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Complete List of Stephen King Adaptations

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 …

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Filmmaker's Book of the Dead (Second Edition) Book Signing at Dark Delicacies

By Jonathan Weichsel

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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is written by Danny Draven with a forward by Charles Band, owner of Full Moon Pictures.

The book features interviews with Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand,) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects,) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists,) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet,) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake,) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days,) Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil,) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science,) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider,) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader,) Chris Alexander (Former Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine, Filmmaker,) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare,) Denise Gossett (Founder
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Stephen King’s Current Upward Trend and a Look at Big Driver and A Good Marriage

What do Maximum Overdrive, The Lawnmower Man, Sleepwalkers, The Tommyknockers, The Mangler The Langoliers, Rose Red, Dreamcatcher, Desperation and Bag of Bones have in common? They’re all semi-charming, but ultimately disappointing adaptations of the great Stephen King’s work. None of… Continue Reading →

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

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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Crawlspace Trailer Adds Some Horror to Your Hulu

Hulu Plus has just launched the trailer for its latest horror acquisition, Crawlspace, and you can check it out with just a quick click of your mouse. Isn't technology grand? I remember the days when we had to go to movie theatres to see trailers, and even then we couldn't rewatch 'em!

Weeks ago Hulu Plus signed a deal with digital studio Vuguru for exclusive subscription VOD rights to three films, one of which is the horror flick Crawlspace. Dig on the eye candy below.

Crawlspace will debut on Hulu Plus this Thursday, June 5th.

Originally known as Hideaway, the film was directed by Josh Stolberg. Steven Weber ("The Shining", "Desperation"), Jonathan Silverman, Lori Loughlin, Nicole Moore, and Sterling Beaumon star in the film about a killer terrorizing a family living in his foreclosed house.

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Hulu Enters the Crawlspace; Streams Terror!

You never know what kind of hidden terrors you can stumble across on the streaming service Hulu, but one thing's for sure... this latest tidbit of news will be anything but hidden. Read on for details.

Variety is reporting that Hulu signed a deal with digital studio Vuguru for exclusive subscription VOD rights to three films, one of which is the horror flick Crawlspace.

Crawlspace will debut on Hulu Plus over the coming weeks.

Originally known as Hideaway, the film was directed by Josh Stolberg. Steven Weber ("The Shining", "Desperation"), Jonathan Silverman, Lori Loughlin, Nicole Moore, and Sterling Beaumon star in the film about a killer terrorizing a family living in his foreclosed house.

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The Key Unfilmed Works of Stephen King

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There can be few authors whose work has been adapted as often, and arguably as successfully, as Stephen King. Be it on the big or the small screen, a large proportion of King’s sizable back catalogue of novels, short stories and novellas have been filmed, with one of the most recent being Bag of Bones.

King’s 1998 novel about an author suffering severe mental block following the death of his wife, was adapted for television by director Mick Garris (who previously also helmed a TV adaptation of King’s Desperation) and boasted an impressive cast including Pierce Brosnan and Melissa George.

Bag of Bones is out now on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and to coincide with the release we’ve decided to delve into Stephen King’s bibliography and pick out some of his key texts that, for one reason or another, have never been filmed for
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The King’s Speech: A Rambling Essay on Stephen King

**Spoilers Herein For These Books/Movies**

Why do almost all Stephen King adaptations end up looking like the worst thing ever?

With an adaptation of King’s ace gargantuan book Under the Dome dropping from CBS, I figured it would be time for a little analysis on his work and why there always seems to be a roughshod translation between word and picture. And is there a more hotly debated body of work? This thought popped into my head as I began reading what may be his best work ever, The Stand. That book is a strongly plotted take on how the world ends, the thing of it is, the virus cultivated by the military gets all of the business going, it kicks it all into high gear, but the real reason the world stops is because of the human need to grow violence throughout the land. See, I read the uncut version,
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with our largest Indie Spotlight to date. Today’s feature contains over a dozen indie horror items, including details on The Other Side and your chance to win a copy of City Under the Moon:

The Other Side: We’re sent dozens of short films to check out each month, but The Other Side really stands out from the pack. This short horror film is directed by The Santoro Brothers and it is apparent that they are skilled directors who are also true fans of the genre. The Other Side will be hitting the festival/convention circuit shortly, and we expect it to play really well with slasher and home invasion horror fans.

