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Unconfirmed News About The Outsider

Posted: October 1, 2017, 21:55
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Some in the audience at Stephen & Owen's stop in Milwaukee reported that Stephen revealed that he has a new book done that's to be released in June called The Outsider. Stephen said it was about some southwest gentleman committing some murders. He also said there would be a character we would recognize...

Please note that this (specially the release date) is unconfirmed news.


And here Is a report feom Naperville.

Castle Rock Filming In A Cemetery

Posted: October 1, 2017, 20:50
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Castle Rock is filming in a cemetery next week.

It may have been inevitable that the production crew shooting a Stephen King-inspired online series would want to film in a cemetery.

And that’s exactly what will happen one day next week, when those involved in “Castle Rock” set up shop in Central Cemetery to shoot a funeral scene.


Read more here.

My Review Of Gerald's Game

Posted: September 29, 2017, 08:00
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Here is my review of Gerald's Game that premiers today on Netflix.

Gerald’s Game, has for a long time, been ”the unfilmable Stephen King book”. Then back in 2014 Mike Flanagan got attached to it. The years came and went and no film appeared. Until now. Three years after it was first announced Mike Flanagan has filmed the unfilmable book. And how did he do? I’m happy to say that he did great!

The Mist Canceled After 1 Season

Posted: September 28, 2017, 01:34
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The Mist has been canceled after just one season. Spike confirmed to Deadline that it has canceled its horror series based on a novella by Stephen King from the early 1980s after one season.

The Mist, which marked Spike’s first original scripted series, was leftover from the old regime and programming strategy at the network, which will be rebranded as Paramount Network in January. Asked in March whether The Mist could continue on the Paramount Network, Kevin Kay, president of Spike/Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, said, “in success, if this season on Spike goes well, we would pick it up for next year, and Season 2 will be on Paramount. We think it’s got a lot of potential.”

What do you think? Was it a misstake to cancle The Mist?

Source: Deadline.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Stephen & Owen Reading In New York

Posted: September 27, 2017, 04:59
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Today was the first reading on Stephen and Owen's tour to promote Sleeping Beauties and while I will write a longer article about it I wanted to tell you about some things that happened during the event.


Stephen and Owen each read a part from Sleeping Beauties and then asked eachother questions. The event then ended with questions for the audience. Nothing was revealed about the next book.

I also got a chance of saying "Hi" to Stephen and Owen before the event.


And special guest Peter Straub was in the audience...and no, that dosn't mean they are working on The Talisman 3.

Oh and I did get a signed copy of the book.

My Interview With Owen King

Posted: September 27, 2017, 01:00
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Today is the release day for Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King. It’s also the start of their tour to promote the book.

I got a chance to talk to Owen about the book and how he and Stephen wrote it. You can see what he had to say here.

The genesis was just a one sentence pitch that I made to my dad: "What if all the women in the world fell asleep?" I wanted him to take the idea and run with it. The notion struck me as one that you could make a hell of a disturbing meal out of, and that's kind of his specialty, whereas most of my own writing to that point had been pretty mainstream. He was very insistent that I should write it, though. Eventually, we compromised and wrote it together.

N Being Filmed as 8

Posted: September 26, 2017, 22:55
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According to Bloody Discusting King's story N will be turned into a TV series called 8. Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation helmer David F Sandberg is directing the pilot while Andrew Barrer & Gabe Ferrari are writing the script.

“N”, now “8”, takes place in Maine where a group of eight imposing stones contains an ancient evil so terrifying that it can drive visitors mad. In the summer of 1992, three teenagers escaped the malicious force, and are confronted 25 years later.

Source: Bloody Discusting

Thanks to Herbert West

My Review Of Sleeping Beauties

Posted: September 26, 2017, 14:00
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Today is the release day for Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King. It’s also the start of their tour to promote the book. I have read the book and you can check out my review here.

Sleeping Beauties is a great book. A great collaboration and it shows that both Stephen and Owen are great writers (as if anyone doubted it) and have the ability to draw characters that you care about, both good and evil.

My Interview With Federico Bebber

Posted: September 25, 2017, 14:00
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Here is an interview I did with Federico Bebber who did the cover art for Sleeping Beauties.

The actual illustration is a modified version of something I created almost four years ago. I was contacted by who created the composition. As a long time King fan, I was totally flattered and excited. A dream come true!

Today Stephen King turns 70

Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:00
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Dear Stephen,

I have been reading your books for the last 34 years. During those years you’ve been constantly present in my life. Some periods very present, others less, but always present. During these 34 years I’ve gone to school, gotten married, changed jobs and raised a family and time has sometimes been limited but I’ve always made time when there’s a new story.

