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Donate For Chance On A Signed (By King) Book

Posted: December 21, 2022, 09:04
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Lilja’s Library needs a long overdue update. Both technical and in its design. And all pages need to work on all platforms, something that isn’t the case today.

As you can imagine this will cost and I need your help. It’s really no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. In other words, I hope you are and have enjoyed Lilja’s Library enough to donate a small (or big) sum to make this possible.

To donate, please use this PayPal link. If you don’t have PayPal please get in touch and we’ll figger something out.

To show you how much I appreciate your support on this I’ve spoken to Cemetery Dance and they have agreed to donate a signed (BY STEPHEN KING) Stephen King book that I’m now able to give to one of you that make a donation.

Each $10 you donate will get you one ticked and when I reach 100% of my goal I’ll draw one ticket and the one whose ticket I draw will win the signed (BY STEPHEN KING) book!!!

For more info about what the donated money will go to, check out this post.
For more info about the signed book and how the ticket thing works, check out this post.
…or just send me an get in touch.

Thanks goes out to all of you who have donated and to Cemetery Dance for the book!

// Lilja

A Reward For Your Support! (Signed King Book)

Posted: December 19, 2022, 22:41
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I’m so proud and happy that so many of you have supported Lilja’s Library through the years and now recently with your donations. We’re well on the way to reach the goal and be able to do the necessary updates on the site. And because of that I want to give something back.

So, I spoke to Cemetery Dance and asked if they wanted to donate a cool book that I could give to one of you that have supported me, and they said yes. And they said yes in a very nice and kind way!

Cemetery Dance have donated a signed BY STEPHEN KING book (title to be revealed later) that I’ll give to one of you as a thanks for your support.

And here is how it will be done. When I reach 100% of my goal each $10 you have donated will get you a ticket with a chance to win the book. That means if you donate $9.99 or less you won’t get any ticket (but a BIG thanks from me), if you donate between $10.00 and $19.99 you get one ticket. Between $20 and $20.99 you get two tickets and so on. Then once we have reached 100% I’ll draw one ticket and the one whose ticket I draw will win the signed BY STEPHEN KING book!!!

Oh, and those of you that have already donated will be included in this as well so fear not.

Make your donations through this PayPal link.


A BIG thanks to Cemetery Dance for their support and the donation of the book!
// Lilja

The Long Walk - The Limited Edition

Posted: December 13, 2022, 10:17
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One of my favorite King books are being released as a limited. Centipede Press is releasing The Long Walk in two versions. One is an unsigned trade edition and the other a signed slipcase edition, signed by Bev Vincent (foreword), Patrick Loehr (photos) and Ruth Keegan (illustrations). The book is NOT signed by King. Would have been really cool if he had signed it as Bachman though.

The unsigned is $95 and limited to 1,400 copies and the signed is $260 and limited to 500 copies. The book is published in January 2023. Read more here

Flanagan Confirms Rights To The Dark Tower

Posted: December 8, 2022, 16:34
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Mike Flanagan told Deadline that he has the rights to The Dark Tower and wants to do a five season TV series and two movies.

FLANAGAN: You’re the first person we’re saying it to, but yes. Predating our deal with Amazon, we acquired the rights to The Dark Tower, which if you know anything about me, you know it has been my Holy Grail of a project for most of my life. We actually have those rights carved out of our Amazon deal, which doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t get behind it at some point — you don’t know. But that’s something we’ve been developing ourselves and are really passionate about finally getting it up on its feet at some point.

FLANAGAN: Well, to be honest, the way that I have seen it breaking out is five seasons of television, followed by two stand-alone features.

FLANAGAN: A project like this, I wouldn’t want to be involved in it at all If we were taking it in a direction that was going to be blasphemous to the Stephen King material, but he’s been very, very supportive and very excited about what we’d like to do with it.

