Rock Botton on Late Show

Posted: July 29, 2012, 02:53
The Rock Bottom Remainders will be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Aug 6. There will be interviews with King & Barry that was taped on June 22 in LA.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

My 6 goals; where are we?

Posted: July 28, 2012, 11:54
On January 1st of this year I posted 6 goals I had for 2012 and since almost 7of the 12 months have passed I think it's time to see how I'm doing...

Goal 1) I hope to do at least 5 cool interviews for you. Don’t know who yet but I have my sight set on some specific people…

Outcome 1) So far I have posted 6 interviews. However, since only 2 are King related I don't think I can say that this goal has been forfilled. Check out the interviews a href="interviews.php">here.

Goal 2) I hope to have at least 7 new cool contests for you during 2012.

Outcome 2) So far there has been 10 contests at Lilja's Library this year (the two ongoing included) and the 11th will start on August 1. Check!

Goal 3) I hope to get at least 15,000 followers on facebook. I know it’s a lot (twice what I have today) but you have to set your sights high, right?

Outcome 3) So far there are 13.353 followers and to reach this goal I need an average of about 10 new followers / day for the rest of the year. Probably not going to happen...

Goal 4) I hope to get 3,000 followers on twitter. Might be harder than goal 3.

Outcome 4) Today 2,767 follows Lilja's Library on twitter and I would need about 1,5 new followers each day for the rest of the year to reach 3,000. Probably not going to happen.

Goal 5) I will keep reporting the latest on King for you and hopefully deliver what you want when you want it.

Outcome 5) You tell me. I think I'm doing a pretty good job though :-)

Goal 6) Finally get the new section at Lilja’s Library up and running. I can’t say what it is yet but it has to do with movie props…

Outcome 6) Done. Marv's Museum opened on January 5th.

S0, there are some things left to do and some are done. Thanks for your support and I'll work as hard as I can to try and reach the goals I haven't already reached befor the year comes to an end.


Carrie: Behind the scene

Posted: July 27, 2012, 00:10
It looks like behind the scenes footage from the Carrie remake found its way onto the Internet earlier today. No one seems to know how but once the production found out about it it’s gone. I didn’t get a chance to see it myself and now I can’t find it anywhere but from what I understand the Carrie looks a tiny bit too pretty…

A Face in the Crowd: New King story

Posted: July 24, 2012, 21:29
Today a new King story was announced. It's a collaboration with Stewart O'Nan and called A Face in the Crowd. The release date is August 21st and here are more info about it from King's official site:

A Face in the Crowd
A New Story Coming August 21, 2012

Click for a larger imageScribner and Simon & Schuster Audio have announced a chilling new story titled A Face in The Crowd. Set for release on August 21st, the original ebook marks the second baseball-themed collaboration between Stephen and Stewart O'Nan. (Faithful)

Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier...

A Face in the Crowd will be available on Kindle, Nook, eReader, iBooks, Android Play and more. The audiobook read by Craig Wasson will be available in both Mp3 and CD Mp3 formats from Amazon, iTunes and more.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Lilja & Lou Talk With You & Blue

Posted: July 23, 2012, 15:43

Episode 5: Lilja & Lou Talk With You & Blue - of Lilja & Lou Podcast is now out.

We interview Special Guest, long time Stephen King Chronicler - Tyson Blue. Tyson tells us what is what like to be on the set - in preInternet days - of Maximum Overdrive, as well as The Green Mile, and his relationship with Stephen King over the years.

Plus we answer a ton of listener questions!

And bring you up to date on the latest King news.

We hope you will all enjoy this episode and as usual we want to hear from you, good or bad, we want it all!

In this podcast:

1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.
2) 01:58 - In The Death Room: Stephen King News
3) 13:22 - Tyson Blue Interview
4) 1:05:05- Listener Questions
5) WrapUp and sneek peek at Episode 6.

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King

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Don't forget the contests!!!

Posted: July 19, 2012, 03:35
Don't forget that there are two contests going on here at Lilja's Library. One that is pretty easy (maybe even to easy) that could give you a signed King book and a very limited paper weight. Check out that one here.

Then there is another one that is a tiny bit harder that can give you some King reading this summer. All you need to do is show me who you are. And remember, it doesn’t have to be a photo of you (even if it can be), it should be a photo illustrating who you are. Check that one out here.