In the beginning, I read the books in Swedish but as the translated books all got read I started reading in English. I didn’t want to wait for them to be translated and I’m 100% certain that I did as good as I did in English class because I was reading your books in English. I’m not sure my teachers would agree but I know this for a fact.

During the years I have read everything I can get my hands on. And the feeling is always the same. A feeling of excitement when I get that new book in my hands and then a feeling of joy and happiness when I open it and read the first page and the second and the third… I feel so blessed to have something that gives me that feeling. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of things in life that gets me excited and happy and fill me with joy but this is a very special feeling. I can’t explain it but if you have experienced it you know exactly what I’m talking about. And unfortunately, a lot of people never get to feel anything like that. I do and for that I’m extremely grateful.

And for that I want to thank you Stephen! And congratulations! Today is your day!

Father Daughter Dance Shortfilm By Owen King

Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:54
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Father Daughter Dance, a short film co-written by Mark Jude Poirier and Owen King will be playing at the San Pedro International Film Festival at 3PM on October 8th. The film stars Robert Anthony Peters (The Pursuit of Happyness), Jennifer Lafleur (Big Little Lies), and Jerry Rocha (The Gentleman Jerry Rocha).

Because of his wife’s newfound religion and his daughter’s recent ascent into teen-dom, Lee feels like an interloper in his own life.

More information about the festival and tickets can be found here.

Source The Fire Wire

The Dark Tower Out On DVD October 31

Posted: September 20, 2017, 09:38
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The Dark Tower will be released digitaly on October 17 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD October 31.

The Dark Tower Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material, including deleted scenes, a blooper reel and “A Look Through the Keyhole,” which features three vignettes narrated by Roland and The Man in Black. Also included are five behind-the-scenes featurettes that capture the imagination of fans. The filmmakers and Stephen King reveal the plot points that allowed the film to pay tribute to everything great about Stephen King’s novels while making it a whole new experience for fans in “Last Time Around.” Fans step inside the fully realized sets and locations that play host to the physical embodiment of Stephen King’s Mid-World in “The World Has Moved On …”. For “The Man in Black,” Matthew McConaughey takes the audience inside his perceptions and process for portraying the villain Walter, aka The Man in Black. Fans go behind the scenes and inside the stunt team’s process for creating the action-packed battles in “The Gunslinger in Action”. Stephen King discusses the journey from his book series to screen in “Stephen King Inspirations.”


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Disturbing Scene Cut From IT

Posted: September 19, 2017, 19:44
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Bill Skarsgård revealed in an interview that IT originally included a scene that even he considered "disturbing."

"There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise]," he explained on an episode of Variety's Playback podcast. "The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I'm not the clown. I look more like myself. It's very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from."

Hopefully it will be included on the DVD/Blu-ray edition or in the second movie. Read more here.

Thanks to Douglas Dowie

Full Bleed, With An King Interview

Posted: September 19, 2017, 14:42
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Here is a new ”magazine” that you need to check out. It’s from IDW Publishing and will contains a lot of interesting information. In the first issue, there will be an interview with King and here is how they describe it:

This Volume’s Centerpiece: A new in-depth interview with legendary author Stephen King, by IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. An interview like no other he has given, it begins with his childhood love of comics, and spins out from there...

In the first issue, you will also find short stories from Joe Lansdale, Paul Tremblay, and a long feature on the art of Bernie Wrightson. A short excerpt from King’s interview has been released. You can read the excerpt here and more about Full Bleed here.


FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover “magazine,” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. FULL BLEED seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creator and contributor, diversity in genre. Every page turned will reveal a surprise.

Excerpt from Sleeping Beauties

Posted: September 19, 2017, 08:29
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One week from today Stephen and Owen starts their Sleeping Beauties tour in New York. I will be there and I hope a lot of you are as well. Until then there is now a new excerpt from the book that you can check out. It's available both in text and audio format. Check it out here.

New Addition To The Covers collection

Posted: September 18, 2017, 21:57
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Christine By Stephen Gervais is the next addition to The Covers Collection


I love this print! This beautiful painting graced the cover of the signed limited edition of Christine, published by Donald M. Grant in 1983! This wrap-around cover art has been a fan favorite for decades, and we have reproduced this gorgeous piece, from the original, and it looks amazing! It has been fully restored, and color corrected to be a truly faithful reproduction of the original.

These prints are hand-signed by artist, Stephen Gervais, and the first 20 include an original Remarque, which are already pre-sold to print subscribers.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

Large Size: 24" x18"
Small Size: 16.25" x 12.5"

Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Available for Pre-Order: September 15, 2017

Pre-order here.

Barbara Muschietti Talks IT

Posted: September 15, 2017, 12:43
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Here is an interview with Barbara Muschietti on deleted scenes, sequel plans & getting Beverly right.

