There are so many Stephen King books becoming movies in the next few years, and a new trailer has been released for one of his scariest stories.
Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the remake of Pet Sematary. Published in 1983, it tells the story of Dr. Louis Creed who relocates his family to Maine and lives near a pet cemetery that is near an ancient burial ground where pets come back to life. When one of his children dies, he buries them in the pet cemetery and things just get progressively worse from there.
Fans of the book will notice a big change between the book and the movie within this trailer. We won’t spoil it here but do you think you can find it?
Jason Clarke stars as Dr. Creed and John Lithgow plays his neighbor Jud. The film will have its world premiere at South By SouthWest on March 16th before being released on April 5th.
A new Stephen King novel is always something to get excited about, and his latest one definitely sounds like a real page-turner.
King has revealed the cover of his new novel The Institute, which tells the story of a boy named Luke with special powers who is kidnapped and sent to a facility. As other children at the facility start to disappear, Luke must find a way to escape.
King has described the novel as a battle of “good vs. evil” with a story “as psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It”
Following the huge success of the movie IT and the excitement for the upcoming Pet Semetary, Stephen King’s The Stand is being adapted as a TV mini-series. The Stand will include approximately ten episodes and will be available on CBS all access.
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The Stand will be directed by Josh Boone, who is huge fan of King.. When asked about the work in progress he stated:
“I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and Ben Cavell.”
Ben Cavell who is working with Boone will be executive producing and writing the script. Boone goes onto describe a touching moment from his childhood, after his parents had burned his copy of the The Stand.
“I read The Stand under my bed when I was twelve, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my Dad’s FedEx account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine, and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from God Himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan. My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day.”
The Stand is set during the apocalypse, when a super-virus that leaked from a lab wipes out most of the population, leaving the survivors to decide between what is good and what is evil, plunging them into not only a battle for survival, but also a battle of morals.
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King expressed his own excitement for the new series:
“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform. The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”
King’s spine-chilling work always delivers and we will be looking out for this one!
Since it was announced that there would be an adaptation of Josh Malerman’s novel Bird Box, fans have been going wild across social media. Horror fans are devouring the novel ahead of the movie’s upcoming release on Netflix.
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Bird Box is the latest in a stream of popular movie and series adaptations by Netflix. Despite it’s seemingly harmless name, Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic tale of a woman and her two children making a desperate attempt to reach safety as an ominous presence drives most of the society to suicide. In order to survive, they must do all they can to not see this presence and for that they wear blindfolds wherever they go.
The film will star Sandra Bullock as Malorie, and the cast will also include Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, an American rapper by the name of Machine Gun Kelly, and Dumplin’‘s Danielle Macdonald.
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The book is partially told through flashbacks and takes place during three different time periods: the beginning of The Problem, as the people began to address it, (about five years prior to the events at the start of the book), shortly before the birth of her two children and the present day (five years after the first round of events). Main character Malorie harshly trains her children to automatically keep their eyes closed upon waking up and to sharpen their hearing so that they can hear if anyone or anything approaches them and pinpoint their exact location.
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Bird Box was first published in the United Kingdom on March 27th, 2014 through Harper Voyager, then later made its way through Ecco Press in the United States on May 13th, 2014.
Despite the rule that the book is almost always better than the film, lately Netflix has really been on a roll with great adaptations, and I cannot wait to see Bird Box!
Have you ever had any experience with the paranormal? In honor of National Paranormal Day, here’s a list of paranormal and supernatural stories, fiction and nonfiction, that you should give a try, especially if you like to be up all night.
Zora Neale Hurston is the late author of the classic Their Eyes Were Watching God and the soon-to-be-released Barracoon. But did you know some of her books contain documentations of her personal experiences with hoodoo? Reading this book will surely leave you a little spooked.
Libba Bray has a great three book series out called The Diviners. The story follows a group of young people fighting an evil spirit that threatens to wreak havoc. If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series I definitely recommend giving this a go.
This short story by W.W. Jacobs can be found in his collection of short stories The Lady of the Barge. This story helps you answer this question: “What if you could wish for anything and have it come true?” It’s a little reminder that nothing is free.