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This Is Castle Rock

Posted: February 21, 2017, 14:32:28

How much do you know about King’s fictional town Castle Rock? Well, I did some research and found this that might be good to know with the upcoming King/Chizmar collaboration and the Hulu series.

Castle Rock is located 37 miles from Portland and 180 miles from Boston. The town’s population was 1,280 in 1959 and 1,500 in 1991. No more recent number has been found.


King wrote six books that takes place in the town. They are, in publication order: The Dead Zone (1979), Cujo (1981), The Dark Half (1989), Needful Things (1991), Bag of Bones (1998) and Lisey's Story (2006).

King has also written some short stories that takes place in Castle Rock. They are, in publication order: The Body (1982), It Grows On You (1982), Uncle Otto's Truck (1985), The Sun Dog (1990), The Man in the Black Suit (1997) and Premium Harmony (2015)

There has also been a lot of reference to Castle Rock in King’s works throughout the years. Here they are in publication order: Graveyard Shift (1978), One on One (1978), The Stand (1978), Creepshow (1982), Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (1982), Pet Sematary (1983), Gramma (1985), Mrs. Todd's Shortcut (1985), Nona (1985), The Mist (1985), It (1986), Gerald's Game (1992), The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999), Riding the Bullet (2000), Kingdom Hospital (2004), N. (2008), Under the Dome (2009), A Good Marriage (2010) and Dr. Sleep (2013).

There have also been numerous characters living in Castle Rock during the years and here are some that you should recognize. They may or may not show up in the new work but they will probably be referred to in some way…

George Bannerman
- The Dead Zone
- Cujo
- The Body
- Needuful Things
- The Dark Half

Frank Dodd
- The Dead Zone
- Needufl Things
- Cujo
- Uncle Otto's Truck
- IT

Thad Beaumont
- The Dark Half
- Bag of Bones
- Needful Things

Alan Pangborn
- The Dark Half
- The Sun Dog
- Needful Things
- Bag of Bones
- Gerald's Game

Norris Ridgewick
- The Dark Half
- Needful Things
- Bag of Bones
- Gerald's Game
- Lisey's Story

Andy Clutterbuck
- The Dark Half
- Needufl Things
- Lisey's Story
- It Grown on You
- Drunken Firework

Joe Camber
- Cujo

Donna Trenton
- Cujo
- Needful Things

Tad Trenton
- Cujo
Patricia "Polly" Chalmers
- Needful Things

Reginald "Pop" Merrill
- The Sun Dog
- Needful Things

Nettie Cobb
- Needufl Things

Chris Chambers
- The Body

Teddy Duchamp
- The Body

Vern Tessio
- The Body

Gordon Lachance
- The Body

John "Ace" Merrill
- The Body

Lisey Landon
- Lisey's Story

Scott Landon
- Lisey's Story

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