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 Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions.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.

Test Screening Of Doctor Sleep

Posted: May 6, 2019, 20:14
This is one of those times I wish I lived in the US. If I did I know where I would be on Wednesday May 8th, 7:00pm. Where you ask? Well, I would be Pasadena attending a test screening of Doctor Sleep. Unfortunately I won’t be there, but you could by simply RSVT here and hope for the best.

Source: Dread Central

Greg Yaitanes Talks Castle Rock

Posted: May 3, 2019, 09:19
Greg Yaitanes, who directed the episode The Queen for season 1 of Castle Rock is back for season 2, now in production. Yaitanes is directing the premiere and one more episode.

“We wanted to evolve the look on a visual level, and move [more] and be with characters more,” Yaitanes told the Indiewire. “One of the things that worked well with ‘The Queen’ was point of view. That episode had a strong point of view of character, so [we’re] bringing that into Annie’s story and giving the show […] more urgency this year, more tension. We’re taking the things that worked well in Season 1 and taking them up a level. We’re seeing more of Castle Rock than we did last year. It’s set back in the town. We’re going back to familiar places, and new places the story didn’t touch on.”

No premier date has been set yet.

King Writing About Holly

Posted: May 1, 2019, 17:40
In this interview with EW Richard Chizmar talks about Gwendy's Magic Feather. One question hinted on what King himself is working on...

But he didn’t want to write it himself?
He said, “I’m going to be spending the foreseeable future with Holly Gibney [a character in his Mr. Mercedes novels and The Outsider who is a major character in his newest book], but you should write it.”

Gwendy's Button Box Gets A Sequel

Posted: May 1, 2019, 17:26
Gwendy's Button Box gets a sequel written by Richard Chizmar. Order your copy here

Gwendy's Magic Feather
Richard Chizmar

Something evil has swept into the small western Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out to bring them home alive.

In Washington D.C., thirty-seven-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn't be more different from the self-conscious teenaged girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock's Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she was entrusted—or some might say cursed—with the extraordinary button box by Richard Farris, the mysterious stranger in the black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care and feeding until Farris eventually returned, promising
Gwendy she'd never see the box again.

One day, though, the button box shows up without warning-and without Richard Farris to explain why, or what she's supposed to do with it. The mysterious reappearance of the box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again...where she just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a madman before he does something ghastly.

From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar comes Gwendy's Magic Feather, a breathtaking novel that asks whether our lives are controlled by fate or the choices we make-and what price we might have to pay for those choices when we reach for the things we most desire. Prepare to return again to Stephen King's Castle Rock, the sleepy little town built on a bedrock of deep, dark secrets, which is about to awaken from its quiet slumber once more.

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Publisher: Cemetery Dance
Pub Date: November 19, 2019
Length: 328 pages

Meg Steedle Cast In Mr Mercedes

Posted: April 26, 2019, 22:30
Deadline reports that Meg Steedle will join the cast for Mr Mercedes.

Meg Steedle (Code Black, I’m Dying Up Here) is set to recur on the upcoming third season of AT&T Audience Network’s critically praised drama series Mr. Mercedes, from Sonar Entertainment.

Steedle will play Danielle Sweeney, Morris’ (Gabriel Ebert) affectionate yet slightly naive girlfriend who finds herself out of her depth when she questions Morris (Ebert) and Alma’s (Kate Mulgrew) strange relationship.

Salem's Lot Heading For the Big Screen

Posted: April 24, 2019, 08:33
Salem’s Lot is heading to the big screen for the first time. It’s been done for TV twice earlier. Once in 1979 and once in 2004.

James Wan and Gary Dauberman are teaming to adapt the novel for New Line. Dauberman will write the script and serve as executive producer and Wan will produce with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.

No release date has been mentioned yet.