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New Stephen King Book Gets Earlier Release Date

Horror icon and best-selling author Stephen King has announced an earlier release date for his much-anticipated collection of four new novellas–If It Bleeds.

Publication of the book has been moved up to April 28, a full two weeks earlier than expected, in an attempt to entertain his Constant Readers caught in the web of the dangerous Coronavirus pandemic.

King added that this new date coincides with the release of John Grisham’s Camino Winds. I want to talk to the publisher about maybe doing a two-for-one, he said. Wouldn’t that be cool, a double feature? read more

‘Locke & Key’ Gets Trailer Ahead of Netflix Premiere

A long time in the making, the new Netflix series Locke & Key had its first trailer post online a month ahead of its February 7 premiere.

Based on the comic series created by Joe Hill, son of legendary author Stephen King, Locke & Key ran for eight story arcs from February 2008 until December 2013.

After the series failed to materialize as a franchise of films, there were pilots made for 20th Century Fox Television and Hulu which eventually were dropped and shopped around until it found a home at Netflix. read more

New Versions of ‘Carrie’ and ‘Salem’s Lot’ Coming to Cable Television

Even though It: Chapter 2 performed below expectations, and Doctor Sleep recently nodded off at the box office, Stephen King properties are still being produced at a break-neck pace.  Both a new version of King’s debut novel, Carrie, and a return to Salem’s Lot are headed to the small screen in the near future.

Collider broke the news regarding the Carrie FX mini-series, but the details about the new production are about as thin as the plot for The Rage: Carrie 2.  So far, no director, writer, producer, or cast members have been announced and FX is confirming nothing at this point. read more

‘Doctor Sleep’ Snoozes at Weekend Box Office

What a difference a week makes.  Last weekend, Terminator: Dark Fate debuted with an underwhelming $29 million, appearing to be one of the biggest financial flops of the year.  Well, the executives at Paramount can stop looking for time machines to return to the past and cancel production on Dark Fate, as Doctor Sleep is taking all of the media’s slings and arrows, declaring The Shining sequel as an even worse disaster at the box office.

Warner Bros. Doctor Sleep finished second at the box office this weekend with a comatose $14.1 million.  Initial tracking and projections placed the sequel in the $25-$30 million range.  Finishing with less than half of that total is the type of miscalculation and result that leads to pink slips all around (in addition to the fact that Doctor Sleep lost to Midway, a war film that was on no one’s radar). read more

Trailer and Release Date Revealed for ‘The Outsider’

Set to debut January 12, 2020 on HBO, the official teaser trailer for The Outsider has been released. The preview, which is just over two minutes, gives viewers a glimpse of the building drama and suspense that they can expect in this 10-episode series.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, The Outsider opens with a seemingly straightforward investigation into the murder of a child. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in. read more

Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode One: The Horror News Network Review

Anticipation for Shudder’s new horror anthology series Creepshow (based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero) has been sky high ever since the project was announced.  The original anthology film captured all the best parts of classic EC horror comics, adding even more gore and shocks than the ones that got the original comics banned in the first place.  Could a new series live up to the standard set by King and Romero in 1982?

Cautious optimism turned to genuine excitement when the details of the series were revealed Shudder’s New York Comic Con panel last year, when Greg Nicotero was announced as one of the executive producers and directors, with stories by some of the best writers in horror including King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, and Bird Box’s Josh Malerman. read more

Final ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trailer Showcases Action at the Overlook Hotel

With Stephen King’s It: Chapter Two dominating the box office and press coverage, it is easy to forget about King’s upcoming sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep.  If you’ve been remiss, today’s final trailer will certainly make long time fans of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining happy, with multiple call-backs to the original, as well as images of new mayhem at the old Overlook Hotel.

The director of Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan, unveiled the final trailer on twitter today. read more

Parents in Australia Want ‘It: Chapter Two’ Billboards Banned

It: Chapter Two is poised to explode at the worldwide box office, but some parents in Australia would like to see billboards advertising the film blown to smithereens!  According to multiple reports from Australian television stations, parents are ready to pull down the billboards that are reportedly terrorizing their children.

Parents say advertising for an upcoming horror film should be banned from roadside billboards because the image is scaring their children. #9Newshttps://t.co/fKeKcCdpHf

— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) August 30, 2019 read more

Season 3 Trailer of ‘Mr. Mercedes’ Drives up

The official trailer for the third season of Mr. Mercedes has hit the internet and we have it for you below. The initial episode of the series premieres on September 10th at 10PM on Audience Network.  This season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes and follow the story contained in Stephen King’s Finders Keepers, the second book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy.

The plot for the third season of Mr. Mercedes is as follows:
When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims. read more

Executive Producers of Original TV Adaptation of ‘It’ File Suit Against Warner Bros.

Some fans found the recent It film scary, but the scariest part of It for Warner Brothers may be the recent lawsuit filed against the company by the original producers of the It television movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky, executive producers of the first adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, It, say they were wrongfully denied an opportunity to participate on Warner Bros’ recent It movies.”  The two also allege that they had a contractual right to negotiate for any “sequel, series, remake, or spinoff.”  The real fright for the WB is Konigsberg and Sanitsky’s claim to a “…minimum share of 10 percent of net profits on any such subsequent production.” read more