mentions a new story he has writen The Dreamers.

He looked like a bird colonel I knew over there in that other world watching through his binoculars as the F-100Ds and Super Sabres of the 352nd came in low over Bien Hoa, pregnant with the firejelly they would drop in an orange curtain, burning a miscarriage in the green, turning part of the overstory to ash and skeleton palms. The men and women too, them calling nahn tu, nahn tu to no one who could hear or care if they did.

Thanks to Leon Russell

My Thoughts On The Boogeyman

Posted: June 8, 2023, 09:12
Here are my thoughts about The Boogeyman.

There are a few minutes in there where they actually tell King’s story. It’s when Lester Billings talks to Dr. Harper and tells him how his kids were killed by the boogeyman. Here I hoped that they would let the movie show us Billings telling Dr. Harper his story.

Teaser Update 2

Posted: June 7, 2023, 12:15

The redesigned and updated version of is almost finished. There are just a few last adjustments and then the update will be online and you can enjoy a modern and responsive website that will continue to deliver news from The World of Stephen King, as it have done since 1996.

Keynote With Tabitha And Stephen

Posted: May 13, 2023, 03:45

Maine Library Association Fundraiser Featuring Stephen and Tabitha King will take place on May 21 at the Sunday River Ski Resort - Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom. At 7:15 Stephen and Tabitha will give the Keynote. Please note that the Kings will not be giving autographs or signing books at this event.

Join us for an evening with Maine authors, philanthropists, and library advocates, Stephen and Tabitha King.

The Kings really need no introduction. They have created many books for readers to enjoy over the past several decades, and have given generously to Maine communities through the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, which has awarded grants to many libraries around the state of Maine. They are major supporters of the work that libraries do, and the ideals our profession upholds.

Proceeds from this event will help to fund the work we do, in support of our mission to promote and enhance the value of Maine libraries and librarianship, to foster cooperation among those who work in and for Maine libraries, and to provide leadership in ensuring that information is accessible to all citizens from their libraries.

More info

Teaser Update

Posted: May 12, 2023, 12:26

The redesigned and updated version of is almost finished. Just a few more adjustments and then you can enjoy a modern and responsive website that will continue to deliver news from The World of Stephen King, as I have done since 1996. Just be patient for a little while more.

The Monky Stars Theo James

Posted: May 9, 2023, 22:15
Theo James will star in the movie version of King’s story The Monkey

The team behind the project includes James Wan who is producing with Michael Clear and Jason Cloth. The story has been adapted for the screen by Osgood Perkins who also will direct.

Talking about the film, Wan said:

“Stephen King is the godfather of the horror genre. He had a huge influence on me as a child and throughout my career, and it’s always been a dream to help bring one of his stories to life. The Monkey is a personal favorite, with its simple, iconic and incredibly marketable conceit. And I can’t imagine anyone better than a visionary and lifelong genre fan like Osgood to bring this to life.”

Tom, Mark & Mike Will Give Life To Chuck

Posted: May 9, 2023, 08:25
Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill are set to star in The Life Of Chuck from If It Bleeds. Mike Flanagan is directing, scripting and producing for Intrepid Pictures alongside fellow producer Trevor Macy.

Hiddleston will play Chuck, with Hamill playing the role of Albie.

Constant Reader Edition Of Carrie

Posted: April 25, 2023, 13:34
The Constant Reader Edition of Carrie is now available for order. Here’s what you get:

- An exclusive one-off edition of CARRIE, the classic first novel by Stephen King.

- Exclusive art prints

- An enamel 'Constant Reader' badge

- A new separately printed exclusive question and answer session with Stephen King.

This is only available exclusively through Special Edition Books and this very special one-off edition with an entirely new cover design rendered in gold foil onto the book's unjacketed boards; brand new part title artwork; beautifully designed endpapers; a ribbon marker; and sprayed black page edges.

The price for the book is £65 + shipping (free if you live in the UK) and it’s limited to 1 copy per customer. Shipping is scheduled to start on August 14th.

You can order between now and 12:00 BST 23 May 2023. After that the publisher will print as many copies that’s been ordered and that’s it. It won’t be sold at a later time.

There has also been talks about if there will be other Constant Readers Edition and this is how the publisher answered that question:

Maybe, watch this space!

So probably there will if this one does well.

Find more info and order on the publisher’s site

Please Welcome Stowe And Rider To Derry

Posted: April 16, 2023, 15:59

Madeleine Stowe and Stephen Rider have joined Max (previously HBO Max) original series, Welcome to Derry which will
Premier in 2024.

Stowe will have a recurring guest role while Rider is a series regular. Their parts are being kept under wraps for now.

First Casting For Welcome To Derry

Posted: April 6, 2023, 09:50
The first casting for Welcome to Derry has been announced.

Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk and James Remar has been cast. Exact plot and character details are being kept a secret, but the official description for the series is:

“Set in the world of Stephen King’s ‘It’ universe, ‘Welcome to Derry’ is based on King’s ‘It’ novel and expands the vision established by filmmaker Andy Muschietti in the feature films ‘It’ and ‘It Chapter Two.'”

Remains to see how much of King’s book vs. the movies this will he based on…

Bill Skarsgård Not In Derry

Posted: March 30, 2023, 23:31
Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgård is not involved in Welcome to Derry:

We'll see what they come up with and what they do with it. I'm, as of now, not currently involved in it. And if someone else gets to do it, my advice would just be: do it your own, make it your own, have fun with it, you know what I mean? What I thought was so pleasurable about that character was how incredibly abstract he was.
Thanks to Herbert West.

Abra, Danny & Rose To The Dark Tower Go?

Posted: March 18, 2023, 01:10
Mike Flanagan spoke to Script Apart Podcast about his ideas for The Dark Tower and it turns out he want to add characters from The Shining and Doctor Sleep to The Dark Tower universe.

“Abra Stone in the Dark Tower universe, as a Breaker [telepathic agent], is really interesting,” he says. “There’s a character in The Dark Tower named Dandelo, who I think is a cousin of the True Knot, who’s this emotional vampire but who feeds on laughter instead of fear. But there’s room in that world for the True Knot themselves, there’s room for Rose The Hat. There might be room for Danny Torrance.”

What do you think, should Abra, Danny and Rose The Hat be in The Dark Tower adaptation? Personally I don’t think so. They are fine in their own world and not everything King has written are connected to The Dark Tower.

Is Salem’s Lot Heading Straight To Blu-ray?

Posted: March 12, 2023, 02:22
The remake of Salem’s Lot seems to have a date (July 3) set for a Blu-ray release which would mean Warner no longer plan on releasing it in the theaters. After reading a plot description (no I won’t post it here since Warner is making everyone who do take it down but it’s out there) I can understand them. I wasn’t impressed by the description.

King On Welcome To Derry

Posted: February 23, 2023, 21:42
King on Welcome To Derry.

”I’m excited that the story of Derry, Maine’s most haunted city, is continuing, and I’m glad Andy Muschietti is going to be overseeing the frightening festivities, along with a brain trust including his talented sister, Barbara. Red balloons all around!”

Fairy Tale is an Audie Finalist!

Posted: February 23, 2023, 15:16
On Thursday, February 23rd, the Audio Publishers Association announced that actor Seth Numrich is an Audie Award Finalist for Best Male Narrator for his performance on Fairy Tale, the most recent bestselling audiobook from Stephen King. The winners will be announced at the awards gala on Tuesday, March 28th.

38 Years Ago Today: King Revealed As Bachman

Posted: February 9, 2023, 19:49
38 years ago today Bangor Daily News revealed that King was Bachman. Here is what an UPI News article wrote about it two days later.

BANGOR, Maine -- Some authors get writer's block, but Stephen King has the opposite problem -- writing so many best-selling horror and mystery novels that he resorted to publishing five books under a pseudonym.

'It's been a chronic problem not wanting to over-publish,' King confessed to the Bangor Daily News Weekend in a copyright story.

King revealed that Richard Bachman, his 'other self,' is really an insurance agent in Minnesota and a friend of his press agent, whose picture was borrowed to dummy a flap on his first novel in hardcover printed under the alias.

Credited to Bachman are the books: 'The Rage,' 'The Long Walk,' 'Road Work,' 'The Running Man' and 'Thinner.'

'Thinner,' the first hardcover Bachman book, was doing well, King said, and could make the best seller list this spring. King said he wrote 'Rage' as a senior in high school and 'The Long Walk' while he was a freshman attending the University of Maine at Orono.

The author, who now makes his home in Bangor, pledged his schoolmates to secrecy about the pseudonym, but said a Washington attorney recently sent him a long letter putting the pieces together.

Last week, the Bachman and King relationship was hinted at on the television show Entertainment Tonight, and King granted an interview to the Bangor Daily News to confirm the mystery.

'You know how when you're carrying home some groceries in the rain and the whole bag falls apart? Well, that's how it's been with Bachman lately,' King said.

King's college alma mater acknowledged their file card lists a notation that reads, 'Stephen King also writes under the name of Richard Bachman.' Later, King wrote the college library and asked them to disassociate the two identities.

Bachman, King conceded, is also listed as a pseudonym at the Copyright Office in Washington.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Feature Film Instead Of Limited Series For Billy

Posted: February 4, 2023, 01:47
Billy Summers was originally meant to be a ten-episode limited serie but it has now been decided that it would work better as a feature.

The project will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and maybe DiCaprio could end up playing the title character.

What do you think? Is DiCaprio Summers?

Welcome To Derry Set To Start Filming In April?

Posted: February 3, 2023, 17:56
Looks like Welcome to Derry might start filming in April. Her is what Bleeding Cool says about it:

Welcome to Derry: HBO Max's Pennywise Prequel Series Filming In April. Based on a recent production list, it looks like filming is taking place in April on HBO Max's It/Pennywise prequel series, Welcome to Derry.

A little less than three months after HBO Max's upcoming "It" film franchise prequel series found its showrunners in Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) & Brad Caleb Kane (Tokyo Vice), we have what looks to be good news to pass along regarding Welcome to Derry. The series kicks off in the 1960s and leads up to the events of 2017's It: Part One (based on Stephen King's classic horror novel) while also touching upon the backstory of Pennywise the Clown. Now, based on a listing on Production List, the series is looking to start filming in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 3rd. Andy Muschietti, who directed both films in the King franchise, will executive produce the series alongside Barbara Muschietti, Fuchs, and Kane. In addition, Fuchs wrote the teleplay for the first episode based on a story he wrote with the Muschiettis, with Andy Muschietti considering directing the series opener. Warner Bros. Television serves as the studio, with the Muschiettis' Double Dream production company also producing.

Thanks to Herbert West

UK Edition Of Holly Announced

Posted: January 24, 2023, 17:20
Hodder & Stoughton has announced their edition of Holly.

A missing girl

Two serial killers with a savage secret

Only one determined woman on their trail . . .

Hodder & Stoughton is thrilled to announce the publication of Holly, a major new novel by international bestseller Stephen King. Hodder will publish in hardback, eBook and audiobook, and in trade paperback for Australia and New Zealand on 5th September 2023.

Holly marks the triumphant return of beloved King heroine Holly Gibney – one of his most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters – as she uncovers the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a Midwestern town.

Pre-order your copy here.

Cover For Holly Revealed

Posted: January 21, 2023, 12:04
Simon & Schuster have released the cover for Holly.

Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King's most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a midwestern town.

Stephen King's Holly marks the triumphant return of beloved King character Holly Gibney. Readers have witnessed Holly’s gradual transformation from a shy (but also brave and ethical) recluse in Mr. Mercedes to Bill Hodges's partner in Finders Keepers to a full-fledged, smart, and occasionally tough private detective in The Outsider. In King's new novel, Holly is on her own, and up against a pair of unimaginably depraved and brilliantly disguised adversaries.

When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down.

Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie's disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient, and they are ruthless.

Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King. "I could never let Holly Gibney go. She was supposed to be a walk-on character in Mr. Mercedes and she just kind of stole the book and stole my heart. Holly is all her." -- STEPHEN KING

Release: September 5, 2023
Page count: 464

Gwendy's Graphic Novel Update

Posted: January 16, 2023, 10:53
Brian Keene has an update about the graphic novel version of Gwendy's Button Box.

I’m finishing up the final draft of the final half of the script, and character designs and other artwork is in progress. There are no deadlines on this project — it’s something we work on in between other gigs, but nevertheless, it’s nearing the finish line, script-wise.

Thanks to Herbert West

We Did It! 100% Reached

Posted: December 25, 2022, 11:20

The fundraiser has reached 100% of it’s goal. And it did it on Christmas! The perfect Christmas present and for that I say THANK YOU! from the bottom of my heart!

What happens now?

Well first I’m going to draw the winner of the signed Stephen King book donated from Cemetery Dance. That will happen in the next few days.

Then the hard work start. The site is getting a technical update that will make managing it easier as well as the experience when visiting it.

And the site is also getting a visual update. How will that look? Well, that hasn’t been decided yet but I have some ideas.

But for now I want to thank each and everyone who donated! Thank you!

For those who have no clue what all this is about, you can read up on it here.

And if you still want to help the site grow and evolve it’s always possible to donate.

Again, thank you all and I hope you have a great holiday!

// Lilja

Donate For Chance On A Signed (By King) Book

Posted: December 21, 2022, 09:04
Lilja’s Library needs a long overdue update. Both technical and in its design. And all pages need to work on all platforms, something that isn’t the case today.

As you can imagine this will cost and I need your help. It’s really no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. In other words, I hope you are and have enjoyed Lilja’s Library enough to donate a small (or big) sum to make this possible.

To donate, please use this PayPal link. If you don’t have PayPal please get in touch and we’ll figger something out.

To show you how much I appreciate your support on this I’ve spoken to Cemetery Dance and they have agreed to donate a signed (BY STEPHEN KING) Stephen King book that I’m now able to give to one of you that make a donation.

Each $10 you donate will get you one ticked and when I reach 100% of my goal I’ll draw one ticket and the one whose ticket I draw will win the signed (BY STEPHEN KING) book!!!

For more info about what the donated money will go to, check out this post.
For more info about the signed book and how the ticket thing works, check out this post.
…or just send me an get in touch.

Thanks goes out to all of you who have donated and to Cemetery Dance for the book!

// Lilja

A Reward For Your Support! (Signed King Book)

Posted: December 19, 2022, 22:41
I’m so proud and happy that so many of you have supported Lilja’s Library through the years and now recently with your donations. We’re well on the way to reach the goal and be able to do the necessary updates on the site. And because of that I want to give something back.

So, I spoke to Cemetery Dance and asked if they wanted to donate a cool book that I could give to one of you that have supported me, and they said yes. And they said yes in a very nice and kind way!

Cemetery Dance have donated a signed BY STEPHEN KING book (title to be revealed later) that I’ll give to one of you as a thanks for your support.

And here is how it will be done. When I reach 100% of my goal each $10 you have donated will get you a ticket with a chance to win the book. That means if you donate $9.99 or less you won’t get any ticket (but a BIG thanks from me), if you donate between $10.00 and $19.99 you get one ticket. Between $20 and $20.99 you get two tickets and so on. Then once we have reached 100% I’ll draw one ticket and the one whose ticket I draw will win the signed BY STEPHEN KING book!!!

Oh, and those of you that have already donated will be included in this as well so fear not.

Make your donations through this PayPal link.

A BIG thanks to Cemetery Dance for their support and the donation of the book!
// Lilja

The Long Walk - The Limited Edition

Posted: December 13, 2022, 10:17

One of my favorite King books are being released as a limited. Centipede Press is releasing The Long Walk in two versions. One is an unsigned trade edition and the other a signed slipcase edition, signed by Bev Vincent (foreword), Patrick Loehr (photos) and Ruth Keegan (illustrations). The book is NOT signed by King. Would have been really cool if he had signed it as Bachman though.

The unsigned is $95 and limited to 1,400 copies and the signed is $260 and limited to 500 copies. The book is published in January 2023. Read more here

Flanagan Confirms Rights To The Dark Tower

Posted: December 8, 2022, 16:34
Mike Flanagan told Deadline that he has the rights to The Dark Tower and wants to do a five season TV series and two movies.

FLANAGAN: You’re the first person we’re saying it to, but yes. Predating our deal with Amazon, we acquired the rights to The Dark Tower, which if you know anything about me, you know it has been my Holy Grail of a project for most of my life. We actually have those rights carved out of our Amazon deal, which doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t get behind it at some point — you don’t know. But that’s something we’ve been developing ourselves and are really passionate about finally getting it up on its feet at some point.

FLANAGAN: Well, to be honest, the way that I have seen it breaking out is five seasons of television, followed by two stand-alone features.

FLANAGAN: A project like this, I wouldn’t want to be involved in it at all If we were taking it in a direction that was going to be blasphemous to the Stephen King material, but he’s been very, very supportive and very excited about what we’d like to do with it.

Thanks to Alex Maidy

Pet Sematary Prequel Is Filmed

Posted: December 1, 2022, 11:06
According to this interview with Collider from March 2022 with David Duchovny the Pet Sematary prequel is filmed.

Is there anything else that you're working on right now, that you can talk about?

DUCHOVNY: I just finished a movie called The Estate, with Toni Collette, Anna Faris, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Ron Livingston. I think it's really funny. And Keyla Monterroso, who was in Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's just terrific. Pet Sematary, I did that, it's like the prequel to all the Pet Sematary movies, and written and directed by a really talented young woman named Lindsey Beer, who I think is going to be a force to be reckoned with. So I think that's going to turn out really well.

Can I ask who you played in that, in Pet Sematary?

DUCHOVNY: I play Bill Baterman, the father of a young man that... I'm like the instigator of the whole damn thing. But at the heart of that story, for whatever iterations it's gone through, and for whatever horror Stephen King does, really, it's a story about parental love and mourning. And I can really relate to the themes underneath it, so I was happy to play that.

Thanks to Herbert West

David Duchovny Cast In Pet Sematary Prequel.

Posted: November 30, 2022, 22:57
Duchovny Central reports that David Duchovny has been cast in the Pet Sematary prequel. This is what they said:

The prequel stars David Duchovny, Pam Grier, Henry Thomas, Samantha Mathis, Jackson White, Jack Mulhern and Forrest Goodluck. Jackson White has been cast as a younger Crandall, so we do know the character is in the film.

In a clip on the site Duchovny take Jackson White for a member of the crew which might indicated that filming has already begun…

Two King Movies Officially Rated

Posted: November 17, 2022, 09:54
Motion Picture Association has confirmed that the Salem’s Lot remake has been officially rated and got an R for "R for bloody violence and language." The movie does still not have a release date, but now that it has a rating, that's hopefully next.

The Boogeyman has also been rated and was given a PG-13 rating for “Terror, violent content, teen drug use, and some strong language.”

The movie don’t have a release date yet but hopefully that will happen soon. The problem though, might be that it’s been expanded quite a bit compared to the story.

“Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.”

HBO Max Comments On Welcome To Derry

Posted: November 14, 2022, 10:17
HBO Max’s head of Originals, Sarah Aubery have commented on the upcoming series Welcome to Derry

“We have been working with Jason Fuchs, Brad Caleb Caine, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti very closely…They’re so deep into this mythology and they have such a firm handle on the storytelling around these characters and also the demented scares that they’re putting into things. Sometimes I’m, like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ Just all the wild ways they think up to terrify us. You’ll be hearing more concretely about that development very soon… Andy is very involved in every bit of this, so that is the real recipe for success and for delighting fans.”

Welcome To Derry Will Happen

Posted: November 9, 2022, 19:15

Variety reports that Welcome To Derry has the GO from HBO.

Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will serve as co-showrunners on the “It” prequel series currently in the works at HBO Max from Andy and Barbara Muschietti , Variety has learned exclusively.

The show, currently titled “Welcome to Derry,” was first reported as being in development in March. HBO Max has given the show a series production commitment. Exact plot details remain under wraps, aside from the fact that the show will serve as a prequel to the recent films “It: Chapter One” and “It: Chapter Two,” which were released in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Lilja's Library Needs Your Help

Posted: November 5, 2022, 15:40
Lilja’s Library is in need of a long overdue update. Both technical and in its design. And all pages need to work on all platforms, something that isn’t the case today.

As you can imagine this will cost and I need your help. It’s really no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. In other words, I hope you are and have enjoyed Lilja’s Library enough to donate a small (or big) sum to make this possible. After calculating the cost of doing the updates that the site need (and that is just paying for the stuff I can’t do myself) the sum needed lands on $3,500.

To make a donation, please use this PayPal link. If you don’t have PayPal please get in touch and we’ll figger something out.

Thank you in advance and if you have any questions, check out this longer version of this post or just send me an email.
// Lilja

Pullman: New Salem’s Lot True To The Book

Posted: November 4, 2022, 23:39
Lewis Pullman had the following to say about the upcoming remake of Salem’s Lot in a chat with

Gary Dauberman, the director, is really keen on doing justice to the book. But also, the previous adaptation was a two-parter, because it’s such a hefty book and there are so many different moving parts and so many characters. So there are some parts where Gary had to press and find what was really at the heart of the movie to keep in, but for the most part, he’s really true to the book and keeping a lot of the original dialogue in there. He’s a Stephen King hound dog so he doesn’t wanna do Stephen dirty.

So I think it’s in good hands, Gary’s a really smart guy who has a keen eye for things. I think, not just lean on the jump scares, but lean on the more conceptual and visual things that, rather than a shock that fades out of your body in the next five minutes, something that’s more visual, like an imprint that burnt into your retinas as a disturbing image that you’ll wake up in the middle of the night that you can’t shake out of your head.

Lilja's Library Needs Your Help

Posted: November 2, 2022, 15:50
Lilja’s Library is going into its 27th year of existence next year, more than half of my life. Who would have thought that back in 1996?

There have been some updates on the site during these 27 years (the last one was done about seven years ago) and now it’s time again. The technic that the site is built with needs to be updated to keep the site stable and secure. There will also be updates done to the look and the content. The site will get what you would call a total make over. It will also look great on all platforms and all pages will be available on all platforms, something that isn’t the case today.

That is the fun part. The not so fun part is that it costs money.

For the 27 years Lilja’s Library have been online it has always been free to use. No paywall, no commercial popups that you have to close to get to the content. Nothing like that. And that is how it should and will continue in the future. But that means I need to raise money in other ways to be able to fund these necessary updates and that is where I need your help.

If you like Lilja’s Library and want to keep it the number one fan page about Stephen King, I need your help. It’s no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. After calculating the cost of doing the updates that the site need (and that is just paying for the stuff I can’t do myself) the sum I need lands on $3,500.