Good Luck!

Radcliffe as Ig in Horns

Posted: July 19, 2012, 01:30
This fall, Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite will be filming King's son, Joe Hill's, book Horns with Alexandre Aja behind the camera and Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish. Personally I can't stand Radcliffe but that's just me. What are your thoughts on this?

Walking Dead season 3 trailer

Posted: July 14, 2012, 00:48
Great trailer for season 3 of The Walking Dead released today. Season 3 premiers October 14th on AMC.

Preview of Dexter season 7

Posted: July 14, 2012, 00:47
Here are the two first minutes of season 7 of Dexter that premiers September 30.

Brothers in New York

Posted: July 12, 2012, 21:45
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County might premier in New York.

The new Stephen King-John Mellencamp musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County may not have faded into the mist since its Atlanta premiere last spring. Showbiz411 reports that the creative team is aiming for a September presentation in New York.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Resurrecting Carrie

Posted: July 9, 2012, 08:23
In case you missed this documentary about all things Carrie here's all you need to know about it from it's creator Michael Stever.

'Resurrecting Carrie' has hands down been one of the most difficult things I've ever filmed & edited together. First and foremost because I was attempting to 'merge' so many facets of Carrie into one rather short piece no less. I wanted it to be a retrospective of both stage productions, because honestly the creative team really has improved on the source materiel by leaps and bounds. But also because I simply had to show viewers Betty Buckley & Linzi Hateley's jaw drop scary rendition of 'And Eve Was Weak.' Of course the piece also had to incorporate the film not merely because it is hands down of the most visually spectacular pieces of cinema ever created, but because the wonderfully complex Piper Laurie was on hand, and not only agreed to sit down with me on camera, but then gave me over three hours of her time. I'm still pinching myself. I wanted the piece to incorporate the book, as Stephen King and the original source material, (not to mention his book's seemingly tenuous beginning phases) are the inspiration for everything else here, I wanted it to have a focus on bullying, as this is a blisteringly relevant social issue, and goes hand in hand with equality, one of our country's more divisive, controversial issues ever. What's more, I purposefully chose not to create an outline before hand, and let me tell you for the three months I spent working on this, it left me on more than one occasion sitting at my computer scratching my head wondering how in the Hell I was going to piece it all together effectively. What's more is I still have tons of material which didn't make it into the final piece, as again, I felt I was trying to incorporate so much already - I had to stick with certain specific variables. So now what do I do with the wonderful footage of Piper talking about how Sissy Spacek's husband Jack Fisk just happened to catch sight of her in rehearsals illuminated in the archway of Brian DePalma's apt with her hair down & combed out and was stopped in his tracks. "There!" he yelled.. That's how you should have your hair! "Initially I thought the character of Margaret White was quite stereotypical, and cliche" recalls Laurie. "But Brian really let me have free reign with Margaret and go into some very risky territory." What do I do with the footage of Piper talking about how DePalma actually let her and Spacek do their final 'stabbing scene' completely unrehearsed? These are all amazing moments which I simply couldn't ad to the piece, because I just thought it would distract from the focus I thought I had to stick to. Perhaps I should do this piece in chapters? There's an interesting idea.. Am not sure. All I know, is as my devotion to Carrie reaches far past the book, far past the film although Brian DePalma's cinematic masterwork still sends chills down my spine, and I'm sure will continue to do so till the day I die. One day there is going to be an incarnation of 'Carrie The Musical' which leaves audiences breathless. I can't wait when that day comes.

Resurrecting Carrie

Michael Stever works as a full time freelance director, filmmaker, camera man, editor & writer. To learn more, visit:

Haven coming to Comic Con

Posted: July 9, 2012, 08:06
It was recently announced that Haven, including it's three stars Eric Balfour, Emily Rose, and Lucas Bryant, will be heading to Comic Con this week.

Entertainment One announced that the Haven party will take place at Sidebar San Diego on Market Street in downtown San Diego this Thursday, July 12th, from 8pm-11pm. You can win tickets to the event by visiting the eOne booth at Comic con on Wednesday or Thursday. The cast is said to be at the party and you can bet the party will be Haven themed in its entirety!

