Category Archives: Stephen King

Stephen King Marathon On AMC FearFest This Weekend

AMC has a full day of the King of Horror as a part of the annual FearFest movie marathon.

AMC FearFest is underway. The network’s annual marathon of spooky movies will feature a full day of Stephen King. Saturday, Oct. 20, the lineup starts with Graveyard Shift at 6:30 a.m.

– Graveyard Shift – 6:30 a.m.
– The Dead Zone – 8:30 a.m.
– Firestarter – 11 a.m.
– Misery – 1:30 p.m.
– Thinner – 4 p.m.
– Silver Bullet – 6 p.m.
– Christine – 8 p.m.
– 1408 – 10:05 p.m.
– The Mist – 12:35 a.m., Oct. 21
– Carrie – 3:25 a.m., Oct. 21

Stephen King will be featured in AMC’s new show Eli Roth’s History of Horror. The episode will highlight “Killer Creatures.” It’s scheduled to air November 4 at midnight.

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Watch The Pet Sematary Trailer

Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, which sets out to prove that sometimes dead is better.

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

Paramount Pictures‘ adaptation will be directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) and is written by Jeff Buhler, the showrunner for Syfy’s upcoming horror science fiction series, Nightflyers, based on the George R.R. Martin novella. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1408, Transformers) is producing along with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider (Insidious).

Pet Sematary is slated for release on April 5, 2019.

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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: Beginnings: The Complete Graphic Novel Series

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower…now presented in a stunning graphic novel form that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King.

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower.

Now, in the graphic novel series Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: Beginnings, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland’s troubled past and coming-of-age is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, Beginnings is an extraordinary and terrifying journey into Roland’s origins—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures merely hinted at in his blockbuster novels.

This boxed set includes the complete graphic novel series Beginnings: The Gunslinger Born, The Long Road Home, Treachery, The Fall of Gilead and The Battle of Jericho Hill. This title will be released on October 23, 2018.

Order HERE.

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Castle Rock: The Complete First Season To Be Released Digitally On October 15 & On Blu-Ray January 8

Welcome to Castle Rock, the small rural town carved out of the deepest woodland in Maine, in which many of acclaimed, best-selling author Stephen King’s most-loved works of fiction come to life. This forgotten little town is now the setting of one of television’s newest original series, Castle Rock. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Castle Rock: The Complete First Season on 4K Ultra HD ($44.98 SRP), Blu-ray ($29.98 SRP) and DVD ($24.98 SRP) on January 8, 2019. Consumers will be able to own all 10 episodes of the horror series’ exciting debut season along with exclusive bonus features. The 4K Ultra HD release will include Blu-ray as well as a Digital Copy of the series. The Blu-ray release will feature a Digital Copy of the series.

The first season of Castle Rock, from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, will be available to own on Digital October 15, 2018. Consumers can enjoy all 10 episodes in high definition and standard definition (retail $24.99/$18.99) along with never-before-seen bonus content.

From Stephen King (Mr. Mercedes, It, 11.22.63) and J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Westworld, 11.22.63), Castle Rock is a new psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. Castle Rock, which first premiered on Hulu, is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of Stephen King’s best loved works, while weaving an epic saga of darkness and light that’s played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. Castle Rock has been picked up for a second season on Hulu.

The first season of Castle Rock follows Henry Deaver (André Holland, American Horror Story), a Death Row attorney who returns to Castle Rock, Maine, his hometown, after he receives an anonymous phone call from the infamous Shawshank State Penitentiary. The call is about a nameless young man (Bill Skarsgård, It) who is found locked in an underground cage that’s located in a long-abandoned cell block beneath the prison. Upon his discovery, the mysterious young man, with a sinister and unnerving presence, whispers Henry’s name. Curious about how and why someone left this boy imprisoned, Henry is drawn into the case and attempts to help him. But there are reasons why “The Kid” was imprisoned.  And reasons why he should never be set free.

Permeated with a sense of foreboding and dread, the haunting small town of Castle Rock is not willing to let Henry leave. Aside from now having to deal with the strange young man found in the prison, Henry is faced with the fact that his adoptive mother (Sissy Spacek, Carrie), who lives in Castle Rock with retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn (special guest star Scott Glenn), is struggling with the onset of dementia. Reluctantly, Henry stays to figure out just who “The Kid” is and how he wound up imprisoned under such appalling circumstances.

In addition to Holland, Skarsgård and Spacek, the series also stars Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) as Molly Strand, Jane Levy (Suburgatory, Shameless) as Jackie Torrance and recurring guest star Terry O’Quinn (Lost) as Shawshank’s Warden Dale Lacey.

