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Win The Walking Dead

Posted: September 22, 2011, 08:27
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Click for a larger image Click for a larger imageOn October 4th the first season of The Walking Dead is released in a special edtions DVD. Now you can (if you live in the US that is) win a copy of the limited blu-ray editon (see photo right) that also contains a Zombie mask designed Greg Nicotero (see photo right). Enter here

Today's Walking Dead clips

Posted: September 21, 2011, 12:17
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Here is a clip about how they make the Zombie's clothes look burned.








Here is a clip from the special edition DVD/blu-ray that's released October 4th.



And a short teaser for season 2 (premiers October 16th).

Dexter promos

Posted: September 19, 2011, 11:07
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Season 6 of Dexter starts on October 2:nd and here are two new cool promo posters.

New teaser for The Walking Dead

Posted: September 19, 2011, 09:14
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As most of you know by now I really love The Walking Dead and look forward to the new season next month. So, when I found this new trailer I couldn't resist sharingit with you all.




Reviews for 11/22/63

Posted: September 19, 2011, 09:14
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Reviews of King's upcoming 11/22/63 are starting to pop up here and there on the net but I have to admit that I haven't read one of them from start to finish. The ones that I have found reveal way too much for my taste so be ware if you find one, there are spoilers. And why post reviews so early? The book is still 1½ month away...

DT countdown reaches zero part 2

Posted: September 19, 2011, 00:53
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I have been getting notes from people in other parts (than Sweden where I live) saying that their counter isn’t at zero like mine and after some research it looks like the person who did this countdown did it so that when the local time (from where you’re watching the site) turns into midnight the counter reaches 0:0:0:0. So, if that is the case we’ll just have to see when something happens…

Haven not in danger

Posted: September 19, 2011, 00:14
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I just got word from the people behind Haven who assured me that the article about the series risk being canceled is totally wrong and written by a not very well informed reporter.

Haven in danger?

Posted: September 18, 2011, 00:22
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Could Haven be in danger of being canceled?

An uncertain future for the SyFy drama follows the Canadian drama channel canceling "Almost Heroes," and reordering "Lost Girl" and "King."

TORONTO -- The SyFy drama Haven from Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures is on the bubble with Showcase channel in Canada.

Showcase programmers are to decide in two weeks on the future of the foreign-spawned drama, which is based on Stephen King's novella 'Colorado Kid' and shoots in Canada.

Haven left in limbo comes as Showcase canceled Almost Heroes, a sitcom about two brothers that starred Ryan Belleville and Paul Campbell.

The Canadian channel has ordered new seasons of Syfy’s Lost Girl from Prodigy Pictures and King, a female cop drama from Indian Grove Productions.

I'm trying to find out more as we speak...
Thanks to Herbert West

Details about King's signing in Florida

Posted: September 17, 2011, 23:53
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Book Signing Central has found out some details about King's signing in Sarasota, Florida:

Date:
Monday November 14, 2011 7:00 PM

Location:
Barnes N Nobles
Sarasota II
4010 S. Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL 34231
941-923-9907

Read all details here.

A Night at the Movies: Horror with Stephen King

Posted: September 17, 2011, 23:44
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On October 3rd TCM is running A Night at the Movies: Horror with Stephen King.

Stephen King discusses how he discovered terror at the movie theater. He 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) and The Changeling (1980).

Read more over at Talk Stephen King.

King writing a letter to himself

Posted: September 16, 2011, 23:42
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Dear Me. A letter to my sixteen-year-old-self is a collection of letters written by famous people (King, Hugh Jackman, Alan Rickman, James Woods and many more). It's a book that collects letters written by these people, imaginary sent to themselves when they were only sixteen. The book is edited by Joseph Galliano and has a foreword by J.K.Rowling. It'll be published october 25th by Atria Books.


Thanks to Ari

Latest on The Walking Dead

Posted: September 16, 2011, 12:09
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Here are some cool images from season 2 of The Walking Dead.


And here is a new clip from the new DVD/blu-ray edition of season 1.



We have also gotten word that Greg Nicotero (who took home an Emmy for his prosthetic makeup) has been named co-executive producer of The Walking Dead and that he's also directing an episode during Season 2.

