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Here’s Everything That’s Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

Hulu is ringing in the summer with plenty of new titles to keep you occupied during your air conditioned TV binges next month.

The Stephen King multiverse series “Castle Rock” finally makes its debut on July 25, and the final season of Hulu’s original series “Casual” will land on July 31.

Meanwhile, the second season of Hulu’s “Harlots” premieres on July 11, and Season 4 of “You’re the Worst” is available on July 6. The third season of Lifetime’s “UnReal” is available on July 2.

Also Read: Hulu Orders Drama Pilot 'Reprisal' From 'Handmaid's Tale' Producer Warren Littlefield

See below for the complete list of titles coming to and leaving next month.

Available July 1

Alone: Complete Season 3 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Season 17 (History)

American Ripper: Complete Season 1 (History)

Ancient Top 10: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 4 (History)

Doomsday Preppers: Complete Season 2 (Nat Geo)

Forged in Fire: Complete
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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

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Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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Bruce Campbell Says Stephen King Is Directly Responsible For Evil Dead II

As Ash Vs. Evil Dead heads into its third season (our review here), star Bruce Campbell has been heard in reflective mood, speaking to various outlets on the promotional circuit. In recent conversation with Consequence Of Sound, however, he revealed a very specific snippet of information about the production of Evil Dead II – and how it actually only happened because of Stephen King.

It’s now the stuff of legend that the reaction quote most often cited for Evil Dead came from Stephen King himself, calling it “the most ferociously original horror film of the year,” when it was released in 1981. Now, we learn that his direct influence on the franchise did not stop at mere fandom.

“He’s responsible for two of The Evil Dead movies, not just one,” said Campbell. “The second one is much more obscure. He’s obviously quoted for the first Evil Dead, he saw
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Original Stephen King Manuscripts Destroyed in Flood

Original Stephen King Manuscripts Destroyed in Flood
After having one of the most successful years of his career, Stephen King has had a bit of a rough start to 2018 when some of the author's original manuscripts for stories like Dolan's Cadillac, Maximum Overdrive, and The Eyes of the Dragon destroyed due to flooding. King fan and collector Gerald Winter spent decades traveling all over the world to collect rare books, often first editions and even some of the official manuscripts, which was the case for his Stephen King collection. Winters' bookstore in Bangor, Maine flooded and he lost nearly 2,000 rare and one-of-a-kind documents.

Stephen King revealed that he was "horrified" to learn about the flooding and Gerald Winter's loss of property. The author said that he was going to reach out to Winter to see if he needed any assistance, according to Bangor Daily News. Winters moved the store to Bangor to be in the same town
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Man Spends Decades Collecting Thousands of Rare Stephen King Books and Manuscripts and They've Been Destroyed

A Stephen King enthusiast by the name of Gerald Winters spent the past two decades collecting all kinds of rare Stephen King memorabilia. They include thousands of rare books, seven original typed manuscripts for books like Maximum Overdrive and The Eyes of the Dragon, signed copies, prints in different languages, and rare ephemera.

Life dealt Winters an awful blow recently when the majority of this collection was completely destroyed after a water main burst near his business and flooded the basement where most of his collection was being kept temporarily.

Winters moved from Thailand to Bangor, Maine, the hometown of Stephen King, to open up a shop where he would but these things on display for the fans to see. He hoped to one day open up a small museum dedicated to King and his work.

Those dreams are now dead. A water main burst on Main Street, that was
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 7: An Etsy Extravaganza

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Greetings, holiday shoppers! Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Today, we’re turning the spotlight on the fine independent artists over on Etsy who have handcrafted a multitude of projects, ranging from artwork to housewares to candles to holiday decorations—and pretty much everything in between.

And because we’ll be focusing on other gift arenas later this week like apparel, accessories, and enamel pins, you can expect to see more Etsy offerings coming your way over the next few days from those categories.

Also, Daily Dead has once again put together some really cool Holiday Gift Guide prize packs this year, and for your chance to win one, just send an email to with “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line and be sure to include your full name and mailing address as well for your shot at some free horror-tastic
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Children Of The Corn (1984) The Arrow Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Stephen King films can be a mixed bag. For every really good film adaptation (Carrie; The Shining; Misery) there’s a bad one (Maximum Overdrive; Graveyard Shift; The Dark Tower). There are also a whole slew of Stephen King films that fall somewhere in the middle. I think Children of the Corn is one of the films that falls squarely in the middle of the pack.

