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Scary Monsters and Superfreaks: The World of Stephen King, A to Z

In 1974, Stephen King started his literary career with a slim novel called <i>Carrie</i>. Today, <i>Revival</i>, his 68th book, hits stands. Set primarily in Maine …

Horror

'The Green Mile': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Stephen King Classic

No one was sure, when "The Green Mile" was released 15 years ago this week (on December 10, 1999), whether lightning could strike twice in the same spot for Frank Darabont. Sure, the writer/director's first Stephen King prison drama, 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption," had gone from commercial …

Hodges & Co: Casting Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King has always stretched beyond the label of "horror writer." He's written novels, nonfiction, coming-of-age novellas, and has shown …

Stephen King

First image from Stephen King adaptation Cell starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman

The first official image from director Top ‘Kip’ Williams’ (<b>Paranormal Activity 2</b>) upcoming Stephen King adaptation <b>Cell</b> has arrived online, featuring</b> …

Stephen King

James Franco to star in Stephen King adaptation 11/22/63

James Franco has signed on to star in the lead role of Jake Epping in Hulu and Warner Bros. Television’s upcoming original series <b>11/22/63</b>, which is …

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James Franco on Stephen King, J. J. Abrams, and Being a 'Pop Culture Hog'

"I’ve been accused of being ubiquitous, of occupying too much cultural ground."<p>Stephen King’s recent book, <i>11/22/63,</i> is about a high school teacher who travels through a time portal in the pantry of a greasy-spoon diner to the late 50s in order to kill Lee Harvey Oswald and prevent JFK’s …

Stephen King Exclusive: Read an Excerpt From New Book 'Revival'

<i>Stephen King's new book</i> Revival<i>, in stores on November 11th, is a modern-day Frankenstein story about a electricity-obsessed minister that turns on</i> …

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Stephen King talks about God, afterlife, and what scares him - TODAY.com

Stephen King has had a career-long battle with faith. He's written about a crazed evangelical mama in "Carrie" yet acknowledged the power of belief in "The Stand." But in his latest book "Revival" (his 63rd!) he's written a sermon delivered by a doubting preacher that compares religion to an …

Matthew McConaughey to take The Stand for Stephen King adaptation

Matthew McConaughey is tipped to take the role of villainous Randall Flagg in The Stand, a Hollywood franchise based on the 1978 Stephen King novel. Backed by Warner Bros, The Stand will be released as four standalone pictures directed by Josh Boone. Discussing the project on Kevin Smith’s podcast, …

NASA chooses Boeing & SpaceX to transport a human crew on deep space missions

It’s a big win for the commercial space industry, as today NASA finally made a decision on which private companies it will charge with transporting its human crew to space on future missions.<p>Today the space agency announced new contracts worth $6.8 billion for Boeing and SpaceX to build …

12 Best Horror Movies From Stephen King Books

Stephen King is the undisputed "king" of modern horror literature, but when it comes to movies based on his writings, the level of success — both …

Horror

6 Things Authors Can Say When People Ask 'Do You Know Stephen King?'

It sounds like a specialized question, but it's not. Most authors on tour get it a lot.<p>For some reason, people who read a book only under duress seem to think of King as the touchstone of all things literary. If you know him, your reality as an author is verified, whether they'll ever bother to …

Bangor, Maine: Easygoing, scenically blessed and, yes, Stephen King

You know Bangor, that little city in central Maine?<p>The little city that's home to<p>Stephen King?<p>Ah, yes, now you know it.<p>The king of the horror novel, whose works include "Carrie," "The Shining" and "Misery," has put Bangor on the map.<p>If you doubt that, consider this anecdote from the U.K. office of …

New England

Stephen King: ‘Religion is a dangerous tool … but I choose to believe God exists’

Stephen King, whose forthcoming novel Revival features a Methodist minister who condemns his faith after a horrific accident, has described organised religion as “a very dangerous tool that’s been misused by a lot of people”.<p>In a rare and lengthy question and answer session published in the print …

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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Mork & Mindy: the sci-fi comedy that launched Robin Williams to stardom – box set review