Thanks to Alex Maidy

Pet Sematary Prequel Is Filmed

Posted: December 1, 2022, 11:06
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According to this interview with Collider from March 2022 with David Duchovny the Pet Sematary prequel is filmed.

Is there anything else that you're working on right now, that you can talk about?

DUCHOVNY: I just finished a movie called The Estate, with Toni Collette, Anna Faris, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Ron Livingston. I think it's really funny. And Keyla Monterroso, who was in Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's just terrific. Pet Sematary, I did that, it's like the prequel to all the Pet Sematary movies, and written and directed by a really talented young woman named Lindsey Beer, who I think is going to be a force to be reckoned with. So I think that's going to turn out really well.

Can I ask who you played in that, in Pet Sematary?

DUCHOVNY: I play Bill Baterman, the father of a young man that... I'm like the instigator of the whole damn thing. But at the heart of that story, for whatever iterations it's gone through, and for whatever horror Stephen King does, really, it's a story about parental love and mourning. And I can really relate to the themes underneath it, so I was happy to play that.

Thanks to Herbert West

David Duchovny Cast In Pet Sematary Prequel.

Posted: November 30, 2022, 22:57
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Duchovny Central reports that David Duchovny has been cast in the Pet Sematary prequel. This is what they said:

The prequel stars David Duchovny, Pam Grier, Henry Thomas, Samantha Mathis, Jackson White, Jack Mulhern and Forrest Goodluck. Jackson White has been cast as a younger Crandall, so we do know the character is in the film.

In a clip on the site Duchovny take Jackson White for a member of the crew which might indicated that filming has already begun…

Two King Movies Officially Rated

Posted: November 17, 2022, 09:54
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Motion Picture Association has confirmed that the Salem’s Lot remake has been officially rated and got an R for "R for bloody violence and language." The movie does still not have a release date, but now that it has a rating, that's hopefully next.

The Boogeyman has also been rated and was given a PG-13 rating for “Terror, violent content, teen drug use, and some strong language.”

The movie don’t have a release date yet but hopefully that will happen soon. The problem though, might be that it’s been expanded quite a bit compared to the story.

“Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.”

HBO Max Comments On Welcome To Derry

Posted: November 14, 2022, 10:17
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HBO Max’s head of Originals, Sarah Aubery have commented on the upcoming series Welcome to Derry

“We have been working with Jason Fuchs, Brad Caleb Caine, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti very closely…They’re so deep into this mythology and they have such a firm handle on the storytelling around these characters and also the demented scares that they’re putting into things. Sometimes I’m, like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ Just all the wild ways they think up to terrify us. You’ll be hearing more concretely about that development very soon… Andy is very involved in every bit of this, so that is the real recipe for success and for delighting fans.”

Welcome To Derry Will Happen

Posted: November 9, 2022, 19:15
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Variety reports that Welcome To Derry has the GO from HBO.

Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will serve as co-showrunners on the “It” prequel series currently in the works at HBO Max from Andy and Barbara Muschietti , Variety has learned exclusively.

The show, currently titled “Welcome to Derry,” was first reported as being in development in March. HBO Max has given the show a series production commitment. Exact plot details remain under wraps, aside from the fact that the show will serve as a prequel to the recent films “It: Chapter One” and “It: Chapter Two,” which were released in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Lilja's Library Needs Your Help

Posted: November 5, 2022, 15:40
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Lilja’s Library is in need of a long overdue update. Both technical and in its design. And all pages need to work on all platforms, something that isn’t the case today.

As you can imagine this will cost and I need your help. It’s really no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. In other words, I hope you are and have enjoyed Lilja’s Library enough to donate a small (or big) sum to make this possible. After calculating the cost of doing the updates that the site need (and that is just paying for the stuff I can’t do myself) the sum needed lands on $3,500.

To make a donation, please use this PayPal link. If you don’t have PayPal please get in touch and we’ll figger something out.