So, how does this work? Here is the answer to what you probably would like to know. If you have other questions just ask.

Is it really necessary to do these updates?
- Yes, if not the site will load slow, not work as intended, the updates will be harder and harder to get done and the user experience will be less pleasant.

What will the money go to?
- The money will pay for the technical development. The stuff I can’t do myself. All the stuff that I can do I will do on my spare time and none of the money will go to that.

How much can I donate?
- You can donate as much or as little as you can and want. Every $ will help.

What happens if you don’t reach the goal of $3,500? Will you ignore doing the updates and use the money to buy candy?
- No, I will still do the updates. It just means I will have to use more of my own money for the update and that it will take for it to be done.

OK, I want to help. How do I donate?
- You can donate by using PayPal through this link.

How much money have you gotten so far of the $3,500 you need?
- You can follow the progress here.

Can I donate even if I don’t have PayPal?
- If you don’t have PayPal and still want to make a donation, please get in touch and we’ll figger something out.

Thank you in advance and if there is any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
// Lilja

Will King Leave Twitter

Posted: November 2, 2022, 09:26
Twitter wants to start charging for the blue verification star, something King isn’t happy about and he actually threatens to leave Twitter if they go through with it.

Where would you like to see King move to if he leaves Twitter, the only social media he is on now (at least officially).

New Limited Fairy Tale

Posted: October 27, 2022, 08:23
Yet another limited (not signed, though) edition of Fairy Tale is about to be released. This time it’s Scribner who released its limited version. Here is the info:

Coming November 4th at noon ET—order your special edition of Stephen King’s new novel, Fairy Tale—featuring exclusive endpaper illustrations, gilded edges, a ribbon marker, and a printed case.

Special Edition Hardcover
LIST PRICE $100.00

Limited quantity. While supplies last. US only. Limit 2 per customer.

Kurt Barlow Has Arrived In Salem’s Lot

Posted: October 19, 2022, 00:46

One Take News reports that multiple sources have confirmed that Alexander Ward has been cast as Kurt Barlow in the upcoming remake of Salem’s Lot.

Not much is known about the movie and no footage or stills have been released but OTN confirms that the film has been tested multiple times and overall had mostly positive reactions.

The premier is set for April 21, 2023.

Five Years Ago

Posted: September 26, 2022, 09:00
Five years ago, today I was in New York.
Five years ago, today, Stephen King, Owen King and Peter Straub was in New York.
Five years ago, today all four of us meet
Five years ago, today is a day I will never forget

Read all about it here

Paul Greengrass To Adapt Fairy Tale

Posted: September 16, 2022, 00:33
It didn’t take long. Fairy Tale was released just nine days ago and now it’s confirmed that Paul Greengrass will adapt, direct and produce a feature adaptation of the book.

“Needless to say, I’m a Paul Greengrass fan and think he’s a wonderful choice for this film.”
- Stephen King

“Fairy Tale is a work of genius. A classic adventure story and also a disturbing contemporary allegory.”
- Paul Greengrass

My Thoughts on The Stephen King Ultimate Companion

Posted: September 15, 2022, 15:02
Here are my thoughts on Bev Vincent's new book The Stephen King Ultimate Companion: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences.

This is a great reference book that the casual reader of King’s books will learn a lot from and in which, even we King nerds that read everything he has written still find new things.

R.I.P. Peter Straub

Posted: September 6, 2022, 21:32
Sad news today as we learn that Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman and Black House has passed away at the age of 79. I had the pleasure of meeting him back in 2017 in New York and he will not be forgotten. R.I.P.

My Thoughts On Fairy Tale

Posted: September 6, 2022, 02:41
Here are my thoughs on King's new book Fairy Tale.

Fairy Tale is quite different from King’s usual books. As I mentioned it has some similarities to The Talisman and The Eyes of the Dragon but even so it’s not your typical King book. If you go in expecting a horror novel (not sure why you would do that when the title is Fairy Tale but still) you’re going to be disappointed.

Salem’s Lot Without A Release Date

Posted: August 25, 2022, 00:09
Seems the remake of Salem’s Lot is having some problems. Bloody Disgusting has the following update…

Originally set for theatrical release on September 9, 2022, the new Stephen King adaptation was recently bumped to April 21, 2023, and now the film has been undated altogether.

It’s likely that Warner Bros. is trying to figure out what to do with the movie, and whether to bring it to theaters or to streaming on HBO Max. We’ll report more as we learn it.

This is probably not a good sign…

King To Receiv Award

Posted: August 11, 2022, 13:24
On Saturday October 8 between 6:30pm and 4:45pm King will be interviewed and receive The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. You can read more about it and get your tickets here. King will participate digitally.

The Regulators Film Adaptation

Posted: August 10, 2022, 20:43
Deadline reports the The Regulators Will be adapted into a movie by Bohemia Group.

Bohemia Group has optioned film rights to Stephen King’s bestseller The Regulators, tapping George Cowan to adapt the Western horror-thriller for the big screen.

The film adaptation of The Regulators is being shepherded by Bohemia Group’s Executive Vice-President, producer Justin Ross, who helped develop the King-approved script with Cowan.

“I’m delighted that the excitement of ‘The Regulators’ is coming to the screen,” King told Deadline. “This is going to be good.”

“We could not be more thrilled than to be working with the prolific Stephen King and his team on this project,” said Bohemia Group’s CEO, Susan Ferris. “The novel’s themes and characters resonate so powerfully, and we are looking forward to making an incredible film.”

“Working with Stephen King is a long-time wish fulfilled,” added Ross. “Susan and George and I look forward to doing the novel and its author proud.”

King Testifying Against Merge

Posted: August 2, 2022, 20:00
APNews reports about King testifying against the merge of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.

As the Justice Department bids to convince a federal judge that the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would damage the careers of some of the most popular authors, it is leaning in part on the testimony of a writer who has thrived like few others: Stephen King.

King has willingly — even eagerly — placed himself in opposition to Simon & Schuster, his longtime publisher. He was not chosen by the government just for his fame, but for his public criticism of the $2.2 billion deal announced in late 2021, joining two of the world’s biggest publishers into what rival CEO Michael Pietsch of Hachette Book Group has called a “gigantically prominent” entity.

“The more the publishers consolidate, the harder it is for indie publishers to survive,” King tweeted last year.

Q&A About H&S’s Limited Fairy Tale

Posted: July 27, 2022, 19:11

Yesterday Hodder & Stoughton put up a limited signed edition of FAIRY TALE by Stephen King on their own website for pre-order. A lot of you have had questions about this and I have now the answers for you. Straight from the publisher.

The reason some fans (depending on where they live) weren’t able to order the book is because Hodder & Stoughton don’t have the rights to sell their books in those territories/markets. Nothing else.

The offer was limited to one copy per customer, so if someone ordered more than one book, the publisher will be checking with a view to cancelling duplicate or multiple orders. In this event, those copies will be put back on sale on the site, so keep your eyes peeled.

If you ordered and got two confirmations, one from Shopify and one from Hachette UK, your order is received and accepted, and you’ll get the book once it’s released.

The book will be signed on the page by King himself, not a printed signature or a bookplate.

My Thoughts On Pennywise: The Story of IT

Posted: July 26, 2022, 21:59
Here are my thoughts about the new documentary Pennywise: The Story of IT.

Just saw Pennywise: The Story of IT and I must say that I’m impressed. We have heard about this documentary for a long time and from time to time the wait has felt painfully long (in that you just want to see it now) but let me tell you. After seeing it I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait.

Signed Limited Fairy Tale Announced

Posted: July 26, 2022, 14:26
King’s UK publisher just released the news that they will publish a signed edition of Fairy Tale. Here is the info:

An exclusive Collector’s signed and slipcased edition of FAIRY TALE is available to pre-order now for £250 only through

Limited to 200 copies, this very special signed edition is a clothbound hardback in a bespoke slipcase, with gold endpapers, head and tail bands and a blue marker ribbon.

Orders are limited to 1 per customer.

NOT available in USA, Canada and certain other territories – see website for full list and further Terms and Conditions.

Pre-order now:

Krusty The Clown As Pennywise

Posted: July 24, 2022, 00:58
Krusty the Clown as Pennywise from IT will become part of The Simpsons in one of this fall’s two Treehouse of Horror episodes. It will be a full-length parody of IT The Simpsons producer Matt Selman revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con.

Thanks to Matty Jorissen

Release Date For Salem’s Lot Moved

Posted: July 11, 2022, 19:41
The News we all suspected would come has now done just that. Warner Bros have confirmed that they are moving New Line’s adaptation of Salem’s Lot from Sept. 9 to April 21, 2023.

The move itself isn’t a surprice since neither a poster or a trailer has been released but to move it more than 7 months, what’s up with that? Talk about missing the target. Well, hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.

Thanks to Herbert West.

Salem’s Lot Poster?

Posted: June 27, 2022, 21:34
On August 2nd Penguin Books will release a new paperback edition of Salem’s Lot with a movie tie-in cover. Not sure if it’s the same as the poster for the movie but probably.

Order your copy here.

23 Years Ago Today…

Posted: June 19, 2022, 10:50
23 years ago today King survived a horrible accident that almost killed him. In this interview he and Tabitha talks about it.

I think I speak for all of us when I say that we’re all grateful that he survived that day!

DVD/Blu-ray Release Of Firestarter

Posted: June 9, 2022, 08:48
The remake of Firestarterwill get a digital release on June 12th and a DVD and Blu-ray release on June 28th. Here is a list of the bonus features, including a new ending.

Bonus features include an alternate ending exclusive to the new Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD release. Deleted and extended scenes, as well as a gag reel will also be included. “Kinetic Energy”, a feature in which film stars Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong discuss how they worked with the film’s director to bring the story to life, will be part of the package as well as “Spark of Fire”, a feature that explores how the film was adapted from the 1980 novel. “Igniting Firestarter” – a behind-the-scenes look at all the fire-based stunts, “Power Struggle” – a behind-the-scenes exploration of the stunts performed in the film, and a feature commentary from the film’s director, Keith Thomas, will also be part of the included bonus features.

Will you get a copy? The new ending can’t possible be worse than the original.

The Boogeyman Has Finished Shooting

Posted: June 8, 2022, 08:57
Director Rob Savage gives an update on The Boogeyman. The movie will air on Hulu but no premier date has been released yet.

“We’ve finished shooting, and we’re in the edit, and it’s all going very well. And I’m really, incredibly pleased with how this movie has come together. And I’m so in awe of the cast that we’ve that we’ve pulled together. So I feel like, even if it turns out that I’ve totally f*cked up my part of it, I feel like everyone else in this movie is so incredibly talented, that it’s still going to come together to be something special. And yeah, hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, it’ll rank pretty high up the list of Stephen King adaptations. Knock on wood, but I think we’ve got something really, really great in the can. But that’s that’s where we are right now.”

King Signs For Fudraiser

Posted: June 3, 2022, 18:56
The Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital is pleased to announce that its much-loved annual fundraising event will take place virtually on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST.

King will attend and and tickets are $150 or $500 for a VIP ticket that also give you a signed book (the signature will be on a book plate and not in the book itself) from each attending author.

The books that will be signed are:

Violeta, by Isabel Allende
Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr
Billy Summers, by Stephen King
The Foundling, by Ann Leary
Chances Are… , by Richard Russo
The Good Left Undone, by Adriana Trigiani

More info and tickets can be found here

New Interview With King

Posted: May 27, 2022, 21:22
Here is a new interview with King. He talks about a lot of stuff but the highlights are these.

In passing King mentioned that he has written a new novella called Rattlesnake that’s actually a sequel to Cujo.

“I just wrote a long story called Rattlesnakes. And it involves, at one part, twins who are only four years old… falling into a rattlesnake pit. And the snakes get ’em. It’s a terrible scene.”

Unfortunately the interviewers didn’t follow up on this so we don’t really got to know how it’s connected to Cujo.

It also seams that Mr Harrigan’s Phone is done. King mentions that he’ll see it later the same day they did the interview.

He also talks about Fairy Tale and admits that the new Firestarter movie wasn’t all that good.

Thoughs About Finn

Posted: May 25, 2022, 00:01
Here are some thoughts about King’s new story Finn.

Finn is a young man who has been followed by bad luck all his life so the fact that he is kidnapped by mistake isn’t something that should surprise anyone.

You can start a 60 days free trial here

Firestarter; Bring Me The Fire Extinguisher

Posted: May 17, 2022, 09:40
Here are my thoughts about the remake of Firestarter. There are one SPOILER but I have marked it so you can skip it if you haven’t seen the movie yet…

It’s almost like Andy and Charlie are superheroes. Give them suits and some cool names like FireGirl and PushFather and you have the latest instalment of Marvel’s superhero movies. And the ending…don’t even get me started. It’s so stupid that I wanted to scream. What happened?

Firestarter Franchise?

Posted: May 10, 2022, 07:13
Keith Thomas, director of the Firestarter remake is open to a potential franchise based on the King’s book.

“I’m always down, I’m always down. I think we’ve got all sorts of ideas of where it could go. Obviously, Stephen King didn’t write a sequel. So all that would need to be explored, but I feel like we created a world in this, and some characters that I feel like their stories could definitely expand, expand and go on.”

What do you say? Do we need/want sequels?

Firestarter Interview

Posted: May 4, 2022, 13:48

Here is an interview with Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong & Keith Thomas about the upcoming Firestarter remake. What worries me is that Keith Thomas seems to think it’s OK to change the plot because there already is a movie version that’s true to the book…

Finn: New Story By King

Posted: April 27, 2022, 15:49
Finn is set in Ireland and tells the story of a young man, unlucky since birth, who gets caught up in a case of mistaken identity. The darkly funny, unsettling tale takes Finn through existential and psychological crises in a world where bullies and madmen upend the lives of the innocent.

“Finn” will be released simultaneously in ebook and audiobook formats exclusive to subscribers of reading subscription service Scribd om May 25. A subscription is $11.99 a month and offers access to ebooks, audiobooks and magazine articles.

Thanks to Bev Vinvent.

First Footage From Salem’s Lot

Posted: April 27, 2022, 07:29
On September 9 Warner Bros. bringings the remake of Salem’s Lot to theaters and we’re all waiting for the trailer.

Yesterday the first footage debuted at CinemaCon. This particular footage probably won’t be making its way online, but Bloody Disgusting have some social media reactions that at least help paint a picture of what was shown.

King And 2Cellos

Posted: April 1, 2022, 08:06

The duo 2Cellos brought their “The Dedicated Tour” to the Agganis Arena, and the one and only Stephen King made the scene, and he enjoyed it so much, he went backstage to meet the artists. Based on the footage, the Master of Horror, had a pretty great evening taking in the show.

Read more at Z107,3

Welcome To Derry!

Posted: March 30, 2022, 08:28

A prequel to IT is in development at HBO Max. The series is called Welcome to Derry and will begin in the 1960s and cover the time up to the events in the IT movie from 2017. It’s also said it will cover the origin story of Pennywise.

Andy Muschietti, who directed both IT movies, is attached to executive produce the series along with Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. Muschiettis and Fuchs developed the story for the show with Fuchs writing the script. Andy would also direct the first episode should the project go to series.

What do you think? Do we want/need a prequel to IT that’s not based on something King wrote?

Gwendy’s Button Box: The Graphic Novel

Posted: March 28, 2022, 10:02
In his last newsletter Brian Keene reveals that he is doing a graphic novel adaptation of Gwendy’s Button Box. The thing that makes this one extra interesting is that it will go beyond the novella and explore the other residents of Castle Rock.

Here is what Keene write in his newsletter:

I worked on INVISBLE MONSTERS and PROJECT CASTLE (and a lot of people have figured out what the latter is, and Rich Chizmar confirmed it during a YouTube Livestream, so the heck with it — let’s dispense with the codename. PROJECT CASTLE is actually a graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King and Richard Chizmar’s GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX. However, it goes beyond the novella and explores the other residents and denizens of Castle Rock, and what they were up to during the time period of the novella. So, for example, while Cujo, or Deputy Andy Clutterbuck, or Frank Dodd didn’t appear in the book, they could very well appear in the graphic novel. Basically, I’ve been allowed to run riot all over Castle Rock in the 1970s, and it has been a lot of fun. We’re still a while from publication (I’m on the final draft now) and I’ll stay mum about the artist and the rest of the team (because Rich didn’t speak about any of that on the livestream).

If it seems like I’m taking a long time for a 100+ page graphic novel, that’s because I am. These aren’t my characters, and it’s a setting beloved by millions, and I am taking my time to make sure I deliver something that is respectful, thoughtful and loving of them. And I’m also fact-checking with Bev Vincent and other experts to make sure the stuff I’ve added matches up, continuity-wise. Bottom-line: if you’re hoping for Pennywise fighting Father Callahan in the basement of the Castle Rock VFW, you’re going to be very disappointed. But if you’re wondering what the Castle Rock Strangler was doing the night Gwendy pressed a button and ate a chocolate rabbit, I think you’ll dig it.

Thanks to Herbert West

King Talks About Being 33 Years Sober

Posted: March 28, 2022, 08:16
In this interview with Archbishop Justin Welby King shared that he has been sober for 33 years, and it has become part of his life.

He added: ‘It certainly allowed me to live a more spiritual life in many ways. It makes it easier to live a moral life. Because when you do something that’s rather sh*tty, you know that you’ve done it, and you have to talk about it a little bit.

‘Because the last thing that I want to do is to get drunk or to get stoned. And so part of my prayer is, please forgive me for what I did, because I don’t want to drink or drug anymore. And it works.’

Listen to the entire interview here

Ben Stiller As Jack Torrance?

Posted: March 22, 2022, 09:40

Deadline reports that a major new Ivo van Hove stage adaptation of The Shining is in the works for a 2023 West End debut. They also report that Ben Stiller in talks to play the role of Jack Torrance.

Rehearsals are set to begin in the fall, with London performances targeted for January 2023. An eventual move to Broadway is expected.

What do you think, will Ben Stiller pull of playing Jack Torrance?

Shooting The Long Walk Starts in June

Posted: March 2, 2022, 16:12
The California Film commission has announced the last round of tax credits for film productions and Warner landed $7.1 million for its adaptation of King’s The Long Walk. Production Weekly also mentioned that shooting will start in June in Northern California.

Thanks to Herbert West and Bev Vincent.

Casting The Boogeyman

Posted: February 23, 2022, 08:19

David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland, Vivien Lyra Blair and Madison Hu join Chris Messina and Sophie Thatcher in The Boogeyman. The film has entered production in New Orleans and will debut in 2023 on Hulu in the U.S., on Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.

The plot is described as:

The film from director Rob Savage follows a 16-year-old and her younger sister, still reeling from the death of their mother, as they’re targeted by a supernatural boogeyman, after their psychologist father has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house.

Sounds to me as if it’s been a bit altered compared to the story King wrote in 1973 but I guess we’ll see next year…

Overlook, The Film That Didn’t Happen

Posted: February 16, 2022, 18:30

Here are some info about the film The Overlook Hotel that never was…

This script pulled no punches. 30 pages in, a child chokes to death on the hotel's opening night while a terrified doctor-in-training tries to perform an emergency tracheotomy that goes horribly wrong. This scene was so extreme that it shook off Brad Pitt, who was being courted for the lead.

Source: Slasherfilm

King & Chizmar Talks Gwendy

Posted: February 14, 2022, 23:34
King and Chizmar talks Gwendy’s Final Task with USA Today.

“I like stories that seem to fit into a bigger pattern, and for me, this one was part of it,” King says. “Everything that I've written for a long, long time has always been with the tower in the corner of my eye. In 'Gwendy's Final Task,’ the Dark Tower comes forward more than it does in some of the other works. It's actually in the foreground here.”

Season 2 Of Chapelwait Is Coming

Posted: February 4, 2022, 08:14

Epix is developing a season 2 of Chapelwait. The series was initially done as a limited series but will now continue beyond King’s literary work.

According to Epix, Season 2 of Chapelwaite will continue to explore how the evil De Vermis Mysteriis kept its power after the events of the first season, luring a new generation of vampires to the cursed place. In addition, the upcoming season will also continue to explore the Boones' curse, which fans believed to have been lifted in the first season’s finale.

No information about returning cast members or when season 2 will premier have been announced.

Source: Collider

Casting For The Boogeyman

Posted: February 1, 2022, 11:12

Sophie Thatcher and Chris Messina are set to star in the 20th Century Studios adaptation of King’s The Boogeyman.

21 Laps is producing and the film will debut on Hulu, with Rob Savage set to direct. 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen are producing. Production is expected to start next month.

Later To Be A Limited Series

Posted: January 25, 2022, 21:42

Deadline reports that Later will be a limited series. Lucy Liu will star and Raelle Tucker wrote the pilot script.

“I’ve wanted to work with Jason Blum for years, and now we have two projects together,” King said. “Go, me!”

The other one is Mr Harrigan’s Phone for Netflix.

Fairy Tale: New Book By King

Posted: January 23, 2022, 09:41
Today Simon & Schuster listed King’s fall 2022 book. It’s titled Fairy Tale and it will be released om September 6. Here is a description of the book.

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes deep into the well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for their world or ours.

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets Howard Bowditch, a recluse with a big dog in a big house at the top of a big hill. In the backyard is a locked shed from which strange sounds emerge, as if some creature is trying to escape. When Mr. Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie the house, a massive amount of gold, a cassette tape telling a story that is impossible to believe, and a responsibility far too massive for a boy to shoulder.

Because within the shed is a portal to another world—one whose denizens are in peril and whose monstrous leaders may destroy their own world, and ours. In this parallel universe, where two moons race across the sky, and the grand towers of a sprawling palace pierce the clouds, there are exiled princesses and princes who suffer horrific punishments; there are dungeons; there are games in which men and women must fight each other to the death for the amusement of the “Fair One.” And there is a magic sundial that can turn back time.

A story as old as myth, and as startling and iconic as the rest of King’s work, Fairy Tale is about an ordinary guy forced into the hero’s role by circumstance, and it is both spectacularly suspenseful and satisfying.

Bryan Fuller Talks Christine Movie

Posted: December 22, 2021, 23:35
Bryan Fuller talked Christine when he was on The Kingcast. Here is what he said:

Fuller revealed that his latest draft of the screenplay is now in King's hands, awaiting his approval after Fuller worked to condense the material down into the right movie-length format.