More on The Shining

Posted: September 15, 2011, 10:41
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Here are more about the longer version of The Shining. I thought there would be a scene in which Jack danced with a skeleton as well though...

The Shining like you never seen it before

Posted: September 15, 2011, 10:38
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Talk Stephen King found this interesting news. Personally I have been waiting for this version many years. Hopefully it will be out on DVD and blu-ray as well.

Rochester New York's Dryden Theater is showing Kubrick's The Shining -- like you've never seen it before. This version includes "coda cut from the original release."

Drew Grant at the New York Observer notes that Stanley Kubrick was a perfectionist. "The Shining is actually in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of takes of a single scene. With that type of fascist filmmaking, you know that anything left on the cutting room floor of the 1980 Stephen King film was cut for a reason."

Grant directs readers to IMDB contributors express excitement at the new footage, saying ". . . it'll be the first time the footage has been seen since the original theatrical showing and before Kubrick had it removed." But they also spot a problem, "The only discrepancy here seems to be the running time they list. 142 minutes. That's the running time for the normal longer version. The Version including the Coda should be 146 minutes."

Zombie action

Posted: September 13, 2011, 23:00
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It's very popular to do action figures of characters in TV series and movies. The Walking Dead is no exception. In November four characters from the TV series will be released as action figures. The four are Deputy Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Zombie Walker and Zombie Biter and you can read all about them here.


What do you think about action figures like these? Personally I think they are pretty cool. Not that I think many will buy them to play with but I bet they'll look pretty cool in the book case where you keep your movie collection, don't you think?

Walking Dead posters

Posted: September 13, 2011, 15:46
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Once again AMC has succeeded in producing a great poster for The Walking Dead. They did it with season one and now they have done it again with season 2.

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New teaser for Walking Dead

Posted: September 13, 2011, 10:12
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Here is a new (very short) teaser for season 2 of The Walking Dead, enjoy!

Preview of book six about Dexter

Posted: September 13, 2011, 08:50
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If you, like me, follow Dexter both on TV and in the books you can now check out the first pages of the upcoming sixth book (released October 18, 2011) called Double Dexter here.

Early reviews of season 2 premier of Walking Dead

Posted: September 13, 2011, 08:45
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Critics who’ve seen The Walking Dead season 2 premiere episode tweet reviews

We’re just over a month away now from the much anticipated The Walking Dead season 2 premiere. AMC has been busy providing some critics with advanced copies of the first episode, and said people are now tweeting brief reviews that are getting us excited!

TV Guide’s Matt Roush:
- Wasn’t in mood for lunch anyway. But after getting peek at intense, graphic, xcellent #WalkingDead S2 opener, I only have appetite for ep 2.

TV Guide’s Adam Bryant:
- Walking Dead’s Season 2 premiere won’t let any fans down. It may, however, make a few of them puke. Can’t wait to see more.

The Walking Dead’s score composer Bear McCreary:
- Walking Dead Season 2 is going to be amazing. That is all I can say now. It will be amazing.

All I can say is "Where is my screener?" If anyone has seen this, let me know. I want to hear more about it.

And the winners are... (part 5)

Posted: September 13, 2011, 08:44
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And the winner of the grand prize, an item (not determined what yet) signed by none other than Frank Darabont is Jarmo Haag in Finland. Congratulations!


A day on the set of The Walking Dead

Posted: September 13, 2011, 08:43
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a href="http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2011/09/a-day-on-the-walking-dead-set-part-i.php" target="NEW">Here is an article about a day on the set of The Walking Dead.

New excerpt from 11/22/63?

Posted: September 12, 2011, 23:23
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Scribner sent out an email about this excerpt from 11/22/63 today. It looks though as if it's the same as Dread Central posted some time ago... But if you haven't checked it out, make sure you do.

Thanks to Ari.

And the winners are... (part 4)

Posted: September 12, 2011, 22:45
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Here are the three winners of books from Cemetery Dance:

The winner of a copy of The Secretary of Dreams (Volume Two) Slipcased Gift Edition is: Daniel Bauer

The winner of a copy of Riding the Bullet: The Deluxe Special Edition Double by Mick Garris and Stephen King (Format: Deluxe Oversized Slipcased Gift Edition) is: Jay Torreso


Congratulations to you all and check back later for when the grand prize winer is announced.

