As with most major toy manufacturers, Funko made quite a splash at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with the reveal for several convention exclusives. However, for horror fans they may have saved their best announcement for afterwards. On Monday afternoon, Funko announced (via their Facebook page) that they will be releasing four different Pop! vinyl versions of IT‘s most lovable little rascal, Pennywise the clown. While we’re sure that the members of the Losers’ Club aren’t far behind, Funko is putting its best (and scariest) foot forward in unleashing the cosmic shape-shifter upon the collecting masses.
A new featurette for Stephen King’s upcoming Dark Tower film has just been released.
The featurette contains some new footage and interview snippets from King, Idris Elba who portrays the Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey who plays the sinister Man in Black.
Along with the film, Entertainment Weekly confirmed that the rumored television series based on one of the books in the Dark Tower series will absolutely happen, stating that “MRC and Sony Pictures, which is releasing the film, have committed not just to financing a pilot but a full run of between 10 and 13 episodes, depending on how the scripts and story arcs develop. The Dark Tower show will begin shooting in 2017 with plans to premiere it in 2018, ideally around the time the film becomes available on cable or streaming services.” read more
Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series which takes place within the world of Stephen King’s storytelling, is looking more and more interesting by the day! The first trailer for the series, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, hinted that characters, settings, and themes from all of King’s works may find their way into the new show. As the casting announcements begin to trickle in, we’re also starting to learn that just about any actors from previous films based on Kings work may also find their way into Castle Rock! read more
Although he is primarily a novelist, there are certain images in film which have sprung from the world of Stephen King’s literary work which will never be forgotten. One of those images is Jack Nicholson’s maniacal grin forcing its way through the splintered shards of a bathroom door. Another is Tim Curry’s greasepainted mug innocently staring up from a rainy gutter. Ranking up there with the best of them is Sissy Spacek’s eye-bulging, freshly blood-spattered grimace in Brian DePalma’s 1976 movie, Carrie. While Jack and Tim have never since returned to the works of Stephen King, Sissy Spacek will return to the world of his storytelling in the form of a major role on the upcoming new series, Castle Rock! read more
Last week we discussed SpikeTV’s upcoming take on Stephen King’s short story The Mist and one of the concerns that I had was how they planned to turn a story that only occupies 134 pages into a seasons worth of hour-long television shows. Well, my knowledge-thirsty friends, I have the answer!
The answer is this: it appears that show creator Christian Torpe has gone ahead and dreamed up a whole new vision for Stephen King’s work; one with brand new characters, brand new stories and one that takes place on a much grander scale (more on that in a bit). Gone are David Drayton and his son Billy…no sign of out-of-town neighbor and resident skeptic Brent Norton either. They have been replaced with Eve Copeland, her husband Kevin and daughter Alex. Also gone is the supermarket and instead we’re trapped in a mall. That’s not to say, however, that there are not others trapped elsewhere; keep in mind that this story is meant to be bigger than the source material. read more
Back in the mid-80’s I can recall getting my hands on Stephen King’s anthology book Skeleton Crew and ripping through it like I did all of his books back then. Out of all of the stories, it was The Mist that stuck with me. I can remember having vivid dreams of being trapped by that mist and its monsters in my local grocery store. I can also remember how angered I was by the ambiguous ending that King offered for the short.
Fast forward to 2007 and Frank Darabont brought The Mist to the big screen with his adaptation featuring Thomas Jane in the lead role (and the cast of The Walking Dead in support). While celebrated as a success by most, it never quite made its way into my heart and I especially loathed the ending that they dreamed up; never did I think I would prefer King’s “non-ending”. read more
Last night at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Spike gave viewers a preview of what to expect when The MIST premieres on June 22nd.
The sixty-second teaser trailer is titled ‘Destruction’ and shows a town plunged into utter chaos when an eerie, dense mist arrives. It’s not long before the standard rules of society begin break down causing everyone to turn against each other.
The MIST is based on the Stephen King story which debuted in the horror anthology Dark Forces in 1980. In 2007 the story was republished as a stand-alone novel. read more
A new trailer has dropped for the reboot of Stephen King’s alien-monster tale It and while it only shows a brief glimpse of that naughty dancing clown Pennywise, we’re treated to a closer look at the “losers club” as they encounter something evil in The Barrens.
Check out the trailer below. It has a release date of September 8th and we’re sure there will be more trailers before it hits theaters so check back to Horror News Network to catch them all!
Stay gory my friends. read more
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
Fans of Stephen King’s epic “Dark Tower” series have waited many, many years for a film adaptation of the story of Roland Deschain and his quest for the Tower. Well, the wait is nearly over and the first trailer hit the mighty interwebs today. While it remains to be seen how they handle the giant world(s) of the mammoth eight-book series, from the trailer it seems that they may have made and action film out of it. read more
Spike gave fans a first look at what to expect in their new series, The Mist by debuting the trailer tonight. The trailer, which is just over 90 seconds gives us a glimpse of the and drama and anarchy set to come.
The 10-episode series follows the residents of Bridgeville, Maine as a mysterious mist rolls into town, cutting them off from the rest of the world. Friends are turned into foes and the rules of society quickly break down.
The Mist stars Morgan Spector, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Alyssa Sutherland, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie and Luke Cosgrove. read more