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Cemetery Dance Announces Stephen King Revisited By Richard Chizmar

Cemetery Dance Publications presents the first volume in a massive new project unlike anything the horror and suspense publisher has undertaken in our thirty years in publishing!

Cemetery Dance founder and publisher Richard Chizmar has been re-reading all of Stephen King’s books in the order of publication, and then writing down his memories from the first time he read the books decades ago and sharing his thoughts upon reading them again, often for the first time in many years.

“Like many longtime readers,” Chizmar explains, “I can chart the course of my life by when and where I read most of Stephen King’s books. Re-reading Christine recently when writing an afterword for an anniversary edition a few years back was like traveling back to my youth in a time machine.  I turned the pages, and I was a teenager again, carrying around a tattered, old paperback.  Experiencing the novel for the first time. It felt like a kind of magic.  And I wanted to do it again.”

When Chizmar asked Stephen King what he thought of the idea of him re-reading all of the books in order, King replied, “go for it!”

For readers who are interested in behind the scenes information about Stephen King’s unprecedented career, author Bev Vincent has contributed a historical context essay for each title, including insightful anecdotes about the writing and publication history of the book.

In addition, special guest contributors who are well known to Stephen King readers have provided their own take on the books.  Some of the first guest contributors include Michael Koryta (author of So Cold the River and Those Who Wish to Kill Me), Josh Boone (director and writer of the films The Fault in Our Stars, Stuck in Love, and two forthcoming Stephen King projects, Lisey’s Story and The Stand), and Jack Ketchum (author of The Lost, The Woman, and I’m Not Sam).

Stephen King Revisited is an ongoing project, and Volume One covers Carrie through The Eyes of the Dragon.

Trade Hardcover Edition:

– Printed on acid-free paper
– Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
– Retail price $35

Signed Limited Edition Hardcover:

– Personally signed by Richard Chizmar, Bev Vincent, and François Vaillancourt on a special illustrated signature page
– Printed on acid-free archival quality paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $65

Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– Limited to just 52 signed and lettered copies personally signed by Richard Chizmar, Bev Vincent, François Vaillancourt, and Glenn Chadbourne
– Each copy will include an original piece of artwork by Glenn Chadbourne bound into the book to make it unique
– No scene or character will be repeated for the original artwork page, meaning each copy will truly be unique!
– Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with deluxe endpapers created exclusively for this edition
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Housed in a custom-made traycase
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price: $225

Pre-order HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release The Dark Half (U.K.) Covers Collection Print By Paul Bryn Davies 

Suntup Editions will release the third of seven stunning covers by British artist Paul Bryn Davies. The first two releases were IT and Misery, and now Suntup Editions will offer the art that appeared on the 1st U.K. hardcover edition of The Dark Half.

Stephen King wrote several books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in the 1970s and 1980s. When it was revealed that King and Bachman were one and the same, he wrote The Dark Half, a novel about an author with a sinister parasitic twin, in part as a response to the outing. Hailed as “wondrously frightening” (Publisher’s Weekly) upon its release in October 1989, The Dark Half became a #1 bestseller. Unlike the 1st U.S. edition which featured a photograph on its cover, Constant Readers in the U.K. were treated to Paul Bryn Davies fantastic artwork depicting the mock gravestone of Thad Beaumont’s nom de plume, George Stark. Now his art can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text as a beautiful giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who has also created one of the best remarques in the series. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but Davies decided to also remarque the first 20 small prints.

Get more info and order HERE.

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The Outsider: The Complete First Season – On Digital Today & On Blu-ray June 9

Believe the unbelievable! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the murder crime mystery series The Outsider: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on June 9, 2020 and is priced to own at $29.99 SRP ($34.99 in Canada) for the DVD and $39.99 SRP ($44.99 in Canada) for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy. The Outsider: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers today.

In addition to all 10 exhilarating episodes from season one, Outsider: The Complete First Season features over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content including the all-new featurette “El Cuco.The Baba Yaga.The Outsider.” In this never-before-seen featurette you can dive deep into the real-world origins and supernatural abilities of the being at the center of The Outsider with compelling insights from the creators and cast

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider is a new drama series that follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father. While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighboring city at the time of the murder. The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.

The incredible cast of The Outsider: The Complete First Season includes Emmy- and Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Ready Player One”), Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” “Harriet”), Bill Camp (Emmy-nominee for “The Night Of”), Mare Winningham (Oscar nominee for “Georgia”), Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming “The Third Day”), Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming “Mare of Easttown”), Yul Vázquez (“Divorce”), Jeremy Bobb (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”) and Marc Menchaca (“The Sinner”), with Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) as Terry Maitlan.

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LetterPress Publications To Release Revival Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio

LetterPress Publications has arranged with François Vaillancourt to collect all of his artwork from the LetterPress Publications special edition of Revival by Stephen King into an oversized Deluxe Artwork Portfolio.