“I wrote a 122-page script, and Blumhouse was like 'Get it in under 100,' and I was like 'I will rise to that challenge.' It was a lot of fun. I think it made it a better script, a tighter script, and now hopefully Stephen King will see how fidelitous it is as an adaptation and sign off, and then we will move forward."

"I love the Carpenter film, but I don't think it's...It owes a lot to the James Brolin movie The Car, in terms's just an evil car, and it does what evil cars do, which is run over people, or taunt them at cemeteries or drive through their house while they're on the phone," Fuller said. "There's so many layers [in the book]. I feel like Carpenter's movie is a cookie, and the Stephen King book is a tiramisu, so it has more layers of cream and chocolate and cakey goodness. The cookie's still delicious, but it's a different kind of dessert experience.

He continued, "I feel like this [version] is much more beholden to the concept of the Overlook on wheels, or the vampiric relationship between the car and Arnie, and certainly Roland LeBay has a lot to do in the story, and he wasn't even a character in the John Carpenter movie. So I think all of those things, for me, were rationale and why we needed a new adaptation of Christine, because so much of the book never made it in previously."

Fuller didn't give a timeline for when we might see it.

Source: SyFy

Classic King #32

Posted: December 6, 2021, 16:18
Here is a 3-part interview with King from back in 1989. A lot of photos from King's office and home and King is even showing the manuscript for an unpublished manuscript called On the Island. If anyone know where this was shown please let me know.

More Casting For Mr. Harrigan’s Phone

Posted: November 24, 2021, 08:20

Colin O’Brien and Cyrus Arnold have joined the cast of Netflix Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. O’Brien will play a Young Craig and Arnold as Craig’s antagonist, Kenny Yankovich.

The film is currently in production and will be released globally on Netflix in 2022.

The Boogeyman To Be Filmed

Posted: November 2, 2021, 09:21
Deadline reports that The Boogeyman will be a 2-hour film.

20th/Hulu are moving forward with The Boogeyman, a two-hour film based on the Stephen King short story. Production will be this winter/spring in New Orleans. Rob Savage (Host and Dashcam) is set to direct. 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen are producing.

Mark Heyman (Black Swan) has been writing the script which Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant) wrote the original drafts. It was originally developed by 21 Laps as a Fox film and now will find new life through Hulu. They’ll begin prep and casting quickly to start early next year. Beck & Woods are exec producers.

I’m a Roadrunner with Intro By King

Posted: October 20, 2021, 15:38
King has written the intro to a new book about Alabama musician called I’m a Roadrunner. The book costs $35 and it’s available for order Oct. 22 via

Now, King has amazed Gallaher again. Because King took time out from his ever-productive schedule to write a sincere and colorful forward to a new coffee table book about Gallaher, “I’m a Roadrunner: Life and Times of a Bluesman.” The 168-page book tells Gallaher’s epic arc through essays and more than 100 photographs. From his Texas childhood, to worldwide touring elite guitarist, to gracefully accepting his destiny as Huntsville’s most iconic musician. Gallaher has lived several lives. “I’m a Roadrunner” lets you live some of them too.

Read more

Thoughts About Chapelwaite

Posted: October 18, 2021, 07:00
Here are my thoughs about Chapelwaite.

If you’re expecting an adaptation of the short story it’s based on, Jerusalem’s Lot, you will be disappointed. With that said I’m not saying that Chapelwaite is a bad TV series, it’s actually not.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Begin Filming In October

Posted: October 11, 2021, 10:59
Netflix’s adaptation King’s novella Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will begin filming at Norwalk’s Lockwood Mathews Mansion in late October. The film stars Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell and will be directed and written John Lee Hancock. The film is set to be released sometime in 2022.

Pilou Asbæk Is Richard Straker

Posted: September 27, 2021, 11:57
THR reports that Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) has been cast in the new Salem’s Lot movie. Asbæk takes on the role of Richard Straker, the vampire’s familiar who prepares for the arrival of his master and does plenty of dirty work.

Cary Fukunaga Talks IT

Posted: September 22, 2021, 19:21
Cary Fukunaga talks about what he wanted to do with IT.

"I was on that for four or five years with Warners and then it got moved to New Line, right before we were about to go into production. I think New Line's view of what they wanted and my view of what I wanted were very different. I wanted to do a drama with horror elements, more like 'The Shining.' I think they wanted to do something more [pure horror] like 'Annabelle' [from the 'Conjuring' films]. That was essentially the disconnect."

Read more at Slash Film.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

King On His Next Book

Posted: September 18, 2021, 23:21
During the Bloody Scotland event King held up a couple of pages from the book his currently working on. He also said it’s a Holly Gibney book talking place in 2021 and that he wanted to use the Corona virus as a major thing in the book.

Red Screen: New Short Story

Posted: September 9, 2021, 20:51
King has a new short story out called Red Screen. It’s available in eBook format exclusively from Humble Bundle for one week only starting September 9th.


In this unsettling short story, a city detective interrogates a deranged plumber who just murdered his wife, only to discover something far more insidious.

"RED SCREEN" is available in eBook format exclusively from Humble Bundle for one week only starting September 9th. Humble Bundle is a digital content retailer that builds charitable donations into each and every sale. Since 2010, The Humble Community has contributed over 199 million dollars to causes across the globe. In this special solo offering, 100 percent of proceeds will go to the ACLU, a charity handpicked by Stephen King.

"RED SCREEN" on Humble Bundle

Alfre Woodard Is Dr. Cody

Posted: September 3, 2021, 08:40
Alfre Woodard joins the cast of Salem's Lot. Alfre will play Dr. Cody who assists Ben Mears and Susan Norton to fight the vampires.

Isn't Dr. Cody a man some of you might ask? And yes, in the book Dr. Jimmy Cody is a man but I don't see that this change will be a problem for the movie.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Is Calling Netflix

Posted: September 2, 2021, 03:49
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone from If It Bleeds is Netflix’s fourth take on a King story.

John Lee Hancock is set to write and direct and Ryan Murphy will serve as a producer on the movie. According to issue 1261 of Production Weekly the movie is set to enter production in October 2021 in Connecticut, US. There is no word on how long filming will take or when the movie will premier but a good guess is that Netflix will aim for a 2022 release.

Garrett Hedlund Talks Strawberry Spring

Posted: August 25, 2021, 17:01

Garrett Hedlund stars in King’s Strawberry Spring podcast. The eight-part story - which also stars Milo Ventimiglia, Herizen F. Gaurdiola, Sydney Sweeney, Ken Marino, Al Madrigal, and Brec Bassinger — was recorded in April and premiers on September 1st.

Check out the trailer:

Read the full article at Rolling Stone

Win A Signed King Book

Posted: August 24, 2021, 04:33
Here’s a chance for all lf you that wants a signed King book and support a good cause.

This August the Friends of Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will raffle off 10 signed Stephen King Books (see image).

Tickets will go on sale on August 1st with an online live drawing at 12pm EDT on September 1, 2021. Tickets will cost $15 for one, $30 for three, and $10 for each ticket thereafter.

One winning ticket per individual (If we draw your name a second time we will put it aside, so we encourage you to buy tickets for your friends and family!) and we will choose the title of the book.

Tickets will be available from August 1st at the library, through our website: via PayPal, and at our Arts & Artisans Fair on August 21 at New Suncook School in Lovell.

All proceeds will benefit the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.

King To Attend Bloody Scotland

Posted: August 18, 2021, 15:10
This year, Bloody Scotland's hybrid festival will give festival goers in Stirling the full-on festival experience while allowing authors and readers who can’t be there in person the opportunity to join in the fun.

Running from the 17-19th September, our 2021 festival will include the likes of Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child and Stephen King who will be beamed into the Albert Halls via live video link up where real life chairs will put questions to them in front of a live and digital audience.


This year, there are many ways to participate in Bloody Scotland Festival. You can choose to watch events live in Stirling or online, or a combination of both. If you’re watching online, you can purchase tickets for individual events or a digital pass. There are ticket options to suit all.

In-person events for those in Stirling:
Albert Halls £10 per ticket
Live video link events at Albert Halls £8 per ticket
Golden Lion £8 per ticket

Online events
Single event £5
Digital Pass bought before midnight on 16 September £35
Digital Pass bought from 17 – 30 September £45

Best of Both Worlds package
Buy 5 tickets to live events in Stirling and buy your digital pass half price:
Bought before midnight on 16 September £67.50
Bought from 17 to 29 September £77.50

Thanks to Bev Vincent

New York Times at Special Bargain Rates On CBS?

Posted: August 12, 2021, 11:42
Dread Central reports that as part of a new overall deal with CBS Studios, Alex Kurtzman will spearhead a series adaptation of King’s short story The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates.

Last time we heard something about this one was 5 years ago when the people behind Haven was supposed to do it. Let’s see if something happens now…

Straub Says Talisman 3 Is Unlikely

Posted: August 9, 2021, 13:50
Here’s an interesting interview with Peter Straub. Among the things he talks about (starts 29 minutes in) is his collaboration with King on The Talisman and Black House. He also says it’s unlikely that the third book will ever be written…

And The Winners Are…

Posted: August 6, 2021, 19:41
Starting tomorrow I will announce the winners of the big 25-anniversary contest. I won’t announce all winners at once though so be patient.

Here is how they will be announced.

Tusesday Aug. 3:
Forth runner up who gets a copy of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Pop-up book, in the original shrink-wrap is Elaine Giglio

Third runner up who get a copy of Blockade Billy, first edition hardcover in slipcase. Fine/Fine is Greg Lew

Wednesday Aug. 4:
Second runner up who get a copy of The Dark Man, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Benny Muniz

Thursday Aug. 5:
First runner up who get a copy of Faithful, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Deb Frank

Friday Aug. 6:
Grand Prize winner who get a signed first edition of JUST AFTER SUNSET Fine/Fine with slipcase the same. Includes receipt, flyer and bookmark from the book signing event is Melissa Werner

Overlook Moving To Netflix?

Posted: August 4, 2021, 22:31
Looks like Overlook is moving from HBO Max to Netflix.

HBO Max has opted not to proceed with Overlook, the drama project from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining. The company and studio Warner Bros. Television are currently shopping the show, which is expected to land at a new home soon, with Netflix a likely destination, I hear. Reps for Bad Robot, WBTV and Netflix declined comment.

Read more over at Deadline.

My Thoughts On Billy Summers

Posted: August 2, 2021, 10:00
Here are my thoughts of Billy Summers, out tomorrow. The review is fairly spoiler free (don’t want to ruin the surprices for you) except for the mentioning of a connection to another of King’s books…

Billy Summers is written in the same tone as King’s other book for 2021, Later. They are both character driven, and I enjoy that. There aren’t any ghosts or supernatural elements in Billy Summers so if you’re expecting that you will be disappointed.

Pam Grier Joins Pet Sematary prequel

Posted: July 23, 2021, 22:06
The prequel to Pet Sematary has added “Jackie Brown” star Pam Grier to its cast. There is still no title but the film is reported to start shooting in August and will debut exclusively on Paramount Plus on an yet undetermined date.

Salem’s Lot To Start Filming In September

Posted: July 21, 2021, 23:17
Looks like the new adaptation of Salem’s Lot (written and directed by Gary Dauberman), is set to begin filming soon in Ipswich, Massachusetts! Ipswich Local News reported:

Downtown will again be used as a backdrop when filmmakers roll into town in September.

Filming will take place in the AnnTiques area of South Main Street for five or six days, town manager Tony Marino told the select board on Monday.

The movie planned is ‘Salem’s Lot, a remake of Stephen King’s classic tale about vampires in small-town Maine.

Podcast Based On Strawberry Spring

Posted: July 20, 2021, 22:19
King has partnered with Audio Up Media, iHeart Media and award-winning producer Lee Metzger for his first podcast, Strawberry Spring which will be based on his with the same name TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Metzger will write and direct the podcast series, with a cast that includes Garrett Hedlund, Milo Ventimiglia, Herizen F. Guardiola, Sydney Sweeney, Ken Marino and Al Madrigal. More cast members will be announced at a later date. Emmy Award winner Philip Alberstat will produce.

Read more about it at The Wrap

My Thoughts On Lisey’s Story

Posted: July 16, 2021, 06:01
Lisey’s Story has aired it’s last episode and here are my thoughts about it.

Let me know what you think.

I like it but I think it will divide the fans into two camps. Those who, like me, appreciate that it’s a rather slow burner that takes it’s time and those who think it’s too slow. Either way there is one thing you can’t deny. It looks beautiful.

Casting News For Pet Sematary Follow-Up

Posted: July 10, 2021, 16:50
The 2019 version of Pet Sematary turned King’s story into a teenage B-movie and the latest casting news for the follow-up indicates that it’s heading the same way. The Hollywood Reporter reports…

The latest Pet Sematary installment is filling out its cast ahead of its upcoming August start date.

Mare of Easttown actor Jack Mulhern and Forrest Goodluck, who is known for starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, have joined the untitled feature, along with Big Sky actress Natalie Alyn Lind and newcomer Isabella Star LaBlanc.

Release day!

Posted: July 1, 2021, 11:55
Today the Greek edition of Shining in the Dark is released. The Greek title is Λάμψη στο σκοτάδι and you can order it here.

If you want a taste you can get a sneak peek here.

Trapped; Feature Film by King and Chizmar

Posted: June 29, 2021, 09:37
Richard Chizmar reported that Trapped (based on an original story by Chizmar and King) will be feature film directed by Mark Pavia (The Night Flyer. The script is by Mark Pavia, Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar. The movie will be produced by Nadia Redler and David Chackler.

Who Wants A Prequel To Pet Sematary?

Posted: June 24, 2021, 08:27
Do we need a prequel to Pet Sematary?

Deadline reports that Jackson White is in final negotiations to star as Jud Crandall in the follow-up adaptation of 2019's Pet Sematary. It seems they are going for a prequel since Jud will be younger than in the original movie.

The film is set to begin shooting in August and will debut exclusively on Paramount+.

King On The Stand, A New Novel & A Covid-19 Story

Posted: June 12, 2021, 00:23
Here is an interview with King. It’s recorded in March but wasn’t released until late May. In it King talks about The Stand TV series and what he liked and didn’t like about it. He also mentions that he’s works on a novel, that he finds difficult to write, and he also talks about a Covid-19 story he says he’s written and while doing so he also gives away the plot and ending. It’s not clear if he intends to publish it though.

Thanks to Herbert West

Elijah Wood Want A New Corn Movie

Posted: June 10, 2021, 22:46
Joblo reports that Elijah Wood wants to do a new version of Children of the Corn:

Another one that I feel is exciting, I know that there's already a remake coming out, but we still really love Children of the Corn. I feel like that would be an exciting thing to ... from the ground up, taking it from the novel, not remaking the movie, but actually take the short story and flesh that out in an interesting way."

What? Why? How? WHY???

New Christine Movie In The Making

Posted: June 9, 2021, 01:09
According to Deadline a new adaptation of Christine is in the making.

Sony Pictures and Blumhouse are revving back up Christine, a new version of the Stephen King novel that Bryan Fuller is writing to direct. Jason Blum is producing for Blumhouse, and Vincenzo Natali and Steven Hoban are also producing.

King's Mental Inventory

Posted: June 8, 2021, 16:32
Here is an interview King did with WSJ. To read it you need to subscribe but here is a teaser:

Before Stephen King gets out of bed at 6 a.m., he makes a mental inventory of the things he’s grateful for. “It’s a nice way to start the day because you get a chance to almost do a review of your current life, your current status,” says King, 73. His family, friends and dog—a corgi named Molly, whom he also refers to as the Thing of Evil—are mainstays of his list. “I try to remember to be grateful for not being in pain, you know? Because everybody has some of that in their life.” Next, he gets up and does a round of sit-ups and push-ups, shaves and eats breakfast before sitting down to write.

Abrams On New Anthology With King & Other Clips

Posted: June 8, 2021, 08:27
Here is an interview with JJ Abrams where he talks about Lisey’s Story but also hint that he and King is working on a new anthology series. Could be very interesting!

Here are some additional clips about the show…

Behind the scene teaser

The cast of Lisey’s Story talks about how it was to work with Stephen King.

Interviews with the cast

Julian Moore on the Today show

Julian Moore on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Opening credits

Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary With A Contest!

Posted: June 7, 2021, 09:48
To celebrate Lilja’s Library’s 25th anniversary I have together with Veryfinebooks set up a great contest for you with exceptional prizes up for grabs. All you need to do is answer three simple questions and by doing so you can be one of five (5) lucky winners who bring home one of these prizes. The contest ends July 31 and the winners will be announced one a day starting August 2nd.

Signed first edition of JUST AFTER SUNSET Fine/Fine with slipcase the same. Includes receipt, flyer and bookmark from the book signing event.

First runner up: Faithful, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine
Second runner up: The Dark Man, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine
Third runner up: Blockade Billy, first edition hardcover in slipcase. Fine/Fine
Forth runner up: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Pop-up book, in the original shrink-wrap.


Meet The New Charlie

Posted: June 2, 2021, 23:59

American Horror Story actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong will play Charlie the new adaptation of Firestarter and here is the first photo of her. In the original from 1984 Charlie was played by Drew Barrymore.

Follow-up to 2019 Pet Sematary?

Posted: May 18, 2021, 16:19
Looks like Lindsey Beer will direct a follow-up to 2019 version of Pet Sematary.

Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s self-proclaimed scariest property ever, next installment in the franchise has gained momentum as it looks like it has found its director. Sources tell Deadline, Lindsey Beer has signed on to direct Paramount Players’ follow-up adaptation of the successful 2019 horror pic based on Stephen King’s best-seller. Beer has become one of busiest screenwriters and this will mark her directing debut. The classic 1989 adaptation made history with Mary Lambert directing the pic and its 1992 follow-up and it was important to studio execs to go back to the films roots and have a female filmmaker at the helm. Beer has wanted to jump into the directing the chair and saw this as a perfect opportunity. Beer also wrote the latest script based off a draft by Jeff Buhler.

My only question is...was the 2019 version really a success?

Source: Deadline

Moore on Lisey's Story: Holy cow, what now?

Posted: May 11, 2021, 08:26
Julianne Moore and Stephen King talks Lisey’s Story (premiers June 4th on Apple TV+) with Entertainment Weekly.

When Julianne Moore initially signed on to star in and executive produce Lisey's Story, she wasn't at all familiar with, well, Lisey's story. She just knew she wanted to work with Stephen King.

Fans of the book will be happy to know that the show is incredibly faithful to its source material, right down to all the genre-hopping. "It's all in there. Because there's so much in it — psychological horror, romance, mystery, a science-fiction-like quality, sort of scary brutality — sometimes I was like, holy cow, what now?" Moore says with a laugh.

"I would never have gotten involved with this thing at my age, if it wasn't," King, who's 73, tells EW. "You know, they're all my favorites. I love them all. Some of them are difficult children to love, some of them a little bit easier. This is a little bit difficult to love, but I've always loved the story and that's the reason I got involved."

In fact, he says he kept the rights to the story to himself because he knew he wanted to be the one to adapt it, and it wasn't until he saw The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, of all things, that he felt he had to finally make it happen. "I looked at that thing and I said to myself, my goodness, this guy Tom Rob Smith wrote the whole thing. He wrote all eight or nine episodes, and I thought, well, if he could do that, and bring it home and do such a great job, what about Lisey?" he says.

"I was attracted to it because of Stephen, and also because it was something that was so personal to him,"
- Julianne Moore

Children Of The Corn Photos

Posted: May 3, 2021, 15:05
Check out some photos from the new Children of the Corn movie.

No word on when we'll be able to see it yet though.

A smart teenager finds herself trapped in a horrific plot by the young children in her town to murder all their parents and ‘heal the corn.’

Thanks to Herbert West

Firestarter Starts Filming In May

Posted: April 30, 2021, 11:36
Looks like the new adaptation of Firestarter will start filming in late May. Here is what The Hamilton Spectatorreports.

Zac Efron is coming to Hamilton.

The actor probably best known for playing Troy Bolton in the “High School Musical” trilogy from Disney will be in the city to film a remake of “Firestarter.”

Reports say the film from Blumhouse/Universal Studios will also be filmed in Toronto. The phone number for the production company is a Hamilton number. Shooting is expected to run between May 25 and July 21, says the government agency Ontario Creates.

Shining In The Dark Heading To Poland

Posted: April 29, 2021, 13:50
I’m happy and proud to be able to announce that the 14th language that Shining in the Dark will be translated into is Polish. Zysk will release the book in Poland and I can’t wait to let all you Polish readers enjoy all the stories included in the book!

Read more about all the editions here

Contest time!

Posted: April 28, 2021, 16:15
Lilja’s Library is celebration it’s 25th anniversary this year and I’m hoping it will be a year of fun, celebration, and contests!

The first contest is sponsored by Hodder & Stoughton and is open to everyone living in the UK. The prize for one lucky winner is a full set of the first batch of reissued King books (The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo, `Salem’s Lot, Christine and Firestarter).

All you have to do is:

- Follow Lilja’s Library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or preferable all three.

- In a fun way tell me which of these six books (The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo, `Salem’s Lot, Christine or Firestarter) that’s your favorite. You can do it in text, image, film, song, poem or whatever you think is best. Creativity will be rewarded. Send your entries here (or email to info[a] before May 10. The winner will then be announced on May 11th. Don’t forget to include your address so the prize can be sent if you’re the lucky winner.

Hodder & Stoughton has unveiled an ambitious reissue plan for Stephen King’s entire backlist,
beginning with six classic novels set to be released with stunning new covers on 11th May 2021.
Further groups of titles will be re-launched in 2-3 batches per year, with a total of over 70 books
being revamped between spring 2021 and autumn 2024, culminating with the 50th anniversary of

The books will be grouped into different categories including Chilling Classics, Epic Thrillers and
Reading Group Suspense, helping readers to navigate their way through the extraordinary range and
depth of his body of work, and discover which type of novel will most appeal to them. Each group
will be unified by striking new author brand lettering, and distinguished by a distinct colour palette
and title lettering. The first six titles to be released in May are: The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo,
`Salem’s Lot, Christine and Firestarter.

Gwendy’s Final Task Out February 15

Posted: April 14, 2021, 15:48
Cemeterty Dance released the cover for Gwendy’s Final Task today as well as the release date, February 15, 2022.

When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction.

Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented.

Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?

In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.

Lisey's Story Premiers June 4 On Apple TV+

Posted: April 13, 2021, 20:32
Vanity Fair released the news today that Lisey's Story will premier on June 4.