Full of daft gags involving alien faux pas, the wacky show about the little twerp from the planet Ork was a perfect vehicle for the brilliant comedian's slapstick talents<p>In the late 70s and early 80s, aliens were forever visiting small-town America. That's why Richard Dreyfuss built mashed potato …

Robots kidnap a human in the first trailer for dark sci-fi film 'Automata'

With just its first trailer, <i>Automata</i> easily takes a place beside Christopher Nolan's <i>Interstellar</i>on the list of the best-looking sci-fi films coming this year. The film takes place in a dark future where robots are quickly gaining consciousness, and things go bad when a small number of them actually …

Sci-fi film Interstellar leads to new scientific discovery

Christopher Nolan's <i>Interstellar</i> is still two weeks from release, but that hasn't stopped it from shaking up the world in a very unexpected way. Namely, the sci-fi film has actually led to a new scientific discovery about the nature of black holes.<p>As reported in <i>WIRED,</i> Nolan enlisted astrophysicist …

Science Fiction

6 Sci-Fi and Comic Sequels That Never Were

Robocop meets Idiocracy, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles become the X-Men, and more bizarre movies that could have been.<p>Robocop meets <i>Idiocracy</i>, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles become the X-Men, and more bizarre movies that could have been.<p>Related: The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should ReadThe 10 …

'The Terminator' turns 30: Time to revisit the sci-fi classic

Travel back in time to 1984 to get the scoop on the many uphill battles James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other stars faced when making the futuristic thriller.<p>I had my question marks about this film because it was Arnold. I can say that now because he's proven me wrong.<p>Linda Hamilton, …

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Watch the Steamy New Sci-Fi Trailer From the Guy Who Brought You 28 Days Later

Ex Machina, the directorial debut for 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland dives deep into the uncanny valley.<p>This badass new teaser for the upcoming sci-fi film <i>Ex Machina</i> proposes that, "to erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods." The promise and the …

Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling Releasing New Dolores Umbridge Story

1700 words of backstory and all-new details.<p>A new story from the world of Harry Potter will be released on October 31.<p>Rather than being published in …

Daniel Radcliffe Answers A 'Harry Potter' Question He'd Never Been Asked

There are very few "Harry Potter" questions that Daniel Radcliffe hasn't been asked.<p>However, during his "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, one fan …

Alan Rickman Played an Epic Prank on Daniel Radcliffe While Filming Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe, who’s busy promoting his new film <i>Horns</i>, took to Reddit to answer troves of questions for fans this week.<p>Unsurprisingly, the fans …

9 Incredible Harry Potter Facts Daniel Radcliffe Just Revealed

Inevitably, Daniel Radcliffe's Reddit AMA involved a lot of Harry Potter-related talk, and the actor indulged fans with some awesome answers to never-before-asked questions. He's busy promoting his latest film, Horns, but Radcliffe opened up about some hilarious on-set antics from his Harry Potter …

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe raps, drops wand, crowd goes wild

It's impossible to have a grumpy Wednesday when one finds out that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is a passable rapper. We have nothing else to add to this video other than the fact it makes me, very, very happy to see House Gryffindor backed by the Roots.

Muggles Can Live the Harry Potter Lifestyle in This Hotel

A new hotel in London has Harry Potter-themed rooms. This article originally appeared on<p>If you swear your Hogwarts admissions letter was lost in the mail, this is the hotel for you. Common Muggles (or non-wizards) can now live like Harry Potter and his friends at the Georgian House Hotel. Visitors …

Harry Potter Site Teases New J.K. Rowling Story

Last week, J.K. Rowling’s website Pottermore announced that the writer would be unveiling a new 1,700 word story about Harry Potter characters on …

Daniel Radcliffe perfectly answers all our Harry Potter-related questions

There are so many reasons to love Daniel Radcliffe, but here’s one: He’s really good about giving us nuggets of <i>Harry Potter</i> wisdom. In fact, he …

J.K. Rowling is Building a Real Hagrid Hut Because Magic is Real

<i>Harry Potter</i> author <b>J. K. Rowling</b> is worth more than a billion dollars and has the imagination to rival any adult alive, so if she wants a lil whimsical sumpin' sumpin' on her property, then by golly somebody better <i>alohomora</i> some doors and <i>accio</i> that thing fast, or else, well, the entire generation …