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Making A Horror Miniseries With a Bunch of Kids Was Maybe a Bad Idea, and More Revelations About IT

Pennywise: The Story of IT asks a number of valuable questions about the classic 1990 IT miniseries. Questions like, is having a bunch of impressionable kids filming a traumatic horror story a bad idea? Turns out, yeah, probably. Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentary, Stephen King, Tim Curry, It, Pennywise

Michael Morris to Direct First Two Episodes of Locke & Key for Netflix

Michael Morris to Direct First Two Episodes of Locke & Key for Netflix According to Deadline, veteran TV director Michael Morris is set to step behind the camera for the first two episodes of the upcoming Netflix series Locke & Key. The director, who has worked on such acclaimed series as Better Call Saul, Preacher, 13 Reasons Why, Shameless and House of Cards, will also executive produce and write the first episode. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptS...
Tags: Movies, Massachusetts, Stephen King, Netflix, House Of Cards, Andy, Joe Hill, Locke, Ted Adams, David Ozer, IDW, David Alpert, Rick Jacobs, Cuse, Javi, ComingSoon

‘Pennywise: The Story of It’ Trailer Goes Behind-the-Scenes of the Stephen King Miniseries

Before Bill Skarsgård terrified audiences as Pennywise the Clown, there was the great Tim Curry. Curry played Stephen King’s malevolent monster in the 1990 It miniseries, creating an iconic horror character in the process. Now the documentary Pennywise: The Story of It goes behind-the-scenes of that miniseries, featuring interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom seem to really hate the ending with the big spider puppet. Watch the Pennywise: The Story of It trailer below. Pennywise: The...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Stephen-King, Tim Curry, It, Movie Trailers, Curry, Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård, Tommy Lee Wallace, Pennywise: The Story of IT, Tim Curry Curry, Seth Green Richard Thomas Emily Perkins Bart Mixon

Jason Clarke Says Stephen King is Okay with Pet Sematary’s Changes

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Jason Clarke says Stephen King is okay with Pet Sematary’s changes In an interview with Flickering Myth (via Cinema Blend), Pet Sematary lead actor Jason Clarke addressed the film adaptation changing a key character’s storyline, and said  author Stephen King didn’t have an issue with the alteration. The film’s big change became a sticking point among fans when it was revealed in the latest trailer that Ellie Creed was the one who gets hit by the truck, dies, and is resurre...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Maine, Clarke, Jason Clarke, Louis, George R R Martin, Lorenzo, Ellie, Gage, Movie News, Steven Schneider, Dennis Widmyer, Jeff Buhler

Skylar Astin Cast in NBC Pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Skylar Astin cast in NBC pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist According to The Wrap, Pitch Perfect alum Skylar Astin has signed on to join Jane Levy (Suburgatory) in NBC‘s upcoming musical comedy-drama titled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.  In addition, Glee‘s Alex Newell has also been cast in the pilot. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]};
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Stephen King, Paul Feig, Hulu, Max, Zoey, Universal Music Group, Newell, Alex Newell, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Feig, Andre Holland

Netflix has renewed 'The Haunting of Hill House' for season 2, and revealed its new title

Netflix announced on Thursday that it had renewed its hit horror series from last year, "The Haunting of Hill House," for a second season with a new story and new characters. Series director Mike Flanagan signed a multiyear TV deal with Netflix. Horror fans should prepare to return to Hill House — sort of. Netflix announced on Thursday that it had renewed its hit horror series, "The Haunting of Hill House," for a second season to premiere in 2020 called "The Haunting of Bly Manor," focused on...
Tags: Apple, Stephen King, Trends, Netflix, Flanagan, Crain, Gerald, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Haunting of Hill House, Netflix Horror

Stephen King Was Fine With That Major ‘Pet Sematary’ Plot Change

Fans of Pet Sematary were surprised when the most recent trailer for the upcoming remake revealed a major plot change. Some people (like me!) were fine with it, but others felt it diverged too sharply from Stephen King‘s source material. But what about King himself? What does the Master of Horror think about such a departure? According to Pet Sematary star Jason Clarke, King is a-okay with the Pet Sematary plot change, which is a bit surprising, since King has spent the last 39 years complainin...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, King, Remakes, Jason Clarke, Ellie, Gage, Pet Sematary, Gage Creed, Louis Creed, Jason Clarke King, Shining Kubrick

Czech PM invited to meet US president Donald Trump

PRAGUE (AP) — The United States ambassador to Prague says U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to meet him next month in Washington. Ambassador Stephen King wrote about the official invitation on Wednesday on Twitter. King says the meeting, scheduled for March 7, is “a symbol of our strong bilateral […]
Tags: News, Washington, Stephen King, US, Ap, Prague, Nation, United States, Donald Trump, Andrej Babis, Twitter King

Stephen King's CUJO Makes Its UK Blu-Ray Debut In April

The 1983 Stephen King adaptation comes to UK blu-ray this April courtesy of Eureka Entertainment. Read more >>> [Author:]
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#PopMatters20: Stephen King, 'On Writing' 20 Years Later

None Had the fates conspired to place writer Stephen King walking on the shoulder of Maine State Route 5 on 19 June 2019, at approximately 4:30PM, (rather than the actual time of 20 years earlier), the physical consequences would probably have been the same. He is walking his usual four miles a day, as he writes in his 2000 book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Scribner, 2010). He and his family are at their summer home in western Maine. In crisp terms, he explains what happens when distracte...
Tags: Facebook, Feature, Music, Stephen King, Maine, Smith, Ryan Murphy, King, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, On Writing, Marcel Proust, Carrie, Bryan Smith, Tabitha, Richard Bachman

‘Pet Graveyard’ Trailer: Eat Your Heart Out, Stephen King

Pet Sematary is hitting theaters this April, hoping to scare a whole new generation with Stephen King’s tale of terror. But it’s not the only pet-themed horror film arriving that month. April will also see the release of Pet Graveyard, a film with a title designed to fool people not paying attention. There was a time when mockbuster studio The Asylum would put out a knock-off like this. But Pet Graveyard doesn’t come from the fine folks at The Asylum. Instead, it comes from Uncorked Entertainme...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Asylum, Stephen King, Movie Trailers, Pet Graveyard, Hattie Willow, Rebecca J Matthews, King Pet Graveyard

Stephen King And The Necessities Of Life

The Panel of the Maine Board of Bar Overseers found no misconduct based on charges brought against an attorney who had advised a divorce client to move funds into a sole account The heart of the Board’s complaint is that... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Stephen King, Board, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Maine Board of Bar Overseers

Stephen King Offers $10,000 For A Trump Border Wall Debate

Fellow writer Don Winslow has challenged the president to a debate to prove Trump's "narrative" is a "flat-out lie."
Tags: News, Stephen King, Trump, Don Winslow, Trump Border Wall Debate

Andrew Bernstein to Direct The Outsider Adaptation of Stephen King’s Novel

Andrew Bernstein to direct The Outsider adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Deadline is reporting that Emmy-nominee Andrew Bernstein (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) will direct several episodes of HBO’s supernatural drama The Outsider. Bernstein will also serve as executive producer on the project, which is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, Robin Hood, Stephen King, Netflix, TV News, Jason Bateman, Ben Mendelsohn, Marvel Studios, Steven Spielberg, Tom Clancy, Bernstein

‘Creepshow’ TV Series First Look Reveals the New and Improved Version of The Creep

The Creepshow TV series has begun filming, and executive producer Greg Nicotero just provided the first look at the horrors that await us all. The image features the new and improved version of The Creep, the ghostly figure spotted at the beginning of the Creepshow movie. There, the “character” was little more than a puppet (that eventually turned into a cartoon). Here, it appears to be someone in great special effects make-up, or a realistic animatronic. In either case, I’m excited. See the Cr...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Atkins, Joe Hill, Tom Atkins, Greg Nicotero, Nicotero, Tom Savini, Creepshow, Shudder, George -LSB- Romero, Nicotero Having, Pittsburgh Creepshow

Get a First Look at The Creep from the Creepshow TV Series!

Get a first look at The Creep from the Creepshow TV series! Legendary special effects producer and director Greg Nicotero took to Instagram this morning to reveal that the first episode of the upcoming horror anthology series Creepshow has finished production, and in doing so revealed the new version of The Creep from the series! The hooded figure appeared on the poster and throughout the original film as he revealed the many twisted tales of the movie. Check him out below! ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Stephen King, EC, King, Joe Hill, Atlanta Georgia, Romero, Lake Champlain, Bruce Jones, Ed Harris, George A Romero, Greg Nicotero, Joe Lansdale, John Esposito, Rob Schrab

These books-turned-movies — including ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ — are coming to screens near you

Set to arrive in movie theaters this year are adaptations of the beloved set-in-Seattle best-seller by Maria Semple, several thrillers by Stephen King, the latest version of Louisa May Alcott's classic "Little Women" (starring Saoirse Ronan as Jo and Meryl Streep as Aunt March), and more.
Tags: Books, Movies, News, Entertainment, Stephen King, Meryl Streep, Seattle, Saoirse Ronan, Jo, Louisa May Alcott, Bernadette, Maria Semple

Book Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

The only other Stephen King book I’ve read is On Writing, his excellent guide to writing more crisply. Here are my notes from that book from 13 years ago. I’ve never read the Stephen King thrillers that have made him famous; I tend not to seek out books or movies (or theme park attractions) that are likely to frighten me. King’s new-ish novel, 11/22/63, is a thriller of sorts but not of the horror genre. In any case, it’s utterly compelling for most of the 800+ pages. I recommend it, especially ...
Tags: Books, Texas, Stephen King, Sales, Jfk, King, Russ Roberts

