UNDER THE DOME Gets A Premiere Date

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Okay Stephen King fans, big news. CBS has announced what they intend to do with their upcoming adaptation of UNDER THE DOME. The press release explains it best so here ya go: “UNDER THE DOME,” a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, opens Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). “HAWAII FIVE-0″ will move to Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) during the summer. UNDER THE DOME … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book – Authors Brian James Freeman | Glenn Chadbourne

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It’s always a great joy to receive another Stephen King focused book. It’s an even greater joy when its written in a way that you can use to be engaging or even entertaining. “The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book” is one such book that presents all sorts of questions on Stephen King film work. In fact it’s so “just off the press” that it includes a chapter on “every” Stephen king film ever made … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under the Dome – Author Stephen King

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UNDER THE DOME (HARDCOVER) Author Stephen King Published by Scribner Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 1088 pages Price: $35.00 Stephen King. Some people love him and some people hate him. Some people claim he is one of the greatest writers of all time and read every single thing he writes. Others argue that he has very little talent and has never written anything remotely significant during his lengthy writing career. I personally have mixed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Dark Stars – Author Stephen King

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FULL DARK NO STARS (2010) By: Stephen King Scribner Publishing -A collection of four novellas with a central theme of dark redemption. 1922: 1st person point of view through the eyes of Wilfred James, a confession of diabolical murder of his nagging wife. Big Driver: Tess, a mystery writer encounters a sinister hand when her car breaks down. Fair Extension: Dave Streeter beats terminal illness at an unholy cost from an airport concession. A Good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cell – Author Stephen King

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CELL (2006) By Stephen King Simon & Schuster Publishing Our story follows a New England artist, Clayton Riddell and his journey to find his family after an ominous broadcast signal has infected cell phone users turning them into ravenous, carnivorous animals. The master of terror telling, Stephen King is often criticized by horror fans in recent years for having lack luster releases. Many feel his best efforts are behind him. I tend to have to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepshow 2 (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. REVIEW: George A. Romero and Stephen King can be a great combination – take Creepshow for example, which works on so many levels as a satisfactory horror anthology with some very memorable stories. You don’t hear as much about Creepshow 2, though, and that’s because the three … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bag of Bones (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. Suffering from writer’s block, a dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine. While there, Mike befriends an attractive young widow, Mattie and her daughter Kyra, and becomes involved in a custody battle with the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather, Max. Though his ability to write suddenly returns, Mike is plagued by ever-escalating … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cujo (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A friendly St. Bernard named “Cujo” contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a mother and her asthmatic son. REVIEW: There was a time when it seemed like everything Stephen King put to paper was turned into either a television mini series or a feature film, and I mean everything. “Cujo” was one of his earlier successes, a novel about a beloved St. Bernard that gets bitten by a rabid bat and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Carrie and Stephen King: Official Movie – Carrie, Facebook Page Launch

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The new movie Carrie, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, will be releasing in theaters in 2013. And to celebrate Stephen King (and Carrie’s) birthday, Sony is launching the official movie Facebook today! www.WhatHappenedToCarrie.com www.facebook.com/CarrieMovie

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The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book – Info and Cover Art

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Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce THE ILLUSTRATED STEPHENKING TRIVIA BOOK: REVISED & UPDATED SECOND EDITION by Brian James Freeman and Bev Vincent with illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne. This revised and updated second edition of The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book features all of the original questions from the first edition, along with more than one hundred new questions about Stephen King’s mostrecent releases! Also included are ten brand new illustration-based questions from Cemetery … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Running Man (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show. REVIEW: Arnold Schwarzenegger was just on the cusp of superstardom when this film about a dystopian future in which enemies of the state are forced to participate in a televised game show where they are mercilessly hunted down by a group of highly stylized assassins. When it was released it was an entertaining bit of nonsense but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silver Bullet (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Adapted from author Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf, this campy thriller tells of a sleepy American town that’s terrorized by extreme sadistic murders — seemingly, by a werewolf. While all the town’s inhabitants prepare to lock themselves up at night, Marty Coslaw, a 13-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy, is the only person brave enough to try to track down the mysterious killer. REVIEW: The thing I love about Stephen King adaptations from the 80’s is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pet Sematary (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Behind a young family’s home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. REVIEW: Director – Mary Lambert Starring – Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne Pet Sematary. Two words that every respectable horror fan knows. As a youngster I read everything that Stephen King put out there, and of course this was one of my favorites. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Firestarter (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A father and daughter are on the run from the government, the duo isn’t in trouble for tax evasion though…you see Andy and Charlie are special. Due to experiments conducted on Andy during his college days he is now a telekinetic, Charlie his daughter is more dangerous however since she is a pyrokinetic. The government wants to capture the duo in order to contain their threat or use them as a weapon (see even … Continue reading

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Film Review: Needful Things (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected. REVIEW: Taglines: “The town of Castle Rock just made a deal with the Devil… Now it’s time to pay!” “Buy now. Pay later.” Ah, yes, there was a time when it seemed like “another” Stephen King based film was being released faster than he could write them. … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s Favourite Horror Films

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(as stated in a 1992 interview): LADY IN A CAGE (1964) Lady in a Cage is a classic film that few people in the modern generations are aware of. It was one of the few actual films directed by Walter Garuman, who spent the vast majority of his career doing television work. The film was not a major hit, but remains something of an underground spectacle to this day. The story begins with wealthy widow … Continue reading

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CARRIE gets its CARRIE

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As the remake train rolls on and on it should come as no surprise that any film could get the treatment at any time and no film is safe. It seems that our beloved horror genre gets way more then its fair share of the remake pie though. As the remake train rolls on and on it should come as no surprise that any film could get the treatment at any time and no film … Continue reading

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Anthology Television Part 2

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Continuing on with our essay,  we present –  Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 2. If you missed the first part you can access Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 1 directly here. DARKROOM aired from 1981 to 1982, each hour-long episode featuring two or more stories of varying length hosted by actor James Coburn. Starring Steve Allen, David Carradine, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, June Lockhart and Esther Rolle, in stories of suspense and terror which characterised the short-run series: An imaginative teenager … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children Of The Corn (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A child preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. REVIEW: Based on Stephen King’s short story of the same name, “Children Of … Continue reading

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Trailer: Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars – Commercial

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Trailer: Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars – Commercial

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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