Thank you in advance and if you have any questions, check out this longer version of this post or just send me an email.
// Lilja

Pullman: New Salem’s Lot True To The Book

Posted: November 4, 2022, 23:39
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Lewis Pullman had the following to say about the upcoming remake of Salem’s Lot in a chat with ComicBook.com:

Gary Dauberman, the director, is really keen on doing justice to the book. But also, the previous adaptation was a two-parter, because it’s such a hefty book and there are so many different moving parts and so many characters. So there are some parts where Gary had to press and find what was really at the heart of the movie to keep in, but for the most part, he’s really true to the book and keeping a lot of the original dialogue in there. He’s a Stephen King hound dog so he doesn’t wanna do Stephen dirty.

So I think it’s in good hands, Gary’s a really smart guy who has a keen eye for things. I think, not just lean on the jump scares, but lean on the more conceptual and visual things that, rather than a shock that fades out of your body in the next five minutes, something that’s more visual, like an imprint that burnt into your retinas as a disturbing image that you’ll wake up in the middle of the night that you can’t shake out of your head.

Lilja's Library Needs Your Help

Posted: November 2, 2022, 15:50
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Lilja’s Library is going into its 27th year of existence next year, more than half of my life. Who would have thought that back in 1996?

There have been some updates on the site during these 27 years (the last one was done about seven years ago) and now it’s time again. The technic that the site is built with needs to be updated to keep the site stable and secure. There will also be updates done to the look and the content. The site will get what you would call a total make over. It will also look great on all platforms and all pages will be available on all platforms, something that isn’t the case today.

That is the fun part. The not so fun part is that it costs money.

For the 27 years Lilja’s Library have been online it has always been free to use. No paywall, no commercial popups that you have to close to get to the content. Nothing like that. And that is how it should and will continue in the future. But that means I need to raise money in other ways to be able to fund these necessary updates and that is where I need your help.

If you like Lilja’s Library and want to keep it the number one fan page about Stephen King, I need your help. It’s no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. After calculating the cost of doing the updates that the site need (and that is just paying for the stuff I can’t do myself) the sum I need lands on $3,500.

So, how does this work? Here is the answer to what you probably would like to know. If you have other questions just ask.

Is it really necessary to do these updates?
- Yes, if not the site will load slow, not work as intended, the updates will be harder and harder to get done and the user experience will be less pleasant.

What will the money go to?
- The money will pay for the technical development. The stuff I can’t do myself. All the stuff that I can do I will do on my spare time and none of the money will go to that.

How much can I donate?
- You can donate as much or as little as you can and want. Every $ will help.

What happens if you don’t reach the goal of $3,500? Will you ignore doing the updates and use the money to buy candy?
- No, I will still do the updates. It just means I will have to use more of my own money for the update and that it will take for it to be done.

OK, I want to help. How do I donate?
- You can donate by using PayPal through this link.

How much money have you gotten so far of the $3,500 you need?
- You can follow the progress here.



Can I donate even if I don’t have PayPal?
- If you don’t have PayPal and still want to make a donation, please get in touch and we’ll figger something out.

Thank you in advance and if there is any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
// Lilja

Will King Leave Twitter

Posted: November 2, 2022, 09:26
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Twitter wants to start charging for the blue verification star, something King isn’t happy about and he actually threatens to leave Twitter if they go through with it.


Where would you like to see King move to if he leaves Twitter, the only social media he is on now (at least officially).

New Limited Fairy Tale

Posted: October 27, 2022, 08:23
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Yet another limited (not signed, though) edition of Fairy Tale is about to be released. This time it’s Scribner who released its limited version. Here is the info:

Coming November 4th at noon ET—order your special edition of Stephen King’s new novel, Fairy Tale—featuring exclusive endpaper illustrations, gilded edges, a ribbon marker, and a printed case.

Special Edition Hardcover
LIST PRICE $100.00

Limited quantity. While supplies last. US only. Limit 2 per customer.