‘Slaxx’ is a Real Movie About a Pair of Killer Jeans

Are you wearing jeans right now? Well, you better be careful – those jeans could kill. At least, they could if you were in the move Slaxx, which is a film about a really killer pair of jeans. Literally. The film tells the story of a possessed pair of designer jeans, and I promise you, I’m not making any of this up. Slaxx joins a list of films focused on killer inanimate objects, from killer beds, to killer lamps, to killer tires. THR is reporting that Romane Denis will star in Slaxx, a new h...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Toronto, Strickland, Amityville, Peter Strickland, Tobe Hooper, Quentin Dupieux, Amityville Horror House, Stephen Bogaert, Elza Kephart, Romane Denis, Slaxx, Elza Kephart Sehar Bhojani, Brett Donahue

Jane Levy to Star in NBC Pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Jane Levy to star in NBC pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Deadline reports that Suburgatory alum Jane Levy has been tapped to star in NBC‘s upcoming musical comedy-drama titled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist with Richard Shepard set to direct the pilot. Levy is set to portray the role of Zoey, a socially awkward yet smart and charming girl who has an impressive ability to talk a lot. RELATED: Anna Camp Joins NBC’s Church-Choir Comedy Pilot PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Stephen King, Levy, TV News, Paul Feig, Hulu, Zoey, Universal Music Group, Anna Camp, Feig, Andre Holland, Jane Levy, Richard Shepard

Coming Soon Visits the Set of the New Pet Sematary!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Coming Soon visits the set of the new Pet Sematary! “Sometimes, dead is better,” comes the infamous line from Jud Crandall in Pet Sematary. He said it in Stephen King’s 1983 novel. He said it in the 1989 film adaptation. And he will say it in the upcoming 2019 adaptation, directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptSt...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Toronto, Clarke, John Lithgow, Zelda, Jason Clarke, Rachel, Louis, Ellie, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gage, Lithgow, Bonaventura, Set Visit

‘Creepshow’ TV Series Begins Production, Announces List of Horror Stories Being Adapted

Shudder’s Creepshow TV series from The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero has crawled from its moldy crypt to begin production. As the series begins, the full list of writers’ work being used for the show has been announced – and what an impressive list it is. In addition to Creepshow mainstay Stephen King, the new stories come from Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Bird Box author Josh Malerman, Cold in July writer Joe Lansdale, and more. See the full list of Creepshow stories below. One of my most ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Adaptation, Nazi, Joe Hill, Harold, Justin, Lake Champlain, Bruce Jones, John Harrison, Greg Nicotero, Joe Lansdale, John Esposito, Rob Schrab

Greg Nicotero’s Creepshow Anthology Starts Production

Greg Nicotero’s Creepshow anthology starts production Effects artist Greg Nicotero, whose work has most famously appeared on AMC’s The Walking Dead, is finally getting his Creepshow series off the ground. The six-episode season, which will eventually air on Shudder, has kicked off production in Atlanta, Georgia. One episode will be based on a Stephen King story, with other episodes penned by King’s fellow acclaimed horror writers including: PB = PB || {}; PB...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Amc, Stephen King, TV News, EC, King, Joe Hill, Atlanta Georgia, Romero, Lake Champlain, Bruce Jones, Ed Harris, George A Romero, Greg Nicotero

Shudder’s Creepshow Revival Will Feature Stories From Stephen King and the Author of Bird Box

What a scream-studded lineup.
Tags: Science, Horror, Amc, Stephen King, Greg Nicotero, Creepshow, Shudder, Bird Box

‘It’ Making-Of Book Coming this September, in Time for ‘It Chapter Two’

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of those coffee table books that delve into the making of a movie. Usually loaded with concept art, interviews, and behind-the-scenes photos, they’re a great way to gain insight into a movie’s production. After I saw Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation of Stephen King’s It, I hoped a making-of book would be released showcasing the production design that went into bringing the tale of terror to life. Sadly, it didn’t happen. But it looks like I’m finally going ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, It, King, Roy Lee, Muschietti, Andy Muschietti, It: Chapter Two, Barbara Muschietti Dan Lin, Alyse Wax, You'll Float Too: The World of IT

Stephen King Schools Trump With Ancient Military Advice

The horror author mocked the president with a line from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War."
Tags: News, Stephen King, Sun Tzu

‘Mile 81’ Movie to Bring Yet Another of Stephen King’s Killer Cars to the Screen

Stephen King loves to write about killer cars, and producers love to adapt those tales into movies. The latest is Mile 81, based on a King short story about a station wagon that eats people (I’m serious). The adaptation will be produced by Ross M. Dinerstein, who produced another King adaptation – Netflix’s 1922. Alistair Legrand, filmmaker of horror flicks The Diabolical and Clinical, will direct. Hollywood has Stephen King fever right now, but producers are running out of titles to adapt (...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Netflix, Adaptation, Mile 81, John Carpenter, Buick, Christine, Pete, William Brent Bell, Legrand, Alistair Legrand, Ross M Dinerstein, Luke Harvis