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Inside The Walking Dead: Zombie Eyes

Posted: September 7, 2011, 14:00
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AMC has released another behind the scenes video for The Walking Dead. This time we get to see how the Zombies eyes get to look in season 2...

Dexter kill chart

Posted: September 7, 2011, 13:47
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For those of you that, like me, love Dexter, check out this chart of who and how Dexter has killed.

Click for a larger image

World War Z clip

Posted: September 7, 2011, 13:47
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I love Zombies and enjoyed the book World War Z and now it's being turned into a movie which if it's as good as the book should be very interesting. Here is a clip from the filming.

Masques signed by Stephen King and Clive Barker

Posted: September 7, 2011, 08:50
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I found the following press release in my mailbox today. Sounds like an interesting book, specially the signed lettered edition that will be signed by both Stephen King and Clive Barker.

Press Release – For Immediate Release

J. N. Williamson’s Illustrated Masques, featuring a graphic adaptation of the Stephen King story “Popsy” is now available from Gauntlet Press (www.gauntletpress.com).

J. N. Williamson's Illustrated Masques triumphantly returns in a 112 page beautifully produced full-color collectible from Gauntlet Press. Stories were adapted from such authors as Stephen King (“Popsy”), Robert R. McCammon (“Nightcrawlers”), Mort Castle, Paul Dale Anderson, Wayne Allen Sallee, Robert Weinberg and F. Paul Wilson. The book features:

- All original art digitally restored.

- New prose features from Mort Castle, David Campiti, and original Masques publisher John Maclay.

- A brand new, 16 page story: F. Paul Wilson's macabre masterpiece "Soft."

- A "continuity cover" by Clive Barker, "The Skull Tree," previously the cover image for the fifth and final edition of Masques The book is available in three states: a trade edition, a signed numbered edition and a signed lettered edition (the only edition signed by Stephen King and Clive Barker).

Cover for Wind Through The Keyhole?

Posted: September 5, 2011, 21:51
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Click for a larger imageThis cover can be seen over at Scribner's website. However, it's clearly stated that Cover is NOT Final. If this means that this is a version of the finished cover or just a placeholder I don't know.

Now, with The Wind Through the Keyhole, King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man,” Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” he says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.”

Thanks to Ari

Get a signed Book of Horror

Posted: September 5, 2011, 13:47
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Jo Fletcher Books is pleased to announce that it will be launching

A BOOK OF HORRORS

The all-original, state-of-the-art horror anthology edited by the multiple award-winning STEPHEN JONES with a party/signing at FantasyCon 2011, Brighton, England from 8:00pm - 9:30pm on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 at The Royal York Hotel

The event is open to all registered members of the convention (www.fantasycon2011.org)

Signing will be
STEPHEN JONES
RAMSEY CAMPBELL
PETER CROWTHER
JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST
REGGIE OLIVER
ROBERT SHEARMAN
LISA TUTTLE
and Cover Artist LES EDWARDS

A BOOK OF HORRORS includes the first publication in the world of Stephen King's new story "The Little Green God of Agony"

For those who cannot make it to Brighton, all the above contributors (except for Lisa Tuttle, who will hopefully be able to pre-sign copies) will also be signing copies of the book at:

FORBIDDEN PLANET LONDON MEGASTORE
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Or you can pre-order copies here.

Ghost Brother trailer

Posted: September 3, 2011, 00:10
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Here is a trailer for Ghost Brother in Darkland County.



Thanks to Ari and Herbert West

Walking Dead kicks of with 90 minutes

Posted: September 2, 2011, 08:49
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AMC’s critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, is back with its much anticipated second 13 episode season. Kicking-off a two week long Fearfest, the network, once again, presents viewers with a 90-minute premiere episode, airing at 9 PM ET on Sunday, October 16th, with six one-hour episodes in the weeks following. The final six episodes of the season commences on Sunday, February 12th at 9pm ET.

The Man in the Black Suit republished

Posted: September 2, 2011, 08:48
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The Man in the Black Suit will be included in the anthology Weird, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

Read more here.

Thanks to Jonathan Reitan



Read more over at Dread Central.

11/22/63 signings

Posted: September 1, 2011, 08:54
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Here are some info about the 11/22/63 signings:

Boston - appearance; 250 pre-signed books
Dallas - appearances; pre-signed books
New Orleans - appearance; 250 pre-signed books
Sarasota - book signing
Atlanta - book signing

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Lilja's Library turns 15!

