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Beyond Fear Author Joseph Maddrey’s Top Ten Stephen King Novels!!; Giveaway Included!!

11 August 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Joseph Maddrey has definitely kept himself busy throughout the last few years. Having written the Excellent “Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film” a decade ago, Maddrey didn’t stop to rest before co-writing the Lance Henriksen bio “Not Bad For A Human“, as well as “A Strange Idea of Entertainment: Conversations with Tom McLoughlin“.

In celebration of his most recent book, “Beyond Fear: Reflections on Stephen King, Wes Craven and George Romero’s Living Dead“, Maddrey wrote a bit about his Top Ten Stephen King Books, as well as partnering up with Icons of Fright to give one lucky reader a copy of “Beyond Fear” (after the list). So by all means, check out Maddrey’s list and enter the contest, as the book looks to be quite the read!

 

Joseph Maddrey’S Top Ten Stephen King Novels

#10 – Duma Key (2008)

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- Jerry Smith

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Universal Dropping Lots of Horror on Blu-ray this September

16 June 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's hard to believe we're at the midway point of the year already, but alas, Halloween is finally in sight and will likely be here before you know it. Universal is very aware of this and is getting set to have some of its flicks make their Blu-ray debut on September 2nd.

The Return

Synopsis:

Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is haunted by increasingly terrifying visions of a brutal murder that occurred 15 years ago, and of a woman she's never met. With her personal life spiraling out-of-control, she follows the relentless nightmares to an eerie small town in Texas. There, Joann will discover that some secrets can't be buried and the horrific murder she is trying to solve may just be her own.

Special Features

"The Making of The Return" Featurette

The People Under the Stairs

Synopsis:

In every neighborhood, there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid. »

- Steve Barton

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Firestarter, Casper, The People Under the Stairs are Coming to Blu-ray

11 June 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

What do a pyrokinetic girl, a lonely ghost, and a group of cannibalistic children have in common? They’re all getting the Blu-ray treatment from Universal this September.

Blu-ray.com reports that Firestarter, Casper, and The People Under the Stairs are all slated for a September 2nd Blu-ray release, but only one of the films is coming with substantial bonus features:

Firestarter Release Details (via Blu-ray.com): 

Firestarter chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene “Charlie” McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, “The Shop,” that wants her destroyed?

The Blu-ray edition of Firestarter is presented in 1080p with a DTS-hd Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. An UltraViolet Digital HD digital copy of the film is included, but there are no other special features. »

- Derek Anderson

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Summer Movies Flashback 1984: Indiana Jones, Gremlins and Ghostbusters

2 June 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »

- Drew McWeeny

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TNT’s “The Shop” Will Revisit The World Of Firestarter

14 May 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Well here’s some interesting and unexpected news. TNT is spearheading a new show that will bring back the world of the Stephen King novel Firestarter. Here’ what TNT has to say about the show:

Based on characters created by Stephen King, this supernatural thriller centers on The Shop, a mysterious organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of a young girl named Charlie McGee. Twenty years after bringing the organization to its knees in a … Continue reading →

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- Dave Dreher

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TNT Developing Firestarter Sequel TV Series ‘The Shop’

14 May 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Charlie McGee thought she had reduced The Shop to a pile of ashes when she was a little girl, but it turns out the organization that exploits humans with superhuman powers survived the flames. The 2002 TV movie Firestarter 2: Rekindled attempted to continue the story of Stephen King’s 1980 novel Firestarter and its 1984 original feature adaptation of the same name. Now TNT is taking a turn at continuing the Firestarter storyline with the announcement of a new TV series called The Shop, which will serve as a sequel to King’s novel and focus on an adult Charlie.

As reported by TVLine, this sequel series was recently announced as part of TNT’s new lineup of thriller shows. The Shop will begin twenty years down the road from where Firestarter left off. Charlie will be all grown up. Also alive and well is the organization that terrorized Charlie and her dad in her younger days. »

- Derek Anderson

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TNT Working on New Thriller TV Series

14 May 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Former movie only networks are joining the TV show bandwagon, as TNT is announcing a couple new TV shows in development. One included is a TV series that will be based upon Stephen King’s Firestarter, called The Shop. It will follow Charlie McGee 20 years after the book takes place. It will follow her life as a trouble maker in her adult years. The TV show will be written by Robbie Thompson and produced by by James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jaime Paglia (Eureka) and Thompson. No word yet on who will play the role of Charlie, though.

TNT also announced the following series that will be taking place in the 2014-2015 season.

Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct will be now turned into a TV show by Donnie Wahlberg.

President-x will follow a president who was attempted to be murdered and found in a coma for 13-months. He »

- Sarah Peel

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'Firestarter' Series Coming From TNT

14 May 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

TNT has announced their upcoming slate of new shows and among them is a Firestarter sequel.  The new series, titled The Shop, will take place 20 years after the events of the film (2004?) and focus on Department of Scientific Intelligence.  Here is the full synopsis:

Based on characters created by Stephen King, this supernatural thriller centers on The Shop, a mysterious organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of a young girl named Charlie McGee. Twenty years after bringing the organization to its knees in a blaze of fire, Charlie has been tracked down by one of its former members, Henry Talbot. Talbot introduces Charlie to a group of people just like her, all products of The Shop with their own unique abilities. It turns out The Shop is very much alive, bigger and badder than ever, and its dark experiments are unleashing terrifying new entities on the world. It's now up to Talbot, »

- Chris Connors

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Firestarter Sequel Starts Smoking at TNT

14 May 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

As we sit here at Dread Central HQ, firefighters are battling the "Bernardo Fire," which has burned over 1,500 acres of land. We look to take our minds off things by working, but irony has reared its ridiculous head yet again! Read on for the latest on a new addition to Stephen King's Firestarter canon.

According to TVLine, TNT has announced announced a development slate that in part will help build “a dynamic portfolio of thrilling genre fare,” including a follow-up to Stephen King’s Firestarter novel.

Titled "The Shop," this supernatural thriller centers on the titular organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of a young girl named Charlie McGee. Twenty years after bringing The Shop to its knees, Charlie has been tracked down by one of its former members, Henry Talbot, who reveals that The Shop is alive and badder than ever, unleashing terrifying new entities into the world. »

- Steve Barton

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Another Firestarter Sequel is in the Works, Now at TNT

14 May 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Firestarter lives on. TNT is saying, "Hey, forget that 2002 sequel Firestarter 2: Rekindled" by announcing today that it will forge ahead with its own follow-up entitled The Shop. "Firestarter" is a Stephen King novel that was adapted for the big screen in 1984 by Mark Lester and it starred Drew Barrymore and David Keith as a father and daughter on the run from "The Shop" which wanted to harness their otherwordly abilities (he could control minds and she was a pyrokinetic). This paved the way for the aforementioned sequel in 2002 on the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy).

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- Ryan Turek

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TNT developing sequel to Stephen King's 'Firestarter,' unveils explosive new tagline

14 May 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

A Stephen King-inspired series is headed to TNT.  The cable network is developing The Shop, a sequel to King’s 1980 bestseller Firestarter.

The drama centers on the insidious agency responsible for kidnapping and attempting to exploit the psychokinetic powers of a young girl named Charlie McGee in the original story. Now it’s 20 years later and Charlie has been tracked down by one of The Shop’s former members, Henry Talbot, who introduces her to a group of people with their own unique abilities. From the announcement: “It turns out The Shop is very much alive, bigger and badder than ever, »

- James Hibberd

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Exclusive Q&A with Poseidon Rex Director Mark L. Lester

18 April 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Today sees the release of Poseidon Rex on iTunes and select theaters, and we caught up with director Mark L. Lester for our latest Q&A feature. Best known for directing Commando and Firestarter, Mark tells us about his fascination with creature features, developing Poseidon Rex, and what he’s working on next:

Having been involved in creature features previously, what made you want to take on Poseidon Rex as your next film?

Mark L. Lester: I loved the idea of doing a sea creature movie and always wanted to make one, since I saw Beast of 20,000 Fathoms, as a little kid. That picture really haunted me.

Did you have any input in the story or was the script put together before you came on board?

Mark L. Lester: I developed the entire story from the beginning and had the script written by Rafael Jordan. I wanted to »

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A New Creature From The Sea Is Coming - See The Trailer For Poseidon Rex Here!

3 April 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

With the popularity of giant creature/monster movies like Godzilla making headlines, that particular sub genre seems to have built up some momentum. Yet another creature is about to be born. Poseidon Rex is coming soon courtesy of director Mark L. Lester. These days Lester has been directing lower budget films but is known for titles such as Commando and Firestarter. In the spirit of films like Jaws, Poseidon Rex looks to merge the fear of the op… »

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Commando, Firestarter Director Unleashes Poseidon Rex

26 March 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

So, we're being told that Poseidon Rex - starring Brian Krause - is coming to "theaters and iTunes" on April 18th. Most of you will likely only find it on iTunes because I honestly can't see this being a huge release. Still, it's something that is coming...and it's directed by Mark L. Lester. These days Lester has been directing low budget creature feature fare, but, in the '80s, he helmed Firestarter, Class of 1984 and Commando​. Check out the trailer here.

