Stephen King

NPR Picks The 100 Greatest Horror Stories of All Time

NPR has done us a great service! In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s <i>Frankenstein</i>, they asked all of us who love being scared to …

Horror

Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers' Gets Writer Jeremy Slater for Adaptation

James Wan will produce Universal film through his Atomic Monster banner with an eye to direct<p>Writer Jeremy Slater (FOX’s “The Exorcist,” “Fantastic …

Time Travel

‘Castle Rock’ Opening Credits: A Complete Guide To All The Stephen King Easter Eggs For The Constant Readers

<i>Castle Rock</i> comes from a place of studious Stephen King obsession. And though Hulu’s King/J.J. Abrams–executive produced show isn’t a full-on …

Streaming

Here’s The Likely Reason Why So Many Of Stephen King’s Stories Originate In Castle Rock

In the latest episode of Hulu's 'Castle Rock,' the scientist, Odin Branch, refers to a phenomenon called 'Schisma'<p>For those who are regular readers …

Hulu

Silca Maratona Cycling Travel Bag

You’ve trained for months, dialed-in your bike, and driven for hours only to discover you’ve left your shoes at home and can’t race. For a cyclist, …

Stephen King

Tim Cook, Diana Ross, Hillary Clinton, and others mourn Aretha Franklin’s death

Today a legend has left this world. Aretha Franklin, whose captivating and invigorating voice could melt even the iciest heart, died this morning at her home in Detroit. She was 76.<p>It’s a huge loss for both the world of music and the world in general. Franklin has been a constant in the American …

Aretha Franklin

'Exorcist' TV Show Creator to Adapt Stephen King's 'The Tommyknockers'

<b>The Tommyknockers</b> movie has found its writer. <b>Jeremy Slater</b>, who wrote <i>Fantastic Four</i>, <i>The Lazarus Effect</i>, and created <i>The</i> <i>Exorcist</i> TV show, will pen the …

Horror

Funko's New Savage World Figures Blend Horror and He-Man

Funko debuted their Savage World Horror lineup at Toy Fair in February of last year, and reactions were mixed. If you bought <i>He-Man and the Masters of</i> …

Horror

Jeremy Slater Tapped to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’

Jeremy Slater has been tapped to adapt “The Tommyknockers” for Universal Pictures, Variety has learned. The Stephen King adaptation is being produced …

Hollywood

Modern horror films are finding their scares in dead phone batteries

Killing off the characters’ cellphones is now a standard trope, so horror filmmakers are learning to tackle it in creative ways<p>About halfway through Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning directorial debut <i>Get Out</i>, protagonist Chris Washington (played by <i>Black Panther</i>’s underused Daniel Kaluuya) is pretty sure …

Horror

John Legend, Elton John, & More Fans Pay Tribute To Aretha Franklin In The Wake Of Her Passing

<b></b>Aretha Franklin fans are in mourning after her passing.The iconic <i>Respect</i> singer is trending on <b>Twitter</b> Thursday as people far and wide pay tribute to …

Aretha Franklin

Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in September

Get ready for back-to-school with fall TV premieres<p>Beat the back-to-school blues with new movie titles like “13 Going on 30” and “Sixteen Candles” …

Entertainment

Castle Rock recap: Henry learns some science behind the town's supernatural curse

With episode six of <i>Castle Rock</i> we get the sound. Next comes the fury.<p>The show took a detour down a rare science-fiction-y lane, as two mystery …

Stephen King

What, No 'Jaws?' Or: See The Movie, Skip The Book

Parasitic? Symbiotic? Co-dependent? Cannibalistic? It's hard to find the right word to describe the relationship between horror literature and horror movies. Reading horror is a private experience that isolates the reader from the world and whispers scary things directly into their ears, but takes …

Horror

Ruth Wilson Says She's 'Not Allowed' to Say Why She Left 'The Affair'

Actress previously spoke out about pay disparity with co-star Dominic West<p>Ruth Wilson said on Thursday that she’s “not allowed to talk about” why she …

