Thin Scenery; New King Story

Posted: September 10, 2017, 00:53
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
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
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

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.

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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

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Outro & Incidental Music - Music from Dragonheart Movie

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Reading Stephen King Out Next Month!

Posted: September 6, 2017, 11:37
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!

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Castle Rock Heading to NYCC

Posted: September 6, 2017, 09:50
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.

EW King Special

Posted: August 31, 2017, 20:00
Check out this EW special King issue. Looks very interesting if you ask me. And it includes an exclusive excerpt from Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King!

Order your copy here.

Ready For IT Part 2

Posted: August 31, 2017, 11:13
The team behind IT is ready to go when they get GO.

"We are locked and loaded and ready to jump in the minute they say 'go,'" said Producer Seth Grahame-Smith. "The script is not done, but the script is being worked on. Obviously we, all the filmmakers, are just champing at the bit to get started, and we have a very exciting shape, and [It co-writer Gary Dauberman] is working away."

Read more here.

Pennywist Visiting King?

Posted: August 29, 2017, 16:13
Interesting report from Bangor Daily News. Has Pennywise visited King...

Stephen King has hung the unofficial symbol of Pennywise in the window of his West Broadway home: a red balloon. You know, the harmless plaything Pennywise gives to children, before he snaps them up and consumes their life force? That ol’ thing.

Thanks to Jon Leonard

Castle Rock Filming

Posted: August 28, 2017, 13:42
Castle Rock is filming in Orange.

ORANGE — Crews working on “Castle Rock,” an upcoming series based on the works of Stephen King, were back in Orange this week, returning to town to shoot scenes for the series’ second episode.

Read more here.

Recap & Thoughts On Episode 10 Of The Mist

Posted: August 25, 2017, 05:01
Here are my recap/thoughts on episode 10 (Season Finale) of The Mist. Please let me know what you think.

So far no word on a second season but if they get a second chance and if they do it right I still think they can make this show work. But no more horsemen or moths that gives men wings. We need scary not strange!

Dolores Claiborne: The Opera

Posted: August 22, 2017, 08:35
59E59 Theaters has announced its complete fall lineup and included is an opera version of Dolores Claiborne.

Also slated for October will be New York City Opera’s production of Dolores Claireborne, adapted by Tobias Picker with a libretto by J. D. McClatchy. Michael Cpasso will direct, with Pacian Mazzagatti tapped to conduct. A cast will be announced at a later date; performances will run October 22–29.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma & Dimitris Tso

A Very Special Edition Of IT

Posted: August 21, 2017, 18:40
Here is a very special edition of IT from Dragon Rebound Editions.

The book enclosure and lid design are based on a literal depiction of the original cover illustration for “IT”, with the sewer grate covering the storm drain. The sewer grate becomes the lid to the box, which holds the book.

For more info and photos, head over to their site.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (10/10)

Posted: August 17, 2017, 21:25
News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City (SOLD OUT!)
Place: St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Time: Doors 6:15pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale July 10 12:00 PM EDT
Price: $41.87

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Place: Residence Hall/Recreation Center on campus @ North Central College
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale June 27
Price: $40

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI (SOLD OUT!)
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO (SOLD OUT!)
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT (SOLD OUT!)
Dennison Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: $42.39, including fees

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR (SOLD OUT!)
Newmark Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 14
Price: $33.50

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada (SOLD OUT!)
Koerner Hall, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: 50 CDN

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL (SOLD OUT!)
Selby Public Library
Time: Show 6:30pm
Tickets: August 25
Price: $32.50