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Hodder & Stoughton confirmed that they will release Cell in February


Posted: September 30, 2005.

The winners of Thursday’s contest have been drawn but first, as always, here is the right answer.

The question was: Is The Colorado Kid released in paperback or hardback? and the right answer is paperback.


Nicholas Bolanos and Brandon Doughty both from the US each get a copy of the audio book and Ole Nus from Norway and Joe Hilton from the UK each get a copy of the book.

And all of you that didn't win, you have another chance today, good luck!

A Dollar Baby of Umney's Last Case is in the making. Right now it's in post-production and a finished product might be around the end of January. The movie was shot it on 35mm over 2 weeks, and it will run between 25 and 30 minutes.
Thanks to Peter Hansen.

Hodder & Stoughton confirmed today that they also will release Cell in February.

If you missed King's appearance on Conan O'Brien you can now see the segment online over at Stephen King Short Movies.
Thanks to Stephen King Short Movies.

Winners


Posted: September 29, 2005.

The winners of Wednesday’s contest have been drawn but first, as usual, here is the right answer.

The question was: Name one other book by King that Simon & Schuster has released on audio. and the as you are about there are quite a few:

- Pet Sematary
- Bag of Bones
- Hearts in Atlantis
- On Writing
- The Shining
- Dark Tower V, VI, & VII
- Carrie
- Faithful
- Talisman
- Green Mile
- Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
- Blood and Smoke
- Dreamcatcher
- LT's Theory of Pets
- From A Buick 8
- Riding the Bullet
- Man in the Black Suit
- Everything's Eventual
- Wavedancer Benefit
- Salem's Lot
- Building Bridges
- Colorado Kid

And the winners are.

Ramonda Brady and Justin Tate both from the US each get a copy of the audio book and Jean Le'Rue from France and Bill Hick from the US each get a copy of the book.

And all of you that didn't win, you have another chance today, good luck!

Desperation will air in May 2006


Posted: September 28, 2005.

The winners of Tuesday’s contest have been drawn but please let me give you the right answer before I tell you who won.

The question was: Has Hard Case Crime released any other King books? and the answer is off course No. And the winners are.

Shane Meyer from the US and Ariel Bosi, from the Argentina, each get a copy of the audio book and Bosse Andersson in Sweden and Jurgen Haas in Germany each get a copy of the book.

And all of you that didn't win, you have another chance today, good luck!

As I have reported earlier Desperation will air in May 2006 and Lion's Gate is probably releasing the DVD the following July.

Don't forget to check out Simon & Schuster Audio's promotion of The Colorado Kid. There will be 25 minutes of excerpts online in 5 parts. Part 1 to 3 is now online. You can listen to them here.

To the right is the cover of the Entertainment Weekly issue with King's latest column in it.
Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

Cover of Wolves of the Calla in color


Posted: September 27, 2005.

The winners of Monday's contest have been drawn but please let me give you the right answer before I tell you who won.

The question was: Who reads the audio version of The Colorado Kid? and the answer is offcourse Jeffrey DeMunn. And the winners are.

Sharon Haas and Kelly J. Dempster, both from the US, each get a copy of the audio book and Harm Kulc in Turky and Hanno Paiinaa in Finland each get a copy of the book.

And all of you that didn't win, you have another chance today, good luck!

To the right you can see the paperback cover of The Dark Tower V - Wolves of the Calla in color.

My So-Called Admirer


Posted: September 26, 2005.

King has a new column out. Its title is My So-Called Admirer and you can read it here.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Simon & Schuster Audio is promoting The Colorado Kid audio book with 25 minutes of excerpts over five days, 5 minutes a day. You can listen to them here.

King's interview for Sunday Morning on CBS about The Colorado Kid has been bumped to October 2nd but his appearance at Conan O'Brien will air again tonight. You can also read a transcript of King's interview with O'Brien here (scroll down a bit).
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Colorado Kid contest


Posted: September 25, 2005.

Tonight at midnight GMT+1 time (yes, that is the time zone we have here in Sweden) Lilja's Library’s The Colorado Kid contest kicks of. Here you got the chance to win either a book version or an audio version of King's upcoming book. 10 books and 10 audio CD's are at stake and four winners (two books and two audio CD's) will be drawn each day between Monday September 26 and Friday September 30. As usual the contest is open to anyone that wants to participate. Good Luck!

Don't miss an all new holiday-themed episode of The Dead Zone, premiering Friday, December 9 at 10/9C! More info coming soon.

King visited Conan O'Brien last Friday. This was a last minute replacement for another guest. He was promoting the New Yorker Festival and The Colorado Kid. At the festival King signed books for 150 persons.
Thanks to Bev Vincent, Anthony Sposato and and Reader1504.

Here is a trailer for the Dollar Baby Suffer the little Children Thanks to Stephen King Short Movies.

Salem's Lot


Posted: September 23, 2005.

The ARCs for Doubleday's Illustrated Salem's Lot is out and it seams to be the same book as the one from Centipede Press (with at least most if not all the photographs included in the signed numbered editions). The one big difference though is that the Doubleday edition has a new introduction by King.
Thanks to John Hanic.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes


Posted: September 22, 2005.

