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!
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
For those eagerly awaiting the remake of Stephen King’s IT, the hits just keep on coming. Hot on the heels of yet another released still of Pennywise last week comes an even better treat to satiate the horror masses. The folks over at Warner Brothers have unleashed the official teaser poster, featuring the poor unfortunate Georgie starring down the wicked clown’s hand as the demon clutches the ill-fated red balloon. For those that have read King’s brilliant novel, the manifestation of this imagery is enough to make your heart beat stronger. The new poster can be seen below. read more
Horror fans worldwide are chomping at the bit, eagerly awaiting original stills (or how about a trailer???) for the new cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. Though due to hit movie screens in 2017, the release of production imagery or details have been held to a deliberate pace in order to build up as much anticipation as humanly possible. Luckily, the folks over at Empire Magazine are here to the rescue.
In the latest issue of the pop culture publication, a brand-new image of our favorite demonic clown Pennywise will be unleashed upon the masses (see below). You can view the image on the film’s Facebook page as well, as Pennywise (portrayed by Bill Skarsgard) peers out from the depths of a sewer drain….ready to (presumably) rip poor Georgie’s arm off in an iconic scene from the best-selling horror novel. read more
Fans of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower have been clamoring for any information on the upcoming film adaptation they can get their hands on. This morning, King obliged by offered up a brand new teaser poster image on his Facebook account, which has spread across the internet like wildfire:
Check out the entire poster image below:
The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (director of the original Swedish 2009 version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Katheryn Winnick. It will arrive in theaters on July 28th, 2017. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more developments on The Dark Tower as they break! read more