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Check Out The New Doctor Sleep Poster

Warner Bros. released a new Doctor Sleep poster teasing Danny Torrance’s (Ewan McGregor) return to the Overlook Hotel where his nightmare began.

Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

Adapted from Stephen King’s bestselling sequel, the movie stars Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III, T2 Trainspotting) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the Mission: Impossible films, The Greatest Showman) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

Doctor Sleep was written and directed by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House). Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

Doctor Sleep will arrive in theaters on November 8.

Update: A second poster was also released. Check it out below:

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Jim Carrey To Publish First Novel Memoirs And Misinformation In May

Jim Carrey has written a novel, Memoirs And Misinformation, that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in May 2020. Carrey wrote the book in collaboration with novelist Dana Vachon. The novel will be published by Knopf in hardcover and eBook, and by Penguin Random House Audio, on May 5, 2020.

Memoirs And Misinformation is a fearless and semi-autobiographical deconstruction of persona. Carrey and Vachon have fashioned a narrative about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, loneliness, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, growing up in Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world — apocalypses within and without.

“Jim Carrey has written a novel that is more revealing about his life than any memoir could possibly be,” said Sonny Mehta, Editor in Chief of Knopf. “It is a perceptive and highly entertaining book about the arc of fame, as well as a look inside the mind of an artist, the life that shaped him, and the world he inhabits.”

“None of this is real and all of it is true,” said Mr. Carrey.

Mr. Carrey will be making national media appearances, as well as touring, in support of the book.

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Suntup Editions Horns Merrin’s Cross Paperweight

Suntup Editions announces the limited edition Horns Merrin’s Cross acrylic paperweight featuring a high quality stainless steel gold tone cross with chain. 

Suntup’s first paperweight was produced as a unique collectible to accompany the Suntup edition of Misery by Stephen King. Now, once again coming out of requests from customers, the publisher is pleased to offer “Merrin’s Cross” for fans of Joe Hill’s novel Horns.

The limitation will be based on pre-order demand and not to exceed 276 paperweights.

Order HERE for $125.

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Transformations Limited Edition Book By Alex Gross

Transformations: The Cabinet Card Paintings of Alex Gross 2012-2019 is the newest collection of about 200 mixed media paintings by Alex Gross. 

On each page, he “transforms” a vintage cabinet card photograph into a pop culture character, painting with oils and acrylics. Popular superheroes and villains, famous musicians, science fiction and fantasy characters, movie monsters, cartoons and many more all make appearances in this book. Each page shows the cabinet card before and after it was painted.

The Transformations Limited Edition Book comes in a gold foil-stamped, clothbound slipcover case, and contains an original signed and numbered pen drawing on the title page. Each book also comes with a certificate of authenticity. This limited edition is limited to just 100 books. 

The 216 page book will be available to order on October 8 at 9AM and it will cost $249. You can pre-order order it HERE.

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Scholastic Announces Title And Cover For New Novel In The Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins

Scholastic announced the title and cover for the much-anticipated new novel in the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins – the first new Hunger Games book since Mockingjay, published in 2010. 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be published May 19, 2020, with a World English first printing of 2.5 million copies. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be published simultaneously in print, digital and audio formats by Scholastic in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, translation rights to The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes have been sold by Stimola Literary Studio into 28 territories to date.

“It has been thrilling to see the growing excitement from readers around the globe for this new Hunger Games novel.” said Ellie Berger, President, Scholastic Trade. “Suzanne Collins is an expert storyteller and world-builder, and in revisiting the world of Panem, she again raises important questions about authority, the use of violence, and the truth of human nature.”

“This cover does an extraordinary job of capturing the conflict—both inner and outer—that lies at the heart of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” said David Levithan, VP, Publisher, and Editorial Director for Scholastic. “The mockingjay has returned, but at a new angle . . . which is very much in line with the story that Suzanne Collins is telling.”

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

On returning to the world of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins said, “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

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Stephen King If It Bleeds To Be Released On May 5, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places. 

The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.

Read an excerpt from the book HERE.

Pre-order the 576 page hardcover HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Publish Fine Press Limited Edition of I Am Legend By Richard Matheson

Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend, featuring illustrations by Award Winning artist Allen Williams.

“This may be the most terrifying novel you will ever read.” This quote from mystery writer William Campbell Gault graced the first edition cover of what would become one of the most influential and adapted works of the 20th century. Originally published in 1954, Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend ushered in a different kind of novel, defying and transcending genre to combine elements of horror and science fiction within a post-apocalyptic frame.

I Am Legend is the story of Robert Neville, who appears to be the sole survivor of a pandemic that has turned the human race into a crossbreed of zombies and vampires. Robert must hunt by day, hide by night, and most importantly, survive.  

