NEWS -

King to appear at Music Hall

Posted: July 16, 2009, 01:04
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King takes The Music Hall stage Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
to discuss his new novel Under the Dome. Read more here.

Thanks to Miss X.

Collectors ed. of Under the Dome

Posted: July 15, 2009, 19:14
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This was just posted by the Moderator on the Stephen King Message Board:

I've been authorized to release the official information from Scribner about the collector's editions, so here you go:

Scribner will publish two Collector’s Editions. The regular Collector’s Edition will have a special jacket with a belly band, a stamped case, four-color printed endpapers, a ribbon marker, and will contain a set of 27 special trading cards featuring drawings of characters from the book (drawn by cartoonist Matthew Diffee). These drawings will also be featured in the book—as a frontispiece image and on the 26 part title pages. The book will be shrink-wrapped and Scribner will print only 25,000 copies of this edition, priced at $75.

Scribner is also offering 1,500 copies of a signed, limited Collector’s Edition. This contains all the special elements listed above, plus the book will be signed by the author. This is priced at $200.

Thanks to John Hanic

Cell heads to TV

Posted: July 14, 2009, 21:26
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Eli Roth has left Cell but now John Harrison has taken over and is about to turn it into a TV mini-serie. Here is what Dread Central writes about it:

"Some cool news just came out during the Q&A following the North American premiere of John Harrison's adaptation of Clive Barker's Book of Blood. According to Harrison he has just signed up to adapt Stephen King's technology spawned zombie story Cell. Following the demise of the Eli Roth adaptation, Harrison was approached to do a TV mini-series version.

And here is what Fangoria has to say about it:

Fango’s Tony Timpone just called up from Montreal’s Fantasia film festival with a hot scoop: John Harrison, whose Clive Barker-based feature BOOK OF BLOOD is premiering at the event, is writing a four-hour miniseries based on Stephen King’s CELL. The 2006 novel sees the population of America transformed into mindless, rampaging killers by a signal sent through their cell phones.

Harrison is scripting CELL for the Weinstein Company, which had originally planned to turn the book into a theatrical feature (with Eli Roth attached at one point to direct), but decided to abandon those plans and will be shopping the project to networks instead. Having served as assistant director/composer on the King-scripted CREEPSHOW and helmed TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE (including an adaptation of the author’s “Cat from Hell”), Harrison considers CELL one of King’s best recent books, with opening chapters that will make an incredible first 30 minutes on screen. The filmmaker adds that he doesn’t see this as a zombie story so much as a VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED-esque chiller, and enjoys the fact that the infected populace possesses a hive mentality. While he has been officially contracted to direct, he would certainly like to. BOOK OF BLOOD screens at Fantasia tonight at 7 p.m. (the show is almost sold out as of now); look for exclusive video of Harrison discussing BOOK, CELL and other projects at this site tomorrow!

Thanks to Al Mattice, Larry Fire and Uncle Creepy.

Issue #4 review

Posted: July 11, 2009, 00:19
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Here are my thoughts on issue #4 of American Nightmares

UR on audio

Posted: July 9, 2009, 22:18
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UR will be available as an audiobook on February 16, 2010. The reader has not yet been selected. The suggested retail price is $14.99 in CD format or $11.99 for the download edition which will be available July 2010.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Paperback cover

Posted: July 4, 2009, 01:20
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Here is the papaerback cover for Just After Sunset that's released on September 22. You can pre-order your copy here.

Under the Dome Collector's Set

Posted: July 2, 2009, 22:55
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Simon & Schuster has announced a Collector's Set of Under the Dome. The price is $75 and more info will be released soon.

Interview with Nei Ruffino

Posted: July 2, 2009, 09:19
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Here is an interview with Nei Ruffino who is the colourist of The Talisman comic book.

Thanks to grzesiek

King and Jackson

Posted: July 2, 2009, 09:04
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King on Jackson:

EW columnist Stephen King writes, “It’s worth noting that he was never convicted of anything in criminal court, and when I asked Mick—who hung out with Michael occasionally— he was emphatic in his belief that Michael Jackson was indeed innocent of the abuse allegations. In the court of public opinion, however, he was found guilty of Weirdness in the First Degree, and ended up secluded in one haunted castle after another. Finally, he died in one. Strange man. Lost man. And not unique in his passing. Like James Dean, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Heath Ledger, and a dozen others we could name, he just left the building far too soon. Because, man oh man, that guy could dance.”


