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First Photo of Leper in IT

Posted: August 17, 2016, 19:24
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Amy Wilson has been back on the set of IT and returned with a lot of interesting photos. Unfortunately she couldn't get too close, but with a zoom lens she was able to snap a few photos of IT as the Leper and (what looks like) a young Eddie going up to the house on Neibolt Street!

Here is the Leper...before he's too monstrous sitting on the ground.

And here in makeup...




Eddie going up to the house.


Here they're raising a yellow and white checkered backdrop...

100,000 Downloads

Posted: August 17, 2016, 10:15
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It’s with pride I can tell you that The Stephen King Podcast has now been downloaded over 100,000 times. Since we started back in 2012 Lou and I have done 62 episodes that have now been downloaded 100,000 times.

For that we both want to thank you!

If you haven’t listen to all the episodes you can find them here.

And again, thanks for your support!
Lilja & Lou

Listen To Batman and Robin Have an Altercation

Posted: August 16, 2016, 00:55
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Here you can listen to Stephen Lang reading Batman and Robin Have an Altercation as well as an interview with Stu Tinker.

In this episode actor Stephen Lang reads, “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation”, a -shall we say- intense story about family, love, and dying by Stephen King (yes, THAT Stephen King, need we say more?). Host Aparna Nancherla talks to Stu Tinker, a Stephen King superfan from King’s hometown of Bangor, Maine (get ready for that accent!). For nearly 20 years he’s been giving tours the spots that have inspired so many of author’s stories.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

First Dark Tower Footage at EW's Popfest

Posted: August 15, 2016, 22:48
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First footage from The Dark Tower will be shown at Entertainment Weekly's POPFEST.

Entertainment Weekly is proud to present POPFEST – the ultimate pop culture event of the year!
From October 29-30, 2016, The Reef in Downtown LA will come to life with our first-ever festival showcasing the biggest names and most exciting acts in entertainment – including a very special screening of the very first footage from the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.

For more info, visit their webiste: http://ewpopfest.com

Contest Reminder

Posted: August 15, 2016, 12:10
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I just want to remind everyone about the contest where you can win a signed King book. What you have to do is send in a photo of you with some specific King books. One photo of you and “Mr Mercedes”, one with you and “Finders Keepers”, one with you and “End of Watch”, one with you and “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams”, one with you and “Revival” and one with you and something connected to Lilja’s Library. You can read all about the contest here .

A lot of you have sent in just a few photos but not all six and I’d hate to see you lose out on this contest because you’re missing one photo. Imagine being one photo away from a signed King book? Scary I know. And based on the number of photos in each section a lot of you might be in this position. So, make sure you send in all six photos and then keep your fingers crossed.

Mr Mercedes = 289 photos
Revival = 135 photos
Finders Keepers = 88 photos
Lilja’s Library = 67 photos
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams = 65 photos
End of Watch = 60 photos

And remember, anyone, anywhere can enter!

Here are my photos:

More Photos From The IT Set

Posted: August 12, 2016, 00:17
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Here are a few more photos from the set of IT by Amy Wilson. That house is looking really scary now. The house next door has some boards up (though they need to edit out their solar panels), there are old cars all over the Place and if there was any doubt left that it was the house on Neibolt Street, the 29 on the rusty gate puts that to rest.





Thanks to Amy Wilson

Photos From The Set of IT

Posted: August 7, 2016, 23:32
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Amy Wilson visited the set of IT today and got some info for us.

They are supposed to be filming this Thursday and Friday.

They've started building the front porch steps, they've added the basement windows, which look amazingly creepy. There's another section of roof to go up, and the front door is waiting to be installed as well.

Here are some photos.






King on The Road: Report

Posted: August 4, 2016, 20:59
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Earlier this summer, Stephen King undertook a hectic multi-city tour of America in support of his latest book, End of Watch. But rather than hit the standard, book-tour metropoles, King chose to visit smaller cities offering, in some small way, tribute to the places and characters that make up his impressive oeuvre. Traveling along with King was Scribner’s Katie Monaghan, an “entourage of one,” who offers here her reports from the road, as sent to the mothership in New York.

Read it all here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Report From The Set of The Mist

Posted: August 4, 2016, 16:35
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Here is a report from the set of The Mist from Mark Andrew Perry.

These are for the Bedford PlaceMall in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Filming inside the mall, with regular shopping happening! over 60 extras ! The pharmacy is for the show in the old Target location! Filming expected to go till November!





