NEWS -

And The Winners Are...

Posted: July 17, 2017, 14:35
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The Cujo contest is over and the winners has been selected. But before that, here are the right answers.

Question 1: Who wrote Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo?
Answer 1: Lee Gambin

Question 2: What year did Cujo premier in the US?
Answer 2: 1983

Question 3: Do Stephen King have a cameo in Cujo?
Answer 3: No

And the winners are: Kenny Truisi, Joshua P Welch and Sandra Martinez. Congratulations! Signed photos coming in the mail.




Mr Mercedes At Comic Con

Posted: July 17, 2017, 09:58
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If you're at Comic Con this year, don't miss the Mr Mercedes panel on Sunday, July 23 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

Pennywise Stalks San Diego

Posted: July 17, 2017, 09:09
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It looks like Pennywise has left Maine and is lurking around Comic-Con. That is why there will be a massive man hunt and a huge game of hide and seek taking place.

All week during SDCC (Thursday – Saturday) we will be posting clues on Twitter and around Comic-Con as to the whereabouts of Pennywise. Follow @BoomHowdy and @DownrightCreepy on Twitter and search for #SDCCWeFloat to get clues and updates on the man hunt. If we see Pennywise we will let you know where his location is and you must get there as fast as you can to catch him and save Georgie from getting snatched up. If you do so you might be rewarded by the Deery Police Department with a sweet prize that is fitting of 1989 when the film takes place.




Read all about it here.

R.I.P. George A Romero

Posted: July 17, 2017, 00:13
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George A. Romero has passed away at the age of 77.

The great George A. Romero, regarded by us horror fans as the “Godfather of the Dead”, has passed away Sunday after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” reports the LA Times via the filmmaker’s longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald.

Romero, who was 77 years old, died in his sleep while listening to the score of one his favorite films, 1952’s The Quiet Man, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side, the family said.

Source Bloody Disgusting.


Thanks for all the great moment George! You will be missed!

Idris Elba Follows The Dark Tower To TV

Posted: July 15, 2017, 03:14
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Screen Rant reports that The Dark Tower television spinoff is still on track and Idris Elba is involved. Here is what they said:

The long-proposed The Dark Tower television spinoff is still on track, and Idris Elba will almost certainly be involved. For the past ten years, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Akiva Goldsman have been working on not only bringing Stephen King’s The Dark Tower book series to the big screen, but the small one as well. Long before Marvel had a shared film and television universe, the plan was for The Dark Tower to bounce back and forth between a film and season of TV. The idea sounded audacious at the time, but with the first movie finally arriving next month and the entertainment landscape changed, the Dark Tower TV show is still on track.

Before the movie can jump to TV, however, it needs to prove there’s an audience. The international Dark Tower trailer has continued to sell the adaptation, while everything from Dark Tower posters to a Funko line has been trying to get fans and newcomers excited for what could be the next big blockbuster franchise. In anticipation of the film’s success, it looks like the television show is moving along and will borrow at least one star from the film.

Deadline spoke with Goldsman, who’s both producing and co-writing The Dark Tower. According to him, not only has work begun on the TV spinoff, but Elba is very much involved:

“The first episode of a show has been written, and we hope to retain Ron’s original idea to mix platforms, something that seemed revolutionary 10 years ago but now is something that others have done. Idris for sure is part of this, and if the movie is Roland Deschain the gunslinger, the show is his origin story, based on the fourth novel in the series, Wizard and Glass.”

Thanks to Lou Sytsma.

Andy Muschietti To Directed Locke and Key

Posted: July 15, 2017, 02:12
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Great news for all fans of Joe Hill's Locke and Key:

Andy Muschietti, who has directed Stephen King's It and Mama, will take over helming duties for the previously announced Scott Derrickson. Derrickson had to exit the Hulu pilot because of a scheduling conflict with TNT's pilot adaptation of Snowpiercer.

Muschietti will also be credited as an exec producer on the Joe Hill comic book project and join his sister and established producer Barbara Muschietti.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

UK Gift Edition Of Gwendy's Button Box

Posted: July 15, 2017, 00:52
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This fall Short, Scary Tales Publications will release a Gift Edition of Gwendy's Button Box. It will be limited to just 600 copies. you can pre-order your copy here.

Here is what's special with this edition:

- Experience the story and artwork in a way previously unimagined with a stunning oversized 7"x10" trim size
- Printed on 60# acid-free paper with your archive and legacy in mind
- 7 full colour plates tipped into the book—NEVER BEFORE seen illustrations by Vincent Sammy to bring the story to life in a whole new way
- Bound in full-cloth with coloured head and tail bands and full-colour embossed endpapers
- Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine for exceptional quality and longevity
- Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
- Sewn-in ribbon page marker so you can continue to experience the novella exactly where you left off
- Wrapped in a full-colour dust jacket with artwork by Vincent Sammy
- Two colour interior printing for quality, vibrant pages
- Extremely limited ONE-TIME printing of SST Publication's Special Gift Edition—Only 600 copies will be available worldwide. This opportunity will never be presented again!

A Director Moves To Castle Rock

Posted: July 13, 2017, 06:43
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Castle Rock has it's director. According to Deadline Michael Uppendahl has been set to direct the pilot.

