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Thumbs Up & New Photos From Mr Mercedes

Posted: May 26, 2017, 00:32
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The New York Times gives Mr Mercedes a thumbs up.

Mr. Mercedes
Season 1, AT&T/DirecTV, Aug. 9

Based on its first two episodes, this dramatization of the Edgar Award-winning 2014 mystery novel of the same title is the Stephen King adaptation to watch this summer. (Spike’s version of “The Mist” debuts June 22.) David E. Kelley wrote the 10-episode series about a retired detective taunted by a mass killer he couldn’t catch. It has a bit of a “Mr. Robot” vibe and an interesting cast that includes Brendan Gleeson, Holland Taylor, Breeda Wool, Kelly Lynch and Mary-Louise Parker. Harry Treadaway of “Penny Dreadful” plays the killer, replacing Anton Yelchin, who died last year before filming began.

Here are a few now photos from Mr Mercedes.



Brady in the Ice Cream Truck

Bill and Holly

Kid and grown-up Brady

My thoughts on The Mist Pilot

Posted: May 25, 2017, 20:01
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Here is my review (pretty spoiler free) of the first episode of The Mist TV series. It premiers June 22 on Spike.

The Mist is here! The TV series that is. And let’s start with the elephant in the room. Is it a straight adaptation of King’s story?

Cujo To The Dark Tower Came...

Posted: May 24, 2017, 15:25
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Most of you have seen The Dark Tower trailer and most of you also saw the references to The Shining and IT. Now King reveals that Cujo will make an appearance in the movie.

King told IGN , "If viewers who are familiar with my work look very closely, they might see Cujo. Keep an eye out for Cujo in New York City."

Fans Get Gwendy's Button Box

Posted: May 24, 2017, 13:01
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King and Chizmar’s collaboration, Gwendy’s Button Box, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Gwendy’s Button Box. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a]liljas-library.com) of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page or the Charlie the Choo Choo page.

Check out all the Gwendy’s Button Box photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

Pennywise: The Story of IT Documentary

Posted: May 24, 2017, 08:54
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You have heard about this before and now the time to help getting this documentary done is here. Pennywise: The Story of IT Documentary will be 3-hours long and cover everything about the 1990 adaptation of King’s books including over 20 interviews and over 2 hours of never-before-seen set footage from SFX wizard Bart Mixon. To make it happen the filmmakers need your help though and they are giving you a great opportunity to help and also get something in return. Besides the documentary itself your pledge will give you a copy of the documentary on DVD or blu-ray, a t-shirt or other cool stuff depending on how much you give.

Personally, I’m certain that they will get the money they need to make this documentary, the only question is if you will take the chance to be a part of it. Check out the video and then head over here to read all about it and find out how you can help.

The Shining Haunted House

Posted: May 23, 2017, 08:27
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Universal has announced that a house of horrors based on King’s The Shining and the movie adaptation from Stanley Kubrick will be coming to this year’s edition of “Halloween Horror Nights,” a series of huge haunted houses and other big-budget horror-themed attractions in Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort every October.

A press release from Universal states that visitors to the Shining maze will get to find their way through the Overlook Hotel and its grounds, “bearing witness to caretaker Jack Torrance’s spiraling descent into insanity.” The release promises that “nightmarish visions will come to life in this macabre maze, overwhelming guests with the ‘shine’ of the murderous, ghostly entities that lurk around every turn.” It even promises that those same guests will “relive some of the film’s most iconic, and sinister, moments.”



Source: Inquisitr.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Cover For The Dark Tower: The Art of the Film

Posted: May 22, 2017, 09:32
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Here is the cover for The Dark Tower: The Art of the Film by Daniel Wallace.


The Dark Tower: The Art of the Film
(Part of The Dark Tower)
By Daniel Wallace
This deluxe, illustrated official companion to the Dark Tower movie—based on Stephen King’s bestselling seven volume series—explores the art and creation of this extraordinary film, starring Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, The Man in Black.

A gorgeous celebration of the art and creation of the Dark Tower movie, The Making of the Dark Tower includes interviews with actors and the director, the costume designer, and the set designer. From revealing how casting found the stars and the photography team scouted key locations, thoughts on where the Dark Tower can go from here, the book is organized into five parts.

Part I: The Path to the Tower discusses the origins of the saga and its thematic and cultural influences. Part II: The Gunslinger and the Man in Black profiles the two characters as two opposing forces. Part III: Mid-World is a journey through the bizarre wasteland of interdimensional detritus that is Mid-World. Part IV: Keystone World might be our Earth, but the Keystone World of the Dark Tower universe is also rocked by quakes and stretched thin by interdimensional stress. Part V: The Dark Tower is the wrap-up section collecting insights from the film’s major players, sharing their favorite memories and looking back on the journey that led them to this point.

Over three decades ago Stephen King introduced readers to Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger. In 2003 King wrote the last of seven novels in the Dark Tower series. Now fans of the book and of the movie will welcome this big, beautiful, full-color book that they’ll need for their collections.

Ep. 73 - News & Dark Tower Trailer Thoughts

Posted: May 20, 2017, 23:16
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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 73 of The Stephen King Podcast!

