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Ep. 94: Lou's Solo Fright Flight

Posted: November 1, 2018, 09:08
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Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast Constant and New Listeners!

Join your host - longtime Constant Reader - writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 94 of The Stephen King Podcast!

In this episode, reviews of:

1) Flight or Fright Anthology
2) episodes 2 - 6 from Season 2 of Mr. Mercedes.

Plus a recap of the latest Stephen King news.

Hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, I want to hear from you.
Good or bad, I want it all!
You can leave comments, questions, topic suggestions at:

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In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:35 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:06 - News From The Death Room
4) 12:02 - Reviews From The Nightshift: Flight or Fright Anthology
23:52 Mr. Mercedes - S2: Ep 2 - 6 Review
5) 34:32 - Podcast Signoff
6) 33:25 - Outro


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Elevation Is Out! What's Next?

Posted: October 31, 2018, 23:47
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Someone asked what's next now that Elevation is out and the answer from the moderator of King's official board was this exciting news:

Yes, my understanding is that it's planned for a release in (US) autumn 2019. I can't reveal the title or any other details at this time, though, as no official announcement has been made. The book is already written and may have gone through the final edits--that part I don't have up-to-date information about.

How excited are you about a new King book in the fall of 2019? Comment bellow!

Freeform Turns Joyland Into A TV Series

Posted: October 31, 2018, 21:40
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The latest book to be turned into a TV series seems to be Joyland. Bloody Disgusting reports that this will be done by Freeform. No details about how many episodes yet but Chris Peña (Jane the Virgin) and Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M.) will write the pilot and produce. Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions (Valor) will exec produce.

It was earlier reported that it would be a feature film Tate Taylor.

Thanks to Herbert West

Elevation Winners

Posted: October 31, 2018, 14:12
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The contest is over and three winners (who will each get a copy of the UK edition of Elevation) has been selected. Before I reveal who they are I want to thank you all for telling me how you found Lilja’s Library. Some did it many years ago and others just days ago but I’m so happy and proud that you all tune in to read what I write. Thanks!

And now the winners… Rolf Nilsson, Roselyn Levita and Stephen Edwards. Congratulations you will each get a copy of the UK edition of Elevation.

My thoughts on Elevation

Posted: October 30, 2018, 00:00
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Here are my thoughts on Elevation.

I really like Elevation. It’s a sad book but to be honest, that is how I want my books, at least sometime. It makes them interesting when everything isn’t always fixed and put right. It’s the way life is. Sometime life hits you where it hurts and this time it happens in King’s story.

And the fact that King himself narrates the audio book is the icing on the cake.

The Ghost Brothers Will Rise Again

Posted: October 24, 2018, 15:55
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A revised version of Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be available for stock and amateur licensing in 2019.

Broadway Licensing is working with Stephen King and John Mellencamp to develop a new version of their musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County for worldwide licensing, which will be made available in 2019.

The Gothic southern musical, which premiered in 2012 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, explores a decades-old tragedy that haunts the population of a small town. Grammy winner Mellencamp (“Pink Houses,” “Jack and Diane,” “Small Town”) penned the score, while Carrie, Misery, and The Shining novelist King wrote the book.

A studio album of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, recorded in 2010, was released from Hear Records/Concord Records Group. The musical also played a limited concert tour.

“This is terrific news. I loved working with John Mellencamp, and the ghostly result is one of my most proud accomplishments,” King said in a statement.

Mellencamp added, “When Steve and I decided to mount a musical… neither of us knew what we were doing. We learned on the job. I have never had so much fun or laughed so hard in my life.”

Want A Copy Of Elevation?

Posted: October 18, 2018, 10:55
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In less than two weeks King’s new book Elevation will be released. It’s a wonderful but also somewhat sad book but I know you will love it. I sure do.

Hodder & Stoughton have given me three copies to give to you. All you need to do is email me before October 29th and tell me where and when you first heard about Lilja’s Library. I will then pick three random winners.

Good luck!

And The Winners Are...

Posted: October 16, 2018, 16:16
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Hodder & Stoughton is celebrating King's 71st birthday by re-releasing four of his books in new editions. They gave me three sets of the books to give away and here are the winners:

Matthew Wilson, Stephen Clutterham and Shaun Chidgey. Congratulations!

The correct answers were:

Q1: Place the titles above in cronological order
A1: The Shining, Christine, Bag of Bones, Cell.

Q2: Have all the titles above been filmed?
A2: Yes

Q3: What is the title of this fall's King book?
A3: Elevation

Lilja Talks King In Sweden

Posted: October 12, 2018, 11:50
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Vill ni lyssna på mig prata Stephen King? Jag kommer under november att göra det på följande platser:

4/11 – Stockholm
Cosmopolite
Mer info

17/11 – Karlstad
Värmlands bokfestival
Nöjesfabriken
Mer info

Ett antal ex av boken Varsel i Mörkret kommer finnas till salu vid varje event.

