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The Stephen King Movie Trivia challenge week 5

Posted: August 5, 2013, 22:27
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To celebrate the release of The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book in August there will be a series of contest here on Lilja’s Library. I choose to call it The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book challenge.

Each week during July and August there will be a question from the book posted here and each week a winner will be drawn from that week’s entries. The winner will get a trade paperback of The Stephen King Movie Trivia. How about that?

This week’s question is about the Children of the Corn:

Who was trying to escape at the end of the film?

A: Amos
B: Joseph
C: Ruth
D: Diehl

Next week’s question will be posted on Monday August 12 and you have until that to send in your answer. Send your answer by mail using this link or to info[a]liljas-library.com (replace the [a] with @) Good luck!

PLEASE DON'T POST ANSWERS BELOW. NO ANSWERS BELOW WILL BE ENTERED IN THE CONTEST!

Here are the first three winners:

The Winner from week 1 (right answer was D) 1930's) is Douglas McDade
The Winner from week 2 (right answer was D) I Was a Teenage Werewolf) is Stephen Bamberg
The Winner from week 3 (right answer was A) $1) is Henry Gershman
The Winner from week 4 (right answer was C) Battleground) is Bob Ireland

Quiz book shiping this month

Posted: August 5, 2013, 22:13
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From Cemetery Dance's latest newsletter:

New Book Shipping This Month:

The Illustrated Stephen King MOVIE Trivia Book
by Brian James Freeman, Kevin Quigley,
and Hans-Ake Lilja

Featuring Original Artwork From Glenn Chadbourne & An Exclusive Introduction by Mick Garris!

Hi Folks!

We're pleased to announce The Illustrated Stephen King MOVIE Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman, Kevin Quigley, and Hans-Ake Lilja will be shipping later this month, so time is running out to place your preorder!

This huge book features more than 1,000 questions about the movies, miniseries, and television episodes based on ideas conjured from the imagination of the King of Horror, along with more than 50 illustrated questions created by Glenn Chadbourne and an exclusive introduction by Mick Garris, director of The Stand, The Shining, Riding the Bullet, Desperation, Bag of Bones, and many others!

About the Book:
The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman (The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book), Hans-Åke Lilja (Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King), and Kevin Quigley (Wetware: On the Digital Frontline With Stephen King) features more than 1,000 questions to test your knowledge of the movies, miniseries, and television episodes based on ideas conjured from the imagination of the King of Horror, along with more than 50 special illustration-based questions from Cemetery Dance favorite artist Glenn Chadbourne!

In addition, the book features a special introduction by Mick Garris, director of The Stand, The Shining, Riding the Bullet, Desperation, Bag of Bones, and many others!

The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book includes material right up through this year and no Stephen King collection will be complete without it!

Preorder your copy here.

Doctor Sleep Tour

Posted: August 3, 2013, 21:00
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Doctor Sleep Tour

For Stephen's final appearance for the Doctor Sleep tour, Harvard Book Store will be hosting an event at 7 PM on September 27th to be held at the Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, MA. Stephen will read from and discuss the book followed by a Q&A with the audience. This event will not include a book signing, but a limited number of pre-signed first edition copies of Doctor Sleep will be randomly distributed to ticket holders among the unsigned first editions at the conclusion of the event.



Tickets will be $35, which includes one first edition copy of the book and will go on sale at 9 AM EDT on August 5, 2013. Ticket purchases will be limited to no more than 4 per person.

To order tickets, beginning August 5
Event Information
Harvard Book Store

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary trailer

Posted: August 3, 2013, 20:58
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Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Pet Sematary, the origins of the story, the stories of cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King's work. In addition to featuring many cast and crew members never before interviewed about their involvement in the film, this documentary will also take fans on a tour of the filming locations. With never-before-seen photographs and video footage from behind-the-scenes, original props from the film, media coverage of the 1988 production, and new stories about the Hollywood production being on location in Maine, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an all-encompassing documentary by fans for the fans.

Dexter episode 5

Posted: July 30, 2013, 01:16
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The 5th episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Under the Dome Renewed for Second Season

Posted: July 29, 2013, 18:37
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Hollywood Reporter reports that Under the Dome has been renewed for a second season. What is your thoughts on that? Would you have prefered a solution this season or are you happy to get more? Comment below.

CBS will return Under the Dome

The network has renewed the summer drama about a town encapsulated by a mysterious dome for a second season, CBS announced Monday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. The drama will return with another batch of 13 episodes in summer 2014.

The drama, an adaptation of Stephen King's best-seller of the same name, hails from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and DreamWorks Television and was picked up straight to series after initially being developed for CBS corporate sibling Showtime.

"We're excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester's Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement announcing the news.

The series from showrunner Neal Baer (ER) and executive producer Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man) opened to a summer best June 24 at 10 p.m. The series drew a 3.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic according to Fast National numbers, tying it with Fox's The Following for the second-highest-rated drama premiere of the 2012-13 season; and its 13.1 million total viewers was the biggest audience for a drama launch in the past year. The series premiere ranked as CBS' most-watched summer debut since 2000 (Big Brother) and its highest-rated since 2005 (Fire Me Please). The series is averaging 13.84 million viewers and a 3.5 among adults 18-49.

When factoring in DVR data, the bow for Dome jumped to a 4.3 in the demo and 16.7 million total viewers -- impressive given its competition for the night included the final game of the Stanley Cup Finals. During its second week, the series lost a bit of steam, scoring a 2.8 in the demo (down 15 percent) and 11.5 million total viewers. It's third week continued the strong viewership, dropping only two points from its second week and easily topping all other original broadcasts for the night.

CBS struck an early content licensing deal with Amazon, giving Amazon Prime members unlimited access to the serialized drama four days after the network broadcast. (CBS has also been airing repeats of the episodes on Sundays at 9 p.m.; the rebroadcast of the premiere collected more than 5 million viewers and tied for second in the demo with a 1.0.)

The Amazon arrangement helps the network offset the cost of launching a pricey serialized original drama -- generally something the networks reserve for the fall -- in the typically low-rated summer months. Sources tell THR that the drama comes with a $3 million-per-episode price tag and has already been licensed in 200 international markets.

Dome is the key component of CBS' push toward year-round scripted programming, which also includes the second season of Unforgettable. The Poppy Montgomery drama was resurrected from the dead with an order for an abbreviated summer run. The push at CBS comes a year after the network saw its reality offerings fail to register last summer.

For their part, producers Baer and Vaughan have been vocal about stretching the series from what many early on considered a closed-ended 13-episode order. Baer, whose previous series ER and Law & Order: SVU have both run for 15 seasons, joked that he hoped Dome would follow the same trajectory. Vaughan, meanwhile, also is eyeing another abbreviated summer run for the drama. The producers, with King's blessing and guidance, plan to stretch the 1,000-page-plus book beyond the time span featured in the author's source material.

"When we first started talking to Stephen, we came up with the idea of the town potentially being trapped for years at a time, and that's something that [King said] you guys could get to do that I didn't," Vaughan told reporters ahead of the premiere, noting it might necessitate a different ending to the series. "We pitched Stephen a far-out, big-swing idea for this to go several years -- a different ending -- and he was really excited by it."

Meanwhile, diehard fans of the book have complained about the departures producers have made from the novel -- with King defending the changes in a post on his website. "Many of the changes wrought by Brian K. Vaughan and his team of writers have been of necessity, and I approved of them wholeheartedly," he wrote. "Some have been occasioned by their plan to keep the dome in place over Chester's Mill for months instead of little more than a week, as is the case in the book. Other story modifications are slotting into place because the writers have completely reimagined the source of the dome."

For Spielberg, the Dome renewal means he'll have at least two series on the air next year. TNT recently renewed Falling Skies for a fourth season (due in summer 2014) and ABC is launching freshman lottery drama Lucky 7 in the fall.

Dome, which stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Natalie Martinez (CSI: NY), Britt Robertson (Life Unexpected), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) and Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), also teased fans about a cliffhanger ending to season one during its Comic-Con debut.

Thanks to Troy Tradup

The Stephen King Movie Trivia challenge week 4

Posted: July 29, 2013, 00:08
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To celebrate the release of The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book in August there will be a series of contest here on Lilja’s Library. I choose to call it The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book challenge.

Each week during July and August there will be a question from the book posted here and each week a winner will be drawn from that week’s entries. The winner will get a trade paperback of The Stephen King Movie Trivia. How about that?

This week’s question is about the Dollar Babies:

What story is the Russioan Dollar Baby Srajenie based?

A: Hearts in Atlantis
B: The Ballad of The Flexible Bullet
C: Battleground
D: The Fifth Quarter

Next week’s question will be posted on Monday August 5 and you have until that to send in your answer. Send your answer by mail using this link or to info[a]liljas-library.com (replace the [a] with @) Good luck!

PLEASE DON'T POST ANSWERS BELOW. NO ANSWERS BELOW WILL BE ENTERED IN THE CONTEST!

Here are the first three winners:

The Winner from week 1 (right answer was D) 1930's) is Douglas McDade
The Winner from week 2 (right answer was D) I Was a Teenage Werewolf) is Stephen Bamberg
The Winner from week 3 (right answer was A) $1) is Henry Gershman

New Tommyknockers miniseries

Posted: July 27, 2013, 23:29
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NBC announced today that they will have ordered a new version of King's Tommyknockers

King's Tommyknockers is based on the author's 1987 novel about the residents of a small Maine town and how they deal with what they perceive to be an alien spacecraft that has landed nearby. Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky will executive produce, while Emmy winner Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) will direct.

Vogel and Lefevre taks Under the Dome

Posted: July 24, 2013, 22:17
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Michael Ausiello talks to Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre about the Under the Dome season finale, killing Junior, and more.

The Stephen King Movie Trivia challenge week 3

Posted: July 23, 2013, 01:08
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To celebrate the release of The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book in August there will be a series of contest here on Lilja’s Library. I choose to call it The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book challenge.

Each week during July and August there will be a question from the book posted here and each week a winner will be drawn from that week’s entries. The winner will get a trade paperback of The Stephen King Movie Trivia. How about that?

This week’s question is from Apt Pupil:

When Stephen King learned Bryan Singer was set to direct Apt Pupil, how much did he sell the rights for?

A: $1
B: $5
C: $10
D: $ 19

Next week’s question will be posted on Monday July 29 and you have until that to send in your answer. Send your answer by mail using this link or to info[a]liljas-library.com (replace the [a] with @) Good luck!

PLEASE DON'T POST ANSWERS BELOW. NO ANSWERS BELOW WILL BE ENTERED IN THE CONTEST!

Here are the first two winners:

The Winner from week 1 (right answer was D) 1930's) is Douglas McDade
The Winner from week 2 (right answer was D) I Was a Teenage Werewolf) is Stephen Bamberg

Do not miss these contests!

Posted: July 22, 2013, 15:35
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Don’t miss these two great contest going on right now at Lilja’s Library.

Here you can win a copy of the limited Doctor Sleep from Cemetery Dance (who wouldn’t want that one?

And here you can win a copy of my new book (with Kevin and Brian) The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book.

Enter now or be forever sorry!

Dexter episode 4

Posted: July 22, 2013, 10:21
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The 4th episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

King cheers J.K. Rowling's try for 'anonymity'

Posted: July 17, 2013, 10:49
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From USA Today:

Early in his career, Stephen King wrote several novels under a pseudonym, Richard Bachman.

When J.K. Rowling tried it, publishing The Cuckoo's Calling as Robert Galbraith, she didn't ask King's advice, but if she had, King says, "I would have told her it's an impossible secret to keep for long."

In an e-mail to USA TODAY, he notes he "got outed as Bachman by someone who recognized my style, and in these days of the Internet, that becomes more and more likely."

But, he adds, "Jo is right about one big thing — what a pleasure, what a blessed relief, to write in anonymity, just for the joy of it. Now that I know, I can't wait to read the book."

King also recalls a story about Paul McCartney suggesting to the other Beatles that "they try playing as Randy and the Raiders — or some such — and come onstage dressed in capes and masks. (John) Lennon laughed at him and said, 'They'd know who it was as soon as we opened our mouths.' "

The Stephen King Movie Trivia challenge week 2

Posted: July 16, 2013, 10:43
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To celebrate the release of The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book in August there will be a series of contest here on Lilja’s Library. I choose to call it The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book challenge.

Each week during July and August there will be a question from the book posted here and each week a winner will be drawn from that week’s entries. The winner will get a trade paperback of The Stephen King Movie Trivia. How about that?

This week’s question is from IT:

After It, Seth Green (who plays Richie Tozier) went on to play a character known as “Wolfman,” on the television series SeaQuest DSV, starring Jonathan Brandis (aka Bill Denbrough). Still later, Green played the character Oz – a werewolf – on the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In It, Richie is menaced by a werewolf in the school basement after seeing which classic werewolf movie?

A: Lycanthropus
B: Curse of the Werewolf
C: The Wolf Man
D: I Was a Teenage Werewolf

Next week’s question will be posted on Tuesday July 23 and you have until that to send in your answer. Send your answer by mail using this link or to info[a]liljas-library.com (replace the [a] with @) Good luck!

PLEASE DON'T POST ANSWERS BELOW. NO ANSWERS BELOW WILL BE ENTERED IN THE CONTEST!

The Winner from week 1 will be posted on Friday.

Dexter episode 3

Posted: July 15, 2013, 10:42
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The third episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Doctor Sleep Book Tour

Posted: July 10, 2013, 23:42
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Stephen will be appearing at an on-stage event presented by Boulder Bookstore in Boulder at the Colorado Chautauqua Auditorium on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30 PM during which he will talk, read, and answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $37.50 for the general public and $34.50 for Chautauqua Members and will include a first edition copy of Doctor Sleep. The event will not include a book signing, but Stephen will be pre-signing a limited number of copies of Doctor Sleep, which will be randomly distributed at the conclusion of the event.

Tickets will go on-sale online Thursday, July 11th at 1 PM MST for Chautauqua members and Readers Guild members only at the Chautauqua Box Office website. A promo code for ticket ordering will be distributed to Boulder Bookstore members in a special newsletter blast which they will send out July 10th—be sure to check your email.

Tickets for the general public will go on-sale Friday, July 12 at 1 PM MST on-line at the Chautauqua Box Office website.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Box Office or by phone with the same restrictions listed above.

Box office information:
Website
303.440.7666

Walk up/phone sales Mon - Fri., 1 - 6PM

The Stephen King Movie Trivia challenge week 1

Posted: July 10, 2013, 21:00
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To celebrate the release of The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book in August there will be a series of contest here on Lilja’s Library. I choose to call it The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book challenge.

Each week during July and August there will be a question from the book posted here and each week a winner will be drawn from that week’s entries. The winner will get a trade paperback of The Stephen King Movie Trivia. How about that?

This week’s question is from Nightmares & Dreamscapes:

In which decade does Clyde Umney live?

a) 1910’s
b) 1920’s
c) 1930’s
d) 1940’s

Next week’s question will be posted on Tuesday July 16 and you have until that to send in your answer. Send your answer by mail using this link or to info[a]liljas-library.com (replace the [a] with @) Good luck!

PLEASE DON'T POST ANSWERS BELOW. NO ANSWERS BELOW WILL BE ENTERED IN THE CONTEST!

Dexter episode 2

Posted: July 8, 2013, 09:35
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The second episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Episode 20 - Charles Ardai Takes Charge

Posted: July 7, 2013, 01:12
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Episode 20 - Lilja & Lou Let Charles Ardai Take Charge - of the Lilja & Lou Podcast is now out.


A milestone podcast for Lilja & Lou our 20th podcast!  To celebrate we have another special guest.


This one features an in depth interview with writer Charles Ardai founder and editor of the Hard Case Crimes bookline which published the latest Stephen King book - Joyland.  Charles takes us behind the scenes of book publishing, tells us what it feels like to work with Stephen King, drops a few teases about the upcoming season of Haven, and gives us a heads up on his upcoming projects.


We also review Joyland and the first episode of the CBS Summer TV series - Under The Dome.


We hope you will all 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) Twitter - @LiljaLouPodcast - please use the hashtag #LiljaLouPodcast


3) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)



In this podcast:

1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.


2) 01:45 - In The Death Room: Stephen King News


3) 08:13 - From The King Crate: Charles Ardai of Hard Case  Crimes books interview


4) 50:50 - Reviews From The Night Shift: Joyland & Under The Dome


5) 1:09:34 - Preview for next podcast and Signoff



Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult


Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King


Listen here or on iTunes.


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New teaser

Posted: July 4, 2013, 09:05
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Here is a new teaser for episode 3 of Under the Dome.

Tonight's the Night...

Posted: July 1, 2013, 05:00
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Follow me through the 8th and last season of Dexter week by week. I will give you my thoughts on each episode as they air and in 12 weeks we’ll all know how the story of Dexter ends. But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Read the review here.