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Watch The In The Tall Grass Trailer Based On The Novella By Stephen King And His Son Joe Hill 

Netflix has released the trailer for In The Tall Grass based on the novella by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.

When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.

 

Written and directed By Vincenzo Natali and starring Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Will Buie Jr., Rachel Wilson and Patrick Wilson, In The Tall Grass will premiere on Netflix on October 4, 2019.

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Suntup Editions Announces Covers Collection Gerald’s Game Print By Rob Wood

This month, Suntup Editions reveals their fifth print from artist Rob Wood. Previously, they published Rob’s artwork from Needful Things, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Four Past Midnight, and Dolores Claiborne. Now, Suntup is offering Rob’s beautiful art from the first edition of Gerald’s Game as our latest addition to The Covers Collection.

Gerald’s Game was the 31st book published by Stephen King, originally released in May 1992. The novel, along with the author’s other 1992 release, Dolores Claiborne, was originally conceived as part of a larger work to be entitled, In the Path of the Eclipse.

To create the visual required for the first edition cover art, Rob Wood built a faux bedroom set inside his home. After playing with several additional elements to help explain the story – alternate bed posts depicting two bodies entwined, a window in the background indicating the possibility of escape — the artist decided on a more simplistic approach. The cover would consist of only a bed with an ominous set of handcuffs hanging off the bedpost. As a result, this startling image became one of the most iconic in Stephen King cover history.

These prints are hand-signed by Rob Wood, who has also created two incredible Remarques which appear on the first 20 large prints. Six of these are available for purchase at the time of the release, so act fast on those. Remarques are allocated randomly.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 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: October 1, 2019
– Available for Pre-Order: September 15, 2019

Large Size: 18″ x 24″ with Remarque ($295)
Large Size: 18″ x 24″ ($175)
Small Size: 11″ x 17″ ($100)

Order HERE.

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Watch Hulu’s Castle Rock Season 2 Teaser Trailer

Hulu has released the Castle Rock Season 2 teaser, featuring our first look at Lizzy Caplan portraying Stephen King’s iconic Misery character, Annie Wilkes.

The upcoming season will explore a feud between warring clans that comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (played by Lizzy Caplan), King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.

The Castle Rock Season 2 cast includes Emmy nominee Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), who will be taking on the iconic role of Misery’s Annie Wilkes, as well as Oscar winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner 2049), Yusra Warsama (Call the Midwife), Paul Sparks (House of Cards), Matthew Alan (13 Reasons Why) and John Hoogenakker Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Guest stars include Emmy Award-nominated actress Robin Weigert (Deadwood, Big Little Lies) as Annie Wilkes’ mother Crysilda Wilkes, Sarah Gadon (True Detective), Alison Wright (The Americans) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias).

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

Season 2 of Castle Rock will premiere on Hulu October 23.

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Netflix Unveils In The Tall Grass First Look For Stephen King, Joe Hill Adaptation

Netflix has offered a first look at their upcoming feature In the Tall Grass, adapted from the novella by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.

When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.

Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson (Fargo, Aquaman), Laysla De Oliveria (Covert Affairs, Code 8), and Harrison Gilbertson (Need for Speed, Picnic at Hanging Rock) star in the film along with Rachel Wilson, Will Buie Jr., Avery Whitted, and Tiffany Helm.

In the Tall Grass is written and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Hannibal, Splice). Steven Hoban produces with Jon Levin and Jimmy Miller serving as executive producers.

The movie will premiere on Netflix on October 4.

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Stephen King’s The Institute Getting A Limited TV Series Adaptation

Spyglass Media Group’s TV division has optioned Stephen King’s latest novel The Institute to develop as a limited series, with David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Jack Bender (Lost), the same creative team behind the critically acclaimed Mr. Mercedes, also based on a King novel, attached. The announcement marks the first television acquisition for Spyglass and was made by Lauren Whitney, President of Television for Spyglass. Additionally, Spyglass has set a multi-year first look deal with Bender to develop future projects for Spyglass, overseen by Whitney.

The project marks a reunion for Kelley and Bender who have worked together on Mr. Mercedes, DirecTV’s Audience Network’s adaptation of King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy that has been renewed for a third season.

Kelley will pen the adaptation for The Institute and Bender will direct. Both will executive produce.

“The Institute” was released on Tuesday. Here is the synopsis for the book:

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents–telekinesis and telepathy–who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

“Having the opportunity to work on a new and brilliant book by Stephen King is an absolute privilege,” said Whitney. “We are thrilled to collaborate with this dream team, including the incomparable David E. Kelley, and Jack Bender, the architect behind this project, whose extensive directing and executive producing credits speak for themselves. After such a competitive pursuit, we have big plans for The Institute here at Spyglass.”

