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Author Joe Hill On The Thrill of Adapting NOS4A2

Author Joe Hill discusses the joys of seeing the characters and locations of his imagination being adapted into AMC’s new supernatural thriller, NOS4A2.

Don’t miss the series premiere Sunday, June 2 at 10/9c.

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Watch The NOS4A2 Season Premiere Teaser: Vic McQueen vs. Charlie Manx

A new teaser for AMC‘s upcoming supernatural series adaptation NOS4A2 has been released, giving us a tease of the incoming face-off between Vic McQueen and Charlie Manx.

NOS4A2, based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

The Goldfinch‘s Ashleigh Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

NOS4A2 is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.

The first season is slated to premiere Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c.

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What Stories Will Appear In The Upcoming Joe Hill Collection Full Throttle?

I have been a huge fan of Joe Hill’s writing since his first book, 20th Century Ghosts. This fall, Hill will release Full Throttle: Stories, a 496 page collection featuring 13 short stories. Two of the stories were co-written with the author’s father Stephen King and another two tales will appear for the very first time!

Below is a list of the stories that will be included in the book and where they originally appeared.

1. Throttle 

Written with Stephen King this short story was first published in He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson in 2009.

2. Dark Carousel 

First published as a vinyl-record in 2018.

3. Wolverton Station 

First published in Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 in 2011.

4. By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain 

First published in Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury in 2012.

5. Faun 

First published in At Home In The Dark in 2019.

6. Late Returns 

Previously unpublished

7. All I Care About Is You 

First published in The Weight of Words in 2017.

8. Thumbprint 

First published in Postscripts 10 in 2007.

9. The Devil on the Staircase 

First published in Stories in 2010.

10. Twittering From The Circus of the Dead 

First published in The New Dead in 2010.

11. Mums 

Previously unpublished

12. In The Tall Grass 

Written with Stephen King and first published in Esquire, June/July and August issues in 2012.

13. You Are Released 

First published in Flight or Fright in 2018.

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Greg Nicotero Talks Creepshow, A Shudder Original Series

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, released a behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming original series Creepshow, featuring an interview with Executive Producer Greg Nicotero. 

Creepshow, the horror series based on the 1982 anthology film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, will premiere on Shudder later this year.

Shudder has announced eight of the twelve segments that will make up Creepshow’s six-episode season, including an adaptation of the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), as well as the following segments based on stories by other award-winning and acclaimed horror writers:

– By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain by Joe Hill (NOS4A2)
– House of the Head by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
– The Companion by Joe R. Lansdale (The Bottoms), Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale
– The Man in the Suitcase by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead)
– All Hallows Eve by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker)
– Night of the Paw by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes)
– Bad Wolf Down by Rob Schrab (Monster House)

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AMC Releases Time-Lapse Video of Zachary Quinto’s Transformation Into Charlie Manx From The Network’s New Supernatural Horror Series, NOS4A2

Today, AMC released a time-lapse video and behind-the-scenes photos of Zachary Quinto’s transformation into the evil and immortal Charlie Manx from the network’s new supernatural horror series, “NOS4A2.” The series, based on Joe Hill’s 2013 best-selling novel of the same, will premiere on Sunday, June 2 at 10:00pm ET/9:00pm CT. 

“NOS4A2” introduces Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

The series stars Emmy-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek,” “American Horror Story”) and rising star Ashleigh Cummings (“The Goldfinch”). Emmy-nominated director Kari Skogland (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Sons of Liberty”) directed the first two episodes of the series. The cast also includes Olafur Darri Olafsson (“Lady Dynamite”) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (“The Looming Tower”) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Punisher”) as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.

“NOS4A2” is executive produced by showrunner Jami O’Brien (“Fear the Walking Dead,” “Hell on Wheels”), Lauren Corrao, co-president of Tornante Television, and Hill.  The series is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television.

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Watch AMC’s NOS4A2: Frozen Season Premiere Official Teaser

AMC has released a Frozen Season Premiere teaser which you can watch below.

The series stars Zachary Quinto as the main antagonist Charlie Manx, Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Olafur Darri Olafsson as Bing Patridge, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen, and Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen.

NOS4A2, based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

The Goldfinch‘s Ashleigh Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

The first season is slated to premiere Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c.

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Watch The Official NOS4A2 Trailer For AMC And Joe Hill’s Horror Series

AMC has released the official full-length NOS4A2 trailer for their upcoming supernatural series.

The series stars Zachary Quinto as the main antagonist Charlie Manx, Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Olafur Darri Olafsson as Bing Patridge, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen, and Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen.

NOS4A2, based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

The Goldfinch‘s Ashleigh Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

NOS4A2 is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.

The first season is slated to premiere Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c.

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Cover Reveal For Joe Hill’s Full Throttle Short Story Collection

Who’s ready for a new collection of short fiction from Joe Hill? 

Here’s the awesome cover to Full Throttle by Joe Hill which goes on sale October 1, 2019. 

In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass,” one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.

A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun.” A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns.” In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the water’s shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle,” co-written with Stephen King.

Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.

You can pre-order the 384 page book HERE.

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NOS4A2 Screenings & Panels Planned For 2019

Before the summer premiere of NOS4A2 on AMC, here are the locations to get an exclusive first look.

Screenings and panels will be held at SXSW in Austin, Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle, C2E2 in Chicago and at WonderCon in Anaheim.

Based on the novel by Joe Hill, the show tells the story of Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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Watch The NOS4A2 Teaser 

AMC has released a new teaser for their upcoming series “NOS4A2” based on the novel by Joe Hill.

Set in blue-collar New England, the story is a coming of age tell centering on Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), who discovers that she has the power to find lost things. Her gift sets her on a collision course with Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a mysterious supernatural villain who kidnaps children in his Rolls Royce Wraith. Manx periodically has to rejuvenate himself and does so by feeding on the life forces of children before taking them to the Christmasland, a world he has created.

NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC this Summer.

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