Posted: September 1, 2011, 00:00
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15 YEARS! That's how long Lilja's Library has been online. In 1996 (the photo to the right shows how it looked in 1997) I created the site and to start with it wasn't much to write home about but today it's one of the biggest Stephen King fan site's out there which I'm very proud and grateful for. And to celebrate this event I have (besides a new look thanks to my friend Anders Jakobson) put together a celebration contest and let me tell you, there are a lot of prizes in it for you.

Read the complete text

My review of Mile 81

Posted: September 1, 2011, 00:00
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Here is my review of Mile 81. Please know that it contains some small spoilers though...

Special ed. of The Walking Dead

Posted: August 31, 2011, 08:52
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On October 4th Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the special edition of The Walking Dead season 1 on DVD and blu-ray (you can see the covers below). Here is what you get on this release that you didn't get on the first one:

- Pilot Episode: The B&W Version
- Audio Commentaries On All 6 episodes
- We Are The Walking Dead
- Bring Out The Dead: KNB And The Art of Making Zombies
- Digital Decay: The VFX of The Walking Dead
- No More Room in Hell: The Walking Dead Phenomenon
- Adapting The Dead
- Killer Conversations: Frank Darabont & Greg Nicotero

Today they also released a very interesting clip that shows us how Greg Nicotero and his team created the dead bodies we see in the show. Enjoy!

Jason Priestley in Bag of Bones

Posted: August 30, 2011, 22:35
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Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Priestley has been cast in Bag of Bones and will play the main character’s literary agent.

Also: William Schallert, whose career spans from appearances in Wagon Train to True Blood, has been cast as the father-in-law of a young mother (Melissa George) going through a custody battle. The four-hour event will air later this year.

Thanks to Ari

Locke & Key trailer

Posted: August 25, 2011, 15:24
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Here is a trailer for the pilot of Locke & Key (based on Joe Hill's comic with the same name) and after seeing it I can't imagine why FOX didn't order it...



Thanks to Craig Trunzo

Signed 11/22/63

Posted: August 25, 2011, 13:54
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Amazon.ca has a signed edition of 11/22/63 listed. The publisher is Scribner and it sells for CDN$ 93.57 and has a different cover compared to the trade edition.

Thanks to biomieg

Read Mile 81 6 days early

Posted: August 25, 2011, 12:29
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But only if you live in the US... Scribner, StephenKing.com and Klout are running a contest where you, if you submit some info and live in the US, can win a copy of Mile 81 6 days before it's release. You can read more about the contest (who is open between 6:00am and 11:59pm EST today 8/25/11) here.

Not living in the US I was naturally a bit bummed out about not being able to enter but then I read this "As an added bonus, those who are chosen will also receive a link to forward a second digital copy of Mile 81 to a friend". So, if anyone wins and don't know who to send it to, maybe Lilja@Liljas-Library.com would be a good choice?

King in Bag of Bones?

Posted: August 25, 2011, 09:00
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Dread Central reports that two young actresses have joined the cast of A&E's four-hour adaptation of the Stephen King novel Bag of Bones from director Mick Garris: Caitlin Carmichael, who has credits in both "True Blood" and "Dexter", is playing Kyra Devore while local Canadian thespian Fiona Forsythe has signed on for an as yet unnamed character.

The real news though is talks about a Stephen King cameo in the project. This comes from one of the "higher ups" on the production – with the word being King would be playing a clergyman.

Bag of Bones continues to shoot in Nova Scotia with a wrap set for September 28th.


More info can be found here and here

Thanks to Zach Dionne

Description of The Wind Through the Keyhole

Posted: August 24, 2011, 17:27
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Here is a short description of The Wind Through the Keyhole

For readers new to The Dark Tower, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.

This Russian Doll of a novel, a story within a story, within a story, visits Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) Roland tells a tale from his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." "A person's never too old for stories," he says to Bill. "Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them." And stories like these, they live for us.

11/22/63 enhanced eBook

Posted: August 23, 2011, 13:12
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Simon & Schuster will release an enhanced eBook version of 11/22/63 that will include a 13-minute film, written and narrated by Stephen King, that will take you back--as King's novel does--to Kennedy era America.

UK cover for 11/22/63

Posted: August 22, 2011, 20:25
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Click for a larger imageHere is the finished UK cover for 11/22/63. What do you think about it? Better than the US? Worse? Don't care? Comment on facebook and twitter.

More from King?

Posted: August 19, 2011, 23:14
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There where an interesting comment by the moderator of King’s official board today. When asked if King might consider putting more of The Cannibals online to keep the fans going until 11/22/63 and The Wind Through the Keyhole the moderator gave this interesting answer:

Sorry, John, he's put as much out as he wants to for now. We do have other things coming up already in the works for that in-between time, though.

