dark tower tv series cast

Let’s give this Dark Tower adaptation thing another go, shall we? After the big screen take on Stephen King‘s fantasy epic disappointed just about everyone, Amazon is ready to try their hand at journeying to Mid-World. Sam Strike (Leatherface) has been cast in the pilot as Roland the Gunslinger, while Jasper Pääkkönen (BlacKkKlansman) has signed on as well, presumably in the role of Randall Flagg, AKA the Man in Black.

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pet sematary review

The best Stephen King adaptations do not adhere rigidly to the author’s text but rather remain true to the general spirit of the work. Think The Shining. Think Misery. Think even the 2017 adaptation of It. These works bear a strong resemblance to the words King used, but also forge their own identities, and tell their own stories – while maintaining the atmosphere King created. Pet Sematary, the latest King adaptation, fits in perfectly with these titles. Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer take the terror that King forged, and mold it into something fresh, and exciting, and downright horrifying. Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever.

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the talisman movie update

The Talisman, the fantasy-horror novel from Stephen King and Peter Straub, has been in one stage or another of film or TV development before it even hit bookshelves in 1984. Steven Spielberg snapped up the film rights immediately and has been working with Amblin to bring the book to life – with nothing to show for it…yet. Now, Amblin is trying once again, with Handmaid’s Tale director Mike Barker at the helm and Chris Sparling handling the script.

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it chapter two scene

When It Chapter Two hits theaters this year, it’s going to have one of the bloodiest scenes in horror history. At least, that’s what star Jessica Chastain said last night on The Tonight Show. The actress, who plays the grown-up Bev Marsh in the horror sequel, revealed that she shot on particular scene that involved an extreme amount of blood (fake blood, I’m assuming, since using real blood would be crazy, and possibly illegal). If you’re worried about spoilers for the sequel, fret not – Chastain doesn’t provide any specific details of the scene. But just what scene could be she be talking about?

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pennywise the story of IT trailer

Before Bill Skarsgård terrified audiences as Pennywise the Clown, there was the great Tim Curry. Curry played Stephen King’s malevolent monster in the 1990 It miniseries, creating an iconic horror character in the process. Now the documentary Pennywise: The Story of It goes behind-the-scenes of that miniseries, featuring interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom seem to really hate the ending with the big spider puppet. Watch the Pennywise: The Story of It trailer below.

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pet sematary plot change

Fans of Pet Sematary were surprised when the most recent trailer for the upcoming remake revealed a major plot change. Some people (like me!) were fine with it, but others felt it diverged too sharply from Stephen King‘s source material. But what about King himself? What does the Master of Horror think about such a departure? According to Pet Sematary star Jason Clarke, King is a-okay with the Pet Sematary plot change, which is a bit surprising, since King has spent the last 39 years complaining about the source material changes from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

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creepshow TV series stories

Shudder’s Creepshow TV series from The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero has crawled from its moldy crypt to begin production. As the series begins, the full list of writers’ work being used for the show has been announced – and what an impressive list it is. In addition to Creepshow mainstay Stephen King, the new stories come from Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Bird Box author Josh Malerman, Cold in July writer Joe Lansdale, and more. See the full list of Creepshow stories below.

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mile 81 movie

Stephen King loves to write about killer cars, and producers love to adapt those tales into movies. The latest is Mile 81, based on a King short story about a station wagon that eats people (I’m serious). The adaptation will be produced by Ross M. Dinerstein, who produced another King adaptation – Netflix’s 1922Alistair Legrand, filmmaker of horror flicks The Diabolical and Clinical, will direct.

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pet sematary trailer breakdown

The new Pet Sematary trailer is here, and it’s fantastic. But more than that, it reveals the filmmakers have deviated in a major way from Stephen King‘s novel. And yet…the change looks like it works. If anything, it looks like it’s turned the film into something even more disturbing. In the Pet Sematary trailer breakdown below, I’ll highlight some of the major changes from King’s book, the 1989 film, and this new version. I suppose I should say “beware of spoilers”, but the spoilers are already given away in this new trailer. But just in case: beware of spoilers.

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John Lithgow Pet Sematary Interview

In the Pet Sematary remake, John Lithgow takes on the role of Jud Crandall, played so famously by Fred Gwynne in the 1989 film. Gwynne leaned into the heavy Maine accent the character possesses in Stephen King‘s novel – but don’t expect Lithgow to copy that. During a Pet Sematary remake set visit, Lithgow discussed his approach to portraying Jud – a neighbor who inadvertently sets off a terrible chain of actions.

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