Haven casting

Posted: July 6, 2012, 15:30
Nolan North and Claudia Black will guest star in season 3 of Haven. North will guest as an amnesiac named Anderson who awakes to find everyone else in the mysterious town asleep. Black will appear in the two-part episode "Magic Hour" as Moira, a bitter -- and possibly homicidal -- beauty.

Trailer for 11.22.63

Posted: July 4, 2012, 14:19
Here is a trailer for the UK paperback edition of 11.22.63

And here he talks about and read from the book.

New King story coming soon!

Posted: July 3, 2012, 15:45
My friend Kevin Quigley over at Charnel House brought this to my attention just now. King is releasing a new short story later this month.

This is what the moderator of King's board said:

Another one will be coming out in a month or so but can't release details yet.

This was posted last month and she later clarified that it's not part 2 of In the Tall Grass she's talking about by saying:

Question: That other story you mentioned that will be out in a month or so... is that part two of In The Tall Grass?

Moderator: It's not the second half--that's still the same story, not a different one.

So, there you have it. More King stuff coming. And when you visit Charnel House don't forget to check out Kev's books, OK? Good.

No third Talisman book in sight...

Posted: July 3, 2012, 14:37
With so many new editions of The Talisman and Black House being released the speculations about if the third book is finally being written has once again started. So, I thought that who better to ask about this than Peter Straub. He should know, right? Well, I sent him an email asking if he and King was any closer to writing the third book about Jack Sawyer and got a reply within the hour. This is what he said:

Sorry, Lilja, plans for the third book have gone no further than before. The new editions of the first two came about because the 10-year licenses on the previous editions came to an end, freeing us to sell the books all over again.

So, there you have it. Despite new editions of the first two books we are far, far away from knowing how the tale of Jack Sawyer ends…

Who are you? Show me and win!

Posted: July 3, 2012, 13:33
OK, it’s summer, vacation is here or almost here and I’m in a very good mood. And what’s better when you’re in a good mood than to give something away. Right! So, I asked Hodder & Stoughton and they generously gave me two copies of the paperback edition of 11/22/63 and two copies of the audio edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole (unabridged, read by King and with the first chapter of Doctor Sleep). How about that? Can I get a “Thank you Hodder & Stoughton”?

What do you have to do to enter this contest you might ask. Well, you need to send me a photo. It can be a photo of anything, King or not King, you or something else really doesn’t matter but it should be a representation of who you are. Like if you’re a bad ass biker you might want to take a photo of a cruel tattoo and if you’re a walking-in-the-moonlight person you might send in a photo of the moon. So, the photo doesn’t have to show you but it can. It’s totally up to you. Other than that it should represent who you are (add a comment if you feel you want to) it’s totally up to you to decide what represents you. OK?

I’m giving you a month to decide on a photo. You need to send it in no later than August 5th and then I’ll announce the four winners on Monday August 6st. Good luck and I’m really looking forward to see your photos.

Send the photos by mail

Lilja & Lou Get Blue In The Mist

Posted: July 2, 2012, 07:49

Episode 4: Lilja & Lou Get Blue In The Mist - of the Lilja & Lou Podcast is now out.

We review, 'The Mist,' with Special Guest, long time Stephen King Chronicler - Tyson Blue.

Plus the latest King news.

We hope you will all enjoy this episode and as usual we want to hear from you, good or bad, we want it all!

In this podcast:

1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.
2) 01:37 - In The Death Room: Stephen King News
3) 11:55 - Reviews From The Night Shift: The Mist - in all its various incarnations.

- Get Dark Forces here
- Enter the contest
- King and The Rock Bottom Remainders

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King and The Rock Bottom Remainders

Posted: June 28, 2012, 07:38
Here are two clips of King playing with The Rock Bottom Remainders last Friday.

Stephen King and The Rock Bottom Remainders cover The Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird" at The El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, Friday, 6/22/12.

Stephen King of the Rock Bottom Remainders singing Dee Clark's "Hey Little Girl" at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on June 22, 2012.

Thanks to Herbert West

Dexter teaser

Posted: June 23, 2012, 21:55
Short teaser for season 7 of Dexter.

Thanks to Hans von Wirth

2 min of Dexter coming

Posted: June 21, 2012, 07:20
OK, all Dexter fans. At Comic Con this year we'll get a preview of the first 2 minutes of the first episode of season 7. How about that? Everyone who's seen season 6 knows what to expect...