TV

Music interview – Roy Hay of Culture Club: ‘We’re trying to rebuild the legacy’

IT has got to be the most anticipated reunion tour of the year, especially as it all collapsed in tatters a couple of years ago, but finally Culture …

Music

Development: The Tommyknockers lands writer; Vampyr lures director McG; The Alienist sequel ordered; Outlander debut set

One of the many Stephen King projects in the pipeline has taken a big step forward in today's development news.<p>According to The Wrap, Jeremy Slater …

Entertainment

All Things Serve the Beam: Could 'Castle Rock' Be Connected to 'The Dark Tower'?

<i>“People think we’re just one of those dead towns they heard about: a run of bad luck, worse judgement, broken promises. We know different, don’t we?</i> …

Civil Rights

Castle Rock recap, season 1 episode 6: Filter

<b>On the latest Castle Rock, Shawshank’s mysterious prisoner, The Kid, is out and roaming the town. Is it a coincidence that Castle Rock suddenly</b> …

Entertainment

San Francisco Chronicle Best-sellers August 19

<b>FICTION</b><p>Bay Area<p><b>1. WARLIGHT</b><p>Michael Ondaatje (Knopf; $26.95)<p><b>2. THERE THERE</b><p>Tommy Orange<p>(Knopf; $25.95)<p><b>3. THE OTHER WOMAN</b><p>Daniel Silva (Harper; $28.99)<p><b>4.</b> …

Books

If 'Stranger Things' Was Grittier and Slower, it'd be 'Summer of '84,' Opening Saturday at the Capitol Theatre

When the Canadian film collective known as RKSS first came into public consciousness, it was with their <i>ABC's Of Death</i> competition short film, "T is …

Cleveland

Inside Uniform’s Pulverizing New Album

Ben Greenberg, guitarist and programmer for the industrial punk outfit Uniform, is both proud of and baffled by his band’s new record <i>The Long Walk.</i> …

New Albums

Bina Shah and Joseph Olshan: An Author/Editor Pair on Inspiration, Switching Genre, and the Edit Process

<b>Bina Shah</b> was introduced to me via Facebook by a mutual friend who is a fine short story writer. She contacted me directly about her first novel, …

Creative Writing

Barbara Crampton's Legendary Horror Career Comes Full Circle in 'Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich' [Interview]

<b>Barbara Crampton</b> was a favorite of ‘80s horror fans with her lead roles in films like <i>Re-Animator, From Beyond</i> and <i>Chopping Mall</i>. She was also a …

Horror

Stephen King has strong words following Trump's tweet about Omarosa

You only have to take a quick glance at Stephen King's Twitter feed to know that he's no fan of Donald Trump.<p>But a recent tweet from the President — …

Donald Trump

Click If You Dare: 100 Favorite Horror Stories

Angela Hsieh/NPR<p>Who doesn't love a good scary story, something to send a chill across your skin in the middle of summer's heat? And this year, we're celebrating the 200th birthday of one of the most famous scary stories of all time: <i>Frankenstein</i> — so a few months ago, we asked you to nominate your …

Horror

Are You Man Enough To Watch These 10 Scary Movies?

Normally I talk about productivity, parenting or personal development, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good movie. 2018 has a been a pretty …

Horror

Here Are All The Stephen King Works Where Juniper Hill Appears

<i>Castle Rock</i>, the Hulu anthology series which draws from the Stephen King multiverse, just got greenlit for a second season but we still have about …

TV

Wagging The Dog, Literally

“The President of the United States called a woman a DOG,” author Stephen King tweeted this morning, continuing with what may be one of the most …

Donald Trump

Why kids should read beyond their years and grade level

I was lucky to grow up in a house full of books, and most of the books, as befits a house where the adults were in charge, were books for adults. There were books in every room, really, but a set of built-ins in the living room had the bulk of the titles. For years and years, I ignored them.<p>Until I …

Books