The Institute, on sale today, has received stellar early reviews. Publisher’s Weekly describes the novel as “the most gut-wrenching tale of kids triumphing over evil since It…”

Said King, “I’m delighted to be working with Jack and David, the creative team behind Mr. Mercedes. We think alike, and I believe The Institute is going to be a great success.”

Said Bender, “I am thrilled to be working with Spyglass Media and couldn’t be more excited that we’ll be starting with Stephen King’s extraordinary new book The Institute. Continuing to work with David Kelley only adds to the brilliance I am surrounded by.”

Said Kelley, “It’s a privilege and a joy to be able to team with Stephen and Jack again. Stephen has written yet another compelling and brilliant book. I cannot wait to jump in.”

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Stephen King Tells Us What Scares Him

Stephen King, the famed author of the new book, “The Institute,” shares the inspiration for his latest novel, which critics have described as “gut-wrenching.”

He also discussed with Good Morning America what scares him.

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An Evening With Joe Hill & Stephen King At Porter Square Books On October 10, 2019

 

Porter Square Books will be hosting Joe Hill and Stephen King at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville MA on Thursday, October 10th, 2019, at 7pm.

The father and son authors will sit down together to discuss their respective new books, Full Throttle and The Institute.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 13th at 12:00 pm noon ET, and there are a few purchasing options.

Porter Square Books will be offering a limited number of deluxe tickets via a ticketing link that will be provided by email to their newsletter mailing list the day before tickets go on sale. The deluxe ticket package costs $65 total and includes entry to the event, a signed copy of The Institute, and a signed copy of Full Throttle. 

The remainder of tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster will offer two options: a ticket that comes with a copy of The Institute, priced at $30, and a ticket that comes with a copy of Full Throttle, priced at $28. Tickets are subject to Ticketmaster’s fees. A limited quantity of signed books will be randomly distributed to standard ticket holders!

In order to buy a deluxe ticket from Porter Square Books, please make sure you’ve subscribed to their newsletter via this link. On Thursday, September 12, all newsletter subscribers will receive an email with a link to purchase up to 2 deluxe tickets. The link will go live on Friday, September 13th at noon, so be ready to purchase then.

More info HERE.

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Watch The Doctor Sleep Final Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures just released the final trailer for Doctor Sleep.

The film 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.

Doctor Sleep will be released on November 8, 2019.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Seasons of Terror Featuring Stories By Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, And Robert McCammon

Cemetery Dance has announced Seasons of Terror featuring stories from the imaginations of Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon. Adapted by Richard Chizmar, these four classic tales are each set during a different season of the year, and the text has been adapted to graphic format by Richard Chizmar and lavishly illustrated by four talented artists.

Spring –  “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson with artwork by Ray Fawkes

Summer – “The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury with artwork by Dennis Calero

Fall – “The Raft” by Stephen King with artwork by Francois Vaillancourt

Winter – “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon with artwork by Steve Wands

The book will be published in 3 editions: 

A beautiful oversized Limited Edition hardcover ($60) will be signed by Richard Chizmar and printed in full color on a special paper stock to preserve the vibrancy of the artwork.

A signed and slipcased Artist Edition ($125) signed by Chizmar and all four artists with a very low print run, and each copy includes a signed limited edition art print of a very special piece of artwork from the book.

A Lettered Edition ($750) that includes an original price of artwork bound into the book to make it unique.

For more information or to pre-order the book(s), please click HERE.

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Check Out The IT: Chapter Two Character Posters Featuring The Losers’ Club As Adults And Teens

The last we saw of The Losers’ Club, they’d successfully bested Pennywise into submission… but only for 27 years. Now, almost three decades later, the gang returns to finish what they started. To commemorate the occasion, Universal released new IT: Chapter Two character posters on Instagram, juxtaposing the grown-up Losers with their younger selves.

Nearly three decades after his defeat, Pennywise has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all…putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.

The cast of IT: Chapter Two includes James McAvoy (Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (The Martian) as Beverly, Bill Hader (Barry) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben and James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanely Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Teach Grant (Altered Carbon) as Henry Bowers, Jess Weixler (The Son) as Bill’s wife, Xavier Dolan (Boy Erased) as Adrian Mellon, Will Beinbrink (Queen of the South) as Tom Rogan and, of course, the return of Bill Skarsgård as the clown Pennywise.

You can catch IT: Chapter Two when it creeps into theaters this Friday!

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