There are some real strengths in the film. It has some genuine star quality, with soon-to-be action star Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and TV heartthrob Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) starring as married couple Burt and Vicky, who become stranded in a town filled only with murderous, brainwashed children. The children are led by Isaac (John Franklin), who has a direct connection with an evil entity the children worship called He Who Walks Behind the Rows, and Malachai (Courtney Gains), Isaac’s mean-spirited enforcer.
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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Passes Away at 64

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Passes Away at 64
For those about to rock, we salute you. Malcolm Young, founding member of AC/DC and brother to lead guitarist Angus Young, has passed away at the age of 64. Malcolm suffered through dementia and cancer for the last years of his life and has not toured or recorded with the band since 2008's Black Ice. Malcolm Young was the band's rhythm guitar player and is responsible for many of AC/DC's best-known songs that have topped the charts as well as helped launch movies into the top of the box office with his contributions to soundtracks.

In a statement on the Malcolm Young's Facebook, his family said, "Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many." While the statement is accurate, it also underscores just how amazing Malcolm Young really was. Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Action Hero was a box office bomb,
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October Horrors 2017 Day 30 – Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Maximum Overdrive, 1986.

Directed by Stephen King.

Starring Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington and Yeardley Smith.


After radiation from a passing comet envelops the Earth, humanity is forced to contend with a violent uprising of machinery, with trucks leading the charge. In the midst of this mechanised apocalypse, a group of survivors finds themselves trapped in a diner trying to fight off the onslaught of these new man-made monsters.

Stephen King has written many novels and short stories across many genres for over 40 years with over 100 (I’m still amazed by that number) adaptations of his work filling both the big screen and the small screen.

I’ve devoted several entries of this month’s October Horrors to the work of Mr. King to celebrate the recent renaissance of King’s work (a Kingaissance?) on the big and small screen, with them ranging from the hilariously daft like the
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Thinner

Rebecca Lea Oct 30, 2017

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King find us at Thinner, starring Robert John Burke...

The film: Morbidly obese and deeply unpleasant lawyer Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) runs over an old gypsy woman with his car, distracted by his wife Heidi (Lucinda Jenney) who is doing something rather rude to him. His ties to the local law enforcement, Judge Cary Rossington (John Horton) and Chief of Police Duncan Hopley (Daniel von Bargen), means the case is dismissed before it gets to court. However, the old woman’s father (Michael Constantine) has a different kind of justice in mind. He curses Halleck with the word ‘thinner’ and soon, Halleck begins to lose weight at a dangerous and ever-increasing rate.

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Thinner is one of the books written under Stephen King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, and it has the
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Video Breakdown of The 10 Worst and the 10 Best Stephen King Movies

With the popularity of Stephen King exploding right now, Looper has released a video that breaks down what they feel are the 10 worst and 10 best films that have been adapted from his work.

I personally don't agree with the lists that they've put together. For example, they put Dreamcatcher and Needful Things on the list of worst movies, which is ridiculous because those are two of my favorites! On top of that, they don't even include Pet Cemetary on the Best list, but they have Dolores Claiborne. This list was made before Geralds Game was released, but I'd definitely but that on the best list as well.

I understand that these lists are a personal opinion, so watch the video breakdown below and let us know what you would change on the list!

Stephen King's books have been adapted to film or television over 100 times, making him the all-time
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The 13 Worst Horror Movie Monsters of All Time

The 13 Worst Horror Movie Monsters of All Time
Some horror movie monsters instantly achieve iconic status and proceed to slash, mutilate and maim their way through an ever-increasing stack of sequels until the inevitable jump-the-shark moment when they’re shelved (until it’s time for a gritty, dark reboot).

Others … well, others don’t quite get that chance. For every Michael Myers, there’s a dozen wannabes stalking the shadows of lesser-known horror films, just trying their hardest to scare people. They fail miserably, of course, but where would we be as a civilization without the likes of …

Evil Trees in The Triffids

They’re trees. And they
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Cinepocalypse 2017: Full Lineup Announced, Opens With Sweet Virginia, Close With Beyond Skyline

Chicago! Cure your post-Halloween hangover with a healthy dose of fantastic cinema at Cinepocalypse at the Music Box Theatre during the first week of November. Jamie M. Dagg's Sweet Virgina, starring Jon Bernthal will the open the festival. Closing the fest is the bonkers action sci-fi flick Skyline Beyond, starring Frank Grillo and Iko Uwais, guaranteeing to fry any remaining brain cells left over from the week long event.    The tremendous selection of films from around the world includes a few circuit faves including Lowlife, Tragedy Girls, and Jailbreak. There are some really awesome retro screenings as well: Near Dark, Foxy Brown, Bullet in the Head and Maximum Overdrive.    There are other standouts from the circuit so far this year. If you liked...