Here is an article about King and Michael Jackson’s collaboration Ghost.

Thanks to Larry Fire

My thoughts on Dolan's Cadillac

Posted: July 2, 2009, 01:40
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Dolan’s Cadillac has had its world premier in Sweden today and I have seen it. Check out my thoughts about it here.

Back cover for Dolan

Posted: June 30, 2009, 11:36
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Here is the back cover for the Swedish DVD release of Dolan's Cadillac. It doesn’t look like there are any bonus materials on the DVD.

Dolan in December

Posted: June 30, 2009, 07:24
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This little note indicates that Dolan's Cadillac will premier in December in the US.

Emmanuelle Vaugier recently finished shooting the psychological thriller Dolan’s Cadillac, a film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story of the same name, with Christian Slater. It is due out in December.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

What is this?

Posted: June 29, 2009, 10:29
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Up for some puzzles? Complete these and find out about a very interesting upcoming book!

Covers for issue #4

Posted: June 28, 2009, 02:35
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Click for a larger image Click for a larger imageHere is the variant and sketch covers for issue #4 of American Nightmares.

Preview of issue #3

Posted: June 26, 2009, 17:54
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Now you can check out a preview of issue #3 of Fall of Gilead online. You will find it here.
Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Read Morality online

Posted: June 26, 2009, 17:53
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Now you can read Morality online. You'll find it here.

Thanks to Larry Fire

Darabont interview

Posted: June 26, 2009, 08:28
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Here is an interview with Frank Darabont in which he talks about The Mist, Under the Dome and The Long Walk.

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Read Weeds

Posted: June 23, 2009, 21:56
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For those of you that hasn't read Weeds you can now do so here.

(Please note that this link goes to Cavalier magazine that is an adult magazine. So, consider yourself warned…)

Thanks to Marco Lammers.

Act fast...

Posted: June 23, 2009, 07:37
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This was posted on King's board yesterday so act fast if you want to go.

I've heard back from Scribner regarding the TimesTalk appearance. There will be a total of 350 tickets available but they have already sold over 200 so if you're considering this event, you may want to act quickly. They are on a first come, first served basis but they feel that all seats have excellent sight lines and that the theater is small enough to give an intimate feel.

The ticket price is not including the purchase of a book and nothing has been set in stone yet about there being signed copies available at this event.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

And the winners are:

Posted: June 21, 2009, 23:42
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OK, the contest is onver and here are the correct answers:

Question 1: What is the title of the story on The House on Maple Street and other stories that King narrats himself?
Answer 1: Head Down.

Question 2: What year was Nightmares & Dreamscapes first released?
Answer 2: 1993.

Question 3: Name one of the stories in Nightmares & Dreamscapes that has been filmed.
Answer 3: Dolan's Cadillac, The End of the Whole Mess, The Night Flier, Chattery Teeth, You Know They Got a Hell of a Band, Sorry, Right Number, Crouch End, The Fifth Quarter or Umney's Last Case. There are also some Dollar Babis made from the collection.

Question 4: How many CDs will the three titles you can win here contain together?
Answer 4: The House on Maple Street (5 CD's), Dolan's Cadillac (5 CD's) and Chattery Teeth (4 CD's). Makes a total of 14 disks.

Question 5: When is the other three audio books with stories from Nightmares & Dreamscape (Sorry, Right Number: And Other Stories, The End of the Whole Mess: And Other Stories and It Grows on You: And Other Stories) being released.
Answer 5: November 10, 2009.