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- Ryan Turek

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More Art from the Stephen King Art Show - It, Gunslinger, and More

23 March 2014 | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We've got a few more awesome pieces of art to share with you that are a part of that Stephen KIng tribute art show we told you about yesterday. The set features illustration of It, The Gunslinger, Pet Sematary, and Firestarter

The show is called King For a Day, and it opens on Friday, March 21st in Los Angeles and will remain on display through April 6th.

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- Joey Paur

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Indie Spotlight

9 March 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on a Wes Craven art exhibition, the first sighting of Megafoot, a 100 zombie films graphical print, first photos from Australian Horror film, Barrow, an interview with actor, writer, and filmmaker Sean Stone, and much more:

The Horror Legacy of Wes Craven Exhibit Details: “Wes Craven has been feeding our collective horror consciousness since 1972, when his first feature, “The Last House on the Left,” debuted. That film was gritty, raw and terrifying, it still causes a guttural reaction some 40 years later. In his career, Wes has created some of the most memorable moments in horror cinema, from the torture scene in “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” to the Johnny Depp’s explosive scene in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” to the first glimpse of Michael Berryman’s savagery in “The Hills Have Eyes. »

- Tamika Jones

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Watch: Another Alfonso Cuaron Long Take in the Opening Two Minutes of 'Believe'

7 March 2014 11:57 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fresh off of his Oscar win for directing and editing "Gravity," Alfonso Cuaron has a new TV series, "Believe," scheduled to debut on NBC March 10, and the network has decided to capitalize on that for its preview of the first two minutes of the show's pilot. The clip begins with the announcement that it was created and directed by Cuaron, but the credit might not have been necessary, given how recognizably it fits within Cuaron's work. Playing a bit like a re-imagining of Stephen King's "Firestarter" crossed with the famous car scene from Cuaron's "Children of Men," it's a pretty memorable opening, both for Cuaron's patented long take and for the frankness of the violence as a shady organization executes the protectors of a supernaturally gifted young girl. The series concerns Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a girl with incredible abilities beyond her control, and Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully-convicted death »

- Max O'Connell

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Watch: Another Alfonso Cuaron Long Take in the Opening Two Minutes of 'Believe'

7 March 2014 11:57 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fresh off of his Oscar win for directing and editing "Gravity," Alfonso Cuaron has a new TV series, "Believe," scheduled to debut on NBC March 10, and the network has decided to capitalize on that for its preview of the first two minutes of the show's pilot. The clip begins with the announcement that it was created and directed by Cuaron, but the credit might not have been necessary, given how recognizably it fits within Cuaron's work. Playing a bit like a re-imagining of Stephen King's "Firestarter" crossed with the famous car scene from Cuaron's "Children of Men," it's a pretty memorable opening, both for Cuaron's patented long take and for the frankness of the violence as a shady organization executes the protectors of a supernaturally gifted young girl. The series concerns Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a girl with incredible abilities beyond her control, and Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully-convicted death »

- Max O'Connell

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Interview: Johnny Sequoyah and Jake McLaughlin of NBC’s “Believe”

7 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

With a pedigree including executive producers J.J. Abrams (Revolution, Lost) and Alfonso Cuarón (Oscar-winning director of Gravity), you might expect something mysterious and technically thrilling from NBC‘s new series Believe, and you’d be right. Believe reminds me a little of Stephen King’s Firestarter, and follows young Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a girl with gifts such as levitation, telekinesis and the ability to control nature, among other things. When sinister forces (led by a mysterious character played by Kyle MacLachlan) seek to control her and her abilities, Bo’s protectors (played by Delroy Lindo and Jamie Chung) turn to an unlikely source to … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Tiff to Screen 12 Stephen King Movies, Including Creepshow, The Mist, Misery

20 January 2014 4:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This past weekend, Tiff kicked off their Stephen King movie retrospective. Taking place from now until April, Kingdom of Fear: Stephen King on Screen includes twelve screenings of popular King adaptations, including The Shawshank Redemption and Creepshow. Here’s the official schedule for those that want to attend:

“This bloody good retrospective surveys the wide range of the Master of Horror’s cinematic spawn, from skin-crawling shockers (Carrie, Cujo, The Shining) to moving dramas (Stand by Me, The Shawshank Redemption) to gleefully trashy guilty pleasures (the ever-awesome Maximum Overdrive).”

Firestarter

January 18, 10pm

Cujo

January 25, 10pm

Christine

February 1, 10pm

The Shawshank Redemption

February 8, 10pm

Stand By Me

February 15, 10pm

Maximum Overdrive

February 22, 10pm

Misery

March 1, 10pm

Carrie

March 8, 10pm

The Shining

March 15, 10pm

Creepshow

March 22, 10pm

The Mist

March 29, 10pm

Apt Pupil

April 5, 10pm

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffbelllightbox/2014/2440005636

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- Jonathan James

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