The Institute TV Series

Stephen King’s latest book The Institute just hit shelves yesterday, but Hollywood didn’t waste anytime getting the series prepared for an adaptation. Television mastermind David E. Kelly, responsible for creating shows like The Practice, Boston Public and Big Little Lies, will be teaming up with Lost series director Jack Bender to turn The Institute into a limited series. Read More »

IT Chapter 2 Scene Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a helpful new video explores just how deep the interconnected literary and cinematic universe of Stephen King goes. Plus, the cast of IT: Chapter 2 recaps the first movie in case you need to catch up before you see the sequel, and director Andy Muschietti breaks down a scene from the movie where James MvAvoy takes a trip down memory lane. Read More »

Doctor Sleep Trailer

Are you ready to return to The Overlook Hotel? Director Stanley Kubrick haunted our dreams with the chilling, thrilling, classic adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved book The Shining. Now, nearly 40 years later, Doctor Sleep will show us what little Danny Torrance is like after having such a traumatic experience in his childhood. All grown up and played by Ewan McGregor, Danny’s past comes back to haunt him, and a new threat emerges. Watch the new Doctor Sleep trailer below for more. Read More »

It Miniseries Honest Trailer

Back in 1990, ABC was the place for family friendly entertainment. Full House stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier delivered the one-two punch of cheese with America’s Funniest Home Videos and American’s Funniest People. But for two nights in November that year, family night was interrupted by a murderous dancing clown named Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT, and he definitely had different kinds of teeth to scare you. Watch the IT miniseries Honest Trailer for a deeper dive into the Stephen King adaptation. Read More »

it chapter two review

“Maybe there aren’t any such things as good friends or bad friends,” Stephen King wrote in his epic horror novel It. “Maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you’re hurt and who help you feel not so lonely…people who build their houses in your heart.” If there’s one thing It Chapter Two, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2017’s blockbuster adaptation of King’s book, understands, it’s this.

Not just the words King wrote, but the beating heart behind them. It Chapter Two, a lengthy, messy, not-always-successful sequel, is one of those rare Stephen King adaptations that acknowledges that there’s more to King’s work than things that go bump in the night. There’s humanity.

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the shining stage play

Stephen King‘s The Shining might be destined for Broadway. Director Ivo van Hove will take on a stage adaptation written by Simon Stephens, with reports indicating the production will debut in London’s West End before heading across the pond to Broadway. This actually wouldn’t be the first time King’s haunted hotel novel was adapted to the stage, but it might end up being the most high-profile production.

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doctor sleep rating

If you were worried that Doctor Sleep would be watered down when it hits theaters in November, worry no more. The official Doctor Sleep rating is in, and as you might have guessed, it’s rated R. Director Mike Flanagan confirmed the rating for his sequel to Stephen King‘s The Shining, so please, for the love of god – leave your bratty kids at home.

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girl who loved tom gordon movie

As the Stephen King adaptation renaissance continues, more and more of King’s odds and ends are finding themselves snapped-up for production. The latest: King’s 1999 novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Legendary horror filmmaker George Romero had been attached to a Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon movie adaptation for years, but the project never got out of the woods, and Romero died in 2017. Now Romero’s former wife Chris Romero is bringing the project back to life, with It producer Roy Lee producing.

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it supercut

Stephen King‘s It is a hefty book. There’s so much story, in fact, that both adaptations – the 1990 miniseries, and the 2017 and 2019 movies – had to split the material into two parts. But any reader of the book can tell you that It works best as one big epic story. Thankfully, it sounds like It and It Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti agrees – and he’s cutting together an It supercut containing both films. Here’s hoping we actually get to see this supercut, and that it doesn’t go the way of Quentin Tarantino’s never-released Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair.

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roadwork movie

Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the team behind the wildly successful adaptation of Stephen King‘s It, have set their sights on a new King adaptation. The duo will produce Roadwork, based on the 1981 novel King published under the pseudonym, Richard Bachman. The story follows a man slowly losing his mind after the construction of a major highway costs him both his job and his house. More on the Roadwork movie below.

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