And the winners are... (part 3)

Posted: September 12, 2011, 22:35
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Here are two more winners:

The winner of a slipcased copy of One for the road is: Paula Bowman

The winner of a copy of Granta 117: Horror with King's story The Dune (this prize will be sent out in October when it's released) is: Chuck Nelson

Congratulations to you all and check back later for when more winners are announce. There are still more winners...

And the winners are... (part 2)

Posted: September 12, 2011, 22:08
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Here are the winners of the Haven and Dead Zone prizes (donated by Piller/Segan/Shepherd)

The three winners of Haven signed mini posters are: Ms Charlie Johnson, Brian Thompson and Rusty Lundgren

The three winners of season 1 of Haven are: Kevin Figiel, Jesse Lankford and Greg Mason


The winner of a entire season compilation of The Dead Zone is: Brad Carpenter

The winner of a season 3 Binder is: Marcus Gool

The five winners of a white Season 4 Dead Zone hat are: Ari Sippo, Gunnar Aho, Kris Moon, Irina Grozi and Mikka Hola

The five winners of a white Season 5 Dead Zone hat are: Uri Al, Minna Holm, Jo Ganna, Andrew Lash and Mika Kosi

The winner of a '07 Dead Zone satchel is: Gilbert Lopez


The winner of a black and red Dead Zone hat is: Bob Acron

The winner of a black and silver Dead Zone hat is: Viena Smith

Congratulations to you all and check back later for when more winners are announce.

And the correct answers are...

Posted: September 12, 2011, 21:40
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Here are the correct answers:

Question 1: What date did Lilja's Library premier on Twitter?
Answer 1: May 5, 2010

Question 2: What format is the book version of Lilja's Library released in?
Answer 2: Hardcover and eBook

Question 3: Who have I done the most interviews with for Lilja's Library?
Answer 3: Frank Darabont and Robin Furth (3 each)

Question 4: Who created Marv: The Library Police (Lilja's Library's mascot)?
Answer 4: Glenn Chadbourne

Question 5: What magazine named the book version of Lilja's Library Book of the Month¡¨ even before it was released?
Answer 5: Fangoria

Question 6: Which of these links can you NOT find on ww.Liljas-Library.com a) Guest book b) Apply for a job at Lilja's Library or c) Donate?
Answer 6: b) Apply for a job at Lilja's Library

Question 7: What was the first item I reviewed for Lilja's Library?
Answer 7: On Writing (20/6-00)

Question 8: Easy one today: How did you first hear about Lilja's Library?
Answer 8: Nothing could be wrong here :-)

Question 9: On the front of my book there is a blurb from Peter Straub but who wrote the blurb on the back?
Answer 9: Frank Darabont

And the winners are... (part 1)

Posted: September 12, 2011, 21:38
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Because there are so many winners this time (more than there have ever been) I have decided to announce them in portions. This is the first and this time it’s the prizes from Hodder & Stoughton) that’s at stake. All winners have also been notified by email.

The twelve winners of a limited edition mobile phone charms for Cell are: Adam Ric, Carl Beer, Nicole Brown, Jörgen Sten, Jukka Jonsson, Tom Aron, Frank Stich, Andrew Bar, Julia Somar, Hilta Gorg, Hiros Xaver and Roman Gulcha.

The three winners of a limited edition book marks for Lisey's Story are: Steven Murr, Andy Gord and Vanessa Gluck.

Congratulations to you all and check back later for when more winners are announce.

New Dexter trailer out

Posted: September 8, 2011, 08:49
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24 day's until the premier of season 6 of Dexter and we have another teaser trailer. This one focus on the guest characters...and YES, Collin Hanks plays a bad guy!

Haven prop

Posted: September 7, 2011, 22:10
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Click for a larger imageGot some really cool Haven prop in the mail today. One was a Haven Police Department (HPD) hat used in the series and the second was the boat that you can see in the beginning of episode 1 (Tale of Two Audrey’s) season 2. These are the actual boats that were used in that scene.

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They used two boats while shooting the scene -- when one got too wet, they switched to the other one while someone used a hair dryer on the wet one.


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.

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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!