"I wanted to say something about marriage, about long marriage, and about celebrity and about the side of lives that are public and the sides of lives that are private—and the door between those two worlds.

In that sense, it’s autobiographical, but only in the sense that you take what you know as a framework and then build something that’s totally fictional on that. For one thing, I haven’t died yet, but I did come back from almost dying when I had pneumonia. And they told Tabby, ‘Prepare for the worst.’
King in Vanity Fair

Apperently the show plunges the viewers into the middle of its narrative and expects them to make their own sense of it, even as the characters do the same.

"I don’t want to put anybody off. It’s not a simple story. It’s not a to b to c. You hope that the audience will understand that there are secrets here—there are really big secrets—and hope they’ll stick with the show, find those things, and unravel them. I think everything becomes clear fairly soon."
King in Vanity Fair

Firestarter Remake Starts Filming In June?

Posted: April 13, 2021, 15:44
According to Screen Rant the remake of Firestarter might begin filming this June. The information comes from an interview with producer Akiva Goldsman. Here is what he said:

Firestarter is one of the last great, either unmade or un-remade, Stephen King novels that have become classics. There are things I will never forget from the original movie. But it diverged from the book significantly. So Scott Teems — who is a really wonderful writer — wrote this terrific script which is much closer to the novel in both incident and tone. We start shooting, I want to say, in 12 weeks. Firestarter was always some of Stephen's most intimate and affective horror, and I think pyrokinesis is a really fascinating idea when it comes to the expression of hidden feelings.

Stephen King And Big Corgi Butts...

Posted: April 13, 2021, 10:52
What do Stephen King and big corgi butts have in common? Well, more than you might think. King do have a corgi, The Thing of Evil, and now he has also written a foreword to a book called The Little book of Big Corgi Butts. Get your copy here.

Thanks to Bryant Burnette.

Dollar Baby Festival In April

Posted: April 8, 2021, 16:33
This April 23-25, a selection of Stephen King movies will be available to watch online for free. Hosted by Canadian film production company Barker Street Cinema, the virtual festival, called Stephen King Rules, will screen 25 submissions by filmmakers from all over the world, many of which have never been seen by a global audience before.

Head over to Barker Street Cinema for more info.

Thanks to The Fire Wire

Hodder To Reissue King's Entire Backlist

Posted: March 18, 2021, 12:41
Hodder & Stoughton reveales that they will release King's entire backlist with a new look between now and the fall of 2024. Devided in 2 - 3 batches per year all will culminate with the 50th annerversay of Carrie. Hodder will then have released over 70 books with this new look.

The books will be grouped into different categories including Chilling Classics, Epic Thrillers and
Reading Group Suspense, helping readers to navigate their way through the extraordinary range and
depth of King's body of work, and discover which type of novel will most appeal to them. Each group
will be unified by striking new author brand lettering, and distinguished by a distinct colour palette
and title lettering.

The first six titles to be released in May are: Christine, Cujo, Doctor Sleep, Firestarter, `Salem’s Lot and The Shining.

King Translated Into Kazakh

Posted: March 17, 2021, 22:41
As most of you know I love books in different languages and their covers. I also collect one book in each language King’s book have been published which is 54 languages so far (including Braille). Read more about the languages here.

Now I’m happy to let you know that language 55 is on its way. Foliant in Kazakhstan will release two of King’s books in Kazakh this summer if everything goes as planned.

Celebrate Independent Bookstores In The Tall Grass

Posted: March 15, 2021, 08:24
In the Tall Grass, originally published by Esquire magazine (and as a film on Netflix), will now be released as a 5×7 bound paperback. The book be will released on April 24th, cost $12.99 and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day.

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the US on the last Saturday in April.

The only way to get this book is to visit a local Independent Bookstore!

Source: Fire Wire

The Talisman Coming To Netflix?

Posted: March 5, 2021, 23:52
Looks like Spielberg is trying one more time to bring The Talisman to the screen, this time as a series. Here is what The Hollywood Reporter say:

Now, Talisman may finally be ready to reach screens but, as befits the times, as a series.

And, as it sometimes takes a village to raise a project, Spielberg has assembled some mighty collaborators to help him make the adaptation a reality.

The Duffer Brothers, whose own Stranger Things owes more than a few debts to King’s work, will executive produce a series adapting the book, that will be produced by Netflix in association with Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Paramount Television Studios.

Curtis Gwinn, who worked as a writer-exec producer on Duffers’ Stranger Things, will act as writer and showrunner of the project, which is in development. With deals still being sewn up and in negotiations, Netflix and the production parties involved had no comment.

Fans Get Later

Posted: March 5, 2021, 12:03
Stephen King’s Later, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Later. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a] of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page, Gwendy’s Button Box page, Sleeping Beauties Book page, Outsider Book page or the If it Bleeds Book page.

Check out all Later photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

My thoughts On Later

Posted: March 2, 2021, 09:54
Today Later is released and here are my thoughts about the book.

Later is a nice little book with quite few characters for a King book but as usual they are what carries the story forward. And the story is an interesting one. It might sound like something you have read or seen before but not quite with this twist that King has put upon it.

Elevation As A Feature Film?

Posted: February 26, 2021, 18:30
Jack Bender who’s done Under The Dome, Mr. Mercedes, and The Outsider is turning Elevation into a movie. Here is what he says about it:

He is very generous about that when it works. I've recently adapted a book of his called Elevation, which we're going to make into a film. And I invented some stuff and added, and was nervous because he'd never read anything I've written, only directed and produced. And needless to say I was nervous about it, but he loved it. He's very gracious, and he knows that when we make a TV show, there's going to be stuff added stuff taken away; that's just the way it goes.

Time To Slaughter Pet Sematary Once Again?

Posted: February 25, 2021, 01:19
In 2019 Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer slaughtered Pet Sematary and now it’s time to do it again. It’s Paramount’s streaming service Paramount+ who’s planing a new movie. The new installment in the franchise will be an “origins story”. Jeff Buhler, who wrote the 2019 adaptation, is also writing this new movie [sigh] and even though there are no word yet on plot details, the film will presumably tell a new story set within the world of King‘s Pet Sematary [sigh, sigh].

All I can say is: WHY?

Thanks to Herbert West.

Keith Thomas Talks Firestarter Remake

Posted: February 24, 2021, 23:59
Keith Thomas talked to about his upcoming remake of Firestarter and it looks like it will be a bit different than the original.

“It’s something I’ve thought a lot about. And, certainly, when [Firestarter] first came to me, I was very lucky in that the script by Scott Teems, who wrote the upcoming Halloween Kills, was just very, very good, and very rich. The material itself isn’t different, right? I mean, it’s the same book that this film is drawing from, the one the earlier film did. But what we’re leaning into from the book is different. That’s the angle where you can do something. So, for me, it was really leaning into more emotional aspects. It was leaning into parenthood and what that looks like, and then, how do you raise a child, especially a child with abilities like this. That was the place the script went and I thought that it was something that’s a little different than the original film.”

“Also, the book’s super-rich. There’s a lot of stuff that’s in the book that isn’t in the original film. There’s stuff in there that we’re using, that we’re going into. At the same time, I feel like, just for me, in terms of the films I’m interested in, I feel like there’s a visceral quality to the story that I didn’t see in the ’80s version, a rawness that I think is there in the book, that I certainly felt, that I’m really interested in diving into. And, luckily, I think everybody else involved feels the same way, that this is going to be … not only will it have the effects and you’re going to get to see all the stuff Charlie can do, which is fun, and cool, and exciting, but if we do it right, it’s not so much as dark as The Vigil, but you should come out of it emotionally. If you do it right, it’s going to really hit that way.”

“The screenplay is by Scott Teems who wrote the upcoming Halloween Kills, it’s an amazing script. It has everything you would want; people’s heads catching fire and their faces melting off, and a dad and daughter on the run trying to survive being chased in this heightened tense experience.”

The Jaunt To Be Developed For MRC Television

Posted: February 24, 2021, 22:54
Dave Erickson (Fear The Walking Dead) has closed an overall deal with MRC Television. Erickson will exclusively work with the studio on the creation and development of television series on which he will serve as writer-showrunner or supervise other writers.

As part of the deal, Erickson is developing The Jaunt, based on King's 1981 Stephen King short story.

Now I Make My Stand

Posted: February 24, 2021, 12:09
Here are my thoughts on The Stand.

The show is good and well worth seeing but not the masterpiece I was hoping for. Oh, and they should have spent the time and money needed to create the Lincoln tunnel scene. The sewers are very flat in comparing and not scary at all if you ask me.

The Cast Of Lisey's Story

Posted: February 23, 2021, 11:49

Here is the main cast of Lisey's Story listed by Apple TV+.

Julianne Moore as Lisey Landon
Clive Owen as Scott Landon
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Darla
Joan Allen as Amanda
Dane DeHaan as Jim Dooley
Ron Cephas Jones as Professor Dashmiel
Sung Kang as Officer Dan Beckman.

King On Tiny Horrors

Posted: February 23, 2021, 10:35
On Friday, during a panel for the upcoming Apple TV+ series Lisey’s Story, King mentioned that he and J.J. Abrams is talking about creating a horror anthology series.

“I talked with JJ Abrams a lot about a possible anthology series of tiny horrors,” King said. “We got really down and dirty about it and talked about things that were really, really scary.”

New Adaptation Of The Running Man

Posted: February 20, 2021, 01:57
Paramount Pictures is making a deal with Edgar Wright to direct a new adaptation of The Running Man. This won’t be a remake of the 1987 film with Arnold Schwarzenegger though. This time they will be much more faithful to King’s book. Michael Bacall will write the script and Simon Kinberg will produce.

Lisey's Story Coming To Apple TV+ This Summer

Posted: February 19, 2021, 23:57
Lisey's Story is finally coming to the small screen. In this "Spring 2021 + More" preview there is a short clip from it.

Julianne Moore and Clive Owen are the stars of a small screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s Lisey’s Story that’s coming to Apple TV+, with Moore playing the title character and Owen co-starring as her late husband. Dane Dehaan, Joan Allen, and Sung Kang will also star.

The 8-hour limited series is written by King, who will also executive produce. J.J. Abrams is on board to produce through Bad Robot Productions.

The Ten O’Clock People For TV

Posted: February 18, 2021, 16:31
Deadline reports that new company Fabel will develop an TV series based on King's story The Ten O’Clock People.

The new company is also soon to go out with a TV take on The Ten O’Clock People, Stephen King’s short story about a group of people in authority who are monsters disguised as people.

Thanks to Bryant Burnette.

Hard Case Crime Box Set

Posted: February 17, 2021, 15:50
Hard Case Crime is releasing a set of their three King books in September. The set will be in a slipcase and contain all three books by King, The Colorado Kid, Joyland and Later.

The set will also include three exclusive art cards showing a variant cover of each book – the original Glen Orbik cover for The Colorado Kid, the Robert McGinnis limited-edition hardcover cover for Joyland and the Greg Manchess limited-edition hardcover cover for Later.

The set will be released on September 14 but you can pre-order your set over at

My Interview With Angelina Kekich About The Stand

Posted: February 16, 2021, 08:06
Last week I got a chance to talk to Angelina Kekich who was the costume designer on The Stand. We talked about all the clothes that was created for the show and how they were created. We also talked about how they had to create several versions of Flagg's jacket and how it happened that Tom is wearing a Dolly Parton t-shirt. Here is what she had to say.

Concept illustration: Randall Flagg

Concept illustration: Mother Abagail

Concept illustration: Trachcan Man

Concept illustration: Nadine Cross

Celebrate Our 25-Year Anniversary With Marv

Posted: February 15, 2021, 11:08
Meet Marv as you have never seen him before. Followers of Lilja’s Library already know him as Marv – The Library Policeman, the site’s mascot and he is here to welcome you to celebrate Lilja’s Library’s 25-year anniversary all through 2021!

But let me warn you. As the Library Policeman he is he demands attention and silence and if you don’t give him what he wants he might use his trusty pliers to expand his necklace with your tongue…
Marv is done by the very talented Vincent Chong

My Interview With Aaron Haye About The Stand

Posted: February 15, 2021, 08:02
Last week I got a chance to talk to Aaron Haye who was the production designer on The Stand. We talked about how the set was built, what it means to be a production designer and what hurdles they had to face each day to make the set look just as it should. Here is what he had to say.

Concept photo of Flagg’s room in Las Vegas.

Concept photo of Stu’s room at the underground facility.

The set where Stu fell and broke his leg.

Rainbird Cast In New Firestarter Movie

Posted: February 11, 2021, 10:35
The remake of Firestarter if moving along.

Michael Greyeyes has been cast as Rainbird and the project is currently in the works from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Pictures.

What do you say? Do you want a new Firestarter movie?

A Winter Evening With Stephen King

Posted: January 29, 2021, 02:04
The A Winter Evening with Stephen King online event has just ended and some of the interesting things that were touched upon was this...

- For the last two months King have been working on a new book and this one will probably be long.

- Even though The Dark Tower is always present King has no plans to write a new Dark Tower book. He’s not saying never but he don’t see it happening.

I wish there would have been more questions about King’s work (Later and Billy Summers in particular) but all in all it was a good event. It was also one question though (that we would all have wanted to heard the answer to) that King missed. That question was “Will there be a third Talisman book soon”. I guess we’ll have to wait and see...

Billy Summers Arrives August 3rd

Posted: January 28, 2021, 21:36
King’s fall 2021 book has been announced. It’s titled Billy summers and will be released on August 3rd.

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?

How about everything.

This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.

You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.

Here is a very short excerpt from the book.

"Two million. Five hundred thousand up front, the rest after."

Billy's whistle isn't part of the act, which he doesn't think of as an act but his dumb self, the one he shows to guys like Nick and Frank and Paulie. It's like a seatbelt. You don't use it because you expect to be in a crash, but you never know who you might meet coming over a hill on your side of the road. This is also true on the road of life, where people veer all over the place and drive the wrong way on the turnpike.

"Why so much?" The most he's ever gotten on a contract was seventy K. "It's not a politician, is it? Because I don't do that."

"Not even close."

"Is it a bad person?"

Nick laughs, shakes his head, and looks at Billy with real affection. "Always the same question with you."

Billy nods.

The dumb self might be a shuck, but this is true: he only does bad people. It's how he sleeps at night. It goes without saying that he has made a living working for bad people, yes, but Billy doesn't see this as a moral conundrum. He has no problem with bad people paying to have other bad people killed. He basically sees himself as a garbageman with a gun.

"This is a very bad person."

Source: EW

Script For Black House Released

Posted: January 20, 2021, 14:44
Borderlands Press are publishing the script for a movie version of Black House. The script is written by Richard Chizmar and Jonathan Schaech.

For our 14th title in Series III, we give you a fantastic offering from publishing Living Legend, feature film producer, and bestselling writer, Richard Chizmar and Hollywood actor Jonathan Schaech.

BLACK HOUSE: A Screenplay written by Richard Chizmar & Jonathan Schaech

Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King & Peter Straub

Commissioned by Akiva Goldsman, Academy Award winning writer and producer of A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, and The Dark Tower.

Never produced because of complications with The Talisman rights.

The book will be released on March 6, 2021, limited to 750 copies numbered and signed by the screenwriters.

The Art And The Making of The Stand Out In May

Posted: January 5, 2021, 16:16
Titan Books has announced the upcoming publication of the definitive companion title to the new CBS All Access series, The Stand.

The Art And The Making of The Stand takes readers behind the scenes of this much-anticipated series to discover how a remarkable group of producers and actors brought Stephen King’s genre-defining opus to screen. The book is full to the brim with on-set photography, concept art and more, accompanied by interviews with the crew and all-star cast alongside the shooting script for the never-before-published coda written for the new series by King himself.

Written by Andy Burns, The Art And The Making of The Stand is set to publish in hardback on May 4, 2021, priced at $45.

2020, what happened? 2021, what will happen?

Posted: December 29, 2020, 20:26
2020 was a very strange year. While the pandemic swept throughout the world we tried to stay afloat as best we could and one way to do it was to turn to Stephen King. We did get one book, If it Bleeds and we did get two short stories, The Fifth Step and One Slide Inn Road. We didn’t get any feature films, but we did get The Outsider and The Stand on our TVs. So, considering what we got from King it was a pretty good year.

2021 will, when it comes to King, be an even better year. Here is what’s confirmed.

- The Stand will continue with one episode / week until it’s conclusion on February 11.

- Later will be out on March 2.

- A second book from King will be out during 2021. We don’t know the title or the release date yet, but a guess is that it’s the book about an assassin that he’s talked about and that it will be out in the fall. This has not been confirmed yet though.

- A new Children of the Corn movie is done and will be released in 2021. No release date has been set.

We also have a few things that probably will happen but that haven't been confirmed yet.

- The TV series Chapelwaite will probably air. The show isn’t finished yet, but my guess is that it will be and will air during 2021.

- TV series version of Lisey’s Story will air on Apple TV+. This is not confirmed but when the pandemic happened, they had a few weeks left of shooting so a guess is that they will finish that, edit it and air it before 2021 is over. Probably late in the year.

- Gwendy’s Final Task (third book about Gwendy) seems to be pretty much done so I would be very surprised if it’s not out in 2021. No date has been confirmed yet though and some talk about 2022 has been heard...

Beside all this there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of stuff that has been mentioned but I choose not to list them here because with the current situation in the world and the limited information we have about these projects it seems unlikely to me that they’ll be ready for 2021. But we’ll see. If I’m wrong I’ll be sure to post it on Lilja’s Library! King will probably throw in a few surprises as well during the year in the form of a short story or two…

Last, I also want to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support during 2020. As you know I love to talk Stephen King and you all give me that opportunity so thank you for that! I also want to thank all of you who have bought my book Shining in the Dark. It was released in four new physical editions this year in Brazil, Sweden, Japan and France. But we haven’t seen the end of that book. At least two new translations are lined up for 2021!

And with that I thank you for 2020 and wish you all a great 2021 where I hope we’ll be seeing a lot of each other in one way or the other.

No Revival For Mike Flanagan

Posted: December 27, 2020, 00:25
Comicbook reports that Mike Flanagan’s film version of Revival won’t happen.

In a disappointing update however, Flanagan has confirmed that his version of the movie isn't happening.

It was in the podcast ”The Company Of The Mad” that Flanagan confirmed this was the case.

My Spoiler Free Review Of The Stand

Posted: December 16, 2020, 09:30
I know that most of you don’t want to know too much of what happens in advance when it comes to the new TV series based on The Stand (even though we all know the plot) so here is a spoiler free review with my thoughts about the first four episodes in it I focus on some of the concerns we had before seeing the show and how well the cast works.

A Winter Evening With Stephen King

Posted: December 15, 2020, 10:10
King will do a reading for ”The Friends of Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library” and if you become a member before January 21, 2021 you’ll get invited to the event ”A Winter Evening with Stephen King” on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm where King will read from Bag of Bones and talk about his connection to Maine.

A Winter Evening with Stephen King

January 28, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm

If you become a member of the Friends of Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library before January 21, 2021 you are invited to be our guest at a very special event, A Winter Evening with Stephen King on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm.

A world-renowned author, humanitarian, philanthropist, and activist, Stephen King is also a neighbor and friend to many in the Lovell area.

JOIN US as Stephen talks about his deep connection to Maine, takes questions, and reads from his novel, Bag of Bones, which was loosely based on the town of Lovell where he and his family have been summer residents since 1980. We look forward to spending an evening with Stephen and hope you can join us for this live online event.

Each Friends membership, whether individual or family or a gift*, will receive a unique Zoom link (which can’t be shared) to participate in this event. After you have joined our organization, either by downloading our membership form and mailing it in with a check or through PayPal you will receive an email with details. Students can become a Friend for $5 and Individuals can become a member for as little as $25.

*When making a gift membership through PayPal, please provide us with contact information of the person receiving the gift in the 'ADD A NOTE' field.

10 Days Until The Stand Premiers

Posted: December 7, 2020, 16:31
10 days until The Stand premiers and three things I wanted to make you aware of, things that have been reported differently from site to site.

1. There will be 9 episodes. Some sites say 10 and that was the plan but there will only be 9.

2. This version is based on the uncut version of the book. This is probably the case since they were going to include the character ”The Kid” who only appear in the uncut version.

3. The show will have a new ending. Well...there will be a continuation of the story. King wrote the last episode and is telling us what happened after the book ended. So not a new ending but a very interesting continuation of the book. Here is what creator Josh Boone say about it:

“King wrote us a lovely coda, which is sort of the story he’s wanted to tell for a long time that takes place immediately after The Stand that provides an additional resolution for Franny, who’s sort of not involved in the climax of the book, which I thought was really, really brilliant and a deeply moving script. I was so moved to get to go make it.”

King To Appear In The Stand

Posted: December 4, 2020, 14:22
Looks like we’ll be seeing King in the new adaptation of The Stand. Here is a report from

Eagle-eyed Stephen King fans are going to want to pay close attention to all nine episodes of CBS All Access’ The Stand, because the author is going to show up in a cameo just like he did for the 1994 miniseries.

Today at the Television Critics Association virtual panel presentation of CBS All Access’ The Stand, showrunner Benjamin Cavell told SYFY WIRE and other outlets that asked about King making an appearance that, “I would say there’s a chance you may see him this time.”

Take A Stand Around The World

Posted: December 3, 2020, 16:06
OK, I’ve got some news about the airdates and how to watch The Stand outside the US.

As reported earlier The Stand will premier on December 17th in the US. The same day it will also premier in Sweden on HBO Nordic which means (when you calculate the time difference of 6 to 9 hours) that Sweden will actually air the show before the US. HBO Nordic will then continue with a new episode each Thursday (same as the US).

It has also been revealed (by ClubStephenKing) that Starzplay channel have revealed, through a press release, that they have bought the international rights and will air the show in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom from Sunday January 3, 2021.

Shining In The Dark Turns 3 Years!

Posted: November 26, 2020, 15:49
Three years ago, a book was published in Bulgaria. Nothing strange about that you might say, and I agree. But the book we’re talking about is none other than Shining in the Dark, edited by yours truly. This was the true first edition of the book and it was later followed by editions in the US, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Serbia, Brazil, Japan and France. During 2021 it will also be released in Greece and at least one more country. 13 translations published in 26 different editions…and counting.

All this during a three-year period. Not bad if you ask me!

