Kurt Barlow Has Arrived In Salem’s Lot

Posted: October 19, 2022, 00:46

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”

King Testifying Against Merge

Posted: August 2, 2022, 20:00
APNews reports about King testifying against the merge of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.

As the Justice Department bids to convince a federal judge that the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would damage the careers of some of the most popular authors, it is leaning in part on the testimony of a writer who has thrived like few others: Stephen King.

King has willingly — even eagerly — placed himself in opposition to Simon & Schuster, his longtime publisher. He was not chosen by the government just for his fame, but for his public criticism of the $2.2 billion deal announced in late 2021, joining two of the world’s biggest publishers into what rival CEO Michael Pietsch of Hachette Book Group has called a “gigantically prominent” entity.

“The more the publishers consolidate, the harder it is for indie publishers to survive,” King tweeted last year.

Q&A About H&S’s Limited Fairy Tale

Posted: July 27, 2022, 19:11

Yesterday Hodder & Stoughton put up a limited signed edition of FAIRY TALE by Stephen King on their own website for pre-order. A lot of you have had questions about this and I have now the answers for you. Straight from the publisher.

The reason some fans (depending on where they live) weren’t able to order the book is because Hodder & Stoughton don’t have the rights to sell their books in those territories/markets. Nothing else.

The offer was limited to one copy per customer, so if someone ordered more than one book, the publisher will be checking with a view to cancelling duplicate or multiple orders. In this event, those copies will be put back on sale on the site, so keep your eyes peeled.

If you ordered and got two confirmations, one from Shopify and one from Hachette UK, your order is received and accepted, and you’ll get the book once it’s released.

The book will be signed on the page by King himself, not a printed signature or a bookplate.

My Thoughts On Pennywise: The Story of IT

Posted: July 26, 2022, 21:59
Here are my thoughts about the new documentary Pennywise: The Story of IT.

Just saw Pennywise: The Story of IT and I must say that I’m impressed. We have heard about this documentary for a long time and from time to time the wait has felt painfully long (in that you just want to see it now) but let me tell you. After seeing it I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait.

Signed Limited Fairy Tale Announced

Posted: July 26, 2022, 14:26
King’s UK publisher just released the news that they will publish a signed edition of Fairy Tale. Here is the info:

An exclusive Collector’s signed and slipcased edition of FAIRY TALE is available to pre-order now for £250 only through

Limited to 200 copies, this very special signed edition is a clothbound hardback in a bespoke slipcase, with gold endpapers, head and tail bands and a blue marker ribbon.

Orders are limited to 1 per customer.

NOT available in USA, Canada and certain other territories – see website for full list and further Terms and Conditions.

Pre-order now:

Krusty The Clown As Pennywise

Posted: July 24, 2022, 00:58
Krusty the Clown as Pennywise from IT will become part of The Simpsons in one of this fall’s two Treehouse of Horror episodes. It will be a full-length parody of IT The Simpsons producer Matt Selman revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con.

Thanks to Matty Jorissen

Release Date For Salem’s Lot Moved

Posted: July 11, 2022, 19:41
The News we all suspected would come has now done just that. Warner Bros have confirmed that they are moving New Line’s adaptation of Salem’s Lot from Sept. 9 to April 21, 2023.

The move itself isn’t a surprice since neither a poster or a trailer has been released but to move it more than 7 months, what’s up with that? Talk about missing the target. Well, hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.

Thanks to Herbert West.

Salem’s Lot Poster?

Posted: June 27, 2022, 21:34
On August 2nd Penguin Books will release a new paperback edition of Salem’s Lot with a movie tie-in cover. Not sure if it’s the same as the poster for the movie but probably.

Order your copy here.

23 Years Ago Today…

Posted: June 19, 2022, 10:50
23 years ago today King survived a horrible accident that almost killed him. In this interview he and Tabitha talks about it.

I think I speak for all of us when I say that we’re all grateful that he survived that day!