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Eli Roth’s History of Horror

Fear comes in many forms. What scares you? 

Featuring A-list storytellers like Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis and more, Eli Roth’s History of Horror brings together the masters of horror – icons and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. 

Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear.

Don’t miss the series premiere of Eli Roth’s History of Horror on Sunday, October 14 at midnight/11c.

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Ghost Box II Edited By Patton Oswalt Features Stories By Stephen King, Joe Hill & Harlan Ellison

The Ghost Box returns, like a Mummy or a Batman, to once again make your pupils dilate and the hair on your arms stand straight up—it’s another collection of individually bound scary stories, edited and introduced by comedian and spooky specialist Patton Oswalt.

Ghost Box II includes stories by:

– Gertrude Atherton – The Striding Place
– Louisa Baldwin – How He Left The Hotel
– Robert Hugh Benson – The Watcher
– Tananarive Due – The Lake
– Harlan Ellison – From A to Z, In The Chocolate Alphabet
– Janet Fox – Witches
– Patricia Highsmith – The Quest for the Blank Claveringi
– Joe Hill – Abraham’s Boys
– Stephen King – Gray Matter
– Julius Long – The Pale Man
– Michael Shea – Uncle Tuggs

Like last year, each handmade box features a matte-black finish, an iridescent color-shifting foil stamp on top, and a magnetized lid. The booklets once again have debossed design details and are bound with brass staples. This year’s edition also includes a ribbon bookmark.

“Because when we’re terrified about the enormity of the universe’s indifference, and our smallness in the face of it, we tell stories. When we’re powerless to shape and control our fear, we tell stories. When we feel alone, we tell stories.”

— From Patton Oswalt’s Introduction

Order HERE from Hingston & Olsen for $45.00 CAD.

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Enter For Your Chance To Win A Trip To Stephen King’s Maine & More

 

Enter Scribner’s Stephen King Day sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to Stephen King’s Maine! They’ve partnered with Visit Maine, SK Tours Of Maine, and the Old Winterport Commercial House B&B to make a one-of-a-kind King universe-themed trip!

1 Grand Prize: The winner will receive copies of The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties, and Bag of Bones signed by the author and a 3-night trip for two to see Stephen King’s Maine courtesy of SK Tours of Maine, the Maine Board of Tourism, and The Old Winterport Commercial House Bed and Breakfast.

 

50 Runners-up will receive a hardcover of Bag of Bones 20th Anniversary edition, the Flight or Fright audiobook, and The Gunslinger Born graphic novel.

Enter HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Cover Collection – IT (U.K.) Paperback Print By Paul Bryn Davies

In July 2017, Suntup Editions released a print of the first edition US cover of Stephen King’s IT. One year later, in July 2018, they released a print of the first edition UK cover of this bestselling novel. Now, Suntup Editions is delighted to announce a print perfect for rounding out every Pennywise lover’s collection: The first edition U.K. paperback cover by Paul Bryn Davies. This iconic cover art can now be enjoyed for the very first time without cover text.

IT is the first of many prints Suntup will be releasing from artist Paul Bryn Davies. All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who has also created some of the most spectacular remarques we have seen. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but we are excited to share the news that Davies has decided to create remarques for the first 20 small print subscribers as well.

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 5 Artist Proofs and 5 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: October 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: September 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Click HERE to order.

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The King Chroniclers And The Reimagining of An Icon of American Letters

As the 70-year-old Stephen King continues to churn out novels, a thriving community of scholars has formed an ever-expanding, interconnected cottage industry that’s contributed to a critical reappraisal of the prolific story-spinner. Some I’m proud to call friends! Meet the King Chroniclers: Michael Collings, Douglas E. Winter, Tony Magistrale, George Beahm, Stephen J. Spignesi, Stanley Wiater, Robin Furth and Bev Vincent.

Click HERE to read the article.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection – The Long Walk (UK Edition) Print

Suntup Editions is delighted to announce that The Long Walk is their latest addition to The Covers Collection. This iconic and memorable artwork graced the cover of the 1st U.K. paperback edition of The Long Walk by Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman. 

This beautiful cover art is now presented here for the first time as a beautiful Giclée print of the full cover art, without text, so you can experience this piece like never before. Order your individual fine art print signed by artist Gerry Grace, or become a subscriber to The Covers Collection and receive a new print every month featuring the iconic cover art from Stephen King’s novels.

Click HERE for more info.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and – 5 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: September 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: August 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

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