Prolific TV episodic director Michael Uppendahl (American Horror Story, Mad Men) has landed his first pilot gig. Uppendahl has been tapped to helm the first episode of Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror straight-to-series drama Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Uppendahl also will be a co-executive producer on the series, which hails from Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, serving as the show’s producing director.

Helming a pilot or a first episode is the top directing assignment in television because it sets the visual style and tone of a series.

Thanks to Ami Sandler

Bill Skarsgard Moves To Castle Rock

Posted: July 10, 2017, 18:42
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Bill Skarsgard has been cast in Castle Rock. This is his second King role, the first being Pennywise in IT. Here is the press release.

Bill Skarsgard has been cast as a series regular on Hulu’s Castle Rock. See below for further information:

Bill Skarsgard (It, Atomic Blonde, Assassination Nation) has been cast as a series regular, playing a young man with an unusual legal problem.
Skarsgard joins Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey and Jane Levy who also star in the series.

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.

Castle Rock is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

New Dark Tower Trailer Soon

Posted: July 7, 2017, 16:24
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Looks like we might get a new Dark Tower trailer soon.

A new trailer for The Dark Tower has been classified ahead of release.

Trailer Track reports that a second trailer is classified for release and, in a change from most second trailers, it’s not just the same footage we’ve already had, but rather it offers a brand new look at the movie. At 90 seconds long, it’s not excessive, but it is something, and it might go some way to appeasing the worries some King fans have over the movie.

The movie is rumored to be just 85 minutes.

Screen Rant.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (6/10)

Posted: July 1, 2017, 01:56
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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
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
Link

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
Link

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)
Link

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
Link

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
Link

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
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

Melanie Lynskey Moves To Castle Rock

Posted: June 29, 2017, 02:25
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Deadline Reports that Melanie Lynskey has been cast for Castle Rock.

Melanie Lynskey (HBO’s Togetherness) has been tapped as the female lead opposite André Holland in Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King.

Lynskey will play Molly Strand, a woman with a rare medical condition who’s barely scraping by as a real estate agent in a town where every third property is the site of someone’s worst nightmare. Holland plays Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock. In addition to Holland, Lynskey joins previously cast Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma.

Sissy Spacek Moves To Castle Rock

Posted: June 27, 2017, 08:43
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Suburgatory alumna Jane Levy is set to co-star opposite André Holland in Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Also boarding the show in a key role is an actress closely associated with King’s cinematic world, Carrie star Sissy Spacek.

Holland will play Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock.

Oscar winner alum Spacek will play Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Holland). She’s a retired professor whose fading memories might hold a key to Castle Rock’s unsettling past. Levy plays Jackie, the death-obsessed self-appointed historian of Castle Rock.

Source: Deadline.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Mr Mercedes To Comic Con

Posted: June 27, 2017, 07:22
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Mr Mercedes is heading to ComicCon.

Mr. Mercedes, the adapation set for AT&T’s Audience network which will begin airing in August, will be holding a panel on Sunday, July 23 from 1:30PM-2:30PM. They’ll be bringing along director Jack Bender, as well as cast members Harry Tredaway, Holland Taylor, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, and Breeda Wool to discuss the upcoming series. The series also stars Brendan Gleeson, but it doesn’t look like he will be on the panel.

More info here

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (5/10)

Posted: June 24, 2017, 02:48
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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
TBA

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
Link

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)
Link

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
Link

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
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
Link

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
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

What If A Love Song Was A King Book?

Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:34
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What if a love song was really the title of a King book? What would that look like? Well, Butcher Billy know...

Stephen King is one of the most influential authors of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His dark and twisted imagination has been crucial in shaping the contemporary pop culture since the late 70's - when his novels were first discovered by filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick and Brian De Palma - until more recently with modern TV series like Stranger Things paying homage to his brilliant influence and monumental contribution to pop culture.

This series imagines an alternate universe in which some of the most hopeless, desperate and tragic heartbreak songs of the 70's and 80's were actually novels written by Stephen King. The concept is to look at the dark side of love through the lenses of pop culture, bringing twisted aspects of his classic stories to play with the original meanings of the songs - that can be completely subverted or strangely emphasized, while paying tribute to the vintage design of the original book covers.


See more here.

Thanks to Ash Herod


Thanks to Douglas Dowie

Various IT News

Posted: June 19, 2017, 15:00
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Here are some IT photos.

Jeremey instagram pic of related scene storyboard.

This one shows a lot of the film's storyboards in sequence.

And here are some of the soundtrack being recorded.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma & Matty Jorissen

Ep. 75 - Pushing Gwendy's Button Box

Posted: June 18, 2017, 23:58
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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 75 of The Stephen King Podcast !

As always we bring you all the latest Stephen King news.

Plus this episode, we look at the Stephen King / Richard Chizmar collaboration - Gwendy's Button Box.

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:
1) FaceBook - Lilja's Library
2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)

In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:04 - News From The DeathRoom
4) 29:59 - Night Shift Review of the Gwendy's Button Box
5) 49:48 - Podcast Signoff
6) 50:47 - Outro


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Outro & Incidental Music - Music from Dragonheart Movie

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