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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Book Review: Dark Score Stories – Author Joachim Ladefoged

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It’s not everyday you get a book sent to you exclusive from A&E, and exclusive to the Stephen King film “Bag of Bones” (TV 2 part mini series). Though it is worth mentioning when the product is beautifully written and photographed. The book itself is simpl;y titled “Dark Score Stories”. It contains 64 pages which mainly include the photography of Joachim Ladefoged. The foreword is written by the film’s director Mick Garris and contains a … Continue reading

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The second promo clip for BAG OF BONES

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With Dec. 11th creeping ever closer A&E continues the press onslaught for their much anticipated mini-series BAG OF BONES. They’ve done a good job of pimping it so far and I’m liking this second promo clip lots. Not much else to say but I thought you would all like to check it out:

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The complete list of Stephen King Adaptations

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Bag of Bones Black House, The (in production) Carrie/ Carrie re-make/ The Rage:Carrie II/ Carrie: The Musical Cell Christine Cujo Dark Half, The Dark Tower, The/ The Dark Tower Comic Book Series (film in production) Dead Zone, The/ The Dead Zone Television Series Delores Claiborne Desperation Dolan’s Cadillac Dreamcatcher Firestarter/ Firestarter II: Rekindled From a Buick 8 (in production) It- Television Series/ It-Theatrical Motion Picture (in production) Misery/ Misery Stage Act Monkey Shines Needful Things … Continue reading

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