Don't Miss The History Of Horror

Posted: October 10, 2018, 13:29
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AMC’s Eli Roth seven-part event series, History of Horror, begins Sunday, October 14th. I have seen the first three episodes and it's a great show. Among the people being interviewed we find King and Joe Hill. Don't miss it!

101: Zombies: 10/14
102: Slashers: 10/21
103: Slashers 2: 10/22
104: Demons Inside: 10/28
105: Ghosts: 11/4
106: Creatures: 11/11
107: Vampires: 11/18

Ep. 93: Lilja Stops At Castle Rock

Posted: October 8, 2018, 22:42
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Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast Constant and New Listeners!

Join your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 93 of The Stephen King Podcast!

A bittersweet episode as Hans is stepping down from his regular co-host duties on the podcast.

Fear not, I will continue with the podcast. Not sure what the podcast will look like going forward. Maybe I'll run it solo. Maybe I'll look at bringing in guest cohosts. Maybe a little of both. Either way, the podcast will continue!

In this episode, we review episodes 8 - 10 of Castle Rock, and give our overall thought on the first season.

Plus our recap of the latest Stephen King news.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!
You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:
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2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)



In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:39 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:28 - News From The Death Room
4) 14:56 - Reviews From The Nightshift: Castle Rock: S01Ep8 - 10 / Season One Review
5) 34:32 - Podcast Signoff
6) 35:21 - Outro
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King & Hill Stories In Creepshow TV Series

Posted: October 8, 2018, 11:28
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Looks like the Creepshow TV series will have stories by King and Joe Hill. Here is what show runner Greg Nicotero said.

Nicotero participated in the the Shudder Panel at the annual New York Comic Con on Thursday, revealing further details about the series, including many of the writers whose stories will be adapted for the six part anthology series including Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Joe Lansdale among others.

Source: Horror News Network

Thanks to Herbert West

My Thoughts On Episode 7 Of Mr. Mercedes

Posted: October 4, 2018, 14:10
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Here are my thoughts about the seventh episode of season 2 of Mr. Mercedes.

I like Dr. Babineau but his wife I don’t really care for. She is a very flat character that you don’t like or dislike (even if it’s more of the later). You just don’t care about her.

Doctor Sleep Will Acknowledge Kubricks The Shining

Posted: October 3, 2018, 13:50
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Here is an interesting interview that Bloody Disgusting did with Mike Flanagan about the upcoming adaptation of Doctor Sleep. In it he mentions that he got in touch with the original Danny Torrance actor Danny Lloyd but not what that lead to.

He also mentions that the movie will acknowledge Kubrick’s The Shining. it’s not clear exactly what that means though.

“Yeah, I think you do,” Flanagan said. “I think you do have to acknowledge that. There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made. There’s no upside in shying away from that reality.”

How do you feel about that? Good? Bad? Comment bellow!

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Castle Rock To Be Released on DVD & Blu-Ray

Posted: October 3, 2018, 11:47
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Castle Rock: The Complete First Season is to be released digitally on October 15 and on Blu-Ray January 8, 2019.

Available to own on Digital October 15 consumers can enjoy all 10 episodes in high definition and standard definition (retail $24.99/$18.99) along with never-before-seen bonus content. The Complete First Season on 4K Ultra HD ($44.98 SRP), Blu-ray ($29.98 SRP) and DVD ($24.98 SRP) is released on January 8, 2019. Consumers will be able to own all 10 episodes along with exclusive bonus features. The 4K Ultra HD release will include Blu-ray as well as a Digital Copy of the series. The Blu-ray release will feature a Digital Copy of the series.


Fear comes in many forms. What scares you?

Featuring A-list storytellers like Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis and more, Eli Roth’s History of Horror brings together the masters of horror – icons and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present.

Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear.

Don’t miss the series premiere of Eli Roth’s History of Horror on Sunday, October 14 at midnight/11c.

1 Year Ago Today...

Posted: September 26, 2018, 08:55
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One year ago, today I went to New York and meet these three men. I listen to Steve and Owen read from Sleeping Beauties and answer questions and I got to chat a bit with Peter. It was a great evening with the masters!

Celebrate King With A Contest

Posted: September 21, 2018, 10:00
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Today Hodder & Stoughton celebrate King's birthday by re-releasing four of his books in new editions. The title are Bag of Bones, Cell, Christine and The Shining. They have given me 3 sets of all four books to give away and I'm doing it here.

Hill's NOS4A2 Lead Cast

Posted: September 15, 2018, 15:15
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Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings are set as leads in AMC’s supernatural horror drama NOS4A2 based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Joe Hill. The show will premier in 2019 on AMC.

NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). Manx feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted Christmas Village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

James Ransone Talks IT

Posted: September 14, 2018, 10:13
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James Ransone talks to Metro about his part in IT: Chapter 2 and confirms that King has visited the set. There has been a rumor circulating that King has a cameo in the movie. That has not been confirmed though.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma