King To Attend Bloody Scotland

Posted: August 18, 2021, 15:10
This year, Bloody Scotland's hybrid festival will give festival goers in Stirling the full-on festival experience while allowing authors and readers who can’t be there in person the opportunity to join in the fun.

Running from the 17-19th September, our 2021 festival will include the likes of Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child and Stephen King who will be beamed into the Albert Halls via live video link up where real life chairs will put questions to them in front of a live and digital audience.


This year, there are many ways to participate in Bloody Scotland Festival. You can choose to watch events live in Stirling or online, or a combination of both. If you’re watching online, you can purchase tickets for individual events or a digital pass. There are ticket options to suit all.

In-person events for those in Stirling:
Albert Halls £10 per ticket
Live video link events at Albert Halls £8 per ticket
Golden Lion £8 per ticket

Online events
Single event £5
Digital Pass bought before midnight on 16 September £35
Digital Pass bought from 17 – 30 September £45

Best of Both Worlds package
Buy 5 tickets to live events in Stirling and buy your digital pass half price:
Bought before midnight on 16 September £67.50
Bought from 17 to 29 September £77.50

Thanks to Bev Vincent

New York Times at Special Bargain Rates On CBS?

Posted: August 12, 2021, 11:42
Dread Central reports that as part of a new overall deal with CBS Studios, Alex Kurtzman will spearhead a series adaptation of King’s short story The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates.

Last time we heard something about this one was 5 years ago when the people behind Haven was supposed to do it. Let’s see if something happens now…

Straub Says Talisman 3 Is Unlikely

Posted: August 9, 2021, 13:50
Here’s an interesting interview with Peter Straub. Among the things he talks about (starts 29 minutes in) is his collaboration with King on The Talisman and Black House. He also says it’s unlikely that the third book will ever be written…

And The Winners Are…

Posted: August 6, 2021, 19:41
Starting tomorrow I will announce the winners of the big 25-anniversary contest. I won’t announce all winners at once though so be patient.

Here is how they will be announced.

Tusesday Aug. 3:
Forth runner up who gets a copy of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Pop-up book, in the original shrink-wrap is Elaine Giglio

Third runner up who get a copy of Blockade Billy, first edition hardcover in slipcase. Fine/Fine is Greg Lew

Wednesday Aug. 4:
Second runner up who get a copy of The Dark Man, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Benny Muniz

Thursday Aug. 5:
First runner up who get a copy of Faithful, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Deb Frank

Friday Aug. 6:
Grand Prize winner who get a signed first edition of JUST AFTER SUNSET Fine/Fine with slipcase the same. Includes receipt, flyer and bookmark from the book signing event is Melissa Werner

Overlook Moving To Netflix?

Posted: August 4, 2021, 22:31
Looks like Overlook is moving from HBO Max to Netflix.

HBO Max has opted not to proceed with Overlook, the drama project from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining. The company and studio Warner Bros. Television are currently shopping the show, which is expected to land at a new home soon, with Netflix a likely destination, I hear. Reps for Bad Robot, WBTV and Netflix declined comment.

Read more over at Deadline.

My Thoughts On Billy Summers

Posted: August 2, 2021, 10:00
Here are my thoughts of Billy Summers, out tomorrow. The review is fairly spoiler free (don’t want to ruin the surprices for you) except for the mentioning of a connection to another of King’s books…

Billy Summers is written in the same tone as King’s other book for 2021, Later. They are both character driven, and I enjoy that. There aren’t any ghosts or supernatural elements in Billy Summers so if you’re expecting that you will be disappointed.

Pam Grier Joins Pet Sematary prequel

Posted: July 23, 2021, 22:06
The prequel to Pet Sematary has added “Jackie Brown” star Pam Grier to its cast. There is still no title but the film is reported to start shooting in August and will debut exclusively on Paramount Plus on an yet undetermined date.

Salem’s Lot To Start Filming In September

Posted: July 21, 2021, 23:17
Looks like the new adaptation of Salem’s Lot (written and directed by Gary Dauberman), is set to begin filming soon in Ipswich, Massachusetts! Ipswich Local News reported:

Downtown will again be used as a backdrop when filmmakers roll into town in September.

Filming will take place in the AnnTiques area of South Main Street for five or six days, town manager Tony Marino told the select board on Monday.

The movie planned is ‘Salem’s Lot, a remake of Stephen King’s classic tale about vampires in small-town Maine.

Podcast Based On Strawberry Spring

Posted: July 20, 2021, 22:19
King has partnered with Audio Up Media, iHeart Media and award-winning producer Lee Metzger for his first podcast, Strawberry Spring which will be based on his with the same name TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Metzger will write and direct the podcast series, with a cast that includes Garrett Hedlund, Milo Ventimiglia, Herizen F. Guardiola, Sydney Sweeney, Ken Marino and Al Madrigal. More cast members will be announced at a later date. Emmy Award winner Philip Alberstat will produce.

Read more about it at The Wrap

My Thoughts On Lisey’s Story

Posted: July 16, 2021, 06:01
Lisey’s Story has aired it’s last episode and here are my thoughts about it.

Let me know what you think.

I like it but I think it will divide the fans into two camps. Those who, like me, appreciate that it’s a rather slow burner that takes it’s time and those who think it’s too slow. Either way there is one thing you can’t deny. It looks beautiful.

Casting News For Pet Sematary Follow-Up

Posted: July 10, 2021, 16:50
The 2019 version of Pet Sematary turned King’s story into a teenage B-movie and the latest casting news for the follow-up indicates that it’s heading the same way. The Hollywood Reporter reports…

The latest Pet Sematary installment is filling out its cast ahead of its upcoming August start date.

Mare of Easttown actor Jack Mulhern and Forrest Goodluck, who is known for starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, have joined the untitled feature, along with Big Sky actress Natalie Alyn Lind and newcomer Isabella Star LaBlanc.

Release day!

Posted: July 1, 2021, 11:55
Today the Greek edition of Shining in the Dark is released. The Greek title is Λάμψη στο σκοτάδι and you can order it here.

If you want a taste you can get a sneak peek here.

Trapped; Feature Film by King and Chizmar

Posted: June 29, 2021, 09:37
Richard Chizmar reported that Trapped (based on an original story by Chizmar and King) will be feature film directed by Mark Pavia (The Night Flyer. The script is by Mark Pavia, Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar. The movie will be produced by Nadia Redler and David Chackler.

Who Wants A Prequel To Pet Sematary?

Posted: June 24, 2021, 08:27
Do we need a prequel to Pet Sematary?

Deadline reports that Jackson White is in final negotiations to star as Jud Crandall in the follow-up adaptation of 2019's Pet Sematary. It seems they are going for a prequel since Jud will be younger than in the original movie.

The film is set to begin shooting in August and will debut exclusively on Paramount+.

King On The Stand, A New Novel & A Covid-19 Story

Posted: June 12, 2021, 00:23
Here is an interview with King. It’s recorded in March but wasn’t released until late May. In it King talks about The Stand TV series and what he liked and didn’t like about it. He also mentions that he’s works on a novel, that he finds difficult to write, and he also talks about a Covid-19 story he says he’s written and while doing so he also gives away the plot and ending. It’s not clear if he intends to publish it though.

Thanks to Herbert West

Elijah Wood Want A New Corn Movie

Posted: June 10, 2021, 22:46
Joblo reports that Elijah Wood wants to do a new version of Children of the Corn:

Another one that I feel is exciting, I know that there's already a remake coming out, but we still really love Children of the Corn. I feel like that would be an exciting thing to ... from the ground up, taking it from the novel, not remaking the movie, but actually take the short story and flesh that out in an interesting way."

What? Why? How? WHY???

New Christine Movie In The Making

Posted: June 9, 2021, 01:09
According to Deadline a new adaptation of Christine is in the making.

Sony Pictures and Blumhouse are revving back up Christine, a new version of the Stephen King novel that Bryan Fuller is writing to direct. Jason Blum is producing for Blumhouse, and Vincenzo Natali and Steven Hoban are also producing.

King's Mental Inventory

Posted: June 8, 2021, 16:32
Here is an interview King did with WSJ. To read it you need to subscribe but here is a teaser:

Before Stephen King gets out of bed at 6 a.m., he makes a mental inventory of the things he’s grateful for. “It’s a nice way to start the day because you get a chance to almost do a review of your current life, your current status,” says King, 73. His family, friends and dog—a corgi named Molly, whom he also refers to as the Thing of Evil—are mainstays of his list. “I try to remember to be grateful for not being in pain, you know? Because everybody has some of that in their life.” Next, he gets up and does a round of sit-ups and push-ups, shaves and eats breakfast before sitting down to write.

Abrams On New Anthology With King & Other Clips

Posted: June 8, 2021, 08:27
Here is an interview with JJ Abrams where he talks about Lisey’s Story but also hint that he and King is working on a new anthology series. Could be very interesting!

Here are some additional clips about the show…

Behind the scene teaser

The cast of Lisey’s Story talks about how it was to work with Stephen King.

Interviews with the cast

Julian Moore on the Today show

Julian Moore on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Opening credits

Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary With A Contest!

Posted: June 7, 2021, 09:48
To celebrate Lilja’s Library’s 25th anniversary I have together with Veryfinebooks set up a great contest for you with exceptional prizes up for grabs. All you need to do is answer three simple questions and by doing so you can be one of five (5) lucky winners who bring home one of these prizes. The contest ends July 31 and the winners will be announced one a day starting August 2nd.

Signed first edition of JUST AFTER SUNSET Fine/Fine with slipcase the same. Includes receipt, flyer and bookmark from the book signing event.

First runner up: Faithful, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine
Second runner up: The Dark Man, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine
Third runner up: Blockade Billy, first edition hardcover in slipcase. Fine/Fine
Forth runner up: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Pop-up book, in the original shrink-wrap.


Meet The New Charlie

Posted: June 2, 2021, 23:59

American Horror Story actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong will play Charlie the new adaptation of Firestarter and here is the first photo of her. In the original from 1984 Charlie was played by Drew Barrymore.