And the five winners that each get a pack with the these three audio editions The House on Maple Street (5 CD's), Dolan's Cadillac (5 CD's) and Chattery Teeth are:

1. Cyrus Simcoe
2. Henry Gershman
3. Nelson D Hill
4. Dominic Wassel
5. Jesse Lankford

If you didn’t win the contest you can get your copies here:

Dolan’s Cadillac
The House on Maple Street and other stories
Chattery Teeth

King comments on his two Bram Stoker Awards

Posted: June 21, 2009, 01:55
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Here is King's comment on the two Bram Stoker Awards he won:

I'm delighted to tell you that I won not one but TWO Stoker Awards at this year's ceremony, one for Duma Key (Best Novel) and one for Just After Sunset (Best Collection). My motto is, You can never be too thin, too rich, or win too many Stoker Awards. (If you've never seen one, the awards are most excellently cool.) My thanks to everyone who voted, and my congratulations to all the other nominees. Most of all, though, thanks to everyone who bought those books and enjoyed them. (And if you bought them and didn't enjoy them, I still thank you.)

Steve

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Under the Dome tour

Posted: June 21, 2009, 01:52
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Info about King's Under the Dome tour:

Tuesday | November 10, 2009 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation with Novelist Stephen King
On the publication of his latest novel, “Under the Dome,” celebrated storyteller and best-selling author Stephen King (“Just After Sunset,” “Duma Key,” “The Stand,” “The Shining” and more than 50 other novels) talks about his career as a novelist, screenwriter and columnist and discusses his new work, a tour de force set in a Maine town and featuring more than 100 characters who encounter a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any the author has ever conjured. Interviewed by New York Times book critic Janet Maslin.

Tickets: $30

Read more here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Pony trailer

Posted: June 18, 2009, 00:17
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Here is a trailer for the Dollar Baby version of My Pretty Pony.

Cover for issue #5

Posted: June 18, 2009, 00:07
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Click for a larger imageHere is the cover for issue #5 of Fall of Gilead.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Interview with Tony Shasteen

Posted: June 15, 2009, 00:14
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Here is an interview with Tony Shasteen, illustrator of The Talisman comic.

Thanks to Grzesiek Tupikowski.

King wins two Bram Stroker Awards

Posted: June 15, 2009, 00:13
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Stephen King won two Bram Stoker Awards for the 2008 publishing year at the Horror Writers Association's Stoker Awards Banquet held in Burbank, California on Saturday. Just After Sunset won Superior Achievement in a Collection; and Duma Key won Superior Achievement in a Novel. Mick Garris accepted the Awards for King and read King's acceptances, which were notable for his praise of Guests of Honor Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson.

Thanks to Rocky Wood.

King's liner notes

Posted: June 12, 2009, 11:05
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Here you can read King's liner notes to Slaid Cleaves new album. There is also a blurb by King.

Thanks to Ari Bosi

New audio titles

Posted: June 10, 2009, 20:20
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Three new King titles will be released on CD in June 2009:

Dolan’s Cadillac and other stories (listen to "Suffer the Little Children" read by Whoopi Goldberg)

The House on Maple Street and other stories (listen to "Head Down" read by Stephen King)

Chattery Teeth and other stories (listen to "Chattery Teeth" read by Kathy Bates)

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Slaid Cleaves and King

Posted: June 7, 2009, 21:15
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Slaid Cleaves has always leaned a little toward the dark side in his literate folk narratives, so it comes as no surprise that his No. 1 fan is pop literature’s prince of darkness, Stephen King.

The scary scribe even contributed liner notes to the singer-songwriter’s latest, ominously titled collection of songs, "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away.”

Read more here

Thanks to Ed Nomura

Interview with Robin Furth

Posted: June 7, 2009, 21:10
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Grzesiek from StephenKing.pl told me about an interview they have done with Robin Furth. In it she's talking about The Dark Tower and Talisman comic books.

Read the interview here.

Cover and trailer

Posted: June 5, 2009, 00:58
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Here is a new DVD cover (Swedish) and trailer for Dolan's Cadillac.

Here is the trailer.

More Roth on Cell

Posted: June 3, 2009, 01:08
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Eli Roth elaborates about Cell:

He elaborates further at Fangoria: “But the script wasn’t ready,” he explains, “and the studio [Dimension] had a very different idea of what they wanted as opposed to what I hoped to make. Instead of fighting with them, I thought, what’s the rush, but then quietly let it go.”