In an article from Herald Sun a spokeswoman for the production of Nightmares & Dreamscapes said a rumor that Sharon Stone had been cast in one episode was "entirely not true".
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Happy Birthday Stephen King!


Posted: September 21, 2005.


Happy Birthday Stephen King!

Today it's King's 58th birthday and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate him.

Assassination Vacation


Posted: September 20, 2005.

Today I have two reviews for you and it's not reviews of books by King. Why you may ask? Well, they both go under the section Almost King in the review section.

Both titles are audio books one are Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell and the other Lost Boy, Lost Girl by Peter Straub.

Ray Huizenga in Cell


Posted: September 19, 2005.

OK, the auction for naming a character in Cell is over. The winner paid $25,100 and as it turned out it was a present for her brother (talk about the perfect gift) and the name you should look for is Ray Huizenga. Read more about it here.

According to Friday's Australian Financial Review newspaper Sharon Stone and William H Macy will star in the adaptation of Umney's Last Case for the Nightmares and Dreamscapes series being shot in Melbourne.

Black House


Posted: September 18, 2005.

It seams that in the latest Italian Spiderman comic issue, there is news about the collaboration between King and Marvel. They just said that they will give more info in a month but they confirmed that King would collaborate with Marvel. More info to come.
Thanks to Matteo.

Here is an interesting post from King's official message board:

Black House - Johnathon Schaech and his business partner Richard Chizmar are writing the screenplay for a movie based on the novel Black House written by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Executive producer is Akiva Goldsman (The DaVinci Code, Cinderella Man, I Robot, Practical Magic) and the production company is Weed Road.

There where also a question on whether there would be limited editions of Cell and/or Lisey's Story and the answer from the moderator was:

There are no plans for limited at this time.

Publication schedule for Stephen's forthcoming novels


Posted: September 17, 2005.

Huge news today! Scribner has announced the following publication schedule for Stephen's forthcoming novels:

Cell is to be released in February 2006
Lisey's Story will be released in November 2006

From the official Stephen King site:

Stephen will be doing an interview to promote The Colorado Kid on CBS Sunday Morning. We do not have definitive information from CBS regarding the broadcast date. It could be as early as September 18th, but is more likely to be on the 25th. You should check your local listings.

Also, Scribner's King site has gotten a nice face-lift, check it out here.

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The Colorado Kid


Posted: September 13, 2005.

Now you can see what I think of The Colorado Kid. Yes, I was fortunate enough to get an early copy of it and now you can read my thoughts about it. I have tried to keep this review spoiler-free and I think I have done a pretty good job but as always, you have to reveal some things if your going to be able to say anything...

Here is a photo of King from Augusta at the Katrina fundraiser.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Stephen King's Gotham Café


Posted: September 12, 2005.

Stephen King's Gotham Café won awards for Best Director, Best Actor (Chaney Kley), Best Special Effects and Best Cinematography at the 2005 Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural in Las Vegas. These awards are even more meaningful as the feature film and shorts categories were combined. For the first time ever a short film swept a festival garnering awards meant for features!
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Contra Costa Times reports that a new Dollar Baby version of Gotham Café is being done by Steve Wozniak.
Thanks to Rocky Wood.

The Colorado Kid


Posted: September 10, 2005.

King will do an interview for Sunday Morning on CBS about The Colorado Kid.

Anthony Mason and Douglas Smith of CBS visited with Hard Case Crime to talk about the history of paperback crime novels and what they're doing in the Hard Case Crime line; they also spent some time talking with King and with legendary cover painter Robert McGinnis, who showed them around his studio. The resulting story is scheduled to air on the Sunday Morning program on September 18th.

Hard Case Crime also reports that The Colorado Kid has a first printing of about one million copies but if you don't want to buy a copy you can enter one of the two known contest to win a copy of the paperback. A dozen people will be select at random by Hard Case Crime to receive a free copy. To enter the drawing, just send an e-mail message to drawing@hardcasecrime.com before midnight New York time on Saturday, September 17th. The winners will be selected on Sunday morning, right after the Sunday Morning show.

And if you don't get lucky there you can enter my own contest here at Lilja's Library that starts September 26.

King takes back the rights to Dolan's Cadillac


Posted: September 8, 2005.

A new column is now out. This one is called Lost's Soul and is in the September 9 issue of Entertainment Weekly. You can read it online here.
Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

Battleground will be one of the 8 stories to be adapted for TNT's TV series Nightmares & Dreamscapes.
Thanks to Dread Central

According to Fangoria King has taken back the movie rights to Dolan's Cadillac.
Thanks to Rocky Wood.

Author Stephen King will be in Augusta Monday at a spaghetti dinner to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, according to an announcement made today.

The community dinner, organized by Gov. John Baldacci and the American Red Cross Chapters of Maine, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave. The suggested donation is $5.

"It's a way for the larger community of citizens to do what they can do and come together in a public event, and give an opportunity for the American Red Cross to go through and make a presentation about their resources and their needs," Baldacci said.

King will speak during the event. Baldacci said Maine entertainers are welcome to attend the event as well.

To RSVP for the dinner, or to donate money, auction items or services, call 1-800-452-8735 or 624-4400
Thanks to Bev Vincent and Ms. X.

Check out a trailer for Mangler Reborn here.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County


Posted: September 7, 2005.

Here is an update on The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.
Thanks to Rocky Wood.

The program for the 2nd Dollar Baby festival is now online at the official site. Please check it out; it's an impressive list of Babies.

And don't forget that the auction to put your name on one of the characters in Cell start tomorrow. Read more here.

A teaser for The Colorado Kid


Posted: September 6, 2005.

It's just a bit under 1 month left until The Colorado Kid is released and the promotion for the book is now starting to take form. Here at Lilja's Library you will get a chance to win both the book and the audio editions. That contest will start on September 26th so keep an eye out for that one. There will also be a contest over at Simon & Schuster audio where you can win copies of the audio.

On September 27th they will also start releasing audio excerpts from the book. Day One (September 27) there will be a clip of the first 5 minutes, Day Two (September 27) the next 5 minutes of the program, and so on for five days. You will be able to find it all here when it's time.

But, if you don't want to wait till September 27 there is actually a clip online already, yes, that is correct. A teaser for The Colorado Kid can now be found here.

The Dead Zone


Posted: September 5, 2005.

We had all guessed it but now it's official, The Dead Zone will return to USA Network with all new episodes in 2006!

Lilja's Library has been chosen for Website of the Month


Posted: September 1, 2005.

Lilja's Library has been chosen for Website of the Month by Bobbles and More. They also have a Halloween contest you don't want to miss.


Misery will be preformed at The King’s Head Theatre, Islington between Sept 28th and Oct 30th. Read more at the official website.

Stephen King: Uncollected and Unpublished


Posted: August 30, 2005.

The collaboration with Cemetery Dance for Stephen King: Uncollected and Unpublished was such a success that I'm now offering you another deal:

25% off anything listed in Cemetery Dance's Stephen King section!

Just mention Lilja's Library in the COMMENTS field when you checkout (if you pay with PayPal and doesn’t see the COMMENT field, simply forward your PayPal confirmation email to order@cemeterydance.com with a note about the Lilja’s Library special offer and they’ll take care of it) to receive the discount!

Offer expires at 11:59PM EST September 4, 2005. (Regular shipping charges apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer.)

Click here to visit the Stephen King section of the Cemetery Dance website.

If someone orders in-stock items and preorders at the same time, CD is happy to hold the in-stock items until the preordered titles arrive -- that'll save a lot on shipping charges. Just mention "ship all at the same time" in the Comments field!

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of the season finale (Saved) of The Dead Zone on their official site.

Suffer the Little Children


Posted: August 28, 2005.

There will be a Chrismas special of The Dead Zone to air on one night during the Christmas season. The title is A Very Dead Zone Christmas and we'll get to see it in December. It features the return of the guest star Jennifer Finnigan, as Alex the female psychic, whom Johnny met in the Season Four episode Double Vision.

A title from season 5 has also been revealed. It's Articles of Faith but that all info I have at this time. Oh, and don't miss season 4's finale tonight.

Bernardo Villela has directed a Dollar Baby based on King's story Suffer the Little Children. It's still in post-production and initial test screenings are anticipated by October 2005.
Thanks to Peter Hansen and Stephen King Short Movies.

Cell is finished in first draft


Posted: August 23, 2005.

When asked about the status Lisey’s Story and Cell the reply from the moderator of King's official site was this:

He has finished the second draft of Lisey’s Story and just recently finished Cell.

That means that Cell is finished in first draft, unedited and Lisey’s Story has been revised.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

There will be a lot of paperbacks re-released in the near future. Hodder & Stoughton is releasing the following titles in May next year:

Firestarter, Cujo, Eyes of the Dragon, Different Season, Skeleton Crew and Danse Macabre.

And Pocket Books will release the following titles in September of this year:

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The Green Mile, Carrie, Everything's Eventual, Pet Sematary and From A Buick 8

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of Coming Home, episode ten of season 4 of The Dead Zone on their official site. And here is a description of the season finale, Saved:

This week, when a staged rescue at sea goes horribly wrong, Stillson must seek Johnny's help to find out what really happened and save a girl who may be the key to ending Johnny's visions of Armageddon.

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Hodder & Stoughton will release Lisey's Story


Posted: August 22, 2005.

I just got an email from King's UK publisher, Hodder & Stoughton, in which they confirmed that they have bought King's book Lisey's Story. They also confirm that they will release it in October 2006. Here is a short quote about the book from the mail:

Stephen King has written a magnificent novel very much in the mainstream of his work, about love, marriage, blood ties, and madness which calls to mind Gloria Naylor’s description of Bag of Bones: ‘a love story about the dark places within us all’.

No word yet on when the US edition will be out but my guess is that it will also be out in October 2006.

In an article over at AICN it's mentioned that Romero is slated to do The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and From a Buick 8. No more info is give about From a Buick 8 but it sure sounds interesting, right

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2nd Annual Dollar Baby Film Festival


Posted: August 19, 2005.

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The trade paperback of Faithful is now out and the "extras" offered are:
- The essay SK wrote for the New York Times at the beginning of this year's baseball season
- A 2 page essay by O'Nan
- An index
- captions for the photographs that start the chapters and quotes from players on the page after the photos.

Order you copy here.
Thanks to Ricky Williams.

SHOCKERFEST has nominated Stephen King's Gotham Café for the award for BEST HORROR SHORT and Cullen Douglas (Guy) is also nominated for BEST ACTOR! The festival takes place September 23-25. Keep checking with www.shockerfest.com for more information.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The 2nd Annual Dollar Baby Film Festival will feature:
A Friday (September 30) night Premiere of Stephen King\'s Gotham Cafe, produced by Julie Sands and adapted in part by Bev Vincent. A screening of Riding the Bullet, directed by Mick Garris will follow. Directors and producers will be on hand for a Q&A. This event will take place at Cinema 10 in Bangor at 8PM. Tickets are $8.

Then, on Saturday Oct. 1, the fest moves to the Corbett Business Building at the University of Maine in Orono. Screenings are divided into three blocks of films and two panels, beginning at noon.

Tickets are $5 per event. Scheduled films include:
The Woman in the Room, directed by Frank Darabont
The Lawnmower Man, directed by Jim Gonis
The Last Rung on the Ladder, directed by James Cole
Strawberry Spring, directed by Doveed Linder
Luckey Quarter, directed by Robert Cochrane
Roland Meets Brown, directed by Robert Cochrane
The Man in the Black Suit, directed by Nick Mariani
Paranoid, directed by Jay Holben
All That You Love Will Be Carried Away, directed by James Renner
The Road Virus Heads North, directed by David Brock
Autopsy Room 4, directed by Steve Zakman
I Know What You Need, directed by Shawn Lealos
All That You Love, directed by Scott Albanese
The Boogeyman, directed by Jeff Schiro
The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways, directed by Brian Berkowitz
Night Surf, directed by Peter Sullivan
Srajenie (the battle) directed by M. Titov
The Woman in the Room (french) directed by Damien Maric
Selected shorts from the animated Dark Tower, directed by Josh Greenwald
Minimum Overdrive, directed by Liam Engle
And a special appearance by The Shining Bunnies

Panels on Saturday will include \"How to Deliver Your Own Dollar Baby\", featuring many directors who have already been through the process. And \"A Conversation and Booksigning with Rocky Wood\", author of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished.

Reserve your tickets now by emailing tickets@dollarbabyfilmfestival.com

Lilja’s Library special offer


Posted: August 18, 2005.

I got a really good offer for you. If you order Stephen King: Uncollected and Unpublished from Cemetery Dance between today and August 24 they will ship if of FREE no matter where in the world you live. How about that?

All you have to do is head over to their site, order the book and mention Lilja's Library in the COMMENTS section (thats part of the online store's checkout form).

If you pay by PayPal the commentary field won’t always show up. If that happens you simply forward your PayPal confirmation email to order@cemeterydance.com with a note about the Lilja’s Library special offer and they’ll take care of it.

This offer can't be applied to orders that have already been placed.

Thanks to Cemetery Dance.

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away


Posted: August 17, 2005.

Here is my review of the Dollar Baby All That You Love Will Be Carried Away.

The movie has also gotten into the 11th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival! The festival will run from September 14th-22nd. It's getting three screenings for sure and possibly a fourth. More info to come...

No ARCs of The Colorado Kid


Posted: August 16, 2005.

Hard Case Crime tells me they are not printing any ARCs or bound galleys of The Colorado Kid but loose print-out galleys have been sent to a handful of reviewers and reviews should start to appear in September.

It has also been confirmed that Jeffrey DeMunn will read the audio edition of The Colorado Kid. It will be on 4 CD's or 3 Cassettes.

Here's an almost King item. On mastersofhorror.net you can now see a first trailer for the series. It seams Mick Garris has done a good job.

King will appear on the 2005 New Yorker Festival


Posted: August 15, 2005.

Now the dates and times for when King will appear on the 2005 New Yorker Festival been released. Here is when you can catch him:

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd
- Michael Chabon and Stephen King
- 7 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($15)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2005
PANELS
- When Reality Fails Fantasy and invention in fiction.
Deborah Treisman, moderator. With Martin Amis, Judy Budnitz, A. M. Homes, Stephen King, and George Saunders.
10 A.M. Celeste Bartos Forum
The New York Public Library ($25)

2 P.M.
Michael Chabon - “The Final Solution: A Story of Detection”
Stephen King - “The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower”
Thanks to Audrey*

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of Babble On, episode nine of season 4 of The Dead Zone on their official site. And here is a description of this week's episode, Coming Home:

This week, residents at a Cleaves Mills retirement community are dying at an unusual rate, and the old folks there speak in whispered tones about a Shadow Man that creeps the halls in the dead of night. It's a macabre tale that ultimately threatens to swallow Sarah's beloved father (guest star Ed Asner), Bruce, and possibly Johnny himself. Meanwhile, JJ manages to put aside his fears and preconceptions about the elderly and connect with his cantankerous old great grandfather by helping to unlock the little boy inside the old man.

Lisey's Story during the first half of 2006


Posted: August 12, 2005.

The new spring 2006 catalogs from Simon & Schuster are now out and there is no mention of Lisey's Story which means it probably won't be out during the first half of 2006.

Here is the cover of the paperback edition of The Dark Tower V that will be released in February 2006.

The paperback edition of Faithful (released in September 2005) will have bonus material throughout the book including new epilogues from both King and O'Nan.

This Sunday episode 9 of The Dead Zone will air but I have already gotten some info about the seasons last two episodes Coming Home and Saved.

Coming Home
In the episode, we meet Sarah's father, who has moved to her Maine home town from Florida, into the Cleave Mills retirement community. But there's something amiss at the retirement home, where people are dying too frequently. Sarah's father and everyone else there is in danger, and Johnny steps in -- but only with the help of his son, JJ. Ed Asner will guest star as Sarah's father.

Saved
In Saved, Greg Stillson finds himself at the center of a terrible dilemma -- and the one person he can turn to to find out what really happened is his enemy, Johnny Smith. And the more Johnny learns about the situation, the more he learns that it could be a key to Armageddon.

The crew of The Dead Zone is now finishing up shooting season 5 that will air in 2006.

Stephen King's Gotham Cafe is screening at HORRORFIND in Baltimore, Maryland on August 19th at the INDIE Shorts Screening in the Garden Room 10:45-11:45. This will be the ONLY screening in the Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C. Metro area. More info here.

Stephen King's Gotham Cafe is also screening at the 19th Annual Dragon*Con Film Festival in Atlanta September 2-5. More info here.

In the New York/New Jersey area you can see the movie at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors September 24-25. More info here.

Kick-Back Books


Posted: August 11, 2005.


A new edition of Needful King's Online is finally online.

This one is called If It Wasn’t For Red Sox, We Wouldn’t Have No King At All – at Least in 2004, plus a Few Other Things and is really long so enjoy.

King's new column (from the August 12th issue) is now out. It's called Kick-Back Books and you can read it here.

Get your name in Cell


Posted: August 9, 2005.

King is participating in a major charity auction in which he is auctioning off the name and description of a character in a future book. What he is offering is:

"One (and only one) character name in a novel called CELL, which is now in work and which will appear in either 2006 or 2007. Buyer should be aware that CELL is a violent piece of work, which comes complete with zombies set in motion by bad cell phone signals that destroy the human brain. Like cheap whiskey, it's very nasty and extremely satisfying. Character can be male or female, but a buyer who wants to die must in this case be female. In any case, I'll require physical description of auction winner, including any nickname (can be made up, I don't give a rip)."

When you can bid: September 8-18
Where can you bid: http://www.ebay.com/fap

As you can see there is also a pretty neat description of the plot of Cell.
Thanks to Brian Freeman.

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Stephen King: Uncollected and Unpublished


Posted: August 8, 2005.

Here is the final cover for Stephen King: Uncollected and Unpublished. More info about it can be found over at Cemetery Dance.

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of Vanguard, episode eight of season 4 of The Dead Zone on their official site. And here is a description of this week's episode, Babble On:

This week, Johnny visits a noted local psychiatrist to seek treatment for his persistent nightmares. After his first session on the couch triggers a cryptic vision of an impending homicide, he is thrust into an investigation that will not only reveal the murderer's identity, but will ultimately uncover a family secret buried in the deepest, darkest regions of his subconscious.

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away


Posted: August 7, 2005.

King's The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower and King and O'Nan's Faithful has been nominated to The Quill Awards.
Thanks to everyone that sent me info and links about this.

A new Dollar Baby version of All That You Love Will Be Carried Away has been completed. Read more on the official site.
Thanks to Stephen King Short Movies.

Poster art for The Mangler Reborn


Posted: August 3, 2005.

Robert McCammon's website (www.robertmccammon.com) reports today that they have heard from Frank Darabont on two of his upcoming projects, adaptations of McCammon's MINE and King's The Mist:

"I came close to getting MINE into production this year, but it was a near-miss. For those who may not know, getting a movie greenlit for production is like having the planets align---countless factors all have to come together at the right moment for anything to happen. I remain committed to making MINE, and am currently in a search for the actresses to play the lead roles of Laura and Mary. I'm hoping to get the movie before the cameras at some point in 2006, although it might be later that year rather than earlier. That's because circumstance and opportunity (the planets aligning) might dictate that I direct my adaptation of Stephen King's great horror novella, The Mist, first. If so, I will likely start shooting The Mist this coming December, '05."
--Frank Darabont, 08/03/05
Thanks to Jonathan Reitan.

Here is the poster art for The Mangler Reborn. The release date is November 15th.

The last chance to see SCARRIE- The Musical is now on Sunday, August 7. Read more about it here.

More stage news (even though here King is a character in the story rather then the stories creator).

Women Center Stage 2005
THE SPEED QUEEN

Adapted and performed by Anne Stockton

Marjorie Standiford is on Death Row in Oklahoma. Answering questions posed to her by America's most popular horror novelist about the wild life of sex, drugs, and crime that has led to what may be her imminent execution, this is the story of a woman's attempt to set the record straight. Adapted and performed by Anne Stockton. Directed by Austin Pendleton. Based upon the novel by Stewart O'Nan.

Limited Engagement
August 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th at 8pm. $15

Approximate running time: 85 minutes

For tickets visit Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101

Grains of Sand


Posted: August 2, 2005.

Now you can see what I think about the audio edition of The Shining. My review is now online.

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of Grains of Sand, episode seven of season 4 of The Dead Zone on their official site. And here is a description of this week's episode, Vanguard:

This week, when Johnny touches a former science student and sees Armageddon, he sets out to find how this student - now a gifted researcher for a biomedical company - could be working on something that's connected to a weapon. The truth puts Johnny and his prized protégé in the crossfire between Greg Stillson and destiny.

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away


Posted: August 1, 2005.

So, The Shining contest is over. I hope you all had as much fun as I had. Sunday’s question was Is the phrase "Here’s Johnny!" from the book or was it created when the movie was done?. and the right answer was It was created when the movie was done.. Sunday's two lucky winners are Alan Pachter from the US and Murielle Sey from Canada. Congratulation!

James Renner's All That You Love Will Be Carried Away Dollar Baby has been accepted the Montreal World Film Festival. Read more here.
Thanks to Rocky Wood.

Stephen King: Uncollected and Unpublished


Posted: July 31, 2005.

Saturday's question is over and here is the question and right answer. The question was Did Frank Darabont have a cameo in the miniseries version of The Shining? and the right answer is Yes, he was a ghost.. As yesterday there will be two winners drawn today and they are Justin Tate and Henry Gershman both from the US. Congratulation!

Please don't forget that the last question is online now and the two last winners will be drawn tomorrow.

To the right is the cover art to one of this years most anticipated books; Stephen King: Uncollected and Unpublished. You can even buy the art here
Thanks to Jonathan Reitan.

The Dark Tower 7


Posted: July 30, 2005.

Friday question is gone and here is the right answer. The question was What big anniversary will be celebrated at Lilja’s Library next year? and the right answer is 10 years online. I'm glad and proud that so many of you know this. As I told you earlier there will be two winners drawn today and they are Kathy Libby and Kelly Jones both from the US. Congratulation!


Here is one more image from the upcoming new edition of The Gunslinger from Grant.
Thanks to Ari.

Here is the cover of the UK trade paperback of The Dark Tower 7. You can pre order your copy here.

Stephen King's Gotham Café is an official selection of the 19th Annual Fantasy Film Fest in Germany. For more information go to www.fff19.com.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes will be shoot in Melbourne


Posted: July 29, 2005.

OK, since it's already Friday here in Sweden and Friday's question already is online I'll now give you the answer and the winner for both Wednesday and Thursday’s questions.

The question for Wednesday was King has a cameo in the miniseries version of The Shining, what did he play? and the right answer A bandleader for The Gage Creed Band. The person I have drawn that will win a copy of The Shining is Eddie Nunez from the US. Congratulation!

And the question for Thursday was What was the working title of The Shining? and the right answer The Shine or Darkshine. The person I have drawn for Thursday is Ariel Bosi from Argentina. Congratulation! Friday's question is now online and now there will be two winners drawn.

The TV series based on Nightmares & Dreamscapes will be shoot in Melbourne according to The Australian and The Age.
Thanks to Rocky Wood and Simon McNamee.

No movie version of Bag of Bones


Posted: July 27, 2005.

OK, yet another day of The Shining contest is done. Tuesday's question was Which two actors played Jack Torrance in the two movie versions of The Shining? and the right answer Jack Nicholson and Steven Webber. The person I have drawn that will win a copy of The Shining is Marcus Cormier from Canada. Congratulation! Today's question is now online.

I have heard from a reliable source that the new edition of The Gunslinger probably won't be out until next year.

According to King's message board there won't be a movie version of Bag of Bones. It seams that the movie has been dropped.

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of The Last Goodbye, episode six of season 4 of The Dead Zone on their official site. And here is a description of this week's episode, Grains of Sand:

This week, after saving a baby from the crash of an illegal migrant van, Johnny sets out to find the boy’s father, unearthing a dangerous ring of human traffickers. Realizing he holds the fate of one small life in his hands, Johnny discovers that doing the right thing may appear to be the wrong thing, even as he learns what a father will sacrifice for his child.

My Manifesto or Poppin' Fresh


Posted: July 26, 2005.

So, first day of The Shining contest is done. Monday's question was What year was the book The Shining first released? and the right answer was off course 1977. The first winner is Janell C. Bennett from the US. Congratulation! Today's question is now online.


Here are three images from the new edition of The Gunslinger that I reported about yesterday.
Thanks to Ari and Tyler Hall.

  

Here is a new column by King from Entertainment Weekly. In the magazine it's called My Manifesto and online it's called Poppin' Fresh. It's in issue #831 (June 29) with Harry Potter on the cover.
Thanks to Kevin Etheridge.

Revised version of The Gunslinger


Posted: July 25, 2005.

As promised it's contest time again. This time you can win a copy of the audio edition of The Shining. As last weeks contest this one will run all week (Monday to Sunday this time) and one winner will be drawn each day Monday to Thursday and two winners Friday to Sunday. A total of 10 copies are up for grabs this time and you got 7 chances of winning one.

There will be a new question each day and it will be posted at midnight GMT+1. Please note that it may still be afternoon in the US at that time. I think all will be clear as you go along, just click on the banner above and your on your way. Good luck!

In other news;

On Friday at PalaverCon 2005, Robert Wiener, President of Donald M. Grant Publisher Inc., announced a limited edition printing of the revised version of The Gunslinger. Additionally, the short story The Little Sisters of Eluria will also be in this edition. The new book features three brand new full color prints from Michael Whelan and another eight new drawings.

The release date and print run of this edition has yet to be determined.
Thanks to Tyler Hall and Ceri Vale.

Was George Romero set to direct Pet Sematary


Posted: July 23, 2005.

OK, the Night of the Living Dead contest has now ended and the last winner is Carol Bree from the US. The last question was Was George Romero set to direct Pet Sematary before the job went to Mary Lambert? and the answer was Yes. George was originally set to direct Pet Sematary but when filming was delayed, he dropped out, and Mary Lambert stepped in.

Now, I know that there are a lot of you out there that didn't win but don't be to sad. A new contest will kick of on Monday, how about that? The difference between that one and the Night of the Living Dead contest is that there will be 2 winners each day during next week (Monday to Friday) and the price will be different. Check back on Monday for more info.

George Romero was slated to direct...


Posted: July 22, 2005.

Thursday’s winner in the Night of the Living Dead contest has been drawn and here is the right answer.

The question was; At one time, George Romero was slated to direct a theatrical version of The Stand based on a screenplay by Rospo Pallenberg, true or false? and the answer was True. You can actually download the script and read more about it here

Thursday’s winner of a copy of Night of the Living Dead is...Sue McGrew from the UK. Congratulations! The rest of you got one more chance!

Here is the plot of yet another episode of The Dead Zone:

Vanguard (August 7th):
In which Johnny meets a former science student of his from back when he taught... but when he touches him, he sees a vision of Armageddon. How is he connected to Johnny, Greg Stillson, and the fate of the world?

Shawn S. Lealos, director of I Know What You Need sent me this movie poster. It's designed by Dan Cleri.

George Romero is about to adapt King's book...


Posted: July 21, 2005.

Wednesday's winner in the Night of the Living Dead contest has been drawn but one again, first the right answer.

The question was; George Romero is about to adapt King's book about a baseball fan lost in the woods, what is the title? and the answer was off course The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

Wednesday's winner of a copy of Night of the Living Dead is...Bill Willson from the US. Congratulations! The rest of you, go try again!

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of Heroes & Demons, episode five of season 4 of The Dead Zone on their official site. And here is a description of this week's episode, The Last Goodbye:

This week, Johnny goes on the road in search of a rock and roll legend - a man who has been dead for many years. His trail will lead him down a path where he becomes the rock star, and through his visions he will relive the last few days leading up to the rock star's mysterious disappearance.

I have also gotten some info about the episode after that:

Grains of Sand (July 31st):
Which sees Johnny left with a baby -- a migrant worker's baby that Johnny manages to save from a car accident. Now he must care for the infant and find its father.

Here is a link to a tribute site about The Rock Bottom Remainders. Check it out.

Night of the Living Dead contest


Posted: July 20, 2005.

Tuesday’s winner in the Night of the Living Dead contest has been drawn but like yesterday I want to tell you the right answer fist.

The question was; George Romero has adapted King's books 2 times, Creepshow and The Dark Half. He has also written the screenplay for Tales from the Darkside (with King's Cat from Hell) and another King adaptation, which? and the answer was off course Creepshow 2.

Tuesday’s winner of a copy of Night of the Living Dead is...Jan Sprakton from Germany. Congratulations! The rest of you that didn't win, you still have three more chances including today!

Desperation to air it in May


Posted: July 19, 2005.

I talked to Mick Garris again today and he told me that Desperation is in fact 100% done. Now it's just waiting around for ABC to air it in May 2006.

Monday's winner in the Night of the Living Dead contest has been drawn but before I tell you the name, here is the right answer.

The question was; In what George Romero film did King make his screen debut? and the answer was off course Knightriders.

Monday's winner of a copy of Night of the Living Dead is...Elise Møller from Norway. Congratulations! The rest of you that didn't win, head over and answer today's questions, right now!

King and Marvel


Posted: July 18, 2005.

There is a rumor running around the Net saying that King is going to write for Marvel. I contacted King's office and their comment was "no comment", interesting... Read more here.
Thanks to Aaron J Schultz, Ari and Mark Sylva.

Sad news for all of you out there that (like me) is waiting to see Desperation. I just talked to Mick Garris and he told me that it probably wouldn’t air until May 2006.

Here is the cover for the limited edition of Bev Vincent's book The Road to the Dark Tower. You can order your copy here

Check out some updates and a cut scene from the Dollar Baby I Know What You Need.