There’s deleted scenes that will be on the DVD version because we just love them.

And here is an article indicating that the DVD/blu-ray will be longer.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Christine Music Video

Posted: September 14, 2017, 14:21
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On October 20th, horror master John Carpenter will be releasing Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 via Sacred Bones Records. A compilation album of rerecorded themes from the director’s films, the album will feature themes such as They Live, Dark Star, Prince of Darkness, The Fog, and more.

To celebrate this upcoming album, Carpenter has released a brand new music video for the rerecording of Christine. The video tells the tale of a young woman whose car breaks down in the backstreets of Los Angeles, whereupon she is chased down by the infamous 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Source: Dread Central

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Gerald's Game Poster

Posted: September 14, 2017, 08:29
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Here is the Netflix poster for Gerald's Game.


Directed by Mike Flanagan (Oclus, Hush), a woman (Carla Gugino) accidentally kills her husband (Bruce Greenwood) after being handcuffed to a bed, leaving her unable to free herself. As time passes and she realizes that rescue is an all but hopeless thought, she begins to slip into insanity, the voices in her head manifesting into visions.

Gerald's Game will be streaming on Netflix starting September 29th, 2017.

Thin Scenery; New King Story

Posted: September 10, 2017, 00:53
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Thin Scenery is a new story by King that can be found in Ploughshares summer 2017 issue.

The Summer 2017 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited.

Distinguished writer Stewart O’Nan guest-edits this issue. As O’Nan writes in his introduction, “I want to feel moral confusion, because nothing in this world is simple. As a writer reading, I also admire the precision and audacity of an author’s language and use of form. Do it differently or better, or don’t do it at all.” Featuring new work from Stephen King, Christie Hodgen, Askold Melnyczuk, and Michael Byers, the pieces in this issue cover a wide range of themes and explore inventive narrative structures.

More info here and a short preview here.

You can order your copy here.

Gary Dauberman Hired For IT Part 2

Posted: September 8, 2017, 09:25
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Sounds like the second IT is getting closer. No definite word yet but it looks good...

New Line is making strides on the “It” sequel, hiring writer Gary Dauberman to work on the script.

Andy Muschietti, who directed “It,” is expected to return for the second installment, although he has not closed a deal yet. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are believed to be back as well.

Source: Variety

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

IT's Here; My Review Of IT

Posted: September 7, 2017, 23:33
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My review of IT is out. But please note that there are spoilers. Enjoy!.

I was worried that the high expectations that were placed on this movie based on all the things we saw before its premier would be too much and it would be caught in the fact that it was a good movie but people’s expectations were inhumanly high resulting in people still being disappointed. Well, that didn't happen and the movie lived up to my expectations and for that I'm extremely happy!

Ep. 77 - Dark Tower Movie Falls... Short

Posted: September 7, 2017, 22:04
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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 77 of The Stephen King Podcast!

The long awaited Dark Tower movie has come and gone. What did we think of it? Will the TV series still happen? Listen and find out what we think.

Plus this episode, we continue to look at the Spike TV version of - The Mist. Plus we review the first two episodes of Mr. Mercedes.

All this and 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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In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:14 - News From The DeathRoom
4) 24:32 - Night Shift Reviews of The Mist & Mr. Mercedes
5) 44:59 - The Dark Tower Movie Review
6) 1:12:27 - Podcast Signoff
6) 1:12:27 - Outro

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Reading Stephen King Out Next Month!

Posted: September 6, 2017, 11:37
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Reading Stephen King shipping next month!

Reading Stephen King
- edited by Brian James Freeman
Featuring essays by Clive Barker, Stewart O'Nan, Frank Darabont, Stephen Spignesi, Richard Chizmar, Justin Brooks, Tony Magistrale, Michael R. Collings, Rocky Wood, Robin Furth, Kevin Quigley, Hans-Ake Lilja, Billy Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, Bev Vincent, Mick Garris, and Jay Franco!

Get your copy here.

Castle Rock Heading to NYCC

Posted: September 6, 2017, 09:50
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Warner Bros. Television returns to New York Comic Con (NYCC) on Sunday, October 8, with a pair of thrilling new series, one being Castle Rock

3:00-3:40p.m. Castle Rock: Exclusive Video Presentation and Q&A

From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Person of Interest, Fringe, Lost), best-selling author Stephen King and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw (Manhattan) and Dustin Thomason comes Hulu Original Castle Rock, a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. Combining the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories. Castle Rock stars André Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Bill Skarsgård (IT), with Jane Levy (Suburgatory) and Sissy Spacek (Carrie). Join us for an exclusive video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Castle Rock premieres 2018 on Hulu.