Podcast Listening Options

Posted: August 2, 2016, 14:47
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Hey Constant and New Listeners of The Stephen King Podcast.

Just letting you know there are many ways to listen to the podcast.

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Computer, Apple, & Android devices - we've got all platforms covered.

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No matter where you are and what you are doing, we've got you covered.

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Ep 62: Dark Tower Deep Dive

Posted: August 1, 2016, 23:47
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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 62 of The Stephen King Podcast!

This is a special edition of the Stephen King Podcast. Our version of the recent Entertainment Weekly Dark Tower Movie Comic Con special edition.

Using the EW Dark Tower articles we are going to take a Dark Tower Movie deep dive and speculate on the possible forms the movie could take.

This is a spoiler heavy podcast for the movie and all the speculation contained in the podcast is ours and is no way to be taken as gospel.

The EW articles can be found here:

The Dark Tower: EW's complete coverage of the Stephen King adaptation

The Idris Elba Accent Interview can be found here:
Idris Elba reveals the accent Roland the Gunslinger will have in The Dark Tower

Follow Anthony Breznican on Twitter to keep up to date on Dark Tower news.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!

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In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast Setup
3) 00:30 - Dark Tower Movie Deep Dive
4) 1:21:34 - Outro


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Photos and Story About Stand by Me

Posted: July 31, 2016, 23:32
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Here is an interesting article about Stand by Me called ‘Stand by Me’ Oral History: Rob Reiner and Cast on River Phoenix and How Coming-of-Age Classic Almost Didn’t Happen.

And here is a gallery of never seen photos from the filming of the Movie.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Bill Skarsgård's On Playing Pennywise

Posted: July 29, 2016, 01:50
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Here's Bill Skarsgård's thoughts on playing Pennywise:

It's important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It's purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look.

Tim Curry's performance was truly great, but it's important for me to do something different because of that. I'll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.

It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What's funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it's funny.

1990's Edition IT on DVV & Blu-Ray

Posted: July 24, 2016, 11:24
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Warner Bros. has announced that the original adaptation of IT will hit US Blu-ray on October 4th, and the two disc set will include the mini-series on DVD and Blu-ray. It will also come with a special edition collectible t-shirt that you won’t find anywhere else.

The Blu-ray release will reportedly include the audio commentary from the DVD, which features insights from director Tommy Lee Wallace and actors Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, John Ritter and Richard Thomas. No word yet on any additional features.

The Dark Tower Wraps Production

Posted: July 22, 2016, 17:22
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The Dark Tower wraps production after 15 weeks.

According to Jo Blo, production on the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s novels has finally come to completion. Filming took place for 15 weeks and began in South Africa in April 2016. Some scenes were also shot in New York City.

IT Filming In Oshawa Sewers

Posted: July 21, 2016, 23:54
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IT will be filming sewers scenes in Oshawa.

A recent filming notice sent out to homes in the area of Eulalie Avenue and James Street near downtown Oshawa has advised residents that filming of a new adaptation for Stephen King’s epic novel “It” will be shooting in the area from Aug. 5 to 8. Some vigilant residents may have noticed some changes to the area already, as the notice advises construction on the set got underway on July 11.

Read more here.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Secret Entertainment Weekly Cover

Posted: July 19, 2016, 20:43
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Entertainment Weekly have a surprice for you. It seems that their Dark Tower cover has a secret.

Here’s how it works:

Start by downloading the app from TheSombraGroup.com for Apple or Android. (It will come in handy in the future for other things as well.)

Sombra, as readers of The Dark Tower know, is the friendly-looking business front in our world for the followers of The Crimson King, a chaos god who wants to collapse the Tower that stands at the nexus of all reality.

This conglomerate blends the magic of other realms with the technology of our own, opening portals between dimensions and allowing mortals to see things that would normally be hidden from view.

With the Sombra app engaged, turn the camera to your copy of EW’s Dark Tower cover and watch what happens.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Beryl Evans At Comic Con

Posted: July 19, 2016, 18:05
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Here are more info about the book.

There's an actual story and gorgeous illustrations by Ned Dameron who was the artist for The Waste Lands. Probably there will only be 150 copies available at the San Diego Comic Con. There will also be promotional t-shirts at the Comic Con.


Who's going? If anyone gets an extra let me know. I would really like a copy.