Synopsis: “When a fresh faced nanny arrives at her new job on a creaky farm in the English countryside, she is instantly caught up in the turbulent relationship of her employers. James is struggling
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Review: Stephen King’s Bag of Bones Miniseries

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Stephen King was a big part of horror television in the 90’s. Networks weren’t really pushing the limits of TV at the time, so Stephen King-based miniseries always stood out as something special. With bigger budgets and usually a movie actor or two, Stephen King miniseries were huge TV events.

There have been a dozen or so Stephen King-related TV projects, and director Mick Garris has been involved in a number of them, having directed The Stand, The Shining, Desperation, and his most recent project, Bag of Bones.

Unfortunately for Bag of Bones, the TV landscape has changed quite a bit and a TV miniseries doesn’t have the same impact it used to. When TV shows on basic cable have movie-like budgets, talented actors, and quality special effects, how does a miniseries stand out? In the case of Bag of Bones, they hired Pierce Brosnan to
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Actress Annabeth Gish Discusses Bag of Bones and More

On Sunday, December 11th, A&E is set to debut director Mick Garris' latest endeavor, the television mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel Bag of Bones, which explores the themes of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire, and a new love haunted by past secrets.

In the story we meet bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Pierce Brosnan), who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife, Jo (Annabeth Gish). A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather while also deailing with mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.

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Ben Affleck to direct Stephen King's The Stand?

Back in August it was reported that director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves were looking to follow up the hugley-successful Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with another book adaptation, developing what was described as 'multi-part film series' based upon Stephen King's post-apocalyptic opus, The Stand. However, Deadline have revealed that Warner Bros. have since turned their attention to Ben Affleck, director of the critically acclaimed Gone Baby Gone and The Town, who is currently busy shooting his third feature, the comedy/drama Argo, co-starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Kyle Chandler (Super 8) and Michael Parks (Red State).

First published in 1978 (with a revised edition in 1990), The Stand was previously adapted for the screen as a TV miniseries in 1994, with Stephen King regular Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, The Shining, Riding the Bullet, Desperation) directing a cast that included Rob Lowe, Gary Sinise,
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Which Stephen King Novel is Being Developed Into a Series for Showtime?

According to Deadline, Showtime has put a series adaptation of Stephen King's 2009 novel Under the Dome into development. Joining King in the development process is Steven Spielberg, who will have a hand this season in producing promising newcomers Smash, The River, and Terra Nova. Spielberg also produced TNT's Falling Skies, which was renewed for a second season earlier this summer.

It'll be a pretty sprawling project for Showtime, as Under the Dome tells the story of a small Maine town that's thrown into turmoil once a force field surrounds their community and cuts them off from the outside world, but it'll be one I'd be interested to see play out. There's no mention of what role King would play in the production of the show or if he would be writing any episodes, but King was in talks to write an episode of The Walking Dead as early as
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Harry Potter director David Yates looks set to take a Stand

With his wizarding adventure drawing to a close this past month with the release of the billion-dollar grossing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, director David Yates now looks set to turn his attention to another novel, Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic epic The Stand. Yates, whose four Potter outings – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2 – have pulled in almost four billion dollars at the global box-office, is set to reunite with screenwriter Steve Kloves (who penned all of the Potters barring Order of the Phoenix), with HitFix reporting that Warner Bros. are close to finalising a deal with both parties.

Originally published in 1978, The Stand sees approximately 99.4% of the world’s population killed by a ‘superflu’ virus known as ‘Captain Tripps’. As society breaks down, two groups of survivors emerge
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Stephen King's Bag of Bones Begins Filming in July

Another adaptation of a Stephen King tale is gearing up to go in front of cameras with Mick Garris at the helm, and we've got the first few details ready to rock for you right here. Dig it!

According to Sea and Be Scene, a mini-series based on Stephen King’s award-winning novel Bag of Bones will begin shooting in Nova Scotia July 6th, 2011, continuing through to August 31st, 2011.

The 'haunted vacation house' novel will be directed by Mick Garris, the writer/director on three previous Stephen King TV films including The Shining, The Stand and Desperation. Pre-poduction started today in the province.

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Book Synopsis:

Several years after his wife's death, novelist Mike Noonan still suffers writer's block. A dream inspires him to return to the couple's summer retreat in western Maine, a lakeside house called Sara Laughs. Shortly after arriving, Noonan is caught
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Incidente - First Plot Details Revealed!

Last month we brought you the first word on the upcoming Argentinian cinéma-vérité zombie flick Incidente. And though we had stills, a trailer, and many bits of artwork, details were still very much on the scant side of the fence. Until now.

According to director Mariano Cattaneo Incidente was inspired by the likes of [Rec], Lamberto Bava's Demons, The Blair Witch Project, and even Stephen King’s novel Desperation.

"Incidente does not have infected people, nor zombies. It's home to demons who use the humans like clothes," says Catteneo in an interview on his blog.

Undead Backbrain scored the plot crunch, which you can dig on below.

Synopsis

A Special Division police member finds videotape in the form of an unfinished documentary featuring material of a very dark and strange nature.

Years ago in the Nacan’s Factory, an employee killed 16 workers and finally himself. Investigating police could find no logical explanation for the events,
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Argentinian Zombies Run Amok in the Incidente

Here at Dread Central we're big fans of documentary or found footage type films, and this latest one coming out of Argentina looks nothing short of badass!

According to director Mariano Cattaneo his film, Incidente, was inspired by the likes of [Rec], Lamberto Bava's Demons, The Blair Witch Project, and even Stephen King’s novel Desperation.

"Incidente does not have infected people, nor zombies. It's home to demons who use the humans like clothes," says Catteneo in an interview on his blog.

Okay. We're sold. Check out the the goods on this cinéma-vérité style flick, including stills, posters, and even the trailer, below. Look for more as soon as it comes. Thanks to DC reader Avery for the heads-up!

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Argentina goes [Rec] route in satanic zombie flick Incidente

Argentinian writer/director Mariano Cattaneo lists Demons by Lamberto Bava, and Stephen King’s "Desperation" as primary influences for Incidente, a zombie horror film that looks to be in the vein of Spain's [Rec] and its Hollywood counter part, Quarantine.

Doesn't look quite as well done or intense as [Rec], but hey it's demon zombies running around a old building that's the scene of a crime.

Official trailer (via: Undead Backbrain) after the break.

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A Life in the Cinema: The Dark Fiction of Mick Garris

by Jess Peacock

For most fans of the horror genre, Mick Garris (shown here at last month’s FM Con in Indianapolis) is perhaps best known as being Stephen King’s preferred darling director. Since 1992’s Sleepwalkers, Garris has adapted The Stand, The Shining, and Desperation for television, as well as a theatrical production of the novella Riding the Bullet. In addition, Garris is slated to direct the film adaptation of King’s superb supernatural mystery Bag of Bones.

What some might not be aware of, however, is that Garris has recurrently dipped his toes into the volatile world of dark fiction. His collected works of short stories, Life in the Cinema, as well as his full-length novel, Development Hell, are the result of a life inspired by the fantastic. “I was a serious reader from my earliest years,” he explains. “I always loved books and movies about the darker side.
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ABC Pulls Happy Town; Will Air Remaining Episodes This Summer

Man, that was fast! After airing only three episodes (including tonight's installment), ABC has decided to remove "Happy Town" for the remainder of May sweeps. The series will go on hiatus for two weeks, returning on June 2nd, when the first of its five remaining eps will air.

Per TVSeriesFinale.com next week’s episode will be replaced by an edition of "Primetime: What Would You Do?". On May 26th ABC will present the network premiere of the Transformers movie.

The series got off to a poor start two weeks ago with a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.25 million viewers. Last week, for Episode Two, viewership took a nosedive to a 1.2 in the demo and 3.79 million viewers.

"Happy Town" stars Geoff Stults ("October Road") as Tommy Conroy, Sam Neill (Daybreakers) as Merritt Grieves, Lauren German (Hostel: Part II, Dark Country) as Henley Boone, Steven Weber (Desperation, The Shining mini-series) as John Haplin,
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