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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time

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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time
Two months after The Dark Tower stunk up the multiplex, It came along and reminded all of us that it's possible to adapt a Stephen King story in a way that can be embraced by audiences and critics, to the tune of new box-office records, even. There are quite a few good films as you can see in our best Stephen King movies list. But while that may be true, there are probably more that just haven't hit the mark.

It's almost hard to blame Hollywood for getting it wrong so often, simply because there have been so many attempts at adaptations from wildly diverse source material, tackled by filmmakers with wide ranging levels of talent. Stanley Kubrick, Frank Darabont, Brian De Palma. There have been some real heavy hitters who have smartly adapted the work of our favorite Maine based ultra prolific author. But for every Stand By Me,
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Stephen King Was Killed on “Mr. Mercedes” Last Night

Stephen King Was Killed on “Mr. Mercedes” Last Night
Hot off the box office success of It, King just died for another adaptation of his work. Over the years, Stephen King has made cameo appearances in a handful of films, mini-series’ and TV shows based on his stories, including Maximum Overdrive, Pet Sematary, Sleepwalkers and “Under the Dome.” He just continued the tradition on last […]
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Awfully Good: Maximum Overdrive

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Early word is that the new It remake is one of the better Stephen King adaptations. So of course we're going to take a look back at one of the worst... Maximum Overdrive (1986) Director: Stephen King Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington A mysterious comet flying close to Earth causes all machines on the planet to come alive and turn on their human owners. There's been no... Read More...
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The Top 10 Stephen King Movies

Tom Jolliffe with his top ten Stephen King movies…

With the impending release of the new It film, now seems a good time to run through a top 10 list of Stephen King movies. These are all feature films. I’ve not included TV miniseries.

As a writer it’s fair to say that King has been prolific. The sheer amount of novels, novellas and shorts he’s written has been astonishing and he doesn’t seem to show too many signs of slowing. The recent trend of translating popular fiction from page to screen is nothing new either. King’s work has been getting the Hollywood treatment for over 40 years. His films by their very concepts offer something interesting, often bizarre. As such there’s an array of films that lend themselves very much to cult followings. The output of King inspired work on-screen is a mixed bag. From cinema classics,
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Stephen King Talks About The Horror of Pennywise and It

I've often wondered what it must be like for successful authors, like Stephen King, to see their works adapted for TV and film; sometimes it works out great (The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me) and sometimes not so much (Dreamcatcher, Maximum Overdrive). King, who's published more than 90 books in his 69 years of life -- nearly all of them optioned by Hollywood -- has certainly had his share of adaptation ups and downs.

It is, however, exceedingly rare for any single novel to be made into both a TV mini-series and also a movie (although that is becoming less unusual these days). King published the horror novel, It, in September 1986, and it's traveled a long, strange road ever since. The book was first adapted as a television mini-series in 1990, starring Tim Curry as the evil Pennywise the Clown, and then was again optioned by Warner Bros. in 2009 for a feature film.
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Stephen King Movie Adaptations: The Successes and Failures

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With the upcoming release of The Dark Tower and It: Part 1 - The Loser’s Club, we look back at the successes and failures of previous Stephen King film adaptations.

Stephen King published his first novel in 1974. That novel, Carrie, would go on to sell more than a million copies in its first year of publication. The popularity of this book resulted in a movie adaptation two years later. As Stephen King released more novels, his popularity as an author grew, and many more films, miniseries, TV shows, and graphic novels came to be based on his writings. Today, King is one of the most well known and successful modern writers. Although he has written in many genres (including contributions to comic books), he is best known for his horror writings.

58 films have been released so far that have been based at least in some part on the writings of Stephen King.
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man

Rebecca Lea Aug 7, 2017

The film that Stephen King insisted his name be taken off. It's The Lawnmower Man...

The film: Dr Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is at the forefront of research, using virtual reality and drug combinations in an attempt to increase intelligence in primates. When it all goes wrong, he turns to an intellectually disabled man, Jobe (Jeff Fahey), and promises him intelligence in return for his role as a human test subject. Naturally, it all goes a bit awry when Jobe succeeds beyond Angelo’s wildest dreams. Oh and Dean Norris adopts a weird, clipped accent and is nefarious.

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The Lawnmower Man did not start out life as an adaptation of Stephen King’s folksy short story of the same name, but rather as a screenplay called Cyber God,
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