Ezra Miller Is Trashcan Man In The Stand

Posted: November 18, 2020, 20:51

Ezra Miller has a big and somewhat secret role in The Stand. He plays Trashcan Man and today EW has the first photo of him in character. The casting details have been kept under wraps until now, after months of speculation that goth rocker Marilyn Mason was cast in the role. However, Manson was originaly scheduled to play another role in the show...

“We were talking to [Manson] early on about playing The Kid, who drives Trashcan Man to Vegas,” Cavell reveals. The showrunner noted he was initially excited to include The Kid because he’s a colorful character from King’s extended version of The Stand who wasn’t in the previous 1994 miniseries adaptation of the material. But during the writing process, Cavell realized – as presumably did King when he completed his first edition of the book – there just wasn’t enough of a reason to have the character in the story. “We thought we were going to be able to restore the character of The Kid, but there really isn’t a lot of reason for The Kid to exist."

Limited Later

Posted: November 17, 2020, 16:11
Here are the alternative covers for King’s upcoming book Later. This is a limited edition signed by King in three states:

The Lettered Edition: Limited to 26 copies, signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King and packaged in a stylish black traycase with ribbon, styled with the Hard Case Crime logo.

The Numbered Edition: Limited to 374 copies, signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King.

The Unsigned Hardcover Edition: Limited to 2500 copies.

The hardcover limited editions all feature two exclusive covers painted by acclaimed artist Gregory Manchess, each on its own separate dustjacket. These covers are variants to the standard trade paperback edition. The bonus jacket is a mock-up cover of The Secret of Roanoke by Regis Thomas, a fictitious novel that features prominently in the plot of Later.

Each hardcover edition also includes eight original exclusive illustrations by artist Rob Gale and the back cover features an exclusive map created especially for this Limited Edition in the classic “mapback” art style by artist Robert Hack, a reading ribbon, head and tail bands and quality endpapers.

Read more and check out an excerpt here

The Outsider Canceled By HBO

Posted: November 10, 2020, 19:47
Variety reports that The Outsider has been canceled.

HBO has made the decision to pass on making a second season of the horror-crime drama, which is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. News of the effective cancelation comes around nine months after the show ended a successful 10-episode first season run. MRC, the studio behind “Outsider,” is set to shop season 2 around to other premium networks and streamers, according to sources.

Castle Rock Canceled by Hulu

Posted: November 4, 2020, 00:21
Castle Rock has been canceled by Hulu.

Castle Rock is closing up shop at Hulu.

The Disney-owned streamer has canceled the scripted anthology based on stories created by horror master Stephen King.

From Warner Bros. TV and exec producers J.J. Abrams and showrunner-creators Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw, season two launched around Halloween last year and ended its 10-episode run in December.

André Øvredal Talks The Long Walk

Posted: October 28, 2020, 16:10
André Øvredal talks The Long Walk with Coming Soon.

After spending over a decade in the lap of frequent King adapter Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption), the rights to the 1979 dystopian novel finally lapsed and were acquired by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and New Line Cinema, with Øvredal being tapped for the the director’s chair in May 2019. While he’s uncertain as to why it’s taken so long to get the project off the ground, he’s excited for what’s to come, even if “COVID is just wrecking everything” trying to into production but promising “it’s alive and well and moving along.”

“I guess in the end, he just didn’t choose to do it, I actually don’t even know if he ever had a script,” Øvredal pondered. “This script was written on spec by James Vanderbilt when he did not even have the rights to it, he just wrote it out of pure love for the book and in the end, suddenly the rights were open and he was able to go to King with his script and say, ‘Can we do this?’ Then New Line bought it and somehow I got involved [laughs].

The story takes place in a dystopian future, where 100 boys are selected for a long walk. They have to maintain speeds of 4 miles an hour, and receive fewer than three warnings an hour. Break these rules, and they’re shot dead. The last one standing, however, gets whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Despite the high stakes, the boys form an unlikely camaraderie along their journey. James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) wrote the screenplay and is producing alongside Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.

New Children Of The Corn Now Playing

Posted: October 27, 2020, 08:24
Last Friday the new Children of the Corn movie premiered in Sarasota. Written and directed by “Equilibrium” filmmaker Kurt Wimmer, the movie isn’t a remake of the 1984 film but rather a reimagining of the material, centering on a rampage waged against the adults of a small Nebraska town by their children.

A psychopathic twelve-year-old girl in a small town in Nebraska recruits all the other children and goes on a bloody rampage, killing the corrupt adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan, is the town’s only hope of survival.

Thanks to Herbert West

Creepshow Halloween Special Trailer

Posted: October 26, 2020, 20:41
Here is a trailer for the Halloween special of Creepshow.

Survivor Type,” based on the short story by Stephen King and adapted by Nicotero, stars Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) as a man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost.

“Twittering from the Circus of the Dead,” based on the short story by Joe Hill and adapted by Melanie Dale, stars Joey King (The Kissing Booth, The Act) as a teen whose family road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.

Animate Creepshow Special Poster

Posted: October 24, 2020, 22:40
Here is the poster and a picture from Shudder’s animated Creepshow special that airs on October 26. The special will feature two stories. Survivor Type by King (featuring the voice of Kiefer Sutherland) and Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill (featuring the voice of Joey King).

Thoughts About The Second King Book For 2021

Posted: October 15, 2020, 15:06
As we know now King has a new book besides LATER coming in 2021. So far nothing has been confirmed as to which book it is, when it’s being released (probably in the fall), what the title will be or what it’s about. There have been quite a few speculations online and I thought I would go through the options and how likely they are.

The Assassin (not confirmed title):
This book King has been talking about earlier this year. He mentioned it in the King & Grisham event on April 29 and said it’s a crime novel about a hired assassin. This is probably (not confirmed) the book that has the scene when two of the characters go on a cruise and because of that King had to change the year it took place from 2020 to 2019 due to the fact that no one go on cruises in 2020 due to Corona.

I would say that this is probably the book we will see released in 2021.

A totally unknown book:
King have surprised us before with books that we haven’t heard anything about until very close to the publication. This could be one of those books.

There is a chance that King have been working on this alongside “The Assassin” and finished it first so it’s possible that next year’s second book is an unknown book.

A short story collection:
The last collection, not counting If it Bleeds was Bazaar of Bad Dreams back in 2015 so King probably have a few short stories but the question is if he has enough for a collection? He might. So far, we know about The Music Room, Thin Scenery, Laurie, The Turbulence Expert and The Fifth Step.

If next years book is a collection King have been working hard writing short stories. He will have to have written at least five or six stories. Not impossible but not that likely either…

The Dark Tower (not confirmed title):
King has said very vaguely several times that he would like to go back to The Dark Tower but so far we have no indication that he has.

I’m convinced that we’ll get more “Dark Tower” books in the future but I don’t think we’ll get one in 2021. It’s not impossible but I would say that the chance of a new “Dark Tower” book in 2021 is very small.

The Talisman 3 (not confirmed title):
This book has been the subject to numerous rumors and each time King and Straub ends up in the same picture people think they are writing it. The last concrete thing we heard about it was back in 2016 when King said that they hoped to start it in February 2017. We know that didn’t happen.

It would be a dream come true to many fans if we got the third book about Jack next year, but I find it very unlikely that it will happen. I think we would have heard something if King and Straub had started working on it. But you never know, stranger things have happened, but I still hold this as the least likely book for next year.

Those are my guesses, what do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? Have I missed any book King have mentioned?

It's Alive In France

Posted: October 6, 2020, 13:53
The Frensh edition of Shining in the Dark is back from the printer. I just got these photos from the publisher. The book is released October 16th.

Photos taken by Gaëlle Giroulet.

Eli Roth Talks Horror & Stephen King

Posted: October 5, 2020, 16:08
Eli Roth’s History of Horror season 2 premiers this Saturday (Oct. 10) on AMC and I got a chance to talk to Eli about the show, horror and Stephen King. Here is what he had to say.

Stephen King inspires me every day. He has created the most iconic works since Edgar Allen Poe and he still just keeps going. He never stops. I love his book “On Writing,” I follow his lessons in that book to the letter.
- Eli Roth

Make A Stand At Comic-Con

Posted: October 5, 2020, 14:58
The Stand will be On New York Comic-Con this year and on Friday October 9 there will be a Q&A with the cast.

Friday, October 9 at 12:40PM ET/9:40AM PT

Exclusive Q&A with Cast + Inside Look
Based on Stephen King’s iconic post-apocalyptic novel of the same name, the much-anticipated limited event series asks the question “where will you stand?” in the ultimate fight between good and evil. Join series stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Odessa Young and Owen Teague alongside showrunner Benjamin Cavell and executive producer Taylor Elmore, as they discuss bringing this epic story to life and what fans can expect when the series premieres December 17. Moderated by Anthony Breznican of Vanity

The virtual confab is set to take place October 8-11 and will be available to watch on YouTube and

Zac Efron Is Andy McGee In Firestarter

Posted: September 30, 2020, 08:24
Today Collider reports that Zac Efron has signed on to star in the remake of Firestarter from Universal, Blumhouse and Weed Road. Efron will play the Charlie’s father, Andy McGee.

Keith Thomas will direct from a script by Scott Teems, Jason Blum is producing alongside Akiva Goldsman and his Weed Road banner, while Martha De Laurentiis will executive produce alongside Teems, having served as an associate producer on the original 1984 movie.

Creepshow Special With King & Hill

Posted: September 25, 2020, 08:40
Shudder just announced that they are airing an animated Creepshow special on October 26. The special will feature two stories. Survivor Type by King (featuring the voice of Kiefer Sutherland) is about a man trapped on a deserted island struggling to stay alive. Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill (featuring the voice of Joey King) is about a teenager on a family road trip that turns sinister.

The Stand Heads For NYCC

Posted: September 21, 2020, 08:20
The Stand cast members Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Javan Adepo, Owen Teague, Amber Heard and Greg Kinnear will appear with Benjamin Cavell (showrunner) and Taylor Elmore (executive producer) on a virtual panel from NYCC. NYCC happens October 8 – 11.

Stand By Me With A Female Cast?

Posted: September 15, 2020, 20:24
Coming Soon reports that Amy Seimetz wants to do a very strange adaption of a King story...

“It’s not horror, but when we were making Pet Sematary, I was actually talking about how I’d really like to do a new adaptation of Stand By Me with a pre-teen group of girls”.

What do you think? Good or bad?

The Dragon Is Dead

Posted: September 10, 2020, 11:56
Seth Grahame-Smith (producer on the two IT films) was set to be the showrunner for Hulu’s version of Eyes of the Dragon. The plan was that this would be Hulu’s Game of Thrones-like series but now it won’t happen.

On The Kingcast Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that the TV series is officially dead on Hulu. According to Grahme-Smith, the show’s collapse was due to both budget and some behind-the-scenes changes of Hulu execs. In the same interview, Grahame-Smith talks about wanting Sam Rockwell to play Flagg, and also reaching out to Alan Cumming to narrate the series. Had the series gone foward the plan was for the first season to adapt the entire book and then for subsequent seasons to continue the story.

Behind The Cat From Hell

Posted: September 10, 2020, 10:37
Here is a clip from the feature-length documentary, Tales Behind the Darkside: The Making of Four Ghoulish Fables included on Scream Factory's Blu-ray edition of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (Collector’s Edition). The clip shows what it took to wrangle felines in the Cat from Hell chapter of the film.

Firestarter Remake Filming This Year?

Posted: August 4, 2020, 11:00
Keith Thomas talks about his upcoming movie version of Firestarter that he hopes to film later this year:

“When Jason [Blum] pitched it to me it was exciting, as that’s one of my favourite Stephen King novels, and whilst I really like the 1980’s film, I felt we could do something new,” Thomas told the site, adding that King himself has read the script and approved him as director.

He continued, “The screenplay is by Scott Teems who wrote the upcoming Halloween Kills, it’s an amazing script. It has everything you would want, people’s heads catching fire and their faces melting off, and a dad and daughter on the run trying to survive being chased in this heightened tense experience. We are hoping to film it this year, and it will be a lot of fun.”

Source: Bloody Disqusting.

Later Excerpt

Posted: August 3, 2020, 17:12
Here is an excerpt from Later.

“I love the Hard Case format, and this story — combining a boy who sees beyond our world and strong elements of crime and suspense — seemed a perfect fit,”
- Stephen King

“Later is a beautiful story about growing up and facing your demons — whether they’re metaphorical or (as sometimes happens when you’re in a Stephen King novel) the real thing. It’s terrifying, tender, heartbreaking and honest, and we’re so excited to bring it to readers.”
- Charles Ardai, the editor of Hard Case Crime.

Order your copy here

Later: New King Book Coming 2021

Posted: August 3, 2020, 09:23
New King book coming from Hard Case Crime March 2, 2021.


The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine - as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King's classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.

Becka Paulson To Become A One-Hour Drama

Posted: July 22, 2020, 00:47
The CW are working on Revelations (working title), a one-hour drama based on King’s short story The Revelations of ‘Becka Paulson, from writer Maisie Culver, Katie Lovejoy and Warner Bros. TV.

Written by Culver, in Revelations (wt), after accidentally shooting herself in the brain with a nail gun, a Pollyanna-ish Becca Paulson is recruited by an over-it Jesus to be his “chosen one” in stopping the apocalypse. In order to save the world, Becca will have to prove that our deeply backward planet Earth is redeemable — starting with her quirky midwestern hometown.

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Lovejoy will executive produce. Culver will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.

Source: Decider

5 Years, 12 Languages & 23 Editions

Posted: July 17, 2020, 09:30
Five years ago today (July 17, 2015) I got the OK from Stephen King to use The Blue Air Compressor in my anthology Shining in the Dark.

The book was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lilja’s Library back in 2016 but was delayed and first saw the light of day in 2017 in Bulgaria.

Then in 2018 it was released in the US, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and the UK.

In 2019 it was released on audio in both the US and the UK as well as a paperback editions in the US and Serbia.

This year (2020) it’s been released in Brazil, Sweden (paperback) and Bulgaria (audio) and before the year is over it’ll be out in both France and another (to be revealed) language.

In 2021 it will be out in Greece and as we speak negotiations are beign held for two more translations.

12 different langages in 23 different editions in 5 years...not bad. I want to take this opertunity to thank every one of you that has read the book. I couldn’t be more proud of it!

The book also contains stories by Jack Ketchum, P.D. Cacek, Stewart O'Nan, Bev Vincent, Clive Barker, Brian Keene, Richard Chizmar, Kevin Quigley, Ramsey Campbell, Edgar Allan Poe, Brian Freeman & John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Official Site

Four Movies Coming From If It Bleeds?

Posted: July 11, 2020, 00:26
All four stories in If It Bleeds might be turned into movies.

Netflix, Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy have teamed to option Mr. Harrigan’s Phone which John Lee Hancock will adapt and direct. Jason Blum, Murphy and Carla Hacken will produce.

Rat has been optioned to Ben Stiller, who intends to product, direct and star in the feature.

Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa has optioned The Life Of Chuck. At this point, Aronofsky is just aboard as producer.

If It Bleeds staring Holly might find it’s own movie but may also bleed into the future of The Outsider series.

If this happens it’s the first time since Full Dark, No Stars we have seen so many stories in a 4-story collection been filmed.

Source: Deadline

Here Is A Fun Story!

Posted: July 5, 2020, 16:20
In the story If It Bleeds King mentions Buckie Thistle FC. The club excists and King asllnsent them two signed copies of his book. They on the other hand sent King a few memorabilia.

King Thought Doctor Sleep Was Too Brutal

Posted: July 2, 2020, 18:55
Mike Flanagan got to watch his adaptation of Doctor Sleep sitting next to King in a theater in the author’s home in Bangor, Maine. King had one issue with the movie, he thought it was too brutal. More exactly the death of actor Jacob Tremblay at the hands of the True Knot.

Flanagan tells The Kingcast: “It was one of the only times he leaned over to me during the movie was when Tremblay got killed. He leaned over and he was like ‘That’s a little brutal isn’t it?’ I was like ‘S*** I gotta go back, I gotta go back and edit this. I gotta pull stuff out.’ And we did, we changed it. We backed off…He said to me after as we talked about that, that was his only note for the movie really was, ‘That one’s gonna hurt…You need that, you’re right, but I would have a hard time showing this to my wife so you should think about pulling it back.’ And he was right.”

Mike Flanagan Talks Revival

Posted: July 2, 2020, 16:48
Mike Flanagan talks about his work on Revival. A first draft of the script is done and King loves it.

“It’s a return to cosmic horror which I think is so fun. It is relentlessly dark and cynical and I’m enjoying the hell out of that. I think a lot of King’s work is like this too, there’s a safety in the sentimental approach to a lot of those stories and this is just bleak and mean and I like it for that. I haven’t gotten to end a movie that way since, geez, Absentia maybe? Maybe Ouija? I get to be like ‘Oh you want a dark ending? Cool, get ready. I’ve gotten pretty good about digging my heels in on stuff like that. It’s a lot easier to do, I can talk a big game when I’ve got Stephen King in my corner advocating for the same ending.”

Lisey’s Story Delayed With Only Weeks Left

Posted: June 29, 2020, 15:00
Looks like Lisey’s Story will be delayed with only a few weeks left...

He also has an Apple TV+ series in the works with Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot, “Lisey’s Story,” which Stephen King adapted from his novel and stars Julianne Moore as a widow in free-fall after the death of her husband.

However, like everything else, production on “Lisey’s Story” shut down in mid-March. “We were [shooting] for six months in a row and we had a few weeks left, and we had to stop, so I guess we’re wondering and seeing how we restart, how are those conditions. I don’t have clarity today,” Larraín said during a recent Cannes market conversation with MUBI founder and CEO Efe Cakarel.

Source: Indie Wire

Contest Update

Posted: June 22, 2020, 16:55
A few questions have popped in during the 8 hours since the contest went live, and I’ll try to answer them here:

Question: Why isn’t the contest open to anyone outside the US?
Answer: The contest IS open to everyone no matter where you live. If you live outside of the US just put your country in the field marked "ZIP Code” and you’re in.

Question: I didn’t get a confirmation mail. Have I entered the contest anyway?
Answer: No, you must confirm your email to enter. Check the spam filter for your email or try again, maybe you got one or more letters mixed up.

Question: Is this really a copy of The Dark Tower 7 with an authentic signature by Stephen King?
Answer: Yes. Here is the description of the prize:

Donald M. Grant. 2004. Stephen King "The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower" Signed First Edition, First Printing. This book has been personally signed by Stephen King directly onto the title page. Full number line as required for a first printing. Fine/Fine in a Fine slipcase. Event ticket and COA included. The dust-jacket is protected with a Brodart archival acid-free sleeve.

Question: Why and how can you give away a book like this for free?
Answer: Well, I want to do it as a thanks to all of you that follow Lilja’s Library and I can thanks to the sponsoring of

I had to include this last question...

Question: How can I thank you?
Answer: First, thanks for asking. All of you are very sweet and if you want to thank me please visit and follow Lilja’s Library on Instagram, facebook and twitter.

// Lilja

Contest: Win A Signed Dark Tower 7

Posted: June 22, 2020, 08:06
It is contest time once again here at Lilja’s Library. But this is not just any contest. This prize is phenomenal. This contest is in collaboration with and the prize (donated by veryfinebooks) is a signed first edition copy of The Dark Tower 7, personally signed by Stephen King directly onto the title page!

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Contest: Confirm email address

Posted: June 20, 2020, 12:02

Thank you for submitting your information!

You MUST CONFIRM your email address to complete your entry for this contest! Please check your email to confirm your entry. Be sure to check your spam or Junk Mail folder as well, in the event that it was accidentally filtered.

Look for an email from Lilja’s Library [Promotions] - from this email address: with this subject line: "Response Required: Please confirm your contest entry ."

In order to complete your contest entry, you must click on the link in that email. You will not be entered in our contest until you click that link to complete your entry.

If you don't see that email in your in-box shortly, fill out the form again to have another copy of it sent to you.

Contest: Thank you!

Posted: June 20, 2020, 12:02

Your email address has been confirmed...

…and you have successfully registered for the contest where you can win a signed copy of The Dark Tower 7 signed by Stephen King!

Good luck and if you’re looking for other signed books, start at…and don’t forget.

If you want to help me run more contests like this in the feature, follow Lilja’s Library on Instagram, facebook and twitter. The bigger we get the bigger the chance to host contests like this is. Thanks!

Remember: This contest ends on August 2nd, 2020 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

New Corn, Almost Nothing To Do With The Original

Posted: June 12, 2020, 08:27
Variety have an update on the new Children of the Corn movie that was filmed in Australia during the pandemic shut down. The new film’s cast includes Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kate Moyer (“When Hope Calls”), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior).

The film describes the events leading up to, and including, the massacre of the adults of a small town in Nebraska by their children, after the adults’ irresponsibility ruins the crop and the children’s future.

Producer Lucas Foster also says that the movie has almost nothing to do with the original 1984 classic. “We went back to the story and free-associated from there,” Foster said.

My Thoughts About The Dark Tower Pilot

Posted: June 8, 2020, 16:19
I got a chance to watch the unaired pilot for The Dark Tower series and here are my thoughts about it.

This pilot has a lot that I missed from the movie version. The cast looks like they would have pulled it off and the plans Mazzara had for it could have, if done correctly, made this series the Dark Tower adaptation we all wanted and wished for when the movie was done.

Mazzara's Vision For The Dark Tower

Posted: May 28, 2020, 10:23
The Kingcast has done an episode where they talk to Glen Mazzara about his visions for The Dark Tower TV show that was supposed to air on Amazon (they later decided not to go ahead with it). Here is Glen’s vision for the first three seasons SPOILERS:

"Season One ended with the death of Susan ... In WIZARD AND GLASS very quickly you go from the death of Susan to the death of Gabrielle, [Roland's] mother. I felt that I needed a season to give me real estate so that Gabrielle's death didn't step on Susan's, and that it felt like an escalation. Roland fails to save Susan, but he actually shoots and kills his mother. In the book, Gabrielle is not really a detailed character in a way that, say, Susan is, or even Rhea is. Gabrielle is really not fleshed out. She just doesn't have as many pages attributed to her. I love that character. The actress we had for her was Elaine Cassidy, a fantastic Irish actress, and she did a really great job.

So for Season 2, the war with Farson was building. I was maybe going to use the shapeshifter story [from WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE] as part of season 2, and get to the death of Gabrielle and either the fall of Gilead there or the fall of Gilead would be the season three premiere. Very quickly, there would be a last stand at Jericho Hill and by episode 3.03 or 3.04 I was going to have Roland stumble out into the desert, follow him into the desert and then I was going to do a time-lapse so that maybe you actually age Roland and switch actors. Then you have a new Roland reset the show at the top of season three, then go into THE GUNSLINGER and by the end of that season go into THE DRAWING OF THE THREE."