The things we know about are Mile 81 (September 1), The Little Green God of Agony(September 29th in A Book of Horrors) and The Dune(Granta magazine's Fall/Winter issue, late Oct.) and I have no idea if it’s this the moderator means but personally I think it sounds like there is more…

UK cover is a placeholder

Posted: August 19, 2011, 15:03
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This cover for Wind Through the Keyhole that can be seen on both Hodder & Stoughton and Amazon's website's are just a placeholder for the real cover which isn't ready yet.

More on Dark Tower

Posted: August 17, 2011, 23:30
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More from Grazer about The Dark Tower movie.

But don't polish up your six-shooters yet: Grazer also stated that none of this will get underway until next year, after Howard finishes his Formula One racing movie Rush. And, yes, Javier Bardem is still attached to star as Roland ... but who knows what wrinkles may arise in an actor's schedule in a year's time?

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

German 11/22/63

Posted: August 17, 2011, 19:57
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Here is the cover for the German editoin of 11/22/63. The German title is Der Anschlag which means The Attack or The Assassination. The release date is February 20th 2012.

Thanks to Hans Wilhelm von Wirth

Howard, Grazer and Goldsman seeks funding

Posted: August 17, 2011, 19:50
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Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman are seeking funding for The Dark Tower movie. Javier Bardem remains attached to play Roland Deschain in the features. And one venue for the TV aspect of the project could end up being Netflix .

Brian Grazer told Page Six:

[We're] trying to get outside financing to make it, and distribute it through a major [studio].

Read more here.

King book released in Iran

Posted: August 16, 2011, 13:44
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The Man in the Black Suit has been released in Iran. The book has been jointly translated by Habib Gohari-rad and Bahare Paryab. Released by Radmehr, the collection holds three noted short stories of King; The Man in the Black Suit, Death of Jack Hamilton and In the deathroom. Read more here.

Good to see that King's books are spreading.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Could Genesis be good?

Posted: August 16, 2011, 10:31
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Could it be the case? Could Children of the Corn: Genesis be the best Children of the Corn movie so far? Well, acording to this reveiw it is...

Mile 81 outside the US

Posted: August 15, 2011, 13:20
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Good news for all non US King fans. UK based Hodder & Stoughton will publish a non US edition of Mile 81. Release date and format is like the US edition; September 1st and as an eBook.

From Hodder.co.uk:

Mile 81 - The exclusive e-book from Stephen King

The spine-chilling new e-book and excerpt from 11.22.63 coming September 1st, 2011

Mile 81 is the chilling new eBook coming September 1st 2011. With the heart of Stand By Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile 81 is Stephen unleashing his imagination as he drives past the Mile 81 road sign.

Available now for pre-order from all good eBook retailers.

11/22/63 850 pages long

Posted: August 13, 2011, 01:12
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Word is that Scribner is sending out ARCs for 11/22/63 now and that it's 850 pages long.

TCM Presents The Horrors of Stephen King

Posted: August 13, 2011, 00:59
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Cinematically-speaking, what scared Stephen King?

Turner Classic Movies is going to explore this in a new doc produced by DreamWorks Television and award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent Bouzereau, a man who has been involved in a number of featurettes for King-themed special edition DVD releases like Christine.

In October, TCM will premiere A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, with the master storyteller himself discussing the classic horror films that influenced him the most.

Premiering on Monday, October 3, at 8 p.m. (ET), Stephen King discusses how he discovered terror at the movies. The best-selling author and filmmaker takes viewers on a journey through many aspects of the horror genre, including vampires, zombies, demons and ghosts. He also examines the fundamental reasons behind moviegoers’ incessant craving for being frightened. Along the way, he discusses the movies that have had a real impact on his writing, including Freaks (1932), Cat People (1942), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Jaws (1975), Halloween (1978) and The Changeling (1980), to name a few.

A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King will kick off an entire month of classic horror on TCM, with each Monday night’s lineup packed with memorable chillers. The offerings include Universal classics like Frankenstein (1931) and The Wolf Man (1941), Val Lewton thrillers like Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Hammer classics like Horror of Dracula (1958) and cult favorites from William Castle and Roger Corman, to name a few.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Trailer for 11/22/63

Posted: August 13, 2011, 00:53
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Here is a trailer Hodder & Stoughton has done for their edition of 11/22/63.

Thanks to Ari Bosi.

Children of the Corn - Genesis trailer

Posted: August 13, 2011, 00:46
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Here is the trailer for the upcoming Children of the Corn - Genesis and if the movie is as bad as it looks here I understand why they didn't want to send me a review copy of it...

Thanks to Herbert West