In 2012, the Horror Writers Association gave I Am Legend the special Vampire Novel of the Century Award. The novel and Richard Matheson are often credited for creating the zombie-vampire genre. 

Lettered Edition 

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full goatskin binding featuring a handcrafted wooden stake affixed to the cover which is laser engraved with the title. The spine is foil stamped, and endsheets are hand marbled on acid free Fabriano Ingres. The edition is printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Biblio mould-made paper, with a deckled fore edge. Title, chapter and section pages are printed with an additional spot color, and the edition is housed in a half-leather clamshell enclosure with a marbled paper cover. (Sold Out)

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is an elegant quarter vellum binding with Hahnemühle paper boards and foil stamping on the cover and spine. The classic, understated design is composed in such a way as to blend with the interior typography, which is printed letterpress on Teton paper with a deckled fore edge. Title, chapter and section pages are printed with an additional spot color, and the edition is housed in a unique cloth and paper covered slipcase. Each copy is bound by hand. $695

Artist Gift Edition

Signed by Allen Williams, the Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies and features a dust jacket with wrap-around artwork. It is a full cloth smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and printed endsheets. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket. The book is printed offset, and is housed in a unique embossed paper-covered slipcase with cloth on the upper and lower sections. $75

Publication is scheduled for early 2020 and is now available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press. 

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Stephen King Homecoming Print By Glenn Chadbourne

This print was created from the original oil painting that Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne did for the Gerald Winters & Son book shop in Bangor, Maine. This poster is perfect for framing and features over 30+ characters from the Stephen King Universe, all descending on Stephen’s home at 47 West Broadway. 

The print will be shipped in a thick cardboard ULine mailing tube.

Order HERE.

Stephen King Homecoming
By Glenn Chadbourne
Size: 19”x27”
$25

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Amazon Publishing Acquires Academy Award-Winner Guillermo del Toro’s First Short Story Collection

Amazon Original Stories, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, announced today it has signed with Guillermo del Toro for a new short story collection to publish in 2021. From the extraordinary imagination behind films such as Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and The Devil’s Backbone, the collection will introduce a world of strange happenings, otherworldly horror, and dark fantasy. Readers and listeners can download the collection as a Kindle eBook or as an Audible audiobook.

“We like to think of Amazon Original Stories as a playground for storytellers, a space where they can step outside of the genres or formats they’re known for with the support of a team that’s obsessed with innovating on behalf of their creative vision”

“Throughout the years, I’ve been inspired by reading short stories, from ghost stories to fairy tales,” said Guillermo del Toro. “Now I have the privilege to create and share my own.”

“Guillermo del Toro is unmatched as an architect of creativity and horror,” says Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing. “We cannot wait to unveil the world he has created to readers and listeners.”

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Hingston & Olsen Publishing Announces Ghost Box III Featuring Stories By Poppy Z. Brite, Dennis Etchison, Richard Matheson And David J. Schow

There’s no use trying to run from Ghost Box III, the terrifying conclusion to Hingston & Olsen’s series of limited-edition horror box sets edited and introduced by Patton Oswalt.

Ghost Box III once again contains a range of scary stories, from classics to modern frights:

– Gertrude Atherton, “The Foghorn”
– Charles Beaumont, “The Vanishing American”
– Poppy Z. Brite, “Bayou de la Mere”
– Dennis Etchison, “It Only Comes Out at Night”
– Fritz Leiber, “A Defense of Werewolves”
– Livia Llewellyn, “It Feels Better Biting Down”
– Richard Matheson, “The Distributor”
– Saki, “Sredni Vashtar”
– David J. Schow, “Last Call for the Sons of Shock”
– Terence Taylor, “WET PAIN”
– James Tiptree, Jr., “The Psychologist Who Wouldn’t Do Awful Things to Rats”

“There are relics to remind you of the oblique, subterranean terrors we used to wink at for fleshy thrills,” writes Oswalt in his introduction. “There are also immediate bulletins from our fracturing reality that make the old ghosts start in fear from the monster masks we’ve allowed to meld to our skin these past few years.”

Just like the first two instalments (both of which are now sold out), Ghost Box III is available in a one-time print run. The deluxe clamshell box includes an iridescent, colour-shifting ink foil, a ribbon bookmark, and a magnetized lid.

To celebrate the end of this spooky trilogy, we’re also proud to announce 100 copies of an extra limited-edition version of Ghost Box III. These copies feature a special rainbow holographic foil on the box, and are signed and hand-numbered by Oswalt.

Ghost Box III is available exclusively at www.hingstonandolsen.com, while supplies last.

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