For more info head over to The Kingcast and listen to the full episode!

Photos From The Stand

Posted: May 20, 2020, 14:35
Vanity Fair has a big update on The Stand TV series that include some new info as well as some very interesting photos.

Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail

We learn that the show will shuffle the chronology of King’s book, meaning it won’t play out the same linear way as the 1994 mini-series. When the new show begins, the plague has already struck.

Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood and Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor.

The first episode, written and directed by The Fault In Our Stars filmmaker Josh Boone, opens with survivors in masks and protective gear cleaning up a neighborhood full of the dead in Boulder, Colo. These men and women are among the last the remnants of humanity, trying to restart society again. Each of them is immune to the Captain Trips virus that wiped out everyone else they knew. They’re wearing masks and gear because removing endless decaying bodies is grim, messy work. As we meet all the major characters, we’ll see flashbacks to their old lives at the time the pandemic hit.

Owen Teague as Harold Lauder and Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith.

It’s also good to hear that, as of now, CBS All Access plans to proceed with the release later this year.

Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg and Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid

For more, including photos head over to Vanity Fair

Throttle Heading To HBO Max

Posted: May 13, 2020, 23:12
Yahoo! reports that HBO Max is in the early development stage of a feature adaptation of Throttle co-written by King and his son Joe Hill. , Leigh Dana Jackson will write the screenplay, which will be produced by David S. Goyer and Keith Levine through their Phantom Four label. No release date has been announced yet.

Flanagan To Write, Direct & Produce Revival

Posted: May 8, 2020, 23:42
Word is that Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy is doing Revival next for Warner Bros. It will be Flanagan’s third King movie after Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep. Flanagan is writing the script with an option to direct and both will produce via the pair’s Intrepid Pictures.

Children Of The Corona?

Posted: May 7, 2020, 08:16
This is one news item I didn’t expect to write. Are you ready? OK, here we go...

We have a new Children of the Corn being made.

New news came from an article in Daily Mail where they report that filmmaker Lucas Foster’s set was closed on Friday in Sidney due concerns over social distancing breaches. And the set? Yeah, you guessed it, it was the set of a remake of…Children of the Corn.

A Hollywood producer has denied flouting social distancing laws as he filmed a Stephen King horror film.
Police were called to Lucas Foster's set on Friday on the outskirts of Sydney over claims crew were ignoring government-mandated distancing laws to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Footage showed officers questioning crew as they took a break from filming the movie the Children of the Corn.

The Hollywood Reporter also reported about it:

On the outskirts of Sydney, producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari) and director Kurt Wimmer have managed to quietly continue their shoot on The Children of the Corn, a remake of the 1984 horror classic, despite lockdown measures imposed across Australia on March 23.
Foster secured an exemption to the general quarantine rules, which limit public gatherings to two people, by working closely with state film board Screen NSW and regional health-and-safety body Safework NSW to design the production's protocols. The film's outdoor locations, its local cast and crew, and its status as an independent production have meant it was not subject to studio-based furloughs and shutdowns that have hit other film shoots across the country.
Screen NSW said Children of the Corn "significantly reduced its cast and crew size and is implementing health and safety protocols in line with government restrictions for workplaces … and is keeping local police informed on their operation."

This one came a bit under the radar and that makes me think (and hope) that it’s a so called Dollar Baby and not another big screen version of King’s story.

What do you think? Do you want another Children of the Corn movie.

Thanks to Herbert West

King Visit Stephen Colbert

Posted: May 6, 2020, 09:57
According to the official site for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert King was supposed to be a guest at on April 28. That didn't happen but yesterday it did and you can see King's apperance here:

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Is Heading For The Theatre

Posted: April 30, 2020, 21:11
Deadline reports that the movie version of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon seems to be back on track.

Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned Stephen King’s psychological horror novel, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, which will be adapted for the screen by Christy Hall, the co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix series, I Am Not Okay With This.

Jon Berg of Stampede Ventures is producing the project alongside It Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep producer Roy Lee of Vertigo, Christine Romero, the former wife of the late George Romero who is best known for the Living Dead films, and Origin Story’s Ryan Silbert.

Bored Out Of Your Mind?

Posted: April 27, 2020, 15:26
Bored out of your mind with all this lockdown and Corona virus? Well, here is something for you to do.

As you might have seen I have created one page for each King book since Mr Mercedes where you can post photos of yourself with the book. I got a lot of photos from the early titles but now it’s been a bit slow.

But guess what! Now you have no excuse not sending a photo. Being in lockdown with nothing to do and not being able to go out. So, start taking photos and send to me (it will only take a minute). I want those photos to and you can use any edition of the book you want!

See the photos here:
Mr Mercedes
Finders Keepers
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
End of Watch
Charlie the Choo-Choo
Gwendy's Button Box
Sleeping Beauties
Shining in the Dark
The Outsider
The Institute
If it Bleeds

King & Grisham Event On April 29

Posted: April 24, 2020, 08:19
Stephen King and John Grisham will do an event online on April 29. The two authors will talk about their new books Camino Winds and If It Bleeds.

Stephen King’s YouTube Channel



Join two of the biggest authors of all time as they catch up and discuss their latest books, John Grisham's Camino Winds and Stephen King's If It Bleeds.

Send us your questions by using #AskKingandGrisham.

The event is free but the authors hope attendees will consider making a donation to Binc, the Bookseller Industry Charitable Foundation:

This event will be broadcast live on Stephen King's YouTube channel - register to receive a direct link to watch.

If It Bleeds: Release Day!

Posted: April 21, 2020, 08:17

Today If it Bleeds is released and here are my thoughts about it.

Again, Steve has given us a collection of four very well written stories with well-developed characters that you root for. Some are old acquaintances, and some are new but they all have one thing in common. I like them.

I enjoy King’s shorter work as much as his longer, but it really felt it was time for a collection now. Thanks Steve!

Order your copy here:


Update On Firestarter Remake

Posted: April 20, 2020, 07:54
Scott Teems talked about the Firestarter remake with Movie Web

"I'm still the writer. We just got a new director named Keith Thomas and he made a great film called The Vigil coming up this year, and Universal and Blumhouse, they want to make Firestarter. It has always been an important project to them. I think we're making active steps toward that happening this year. You know, the industry shut down notwithstanding, and that may change things, but right now, I'm really hopeful that it might happen this year."

Thanks to Ami Sandler.

The Shining Prequel Back On Track

Posted: April 17, 2020, 08:20
About a week ago the word was that the Shining prequel was as good as dead. Now we hear that HBO Max together with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot will develop it into a one-hour/episode show.

The show’s title will be Overlook and it’s described as a horror-thriller series that explores the untold stories of the Overlook Hotel. The project reunites Bad Robot, King and WBTV, who previously collaborated on Castle Rock for Hulu.

Prequel To The Shining Is Probably Dead

Posted: April 11, 2020, 15:45
In an interview with Collider Mark Romanek says that the prequel to The Shining is probably dead.

Is The Overlook Hotel something that still might be happening? Is that a project that’s gone away now?

ROMANEK: It seems so. I mean, it’s a great script I think, it was based on a prologue to the novel that Stephen King wrote and then that prologue was cut for length. And so it’s based on Stephen King. It’s not just some thing somebody made up, and it’s more of an origin story on the, almost like a Western or a wilderness story, going back to the construction and the desecration of the Indian burial grounds, and the construction of the Overlook Hotel and to its meaning to its opening night.

Actually we wrote the script, it’s a really great script. The problem is it’s really expensive, it kind of reads like The Revenant or Heaven’s Gate or something and I think they wanted to try Doctor Sleep to see if—my impression is they wanted to see if there was this sort of Shining universe that would have financial life through them, or artistic life with the audience. And I think Doctor Sleep did just sort of okay, and given that our script is so costly, it’s a little dead in the water right now. But you never know, it’s a weird business. It’s a very good script. I’m proud of the script.

That sounds incredible.

ROMANEK: I was stupidly undaunted by its relationship to The Shining, because it takes place decades and decades before and there’s very little specific visual crossover. It was just, I thought, a really great story, based on Stephen King.

Thanks to Herbert West

Gary Dauberman To Direct Salem’s Lot

Posted: April 11, 2020, 02:05
According to the Hollywood Reporter Gary Dauberman (who’s already been tapped to write the sript) has now also closed a deal to direct New Line’s remake of Salem’s Lot. James Wan is producing with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.

This will be the third time Salem’s Lot is filmed.

Shining in Greece

Posted: April 10, 2020, 09:00
Good news for all Greek fans of Shining in the Dark. Today I’m very happy to announce that Klidarithmos will publish a Greek edition of the book in early 2021! More info will be available here and, on their website, soon.

King’s Been Working On A Novel Since Last April

Posted: April 8, 2020, 22:12
In the NPR interview King says he’s been working on a novel since April last year and because of the Corona Virus he felt he had to change some things...

I set the book I'm working on in the year 2020 because I thought, "OK, when I publish it, if it's in 2021, it will be like in the past, safely in the past." And then this thing came along, and I immediately looked back through the copy that I'd written and I saw that one of the things that was going on was that two of my characters had gone on a cruise. ... And I thought, "Well, no, I don't think anybody's going on cruise ships this year." And so I looked at everything and I immediately set the book in 2019, where people could congregate and be together and the story would work because of that.

There is no more information about the novel yet but I’m already looking forward to it.

King On The Pandemic

Posted: April 8, 2020, 21:39
Here is a new interview with King where he talks about the pandemic we’are expering now.

"I keep having people say, 'Gee, it's like we're living in a Stephen King story and my only response to that is, 'I'm sorry.' "

Will There Be (Do We Want) More Of The Outsider?

Posted: April 8, 2020, 08:21
The Outsider was a big success for HBO and now co-star and director Jason Bateman commented on it.

“I know that they’re talking about it and Richard Price is playing with some ideas and taking some first steps as to what that second year might and feel like,” Bateman told Collider. “Obviously, it’s a complete free-ball because the first season exhausted 100% of [Stephen King’s] book, the IP. So, it’s really all up to him. I never like to step on the lawn of the writers. It’s something that I’ve always stuck with on Ozark. I leave Chris Mundy completely alone and I do my job as a director once I get the script. I chime in every once in a while and offer my opinion, but it’s always for the writer to take if they want and discard if they want.”

HBO has not officially weighed in on whether or not The Outsider will continue.

What do you think? Do we want a second season?

Source: Observer

Help Me Find Publishers For Shining In The Dark

Posted: April 6, 2020, 13:54
I’m looking for new publishers for my anthology SHINING IN THE DARK. Big or small doesn’t really matter. I want publishers that are excited about the book and that do everything in their power to create a beautiful edition of the book.

So, if you are a publisher and think you can do an outstanding edition of SHINING IN THE DARK, let me know. If you know of a publisher that you think can do an outstanding edition of SHINING IN THE DARK, let them or me know. In other words, help me spread the word so anyone who wants can read the book in their native language

Here are some info about the book. More can be found here.

SHINING IN THE DARK has been published in 8 languages (Bulgarian, English, Italian, Czech, German, Swedish, Serbian and Portuguese)

SHINING IN THE DARK has been released in 9 countries (Bulgaria, US, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, UK, Serbia and Brazil)

SHINING IN THE DARK has been released in 15 different editions.

SHINING IN THE DARK will be released in 8 new editions (at least) in 2020 and 2021.

SHINING IN THE DARK will be released in France and two more (so far unannounced) countries (at least) during 2020 and 2021.

Thanks! / Lilja

If It Bleeds Released On April 21!

Posted: April 3, 2020, 22:50
I just got confirmation that the US and UK edition of If it Bleeds will be out on April 21! That is just 18 days from now!

Here is the release dates we know for other countries:

US – April 21 -NEW-
UK – April 21 -NEW-
Poland – April 28
Italy – April 28
Australia - April 28
Spain - May 21
Sweden – June 5
The Netherlands – June 16
Germany – August 10

The Sequel That Didn't Happen; Sleepwalkers 2

Posted: April 3, 2020, 09:23
It seems that King's wife Tabitha King wrote a treatment for a sequel to Sleepwalkers that involved a women’s basketball team somehow. Here is what Mick Garris says on Post Mortem:

“There was a little bit of talk. I mean, the movie was successful, it was the #1 movie the week that it came out. I never heard the studio talk about it, but Tabitha King, Stephen King’s wife, actually wrote a treatment for a sequel to Sleepwalkers that involved a women’s basketball team somehow. I’m not sure how, I never read it, but King was very excited that Tabby came up with this. But it was a sequel that nobody at the studio gave a shit about. You know, they liked the money that Sleepwalkers made, but it was not a prestige release by any means, so they never even thought about Sleepwalkers after.”

Source: Dread Central

Where to get Shining in the Dark

Posted: April 2, 2020, 10:45
Some of you have asked how you can get a copy of Shining in the Dark so I have listed all available editions here. If there is an edition, you’re missing it’s probably because it’s sold out. You can see a full list of all the editions here.

Bulgarian edition (Сияние в мрака):
Pleiad Books

Italian edition (Shining in the Dark):
Independent Legions

Czech edition (OSVÍCENÍ V TEMNOTĚ):

UK limited edition (Shining in the Dark):
SST Publications
UK eBook edition (Shining in the Dark):
UK audio edition (Shining in the Dark):

US paperback edition (Shining in the Dark):
US eBook edition (Shining in the Dark):
US audio edition (Shining in the Dark):

Serbian edition (Isijavanje u Tami):

Brazilian edition (Antologia Macabra): .br

Relibable Sources Talks With King About Coronavirus

Posted: March 29, 2020, 20:27
Relibable Sources talks with King about Coronavirus pandemic in this interview.

Shining In France

Posted: March 26, 2020, 15:40
Good news for all French fans of Shining in the Dark. I’m very happy to announce today that Actusf will publish a French edition of the book in October 2020! More info will be available here and, on their website, soon.

If It Bleeds Moved Forward A Week In The UK

Posted: March 26, 2020, 09:21
Hodder & Stoughton confirms today that the publication date for If it Bleeds has been brought forward by a week to 28th April.

Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog – and on her own need to be more assertive – when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins IF IT BLEEDS, a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case – and also the riveting title story in Stephen King's brilliant new collection.

Clip From Audies Gala Now Online

Posted: March 23, 2020, 08:47
The video from Audies Gala has finally been available online. You can check it out here and King part is between 39 and 50 mins.

It's also honoring to hear Robert Petkoff mention that he read The Blue Air Compressor (quoting King's text) that has only been published in Shining in the Dark so far. You can hear that segment here


More Shining in the Dark Coming

Posted: March 19, 2020, 10:27
Good news for all you fans of Shining in the Dark. As it looks there will be not one, not two but three new translations of the book published during 2020. These three new editions will be in three previously unpublished languages and even though I can’t reveal what languages, publishers or any other details yet I’m very excited and wanted to share this news with all of you out there. I know there are a lot of you that want to book translated into your language and now some of you will.

Stay tuned for more info. You can find more info about each edition here

King On The Set Of Lisey's Story

Posted: March 13, 2020, 08:44
Dane DeHaan (ZeroZeroZero) talks about his part in Lisey’s Story and also confirms that King has been quite a lot on the set of the movie in this interview with Collider.

You’re also doing Lisey’s Story, which is a Stephen King story where Stephen King has written all of the scripts. How exciting is it to read and bring to life scripts that were actually written by such a visual storyteller?

DeHAAN: It’s been really great. He’s on set a lot. He’s very into what we’re doing and the experience. It’s also fun to help to sometimes craft it with him. He’s writing extra things. Pablo Larraín, the director, has a very clear vision, and there’s a real collaboration going on that wouldn’t be possible, otherwise. He’s such a big deal that what he writes is so holy that, in order to really collaborate or change things sometimes, it feels better having him there and having his blessing and knowing that he’s happy with it. It’s been really fun. It seems like we’re making something really cool.

The Outsider Out On DVD / Blu-ray In June

Posted: March 10, 2020, 16:10
The DVD and Blu-ray editions of The Outsider will be released on June 9, 2020. Besides all 10 episodes you will also get the following features:

- Invitation to Set
- Stephen King and The Outsider
- Jason Bateman and The Outsider
- Adapting The Outsider
- Analyzing Holly Gibney
- The Outsider: Inside Episodes 1-10

Emily Hampshire Cast In Chapelwaite

Posted: March 5, 2020, 09:12
Emily Hampshire is cast as the female lead opposite Adrien Brody in Chapelwaite, Epix’s new drama series based on King’s short story Jerusalem’s Lot. Chapelwaite is set to begin production in Halifax, Nova Scotia in April with an eye towards a Fall 2020 premiere.

Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.

Hampshire will play Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious young woman who left Preacher’s Corners to attend Mount Holyoke College, and has returned home with an advance to write a story for the new and prestigious Atlantic Magazine. Her writer’s block lifts when Boone (Brody) arrives in town with his children, and despite her mother’s protests, Rebecca applies to be governess of the infamous Chapelwaite manor and the Boone family in order to write about them. In doing so, Rebecca will not only craft the next great gothic novel, she’ll unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years.

Source: Deadline

Rage On the Stage

Posted: March 4, 2020, 11:20
This past weekend, Quinnipiac’s black box theater transformed into a 1970s classroom not only for its cast but also its audience. For just over two hours, the Quinnipiac theater department took the crowd hostage as it debuted Rage, an original play based off a Richard Bachman (King) novel of the same name, as well as another King work titled, Guns.

You can read more about the panel about gun violence as well as the play at these links:

The Road to Rage
The coming of Rage story
Quinnipiac University Students Unleash Suppressed Rage

Thanks to Bryant Burnette

It would make a hell of a murder weapon, wouldn’t it?

Posted: March 4, 2020, 08:35
Here is another photo from Audie Awards.

In his introduction Hill said:
Stephen King is the best damn ambassador for audiobooks anyone could ever wish or hope for. His love for the form goes back decades. I know. I was there.

And King joked when accepting the award:
it would make a hell of a murder weapon, wouldn’t it?” He added: “I listen to my own books –the reason why is because you can hear everything you did right and everything you did wrong. This is the most honorable form of storytelling there is.

Stephen King was given the Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award by Hill and The Institute (narrated by Santino Fontana) won the Thriller and Suspense category. Hill’s Full Throttle won for Best Collection.

Source: The Fire Wire.

Release Day!

Posted: February 28, 2020, 12:07
Today is the release day of the Brazilian edition of Shining in the Dark. The Brazilian title is Antologia Macabra and you can order it here. If you want to check it out in your local (if you live in Brazil that is) bookstore you can do that next week.


Posted: February 25, 2020, 08:36
In April Ekström & Garay will release VARSEL I MÖRKRET (Swedish edition of SHINING IN THE DARK and now you can get a free (signed by the editor Hans-Åke Lilja) copy. All you have to do is show your biggest fear. And you need to show it with a photo. No text is allowed. Three lucky winners will be drawn from the entries.

- There is no limit for how many photos you can send. One person can only win once though.
- It’s allowed to include numerous persons in the photo but there can only be one contender/photo.
- The same photo can’t be sent in by more than one person.
- No text is allowed, only the photo.
- The photo must be sent to no later than midnight between April 13 and 14.
- The winners will be presented on April 20.


Posted: February 24, 2020, 08:00
I april kommer VARSEL I MÖRKRET i pocket från Ekström & Garay och nu har du chansen att få ett gratisex av boken signerat av redaktören Hans-Åke Lilja. Det enda du behöver göra är att med ett foto visa vad du är mest rädd för. Vad du är rädd för eller hur du visar det på bilden är helt upp till dig men du får inte använda dig av text när du beskriver din rädsla.

Om boken:
Ekström & Garay ger ut en samling noveller i temat skräck – VARSEL I MÖRKRET. Boken ges ut i storpocketformat och kommer den 20 april. I den finner vi prominenta berättare: Stephen King, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Edgar Allan Poe, Clive Barker och andra ledande författare inom skräckgenre. Ansvarig för urvalet är ingen mindre än Hans-Åke Lilja som driver världens ledande fan-site för Stephen King; Lilja’s Library – The World of Stephen King.

Av alla inskickade bidrag kommer vi sen välja ut de tre (3) mest kreativa, unika och roliga bilderna som blir vinnarna.

- Det finns ingen gräns för hur många bilder man får skicka in per person men varje deltagare kan bara vinna max en gång.
- Även om det får vara fler personer med på varje bild måste det framgå vem på bilden som deltar i tävlingen (kan bara vara en per bild)
- En eller flera personer får inte skicka in samma bild. I så fall kommer den sista att diskas.
- Ingen text får förekomma som förklarar din rädsla, detta måste beskrivas via bilden.
- Bilderna måste vara inskickade till senast den 13 april 23:59 2020.
- Vinnarna kommer att presenteras på Ekström & Garay och Lilja’s Librarys Instagramkonton den 20 april.

Why Abrams & Lindelof Didn’t Do The Dark Tower

Posted: February 21, 2020, 22:12
Screenrant writes about why JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof never did The Dark Tower.

Abrams and Lindelof were exhausted after Lost and didn't want to take the time to make The Dark Tower, but that might say more about The Dark Tower than it does Lost. The Dark Tower series was finished, everything was laid out and ready to go, but the two biggest creators in town didn't want to take the job.

Could There Be A Season 2 Of The Outsider?

Posted: February 14, 2020, 22:08
Here is an interview with Richard Price about The Outsider where he also hints that there might be a second season.

There’s no telling if “The Outsider” will end like the book or on its own terms (further episodes have not been screened for critics), but Price is already planning for the future. He said he was already working on Season 2 when IndieWire spoke to him in January.

“It’s like pulling a rabbit out of a glass hat — of course there will be another [if HBO wants one],” Price said. “There’s no such thing as a series that, if it does well, they’re not going to want a second season.”

Could a second season be based on the Holly story in If it Bleeds?

Thanks to Rick Urban

The Stand Filming In Ashcroft

Posted: February 14, 2020, 07:44
The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal reports that The Stand will be filming in the area.

Victoria Weller says that a crew producing a TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s The Stand will be moving into the region before the Twilight Zone set is struck, to film on Cornwall Road, Highway 97C, the Ashcroft Reserve, and in downtown Ashcroft for one scene which, like The Twilight Zone, will require a blackout for several hours in the 4th and Brink Street area.
Weller says that The Stand will be followed by the TV series Resident Alien. The film commissioner says that she is hoping that the Project Blue Book TV series will return, and that another TV series, Van Helsing, is looking into the area.