Kurt Barlow Has Arrived In Salem’s Lot

Posted: October 19, 2022, 00:46
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One Take News reports that multiple sources have confirmed that Alexander Ward has been cast as Kurt Barlow in the upcoming remake of Salem’s Lot.

Not much is known about the movie and no footage or stills have been released but OTN confirms that the film has been tested multiple times and overall had mostly positive reactions.

The premier is set for April 21, 2023.

Five Years Ago

Posted: September 26, 2022, 09:00
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Five years ago, today I was in New York.
Five years ago, today, Stephen King, Owen King and Peter Straub was in New York.
Five years ago, today all four of us meet
Five years ago, today is a day I will never forget


Read all about it here

Paul Greengrass To Adapt Fairy Tale

Posted: September 16, 2022, 00:33
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It didn’t take long. Fairy Tale was released just nine days ago and now it’s confirmed that Paul Greengrass will adapt, direct and produce a feature adaptation of the book.

“Needless to say, I’m a Paul Greengrass fan and think he’s a wonderful choice for this film.”
- Stephen King

“Fairy Tale is a work of genius. A classic adventure story and also a disturbing contemporary allegory.”
- Paul Greengrass

My Thoughts on The Stephen King Ultimate Companion

Posted: September 15, 2022, 15:02
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Here are my thoughts on Bev Vincent's new book The Stephen King Ultimate Companion: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences.

This is a great reference book that the casual reader of King’s books will learn a lot from and in which, even we King nerds that read everything he has written still find new things.

R.I.P. Peter Straub

Posted: September 6, 2022, 21:32
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Sad news today as we learn that Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman and Black House has passed away at the age of 79. I had the pleasure of meeting him back in 2017 in New York and he will not be forgotten. R.I.P.

My Thoughts On Fairy Tale

Posted: September 6, 2022, 02:41
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Here are my thoughs on King's new book Fairy Tale.

Fairy Tale is quite different from King’s usual books. As I mentioned it has some similarities to The Talisman and The Eyes of the Dragon but even so it’s not your typical King book. If you go in expecting a horror novel (not sure why you would do that when the title is Fairy Tale but still) you’re going to be disappointed.

Salem’s Lot Without A Release Date

Posted: August 25, 2022, 00:09
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Seems the remake of Salem’s Lot is having some problems. Bloody Disgusting has the following update…

Originally set for theatrical release on September 9, 2022, the new Stephen King adaptation was recently bumped to April 21, 2023, and now the film has been undated altogether.

It’s likely that Warner Bros. is trying to figure out what to do with the movie, and whether to bring it to theaters or to streaming on HBO Max. We’ll report more as we learn it.

This is probably not a good sign…

King To Receiv Award

Posted: August 11, 2022, 13:24
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On Saturday October 8 between 6:30pm and 4:45pm King will be interviewed and receive The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. You can read more about it and get your tickets here. King will participate digitally.

The Regulators Film Adaptation

Posted: August 10, 2022, 20:43
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Deadline reports the The Regulators Will be adapted into a movie by Bohemia Group.

Bohemia Group has optioned film rights to Stephen King’s bestseller The Regulators, tapping George Cowan to adapt the Western horror-thriller for the big screen.

The film adaptation of The Regulators is being shepherded by Bohemia Group’s Executive Vice-President, producer Justin Ross, who helped develop the King-approved script with Cowan.

“I’m delighted that the excitement of ‘The Regulators’ is coming to the screen,” King told Deadline. “This is going to be good.”

“We could not be more thrilled than to be working with the prolific Stephen King and his team on this project,” said Bohemia Group’s CEO, Susan Ferris. “The novel’s themes and characters resonate so powerfully, and we are looking forward to making an incredible film.”

“Working with Stephen King is a long-time wish fulfilled,” added Ross. “Susan and George and I look forward to doing the novel and its author proud.”