The Revival Deluxe Artwork Portfolio will feature twenty pieces of artwork, including the alternative version of the car accident, which only appeared in the Lettered Edition, and the frontispieces for both editions. The art will be printed on 11 inch by 14 inch sheets of a fine 100# Linen cover stock, which is archival quality and acid free.

Each set of prints will be housed in a deluxe hand-made portfolio that is covered with the same material as the Limited Edition’s slipcase, making this the perfect companion to your book. There will be two colors of hot foil color stamping on the cover. The interior of the portfolio will be lined with an elegant material that combines the luxury of suede and the richness of velvet.

Personally signed by the artist and hand-numbered, these portfolios will only be produced once, after which all applicable production materials will be destroyed. There will never be a second run.

The retail price is $125, and the print run will be determined by the preorders received by LetterPress Publications and authorized retailers between March 9, 2020 and March 30, 2020. The orders will ship in August 2020.

Click HERE to place your order.

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A New Stephen King Short Story, “The Fifth Step” To Appear In March 2020 Harper’s Magazine

A new Stephen King short story titled “The Fifth Step” appears in the March 2020 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Read the story HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release Skeleton Crew UK First Edition Print By Steve Crisp

This month, Suntup Editions presents the first of three iconic covers from British artist Steve Crisp. This artwork which graced the first U.K. hardcover edition of Skeleton Crew is their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

While Stephen King’s first collection, Night Shift, featured only short stories, his second collection, Skeleton Crew, was a more versatile outing that included a novella (“The Mist”), poetry (“Paranoid: A Chant,” “For Owen”), and even some of his earliest writings (“Here There Be Tygers”). 

Published in June 1985 in the US by Putman and in the UK by MacDonald & Co, artist Steve Crisp’s frightful skeleton-reaper with upturned tarot cards was an instant fan favorite featured exclusively on the U.K. 1st edition cover. Now this iconic artwork can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text, as a beautifully printed giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Steve Crisp. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine– Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: March 1, 2020
Available for Pre-Order: February 15, 2020

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 12″ x 17″

Order HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of The Three Covers Collection Print By Steve Stone

Suntup Editions announces The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three as the newest addition to The Covers Collection. This beautiful cover art from Steve Stone is the second in a series of four prints from the artist’s work on the 2003 Viking re-release of The Dark Tower series.

The Drawing of the Three was first published in hardback by Donald M. Grant in 1987, the second in Stephen King’s series of books that would become known as The Dark Tower. In 2003, Viking released a new edition of the book featuring this gorgeous cover art by Steve Stone. Now this stunning depiction of the doors “to other worlds than these” can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text, as a beautifully printed giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Steve Stone. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
-Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
-Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
-Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
-Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
-Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: February 1, 2020
Available for Pre-Order: January 15, 2020

Large Size: 16.5″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Order HERE.

The Outsider Featurette Highlights Stephen King’s Horror Legacy

Ahead of the series’ debut this Sunday, HBO has released a new featurette for their upcoming limited series adaptation of The Outsider, highlighting the influence of acclaimed horror author Stephen King’s works to the cast and crew with King also talks about the main characters of the new series. 

The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.

The limited series stars Jason Bateman, Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) alongside Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale), Bill Camp (The Looming Tower), Mare Winningham (George Wallace), Paddy Considine (The Ferryman), Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders), Yul Vázquez (I Am the Night), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) and Marc Menchaca (Ozark) as regulars with Hettienne Park (Hannibal), Michael Esper (Trust), Derek Cecil (House of Cards) and Max Beesley (Jamestown) set to appear in recurring roles.

The Outsider will be making its debut on January 12, 2020.

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All The Books, TV Shows & Movies Stephen King Recommended In 2019

If you count yourself as a hardcore Stephen King fan, chances are you’ve probably read a decent chunk of the horror master’s work. But have you read the stuff he’s been reading? Or watching, for that matter?

Anyone who’s dipped in to King’s On Writing memoir will know that he’s more than happy to talk about the fiction he most enjoys; the end of the book contains a hefty list of titles which King says have “entertained and taught” him, stretching all the way up to 2009.

But what about his more recent fictional recommendations? 

HERE is a list of all the books, TV shows and movies King has recommended via his Twitter feed in 2019.

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FX Developing Carrie Limited Series Based On Stephen King’s Novel

FX is in the very early stage of developing a limited series of Stephen King’s classic Carrie.

The novel, King’s legendary debut, centers on Carrie White, a high school teenager picked on by her classmates but with an extraordinary gift: she can move things with her mind. An act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be normal… Until unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.

Carrie was previously adapted in 1976 by director Brian De Palma and writer Lawrence D. Cohen. The movie received two Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for star Sissy Spacek.

Other adapted versions of the story include 1988’s Broadway show Carrie: The Musical, the 2002 TV movie from David Carson and Bryan Fuller, and the 2013 remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, written by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Kimberly Pierce.

Carrie joins a list of King titles being adapted for the small and big screen, including Epix’s Jerusalem’s Lot, MGM’s The Dark Half, CBS All Access’ The Stand, and HBO’s The Outsider.

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