So, if you’re in the area, keep your camera ready…

Is Lisey's Story The Same As Faces?

Posted: February 10, 2020, 10:50
The Playlist reports that Darius Khondji is going back to TV with a show for Apple TV+ directed by Pablo Larraín, based on King’s Lisey’s Story that now apparently is titled Faces.

They also claim that other sources state that Faces and Lisey’s Story are one and the same; the same Apple TV series. It’s not clear why the title has change (it could just be a working title) but they are certain that it’s an adaptation of Lisey’s Story.

More news to come as it’s released…

Thanks to Herbert West

My Thoughts On Locke & Key

Posted: February 7, 2020, 00:02
Here are my thoughts on Joe Hill's Locke & Key premiering on Netflix today.

Locke & Key is totally my kind of show. I love the setting, I love the story and I love the idea of being able to use a specific key for a specific purpose. The special effects are great, and I just love the sound the lock makes when they turn the key.

Fiona Dourif Is Rat Man In The Stand

Posted: February 1, 2020, 01:11
Bloody Disgusting reports that Fiona Dourif will play Rat Man in The Stand.

Speaking with Syfy, Dourif revealed that she’s playing “Rat Woman,” a new take on “Rat Man” from Stephen King‘s novel, who was played by Rick Aviles in the original miniseries.

“I’m playing Rat Man… do you guys remember Rat Man? Rat Man is now Rat Woman,” Dourif told the outlet. “I read the book and watched the miniseries. I love The Stand.”

The Plant In French

Posted: January 28, 2020, 11:32
Telecompaper reports that director Alexandre Aja is working on a French language version of The Plant.

Mediapro Studio partners with Erik Barmack's Wild Sheep

The video production company of Spanish broadcaster and sports rights broker Mediapro has announced a strategic alliance with Wild Sheep Content, the production company founded by former Netflix executive Erik Barmack. Under the terms of the deal, The Mediapro Studio will partner with Wild Sheep in developing and distributing new shows and films globally.
They include projects currently being developed by Wild Sheep, including a French language version of the Stephen King novel “The Plant” created by horror director Alexandre Aja, a scripted version of the popular documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” and “Marked for Life”, a Scandinavian series based on Emelie Schepp's best-selling crime novels featuring Swedish prosecutor Jana Berzelius.

Mediapro launched its production studio in Madrid last year and has 34 scripted series already in production worldwide across 10 creative offices.

Thanks to Bryant Burnette

Work Has Started On Season 2 Of Locke & Key

Posted: January 24, 2020, 23:59
Locke & Key by Joe Hill is soon here. On February 7 you will be able to see the entire 10 episode season 1 on Netflix. I got the opertunity to see it early and I liked it a lot. Today I was really happy to hear that work on season 2 has already begun even though it hasn’t been greenlit yet.

I also watched the FOX pilot and even thought it was good it’s noting compared to Netflix’s version. Hulu was also going to adapt the comic before Netflix and rumor has it that they actually did a pilot but so far no evidence have appeared that proves that it was actually done. If anyone know differently please let me know.

Source: Gamespot

Amazon Pass On Dark Tower Pilot

Posted: January 16, 2020, 08:49
News has just come in that Amazon Studios has passed on The Dark Tower pilot. The adaptation came from executive producer/showrunner Glen Mazzara and MRC. Word is that Amazon executives felt like the pilot was not on the level of other large-scope elevated genre series the streamer has in production/pre-production like Wheel Of Time and The Lord Of the Rings.

The Dark Tower TV series was designed to be independent from the 2017 film and was meant to be a more faithful retelling of the books than the movie was. The TV series started from the beginning with Wizard & Glass (many years before the events in the movie) and focused on the origin story of Roland Deschain’s (Sam Strike), how he became a gunslinger and his first conflict with The Man in Black (Jasper Pääkkönen).

Source: Deadline

Audie Awards Honors King For Lifetime Achievement

Posted: January 10, 2020, 09:02
2020 Audie Awards to Honor Stephen King for Lifetime Achievement in New York City on March 2.

Mr. King, a four-time Audie Award® winner and seventeen-time nominee, is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. A long-time advocate for audiobooks, Mr. King once wrote of his love of the format: “The spoken word is the acid test. They don’t call it storytelling for nothing.” Mr. King has narrated some of his own audiobooks, published audiobook originals, and has used his megaphone to highlight the joys of listening.

2020 Is Here!

Posted: January 9, 2020, 12:24
2020 is here and Lilja’s Library is starting its 24th year as the number one fan site for everything Stephen King related. And for that I want to thank you!

Even though it’s true that if no one visited the site I’d probably still keep it up and running and posting stuff, but I would lie if I said anything other than it’s you that makes it fun!

What makes it fun is all of you that come here and read what I write. All of you that comment on the stuff that I write. All of you that out of the blue contact me and want to talk Stephen King. That is what makes my day and I hope you’ll keep making my day for many years to come by visiting the site, by commenting on facebook, twitter or Instagram, by sending me messages showing me your collection or asking some question about King or his work.

In 2020 I’ll keep posting news about Stephen King and his work and I’ll keep reviewing and interviewing people that is in some way involved with Stephen King and his work. I will also plan how to celebrate the fact that the site turns 25 years next year, we do need to celebrate right? And how do you celebrate something that has been a big part in your life a quarter of a century? If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know!

And last (and least fun). If you want to help out financing the site, I appreciate donations, small or big through my paypal.

Again, thank you all and let’s make 2020 the best year yet!

New Edition Of Shining In The Dark

Posted: January 3, 2020, 12:28
2020 inleds med nyheten att Ekström & Garay släpper Varsel i Mörkret (Shining in the Dark) på svenska i storpocket under våren. Exakt datum och omslag kommer.

Swedish publisher Ekström & Garay will release Varsel i Mörkret (Shining in the Dark) in a Swedish trade paperback in the spring of 2020. Exact date and cover to come.

Fans Get Elevation

Posted: January 1, 2020, 11:49
Stephen King’s Elevation, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Elevation. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a] of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page, Gwendy’s Button Box page, Sleeping Beauties Book page or the Outsider Book page.

Check out all Elevation photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

Fans Get If it Bleeds

Posted: January 1, 2020, 09:41
Stephen King’s If it Bleeds, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of If it Bleeds. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a] of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page, Gwendy’s Button Box page, Sleeping Beauties Book page, Outsider Book page or the The Institute Book page

Check out all If it Bleeds photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

Fans Get The Institute

Posted: January 1, 2020, 09:38
Stephen King’s The Institute, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of The Institute. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a] of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page, Gwendy’s Button Box page, Sleeping Beauties Book page or The Outsider Book page

Check out all The Institute photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020

Posted: December 31, 2019, 12:00
2019 was a great year. We got a new book, we got new movies and we got a few TV series. Stephen King is more popular that he has been for years. New fans find his work every day (even if some go through the movies) and we old fans love that he is still as productive as he is.

My favorites this year are as follows.

Book: The Institute. Not much competition there since this was one of those rare years where King only released one book.

Movie: Doctor Sleep. I love how they combined the adaptation of the book with the movie (which I don’t even like) and Rebecca Ferguson is one of the best castings in a King movie I have seen. IT part 2 came in a close second followed by In the Tall Grass. I do my best to forget the remake of Pet Sematary which was awful.

TV Series: Season 2 of Castle Rock. I love the backstory to Annie Wilkes. The third season of Mr. Mercedes worked but it wasn’t as good as it could have been.

As for myself, I have made a lot of new friends over the year from all over the world and I hope to make even more in 2020. I did 23 lectures about King all over Sweden and the anthology Shining in the Dark was released in 5 new editions. 2020 will see much of the same. I will continue to do lectures about King. 8 so far has been booked in the spring (with more to follow) and I already know about 6 new editions of Shining in the Dark being released in 2020 making it a total of 19 (how about that Dark Tower lovers?) different editions in 10 different languages.

But in the end I want to thank you. If you didn’t read my site, Lilja’s Library, if you didn’t read Shining in the Dark or if you didn’t attend my lectures about King nothing of this would be possible. You make it happen and for that I am very grateful. Hopefully you will follow me into 2020 and keep reading what I write, keep sending me messages telling me about yourself and your King obsession (I love that) and keep coming to my lectures. If you do that I promise I’ll do my best to keep you updated on everything that happens in King’s world and hopefully throw in a few surprises along the way…

So, thanks for being there with your support. I hope I’ll see you in 2020!

Happy New Year!

Carrie As A Limited Series?

Posted: December 22, 2019, 00:34
Collider reports that yet another adaptation of Carrie might be happening. This time as a limited series by FX and MGM and Carrie will probably be played by a trans performer or an actress of color rather that a white woman if the reports are true.

Following a successful partnership on Fargo, FX and MGM Television are developing a limited series based on Stephen King‘s classic horror novel Carrie, Collider has exclusively learned.

Though it’s still very early in the development process and there’s no script yet, sources say that this time around, telekinetic teen Carrie White will likely be played by either a trans performer or an actress of color rather than a cis white woman, as in past adaptations. FX declined to comment, while a representative for MGM TV did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

What are your thoughts on this? Do we need yet another adaptation of Carrie?

2020 Will Be The Year To Shine In The Dark

Posted: December 20, 2019, 23:31
It’s been a great 2019 for my book Shining in the Dark and I’m very happy to let you know that 2020 will be just as exciting if not more. The one edition I can talk about so far is the Bulgarian audio edition that Storytel will release in February. That one will be followed by two new editions in languages that already excists as well as two edition in totally new languages. I’m sorry I can’t reveal what editions and languages they are but as soon as the publishers are ready I will. I’m very excited and as you can see, so is Marv.

Jerusalem’s Lot As A 10-Episode Series

Posted: December 19, 2019, 22:25
Joblo reports that Epix has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to a drama based on King's short story Jerusalem’s Lot starring Adrien Brody.

Peter Filardi and Jason Filardi will write the series which is set in the 1850s and follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.

Production is set to begin in May 2020 with a planned release in fall 2020.

This series is an intense, absolutely terrifying reimagining of classic gothic horror. We can’t wait to work with the exceptional team of Donald De Line and Jason and Peter Filardi, along with our phenomenal lead actor, Adrien Brody…and of course, when it comes to horror, it doesn’t get any better or more masterful than Stephen King.
- Epix President Michael Wright

Ross Perry To Adapt & Direct The Dark Half

Posted: December 12, 2019, 09:04
Deadline reports that a new adaptation of The Dark Half is being planed.

MGM has set Alex Ross Perry to adapt and direct The Dark Half, a new adaptation of the 1989 Stephen King bestseller. Perry popped after writing, directing and producing Her Smell, the drama that premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, and for which Elisabeth Moss is Spirit Awards-nominated for her portrayal as a self-destructive rock star.

Perry plans a reinvention of a story first turned into a 1993 MGM film by the late zombie impresario George Romero.

What worries me is the line "Perry plans a reinvention of a story".

Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

Do We Want A Third Shining Film?

Posted: December 11, 2019, 15:20
Mike Flanagan is interested in doing The Shining 3 that would focus on Abra Stone. Here is what he todl Den Of Geek:

“Absolutely. I would love it. And when I met Stephen King, I asked him, ‘Is there more? Do you have anything else for Abra Stone? Because my God, she’s so great.’ And he left it open. He said that he hadn’t thought about it before, but it was people asking questions like that that made him write Doctor Sleep. He started to really think about Dan.”

What do you think? Is it something you want to see happening?

From A Buick 8 Being Filmed

Posted: December 5, 2019, 20:36
Deadline reports that Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn will film From A Buick 8.

Actor Thomas Jane (The Predator) and producer Courtney Lauren Penn (Altitude) are teaming up to form LA-based content company Renegade Entertainment with Stephen King novel adaptation From A Buick 8 their first movie project on the docket.

Renegade, which will develop and produce film, TV, games and immersive content, is partnering with King to adapt and produce his 2002 thriller novel about a car which is a door to another dimension.

Read more here.

Thanks to Rick Urban.

Locke & Key Premiers On Netflix February 2nd

Posted: December 5, 2019, 08:44
This one I'm really looking forward to. Joe Hill's comic Locke & Key premiers on Netflix February 2nd next year.

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.

Listen To Shining In The Dark In Bulgarian

Posted: November 28, 2019, 08:56
I’m happy to tell you that in early 2020 Storytel in Bulgaria will release Shining in the Dark as an audiobook. No narrators have been selected yet but as soon as I know more, I’ll update you.

I still cherish the warm welcome I got when I was in Sofia, Bulgaria to promote the paperback in January last year and I hope you will all enjoy the audio book as much as the paperback! Personally, I can’t wait to hear the story’s read in Bulgarian even if I won’t understand a word…

This edition makes it a total of 15 different editions of the book, and you can check them all out here.

Dane Dehaan Cast In Lisey's Story

Posted: November 26, 2019, 15:05
Dane Dehaan has been cast opposite Julianne Moore and Clive Owen in Lisey’s Story. Dehaan will play Jim Dooley, a huge fan of Scott’s (Owen) books who feels strongly about his unpublished work being released to the world.

Lisey’s Story is Apple’s eight-hour limited series written and executive produced by Stephen King, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Marilyn Manson Cover In The Stand

Posted: November 23, 2019, 10:12
Marilyn Manson has released his cover of the Doors' The End. The cover is a collaboration with Shooter Jennings and the song will be used in the upcoming TV adaptation The Stand, where Manson is also acting in.

The single art is an original work by Manson himself and you can hear the song here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma.

Joan Allen Cast In Lisey’s Story

Posted: November 20, 2019, 21:01
Joan Allen is set to co-star opposite Julianne Moore and Clive Owen in Lisey’s Story, Apple’s eight-hour limited series written and executive produced by Stephen King, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Allen will play Amanda, the oldest of Lisey’s sisters.

King wrote all episodes and King and Moore Wil be executive producers alongside Bad Robot’s Abrams’ and Ben Stephenson. Pablo Larraín will direct the series.

No release date has been set.

Source: Deadline

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

My Thoughs About Gwendy’s Magic Feather

Posted: November 19, 2019, 00:00
Here are my thoughs on Gwendy’s Magic Feather.

Chizmar knows his Castle Rock and he knows Gwendy. When we meet her this time she’s all grown up and living in Washington. The Button Box is almost forgotten until it mysteriously appears again, scaring Gwendy more than she thought was possible.

King Goes Pop!

Posted: November 18, 2019, 21:44
Stephen King is being turned into two different POP! figures. Not sure how I feel about them though. Do they really look like Steve? Isn’t he more of a t-shirt and jeans guy?

My Thoughts About Season 3 Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: November 12, 2019, 14:01
Here are my thoughs about season 3 of Mr Mercedes.

This leaves us with a season that still has all the characters we do like, Hodges, Holly and Jerome but it’s also a season that feels a bit thin and to compensate for that has been stuffed with padding that really doesn’t bring anything to the table. Season three is OK but not much more.

A Sequel To Doctor Sleep Called Hallorann?

Posted: November 11, 2019, 20:08
In this article about how Doctor Sleep did at the Box Office there’s also some interesting news, almost hidden.

Warners was so keen on Doctor Sleep that movie studio chief Toby Emmerich had already struck a deal with director Mike Flanagan and his Intrepid Pictures to script a sequel whose working title is Hallorann, drawn from the character who appears in both The Shining and Doctor Sleep.

What do you think? Do we want a sequel to The Shining and Doctor Sleep?

My Thoughs About Doctor Sleep

Posted: November 11, 2019, 14:51
Here are my thoughts about Doctor Sleep.

Doctor Sleep is a great adaptation to King’s book and followup to Kubrick’s movie. The cast (specially Rebecca) is great as are the flashbacks to the original film. Mike has even thrown in a few nods to The Dark Tower. They are small but they are there if you know what you’re looking for.

Gwendy's Button Box; A Trilogy

Posted: October 30, 2019, 15:31
Looks like the story of Gwendy will be a trilogy. The first book was a collaboration between King and Richard Chizmar, the second is written by Chizmar who tweeted the following about the third book:

Nope, I don't know when the third volume will be pulbished; it's not written yet. I also don't know if Steve and I will be co-writing. Depends on our schedules.

Ep 104: The Avester!!! - The Institute Review & More

Posted: October 23, 2019, 09:16

Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast - Constant and New Listeners!

Join your host - longtime Constant Reader - writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 104 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Returning guest - Bryant Burnette - joins me this episode to review King's latest book - The Institute as well as to engage in a water cooler chat about the latest King news.

Check out Bryant's excellent blog over at - The Truth Inside The Lie.

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2) 00:30 - The Institute - Book Review
3) 34:19 - Water Cooler Chat Latest Stephen King News
4) 54:42 - Outro

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Shining In The Dark Now Out In Trade Paperback!

Posted: October 22, 2019, 11:07
Today is the release day for the US trade paperback of Shining in the Dark. An edition I’m very proud of. You should be able to find it in any bookstore you usually get your books from as well as online, like

I would also like to ask a favor of you. If you see it in the stores. Please take a photo of it on the shelf or in a selfie with yourself and send to me.

I hope you will all enjoy the book and its stories.

King’s Mansion To Become Writers Retreat & Archive

Posted: October 18, 2019, 12:58
The King family is about to move. Their iconic red mansion in Bangor will instead in the future be the home of the extensive archive of manuscripts, articles, photographs, notes, video and audio recordings and other writings from throughout King’s nearly 50-year career.

The house (and the house next door, also owned by the King family) would also become a retreat for writers, who would be allowed to stay in the house while they work on various projects. The offices of the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, their charitable nonprofit organizations would also move in.

This should not be misstaken for a museum though. The houses won’t be open to the public and you would, just like when the collection was located at The University of Maine, need permission to do research on King’s unpublished stuff as well as to stay there and write.

Bangor council vote lets Stephen and Tabitha King
move ahead with archive and writers’ retreat

The Bangor City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a zoning change for the two homes on West Broadway owned by Stephen and Tabitha King that will pave the way for the properties to house King’s extensive archive and serve as a writers’ retreat.

The Kings requested a zone change last month, with plans to change both their iconic red mansion and the white house next door from their former residential zoning to a type of zone that would allow a nonprofit organization.

At the meeting on Wednesday, the council approved the zone change in an 8-0 vote.

“Everything that the Kings have given this city and the area is absolutely priceless, and to see them to continue to have a tie here with the properties that are on West Broadway and not sell them them or divest themselves of those ties to Bangor is, I think, very admirable,” said Councilor Gibran Graham.

The zone change will allow the Kings to turn their red mansion with its wrought iron gate at 47 West Broadway, as well as the adjacent house the Kings own at 39 West Broadway, into a permanent home for King’s extensive archive of manuscripts, articles, photographs, notes, video and audio recordings and other writings from throughout his nearly 50-year career.

It would also include a retreat for writers, who would be allowed to stay in the house while they work on various projects, and it would house the offices for the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, their charitable nonprofit organization. The foundation offices are currently located on Outer Hammond Street in Bangor.

Councilor Laura Supica said she believed the new archive and retreat would add a great deal to the city’s cultural landscape.

“For an artist to be able to go somewhere and have a retreat to make their art is very important,” said Supica. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Stephen King, it’s that being able to lock yourself in a room and write can produce some great art.”

Stephen Brough, a Bangor resident currently running for City Council, disagreed with the zone change, stating that putting the homes into the hands of a non-profit would take them off the city’s tax rolls, a move he did not think would be in the city’s best interest.

Councilor Cary Weston noted that regardless of whether or not the zone change went through, the Kings would be free at any time to sell their homes to their non-profit, which would still remove them from the tax roles.

The Kings owe $29,656 in property taxes this year on their home at 47 West Broadway, which has an
assessed value of nearly $1.3 million. They owe $23,101 on their property at 39 West Broadway, whose assessed value is just over $1 million.

Article from Bangor Daily News October 17, 2019.

New Casting For The Stand

Posted: October 11, 2019, 22:10
More casting news for The Stand today.

Eion Bailey will play Teddy Weizak (same role King played in the miniseries version), Katherine McNamara will play Julie Larry and Hamish Linklater will play Dr. Ellis.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Ep. 103: King In 3 Colors - Gray, Blue & Green

Posted: October 7, 2019, 08:19

Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast - Constant and New Listeners!

Join your host - longtime Constant Reader - writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 103 of The Stephen King Podcast!

This time it's a look at King in 3 colors - Gray, Blue, and Green. This episode brings you reviews of:
1) Gray Matter on Shudder
2) The Stand on Bluray
3) In The Tall Grass - Green - On Netflix

Hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, I want to hear from you.

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1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Gray Matter - Review
3) 10:46 - The Stand Bluray Review
4) 19:32 - In The Tall Grass Review
5) 34:27 - Outro

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Steve and Joe Talks In The Tall Grass

Posted: October 4, 2019, 13:37
Stephen King & Joe Hill talks In the Tall Grass. Steve also mention that there's an upcoming adaptation from Spain of A Good Marriage.

King: With the streaming platforms (and cable TV), somebody can tackle a long novel the way they tackled “NOS4A2” or “Mr. Mercedes.” But with a shorter thing, it's tailor-made for the movies. I think of “Shawshank Redemption” and the upcoming adaptation from Spain of “A Good Marriage.” The original “Children of the Corn” wasn't too bad either.

Read the interview here.

My Thoughts About In The Tall Grass

Posted: October 4, 2019, 09:24
Here are my thoughts about In the Tall Grass.

In the Tall Grass is one of those stories that when you read it you think ”there is no way this can be filmed”. In the case of this one it’s mainly because it’s both strange and quite brutal. But I was wrong. It’s now filmed, and it works. Vincenzo did it and I think he did it very well.

If It Bleeds; Collection of 4 Stories Out May 5th, 2020

Posted: October 3, 2019, 08:33
King’s next book If It Bleeds is a collection of four stories. They are:

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
The Life of Chuck
If It Bleeds

The book will be released on May 5th, 2020 and a place holder cover have been released (this is not the final cover).

If It Bleeds
Release Date: May 5th, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat and the title story If It Bleeds — each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.

The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.

Stephen Hopkins Will Direct Dark Tower Pilot

Posted: September 30, 2019, 15:16
Stephen Hopkins will direct Amazon’s The Dark Tower pilot. Hopkins recently directed the Focus Features film ‘Race’ and three episodes of the FOX spin-off ’24: Legacy.’ He also helmed 12 episodes of the flagship ’24’ series. Other film credits include New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child,’ 20th Century Fox’s ‘Predator 2,’ and New Line’s ‘Lost in Space.’