It has just been confirmed that the Friday night premiere of Gotham Cafe will be at the downtown cinema in Bangor. The rest of the films will be shown the next day at the U of Maine in Orono. There will be updates at www.dollarbabyfilmfestival.com very soon. All the films from last year and as many others as possible will be shown. Dollar Baby directors should send their films to James Renner at 583 Malvern Rd. Akron, Ohio 44303 or contact him via email at BeCarriedAway@hotmail.com

Night of the Living Dead contest


Posted: July 17/18, 2005.

OK, it's contest time again. This time it's a different kind of King item that's at stake. It's the millennium edition of Night of the Living Dead on DVD. This edition has liner notes by King. So you get the chance to win a classic horror movie and a King item in one, how about that?

This time there will be five different questions, one will be presented each day starting today (Monday July 18) and up till Friday (July 22). One winner will be drawn each day and you only got 24 hours to answer each question. Once a new is up the prior is dead. The good thing is that you can enter the contest 5 times if you want.

So, to enter you just have to click on the banner above and you’re on your way, Good Luck!

The Pulse


Posted: July 15, 2005.

The working title of the book that King released an excerpt from to Amazon.com's 10th anniversary is Cell and the chapter that was released is called The Pulse.
Thanks to everyone that sent me this info.

This is from King's official site:
Stephen joined World Series Champion Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo on Bronson's album "Covering The Bases". The album, which includes various cover songs, was released on July 12. The album features many of the top musicians in music, including Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Leland Sklar (Phil Collins) and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains). The album also features Red Sox players Johnny Damon, Kevin Youkilis and Lenny DiNardo, along with Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein.

Stephen contributed additional lyrics and spoken word on the fourth track "Everlong". Check out Bronson's album at www.bronsonarroyo.com
Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Now you can buy two cool models from the movie Creepshow. It's one of Jordy Verrill (Stephen King) and one of the father in Fathers Day. You can check out more pictures here.

Here is a review of SCarrie - The Musical. Sounds like something you don't want to miss...
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Colorado Kid will be translated into Portuguese and released in October 2005, just a couple of weeks after the US edition. The publisher is Temas e Debates.

Lighthouse V – Stephen King Special Edition II goes to press on 29th July 2005 and pre-orders are now being accepted at www.lighthousemediaone.co.uk
Note: If you ordered Lighthouse IV, and would like the number matched, then place your order as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

The 2nd Annual Dollar Baby Film Fest will happen Oct. 1st this year at the University of Maine, Orono and Dollar Baby All That You Love Will Be Carried Away (starring Joe Bob Briggs and Harvey Pekar) has been accepted into this year's Montreal World Film Festival, August 26- Sept. 5.

Are you just hearing about this now? If you subscribe to my newsletters you'll hear about it the same second it goes online.

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished


Posted: July 11, 2005.

Rocky Wood reports that he's just received the designed page proofs and the Alan Clark cover artwork for Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished so they expect it to be at the press by month's end. This lengthy book will be a gorgeous Limited Edition.

Now you can get a complete wrap-up of Still Life, episode four of season 4 of The Dead Zone on their official site. And here is a description of this week's episode, Heroes & Demons:

An autistic boy wants Johnny to save his father, a tough cop who once led an elite Boston Police unit before a murder conviction landed him on death row.

The Pulse


Posted: July 7, 2005.

King is working on yet another novel. This one is called The Pulse and according to King's office it's probably going to be a novel-length piece. King is still working on it and no publication information is available yet. BUT the good thing is that you can now read the fist chapter online, right here.
Thanks to Bev Vincent, grzesiek, Brian Freeman and Ariel.

On the message board on King's official site the moderator said that there are no plans at this time to do a limited edition of Lisey’s Story.

Are you just hearing about this now? If you subscribe to my newsletters you'll hear about it the same second it goes online.

Long Live the Dead


Posted: July 5, 2005.

Here you can read King's latest column. It has the title Long Live the Dead.
Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

Interview with King by John Irving


Posted: July 4, 2005.

Here is an article about King's appearance at the Maple Street School and an interview with King by John Irving.

According to the message board on the official King site King's next public appearance will be at the New Yorker Festival in NYC which will be held 9/23 - 9/25
Thanks to CRinVA.

King's new column is out in the latest Entertainment Weekly (with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka on the cover). It's about Romero and Land of The Dead.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The paperback edition of Faithful will have exciting bonus features. Don't know what that is yet though... You can pre-order your copy here

On the official Dead Zone site you can now get all the info you need on the last episode Double Vision as well as Sunday's episode Still Life.

The Simpsons (1st chapter of 16th season) has done a Dead Zone episode. The title is Treehouse of horror XV and the parody is the first tale, called The Ned Zone. Homer hits Flanders with a bowling ball and, when Ned wakes up at the hospital, he realizes he can see people's future.
Thanks to Ariel.

As reported earlier Taurus Entertainment are making Creepshow 3. I contacted them to learn more about the movie and was told that Taurus Entertainment is the owner of the original Creepshow but that Creepshow 3 won't have any stories based on King's work. However contractually they can say Based of the Movie by Stephen King in their marketing. Sounds like they are trying to profit on King's name if you ask me...


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