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

Plus this episode, we take a look at the Dark Tower Trailer.

Check out our accompanying video chat where we take a deeper dive with the second Lilja Look At - The Dark Tower Trailer.

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) 00:55 - News From The DeathRoom
4) 29:39 - Podcast Signoff
5) 29:49 - Outro



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Gwendy’s Button Box Contest Winners

Posted: May 17, 2017, 15:18
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The Gwendy’s Button Box contest is over and we have three lucky winners but first, here are the correct answers.

Question 1 In what town do Gwendy live?
Answer 1 Castle Rock

Question 2 Finish King’s comment about the book: “It was a good time, and I think readers will have a good time reading it. If they are left with questions, and maybe have a few arguments, xxx xxx xxxxxr.”
Answer 2 All the better

Question 3 Who illustrated the cover for Gwendy’s Button Box?
Answer 3 Ben Baldwin

And the three lucky winners who will each get a signed (by Richard) copy of the book is: Frank Willson, Sue Anderson and Linn Dunn. Congratulations!

Is IT A Loooooong Movie? Hopefully!

Posted: May 17, 2017, 01:02
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Here is a photo that Barbara Muschietti shared on Instagram. It shows the editing room with a scene from the IT movie that we recognize from the second trailer. What's interesting with this photo is up in the left corner. There you can see the numbers 2:17:16:13. If this is what I think it is, it's the running time for the movie and would mean that this scene (which is probably not at the end of the movie) happen about 2 hours and 17 minutes into the movie and that tells me the movie will be very looooooong. Or the numbers could mean something totally different but let’s hope it’s the running time.

You can also see that this is from May 1st so there might have been other cuts done that would affect the running time…if that is what those numbers are…


Thanks to Giorgia Camilla Stella

Stephen And Owen's Book Tour

Posted: May 16, 2017, 17:36
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Here is a list of cities that Stephen and Owen will visit on their Sleeping Beauties book tour.

September 26th, 2017: New York City
September 27th, 2017: Hudson Valley, NY Area
September 28th, 2017: Boston, MA Area
September 29th, 2017: Chicago, IL
September 30th, 2017: Milwaukee, WI
October 1st, 2017: St. Louis, MO
October 2nd, 2017: Missoula, MT
October 3rd, 2017: Portland, OR
October 5th, 2017: Toronto, ON, Canada
October 6th, 2017: Sarasota, FL

André Holland Cast In Castle Rock

Posted: May 11, 2017, 19:19
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Variety reports that Moonlight star André Holland has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s upcoming original series Castle Rock. Holland will play Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in the town.


Castle Rock has landed a 10-episode first season order, with Hulu describing the project as an “ongoing series,” meaning it’s not intended to be a 10-episode limited run. Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason are co-writers and executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer also executive producing. Warner Bros. Television is the studio, along with Bad Robot Productions.

Thanks to Maurizio Ragusa

Want To Buy An Expensive Plant?

Posted: May 10, 2017, 12:57
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For those of you that have some extra money tucked away that you feel the urge to spend. Check this out!

Gerald Winters And Son has not one but two lettered copies of The Plant for sale. These were done as Christmas cards by King in the early 80’s and not many of them exists. The lettered was only done in 26 copies (of each part). Gerald have letter “C” of part one and letter “G” of part three.

If you’re interested (even if you just want to check it out he has some cool photos of it), head over to their site and read more.

David Palladini Biography From Suntup Editions

Posted: May 10, 2017, 11:57
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As a bonus to The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio Suntrup Editions will also publish a biography of the artist David Palladini.

From the Press Release:

As a bonus addition to The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio featuring the artwork of David Palladini, Suntup Editions in collaboration with Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., is proud to announce the inclusion of a separate biographical book to both editions of the art portfolios.

The concise biography was written as a ‘fan tribute’ to the artist by Mark Strong, from almost nine years of compiled information about David Palladini’s personal life and career as an artist up to the present-day. The introduction, written by Mark, speaks of the serendipitous beginning of their friendship in 2008 with a simple phone call from David, which became his sole inspiration for writing the biography. The book, aptly titled Palladini, will include a 70-page biography, as well as over 60 full-color reproductions of artwork by David Palladini, including some of his best-known illustrations and never-before-published fine art. The perfect addition to the portfolios for Stephen King collectors and Palladini fans alike. Included free with all Portfolio orders.

Synopsis For Children of the Corn: Runaway

Posted: May 7, 2017, 02:55
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Here is the official synopsis for Children of the Corn: Runaway that will be released straight to DVD later this year.

Official Synopsis: The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.

Dark Tower Figures And What They Will Cost

Posted: May 6, 2017, 15:00
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Here are some better images of The Dark Tower figures will be released later this year and their price. The first two figures are of the "statue" type that you can't move and the last two have moving joints.

The Dark Tower Gallery Gunslinger (Roland Deschain) $39.99

The Dark Tower Gallery Man in Black $39.99

The Dark Tower Select Gunslinger (Roland Deschain) $22.99

The Dark Tower Select Man in Black $22.99