Source: Geeks WorldWide.

Thanks to Hans von Wirth

My Thoughts About Gray Matter

Posted: September 27, 2019, 11:00
Here are my thoughts about the episode Gray Matter from the first episode of Creepshow.

The Creepshow movies are labeled horror comedy and have tagline like ”The most fun you’ll have being scared”. They are also based on comics from the 50’s but even though I try to take that in consideration here it still feels cheap.

Ep. 102: Jaime En Fuego Palavers on IT Ch. 2

Posted: September 16, 2019, 15:45

Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast - Constant and New Listeners!

Join your host - longtime Constant Reader - writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 102 of The Stephen King Podcast!

First time on the podcast is guest - Jaime En Fuego - of YouTube - The Horror Channel Fame. Had a blast talking to Jaime and hope to get him and more of The Horror Show crew on the podcast.

Thankee sai!

This is a full spoilers episode.

Jaime and I review IT Chapter 2 plus talk about the King news items over the summer that really popped out to us.

Check out Jaime and his ka-tet over at YouTube for - The Horror Show

Check Jaime's Youtube channel for Stephen King - Hail to Stephen King!

There's tons of Horror goodness over there besides material related just to Sai King.

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1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast - IT Chapter 2 - Movie Review
3) 29:43 - Top King News Items Over the Summer of 2019
3) 1:05:53 - Outro

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The Institute To be A Limited Series

Posted: September 11, 2019, 10:29
Yesterday The Institute was released and on the same day Spyglass Media Group’s TV division announced that they will develop the book as a limited series, with David E. Kelley and Jack Bender (the team behind Mr. Mercedes) attached. Kelley will pen the adaptation and Bender will direct. Both will executive produce. No release date has been revealed.

“I’m delighted to be working with Jack and David, the creative team behind Mr. Mercedes. We think alike, and I believe The Institute is going to be a great success.”

Stephen King

Thanks to Andry Malinin

Supercut Of IT With A Running Time Of 6,5 Hours

Posted: September 10, 2019, 15:13
Director Andy Muschietti has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that talks are underway with Warner Bros for an even longer version of IT. The plan is for a supercut that brings both films into one, adding in deleted material, and filming fresh scenes for it as well. Muschietti estimates his supercut will be around six and a half hours.

“People can choose how to see it, all in one or, you know, making little pauses”, Muschietti mused. “Or bingeing! Maybe it’s divided in episodes. People now, they binge a series for 10 hours of viewing, so it wouldn’t surprise me”.

What’s your thoughts on a supercut of IT?

King Talks IT

Posted: September 10, 2019, 14:13
Have you seen IT: Chapter 2? If not, see it first and then come back to read this.

“When Bill Denbrough walked into the thrift shop, he had a flashback of him and Beverly browsing the same place 27 years ago,” Muschietti said. “It was a little romantic moment there, and then they were approached by the shopkeeper as a younger version.”

There would have been no digital de-aging for King, however. Instead, the younger shopkeeper who ruins their tender moment would have been played by King’s son, author Joe Hill.

“Andy’s original idea was so genius,” King said. “He wanted to use Joe as that guy in a flashback with the kid, and it would’ve worked because Joe and I look a lot alike.”

Alas, the idea was never shot. “We started with a script that was 160 pages, and that was the short version,” Muschietti said. “Unfortunately, we had to shave it off. It was impossible.”

Source: Vanity Fair

An Evening with Joe Hill & Stephen King

Posted: September 7, 2019, 00:57
Porter Square Books wil bring you a very special event on October 10: an evening with Joe Hill and Stephen King!

They will be hosting Joe Hill and Stephen King at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville MA on Thursday, October 10th, 2019, at 7pm, and the two authors will sit down together to discuss their respective new books, Full Throttle and The Institute.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 13th at 12:00 pm noon ET, and there are a few purchasing options. Head over to their website for more info.

Only 2 Month Until Doctor Sleep Arrives

Posted: September 6, 2019, 11:39
OK, the premier of Doctor Sleep is about 2 months away and the news and interview about the film is starting to come in. Here are a few new photos and links to interesting articles and set visits.

Talking to Mike Flanagan About DOCTOR SLEEP

On the Set of DOCTOR SLEEP with Mike Flanagan, Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, and Trevor Macy

Why ‘Doctor Sleep’ Director Mike Flanagan Makes Horror Movies About Family, Trauma and Redemption

How ‘Doctor Sleep’ Won the Blessing of Stephen King

‘Doctor Sleep’ Star Ewan McGregor on Channeling Jack Nicholson (But Not Too Much)

Why ‘Doctor Sleep’ Director Mike Flanagan Set Out to Make a Sequel to ‘The Shining’

‘Doctor Sleep’ is a Sequel to Both Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and Stephen King’s Original Novel

‘Doctor Sleep’ is a Sequel to Both Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and Stephen King’s Original Novel

‘Doctor Sleep’ Features an Exact Recreation of Stanley Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel Sets

Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

Meet Dick Hallorann

Posted: September 4, 2019, 08:35
Here is a photo of Dick Hallorann (Carl Lumbly) from Doctor Sleep. Fans who have read the book and seen Kubrick's movie know that his fate is a bit different in book vs. the movie. In November we'll know what his part in Doctor Sleep is...

Is Pennywise a rip off of Freddy Krueger?

Posted: September 2, 2019, 11:28
In an interview with Eli Roth Quentin Tarantino says IT is a rip off of A Nightmare on Elm Street. I guess it’s true that both Pennywise and Freddy are boogeymen but other than that I think Tarantino is way off. What do you think?

Thanks to Herbert West

King About Trump, The Institute & Books To Come...

Posted: September 2, 2019, 08:29
Here i s an interview with King that Rolling Stone did about Trump, The Institute and books to come...

King’s next book, If It Bleeds, is due out sometime in 2020. It’s a continuation of his ongoing Holly Gibney detective series. “I have to do a polish on that,” he says. “But it’s basically done.” He’s already jamming away on the one after that (though he’s not ready to divulge any details) and the sudden surge of interest in his work has been a great motivator to keep going. “I’m 71 years old,” he says, “and a lot of people my age are forgotten and I’ve had this late season burst of success. It’s very gratifying.”

Mysteriet Stephen King

Posted: August 23, 2019, 14:45
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Today it’s time to launch Here you’ll find everything about upcoming lectures, past lectures and everything you need to book a lecture. So, help me spread the page to anyone who might be interested and maybe we’ll get a chance to talk Stephen King in the future!

How About A Superversion Of IT?

Posted: August 22, 2019, 12:52
In an interview with SFX Magazine Andy Muschietti said he’s open to not only combining the two IT movies to one long he also says there might be different versions of the movies.

“The possibilities are open. There’s a version where the two movies are cut together. There’s a version where there’s a special director’s cut of number one and a special director’s cut of number two. And I’m happy to basically work on every one of them,”

The running time of IT: Chapter 2 is 165 minutes (the directors cut would probably exceed the 3 hour mark) but Muschietti reveals that the first cut of IT: Chapter 2 was around 4 hours.

So, if there ever is a super version (it’s not confirmed that this will actually happen) of the movies there is no telling how long they would be…

Source: Dread Central

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon To Be Filmed

Posted: August 22, 2019, 08:33
A couple of years ago George Romero said he couldn’t get The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon done. No one was interested and Hollywood thought it was ‘too soft’. Well, now it seems to be happening.

Sanibel Films, the production company of late horror legend George A. Romero and his former wife Chris Romero, announced Tuesday that it is collaborating with Vertigo Entertainment and Origin Story to produce a film adaptation of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

“I’m thrilled that my book is being brought to the screen, and that George’s company is involved. Chris Forrest (Romero) has worked long and hard to make this project happen,”
Stephen King

No writer, director, cast or release date has been announced yet.

Source: EW

Roadwork To Be Filmed

Posted: August 7, 2019, 23:40
Last week, during a radio interview with Andy and Barbara Muschietti (IT), both announced they'll be producing an adaptation of King's Bachman book Roadwork. The movie will be directed by Argentinean director Pablo Trapero. They hope to start shooting early next year.

Thanks to Ari & Herbert West

King Writing New Ending To The Stand

Posted: August 2, 2019, 09:59
Exciting news about the upcoming adaptation of The Stand. King is writing a continuation to the book. And don’t worry, there won’t be several bad seasons following the like with Under the Dome. CBS announced at TCA Thursday that King will write the last episode of the providing “a new coda that won’t be found in the book”.

“For fans of the book who have wondered what became of the survivors of the stand, this episode will contain a story that takes us beyond the book to answer those questions,” CBS All Access EVP Julie McNamara said. “A continuation to The Stand; we can’t wait to share that with the world.”

What About Brady? And Will There Be A Season 4?

Posted: July 27, 2019, 14:33
At the Television Critics Association director Jack Bender talked about if we were to see Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway)...

I’d rather not say whether we are going to actually behold Mr. Treadaway or not.

...and if this the third season of Mr Mercedes is really the last season.

It will really depend if Audience Network feels they have enough subscribers watching Mr. Mercedes to justify keeping it going. I have confidence that writers David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro can make up their own Bill Hodges story without a Stephen King book to base it on.

He also talked about if Bruce Dern's part is just a cameo and how Morris is the new Brady.

Read more over at Slash Film

Why Adapting The Mr Mercedes Books Out Of Order

Posted: July 26, 2019, 10:32
Brett Gelman, Breeda Wool, Jack Bender and Gabriel Ebert were on a panel for the Television Critics Association to talk about why they adapted the books out of order.

“Because the focus of the show was this love/hate affair between Brady Hartsfield and Bill Hodges, and because of the condition we left our villain, almost comatose after his head was bashed in, we had to figure out a way to have him in the show in an active way,” Bender said. “The writers, myself, all of us came up with a version that wasn’t going to be Finders Keepers and we knew we were going to have to put that off and found a way to make that the focus of season 3.”

If the first two episodes is a good indication I suspect that season 3 might be the best season yet...

Read the full article over at Cheat Sheet

Greg Nicotero Talks Survivior Type & Gray Matter

Posted: July 23, 2019, 09:12
Greg Nicotero explains why it was first mentioned that it would be King’s story Survivior Type and then Gray Matter that he adapted for Creepshow in this interview with Daily Dead.

How many episodes did you direct, then?

Greg Nicotero: I directed two of them. I directed “Gray Matter,” which is the Stephen King story. Steve was the first call I made when this got going. I just said, "Listen, it's not Creepshow without a story from you. What do you think?" And he said, "I have the perfect story for you." He sent me "Survivor Type," which is this unbelievable story about a guy who's stranded on a desert island and ends up cutting off parts of his body and eating them as he goes. And I'm like, "Well, listen, if Stephen King says this is the story, this is the story." So I wrote the script for it, and when we started working out just how we were going to shoot the show, because we were super ambitious, I realized I didn’t know how we're gonna do that story without a lot of visual effects. Plus, we would actually have to fly to an island and shoot it.

So I asked him for another story, and that’s when I remembered “Gray Matter.” And in terms of our show, it's much more of a personal story, and he went, "Yeah, okay, you can take that one." So, I directed that one. There was another story that was the first story that I read when we were looking for material, by David J. Schow, who's a really good friend of mine. It's called “The Finger.” It's about this dude who's walking along and he finds a finger on the ground and he picks it up and he brings it in his house. The next day it's an arm. And then the next day, it becomes this creature and it becomes like his little buddy. It’s a really great story, too.

Sleeping Beauties Adapted As A Comic Book

Posted: July 17, 2019, 09:14
IDW Publishing will adapt Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King as a 10-part comic book epic. It will be adapted by Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard). IDW has the series slated for a high-profile launch in early 2020.

“We are so excited about Rio and Alison’s vision for Sleeping Beauties. We’ve been fans of Rio’s for years and Alison’s artwork is simply extraordinary. IDW couldn’t have found a better pairing.”
- Owen King

“We’re looking forward to seeing our work in this exciting format.”
- Stephen King

“The story is very suggestive for interesting art, with magical themes interwoven through a very real place setting in Appalachia, and the opportunity to draw some truly diverse people. Places, spaces, gender, bodies, character, relationships, political themes, emotions, a challenging (and almost certainly innovative) design job, and a great story – it’s all here. I cannot wait to share what we are making.”
- Alison Sampson

“To work on anything with the King name attached is surreal, dizzying, and somewhat terrifying. As soon as my feet touch terra firma, I will focus on my goal: to stay true to the novel’s spirit, and to deliver a page-turning, visually impacting experience that will appeal to readers of both Stephen and Owen King’s fiction, and to comics fans the world over.”
- Rio Youers

My only concern about this is how on earth they are going to fit a 700 page novel into 10 issues…

Thanks to Marco Lammers.


Posted: July 16, 2019, 16:53
IKEA in Edinburgh seems to like IT. Here are two of their set-ups.

Keep up the good work and to everyone else out there...follow IKEA and creat your own King set-ups!

Castle Rock Season 2 Update

Posted: July 16, 2019, 14:02
Castle Rock is in production and Bleeding Cool has posted a summaries of what we know so far. This season’s cast includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tim Robbins (Here and Now), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards), Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner 2049), Matthew Alan (13 Reasons Why), John Hoogenakker (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Robin Weigert (Big Little Lies, Deadwood), Alison Wright(The Americans), Greg Grunberg (A Star is Born, Heroes), and Sarah Gadon(True Detective).

It also looks like season 2 will be slightly connected to the first season…

Having finished shooting the premiere episode earlier this week, Greg Yaitanes revealed that this season begins “on the heels” of the first season. While no names have been mentioned, this does open up the possibility of characters from the first season making guest appearances as well as giving viewers a larger view of Castle Rock.

Creewpshow Poster

Posted: July 16, 2019, 08:36
Here is a poster for Shudder's Creepshow. A modern version of the postster for the first Creepshow 2 movie where The Creep is watching TV instead of sitting in a movie theatre.

Thanks to Ed.

The Blue Air Compressor; Impossible To Film?

Posted: July 12, 2019, 14:11
Screenrant lists 10 King stories that is (according to them) impossible to bring to the Big Screen and here is number 7. If you aren’t familiar with The Blue Air Compressor you can find it in Shining in the Dark, now out in 8 languages and 3 more to come. Check it out here.

And after you have, what is your thoughts, can it be a movie?

The Stand Miniseries On Blu-Ray In September

Posted: July 10, 2019, 14:00
With the new TV series based on The Stand it’s no surprise that the original miniseries (that celebrates 25 years this year) is getting a Collector's Edition Blu-ray release. The Blu-ray is released on September 24th. No info has been released about the bonus features yet but hopefully there will be a lot…

IT At Comic-Con

Posted: July 10, 2019, 10:54
At this years Comic-Con there will be new footage from IT Chapter Two as well as a Q&A with the cast and crew.

If you're 18 or older and you have a "valid preview night, 4 Day or any single day badge," you can register to attend the event by submitting your RSVP here.

Marilyn Manson Cast In The Stand

Posted: July 9, 2019, 09:14
Marilyn Manson has been cast in be The Stand. He confirmed it in an interview with Revolver and also mentioned that he and Shooter Jenings also recorded a cover of The Doors The End for the series.

Shooter and I also did a cover of "The End" by the Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I'm also going to be acting in.

The Stand Begin Filming in September

Posted: July 1, 2019, 03:47
HN Entertainment has confirmed that the CBS All Access series adaptation of King’s The Stand will begin filming on September 16th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is expected to wrap on March 11th.

Production designer Aaron Haye has also joined the show. He recently worked on Bohemian Rhapsody and the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

SK Tours Of Maine; The Book

Posted: June 30, 2019, 04:55
Stu at SK Tours of Maine has published a guidebook called SK Tours of Maine. Stu has been running a tour of Bangor for a decade, but he’s had nothing to sell except postcards and decals, and the customers wanted a more substantial souvenir. So he compiled a guidebook that covers all the stops on the three-hour tour.

The book is in full color and 128 pages long. You can get your copies by contacting Stu.

Caste Rock Casting

Posted: June 28, 2019, 06:31
Here are some new casting news for Castle Rock:

Deadwood alum Robin Weigert, Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace, True Detective), Alison Wright (The Americans) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias) are set as guest stars for the second season of Hulu’s Castle Rock

In Season 2 of Castle Rock, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan), Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Season 2 cast also include Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan.

Weigert will play Crysilda Wilkes, Annie’s mother. Gadon is Rita Green, a vengeful woman from Annie’s past. Wright will portray Valerie, a kind-hearted local who explores the town’s evil history. Grunberg is Sheriff Boucher, a local official, who faces off against a brewing, dark force in Castle Rock.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Shining vs. Doctor Sleep Trailer

Posted: June 14, 2019, 08:51
The trailer for Doctor Sleep is now out and in it there are some scenes that looks like they are grabbed straight from The Shining. However, the only scene that is from The Shining is the one with the bloody elevators. All the other scenes are recreated by Mike Flanagan. Very impressive if you ask me.

Danny in The Shining (left) and Danny in Doctor Sleep (right).

Father and son.

You can see more examples here

André Øvredal Talks The Long Walk

Posted: June 13, 2019, 10:39
André Øvredal talks The Long Walk with Rue Morgue.

As a director, it’s extremely inspiring to be able to tell a story that is so human and so gruesome at the same time. It’s like man vs. the machine in a way, and about the innocence of these boys and how they don’t really grasp what they’ve gotten themselves into until it’s way too late. I’m in awe of Stephen King for having understood so much about humanity at the age of 18 or 19 when he wrote this. It’s an adult story, but written with a young person’s perspective, probably of the Vietnam War; it’s kind of an allegory, I’m guessing, for his fears of being sent to Vietnam at the time.

Help Me Find Isijavanje U Tami

Posted: June 12, 2019, 14:22
The latest edition of Shining in the Dark is now out. You’ll find it in bookstores all over Serbia and the title is Isijavanje U Tami and I now want the help of all you readers out there! If you find it in your bookstore take a photo of the book, preferable with you in the picture as well, and send it to me. Thanks!

Plot & Photos From Season 3 Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: June 5, 2019, 08:46
Here is a first look at some photos from season 3 of Mr Mercedes. The season premiers September 10.

Based on the Bill Hodges trilogy from prolific author Stephen King, season three of Mr. Mercedes will closely follow the story contained in “Finders Keepers,” the second book of the series, and continue to explore the fallout from the massacre perpetrated by Brady Hartsfield.

When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.

Howard Admits Mistakes In Dark Tower Adaptation

Posted: May 31, 2019, 20:08
In an interview with Collider Ron Howard admits mistakes The Dark Tower movie.

“I think it should’ve been horror. I think that it landed in a place—both in our minds and the studio’s—that it could be PG-13 and sort of a boy’s adventure… I really think we made a mistake not—I mean I’m not sure we could’ve made this movie, but I think if we could’ve made a darker, more hard-boiled look and make it The Gunslinger’s character study more than Jake. I think in retrospect that would’ve been more exciting. We always felt like we were kind of holding back something, and I think at the end of the day it was that.”

He also think that starting on TV would have been a good idea...

“The other thing might’ve been to just straight-on tackle it as television first. Disappointing because I poured a lot of myself into it, and sometimes this happens on these projects where everybody’s best intentions—you’re all pulling in a direction, and then you sort of say, ‘Was that the right direction?’ And I wouldn’t say it was all compromise. I do think it was just a sense of maybe too much listening to what you think that the marketplace is calling for instead of the essence of what Stephen King was giving us.”

King On Gwendy's Magic Feather

Posted: May 25, 2019, 11:46
Here is a quote from King's introduction to Gwendy's Magic Feather called How Gwendy Escaped Oblivion

"In the story you're about to read—lucky you!—all of Rich's formidable skills are on display. He evokes Castle Rock well, and the regular Joes and regular Jills that populate the town ring true. We know these people, and so we care for them. We also care for Gwendy. To tell you the truth, I sort of fell in love with her, and I'm delighted that she's back for more."

The Long Walk To The Screen

Posted: May 22, 2019, 08:28
Deadline reprots that The Long Walk is finally being adapted for the screen.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal is set to direct New Line’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s The Long Walk.

James Vanderbilt wrote the screenplay and is also producing with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.

Thanks to Troy Tradup

My Interview With Joe Hill

Posted: May 20, 2019, 16:12
Last week I got a chance to talk to Joe Hill about AMC’s upcoming NOS4A2 series and also what’s in store in the near future. Read all about it here.

“Manx sees himself as the hero in his own story when he brings the children to Christmasland where it’s against the law to be sad”
- Joe Hill

Ep. 101: The Hill Beyond Pet Sematary

Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:41

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Eyes Of The Dragon Being Developed For Hulu

Posted: May 17, 2019, 21:01
Deadline reports that Hulu have made a deal to develop a pilot based on Eyes of the Dragon.

Hulu has made a deal to develop a pilot based on the King novel Eyes of the Dragon, which was first published in 1984. Seth Grahame-Smith (Lego Batman Movie) writing the opening episode and serving as the showrunner. Fox 21 is the studio. Grahame and his KatzSmith partner David Katzenberg will be exec producers along with Bill Haber, Roy Lee and Jon Berg.

“I am so excited to be working in the world of Stephen King with with Hulu, which has such a terrific track record with Stephen King adaptations,” Grahame-Smith told Deadline. “The goal for this series is to feel unlike any Stephen King adaptation before, with this rich underlying source material, and the only true fantasy book he wrote that has kings and swords and princesses. We will honor the spirit of the book and the legacy.”

More Info About If You Bleed

Posted: May 14, 2019, 08:33
Some additional information has appeared on the King 2020 book, If you bleed . Some sources say King said the title was If it bleeds from the words "If it bleeds it". I guess we have to wait and see what the right title is.

I also hear that the king said that the story is about a news anchor / journalist who is also a kind of vampire feed on human suffering when he chases his stories.

As always when many people hear the same thing, they will perceive it differently and therefore the information is a little fuzzy. Hopefully we will soon have more accurate info.

Oh, and I also heard that the king said he was thinking of a sequel to Salem's Lot .

King's 2020 Book; If You Bleed

Posted: May 13, 2019, 08:58
At the Workplay festival King didn't only play with his band, The Rock Bottom Remainders, he also announced during a talk with Benjamin Percy that his next book will be called If You Bleed. He also revealed that Holly Gibney will be the main character in the book. It's being released in 2020.