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD/book

Posted: June 3, 2009, 01:06
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Here is more info about Ghost Brothers of Darkland County:

June 1st, 2009 - The production of the "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" CD/book package is slated to commence on June 15, when producer T Bone Burnett begins laying down the tracks in Los Angeles for the 18 new songs John [Mellencamp] has written for his musical theater collaboration with Stephen King. King's dialog will later be assembled in John's Belmont Studio.

The cast for the production is still not finalized but will definitely be star-studded. Projected release of the completed project is next January and will be in more than one configuration, with a "deluxe" version to include a book containing the show's full text and song lyrics, a CD featuring the show's dialog and songs, and a second CD with only the songs.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Length of Under the Dome

Posted: June 3, 2009, 01:03
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Scribner Audio has now confirmed that the audio edition of Under the Dome will be 37 hours and on 30 CD’s . Pretty impressive if you ask me...

The books cover will be released in September.

Under the Dome excerpt and more

Posted: June 2, 2009, 13:20
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From King’s official site

Messages From Stephen
12:32pm June 1st, 2009:

Summer is short and entertainment is vital. Therefore, make sure you take advantage of this June's suggestions. Would I steer you wrong? Hell, no! So here they are:

1. Fangoria's anniversary issue, on sale now.
2. Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Sessions.
3. James McMurtry's Just Us Kids. Real alt-country rock and roll.
4. Apple pies from Checkers. They come rolled in cinnamon. Yum!
5. Waffles and eggs at Waffle House. Hash browns loaded with cheese optional.
6. Monster Truck Jam (as long as you root for The Gravedigger to lose.)
7. Ride the Boulder Dash wooden roller coaster in Bristol, CT.
8. Listen to the entire Metallica catalogue. Then get your ears checked. You know you've been meaning to do it.
9. Go to the beach on a motorcycle with your honey.
10. Read Nobody Move, by Denis Johnson.
11. Read Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child.
12. Read Look Again, by Lisa Scottoline.
13. Read The Way Home, by George Pelecanos.
14. See Drag Me to Hell, directed by the incomparable Sam Raimi.
15. Play AC/DC in your car with the windows rolled down and the volume all the way up.
16. Root for the Red Sox to bury the Yankees.
17. Pray for Big Papi (David Ortiz).
18. Wear your sunglasses at night.
19. Watch for an excerpt from Under the Dome in Entertainment Weekly.

Personally I think item 19 is the most exciting one...

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Morality

Posted: June 1, 2009, 00:45
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Click for a larger imageThe Fire Wire: reports...

The new Stephen King novella entitled Morality is featured in the July 2009 issue of Esquire magazine. The magazine should be on newsstands this week and features the Israeli model, Bar Refaeli on the cover with a temporary tattoo of the story covering her body. A scan of the cover is below…happy reading!

Here is a description of the plot:

Chad, an aspiring writer who is teaching school until he lands a publishing contract, and his wife, Nora, who is working as a home nurse for a retired minister, are like most people these days struggling financially. Nora is approached by her employer with a proposition that could make their dream of a home in Vermont a reality. But will it be worth the moral consequences?

King in New York

Posted: May 27, 2009, 00:35
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According to King's message board The New York event will be the first one on the Under the Dome tour and will take place on November 10th.

No Cell for Roth

Posted: May 24, 2009, 00:23
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It looks like Eli Roth has given up on Cell:

In 2007, [Eli Roth] was attached to direct an adaptation of Stephen King's epic zombie thriller "Cell," but later dropped out. "I walked away from it," he says. "I love Stephen King and I love the book, but I want to write my own stories."

Source.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

American Nightmares #3 review

Posted: May 24, 2009, 00:22
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Here is my review of the third issue of American Nightmares. An issue that I feel is one of the best so far.

Dolan's Cadillac trailer

Posted: May 23, 2009, 15:30
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There has been many that thought the trailer for Dolan's Cadillac was far to long and revealed to much. Well, the explanation can be found in this message from herbertwest:

Film Bridge International told me that :

"this was an earlier version of a promo used as a marketing tool for distributors who had already bought the film. [...]Also, you may have seen, the promo is too long and gives a way too much of the film."

Thanks to herbertwest

American Nightmares covers

Posted: May 21, 2009, 00:25
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Click for a larger image Click for a larger imageHere are the variant cover for issue #3 and the regular of issue #5 of American Nightmare.