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What scares Stephen King?
September 10th, 2019 under Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

Let’s be honest, Stephen King has caused us to lose sleep over at least one of his books. Whether it is Pennywise from It, the Dome in Under the Dome, Carrie or The Shining’s Johnny.

Therefore, you have to wonder what scares the horror novelist. Today, he revealed what it is on Good Morning America, and it is a lot like a character from his book The Dead Zone. He has sleepless nights over “the current political situation.” No explanation needed. Especially since President Greg Stillson is a lot like Donald Trump. It is as if he knew what was going to happen now when he wrote the book in the early ’80s. Spooky.

That is not the only thing that scares him. He is also afraid of elevators. He explained why, “You get into an elevator and you think, ‘there is a hole under there.'” Now, I am afraid of elevators too.

Even when he is not writing books, he still finds ways to terrifies us. Thus, if you get into an elevator with him make sure to jump up and down. Worst case scenario, you get stuck and he tells you a bedtime story. Can you think of anything more horrifying than King telling you one of his tales? I can’t.


Halloween is going to be extra scary this year thanks to Doctor Sleep
June 14th, 2019 under Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

Even since 1980, we have all had nightmares since Stephen King’s The Shining went from the pages of a book to the big screen. Now, 40 years later, little Danny’s (Ewan McGregor) story is being told again. This time he is an adult and he meets Abra (Kyliegh Curran) who, like him, has her own powerful extrasensory gift. Since he left the Overbrook Hotel, he has been running from his past. Now he has to run to it to save Abra and himself.

If this trailer is any hint what the movie is going to be like, then this Halloween might be the scariest one ever. Forget King’s other It movie of the year, this is the one that will be haunting us for years to come.


But where will they bury the cat from Pet Sematary?
May 30th, 2019 under Animals, Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

Leo, the cat from Pet Sematary who gives us nightmares, passed away. His owner and trainer, Kirk Jarrett, broke the sad news with, “It is with great sadness that we tell you that Leo has passed away. He will forever be missed by his human and fur family. May his star always shine bright.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jarrett adopted his furbaby after the feature was done filming last June. Ever since then the kitty was pampered like the celebrity he was until his passing.

Leo was of the four Maine Coons, who played the undead Chuch, but he is the one that haunts our dreams in the posters. Which makes you wonder will he buried in the same spot as in the Stephen King film in order to bring him back? Although, it did not work out that well for Church’s furmily?

The remake will be released on digital June 25th and home video on July 9th. I think they have enough time to add a little tribute to Leo. In other words, they need too because he is the most memorable thing from the horror movie.


It Chapter Two with more red balloons
May 9th, 2019 under Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

99 red balloons floating in the summer sky. Panic bells, it’s red alert. There’s something here from somewhere else.

Now that we got that song stuck in our head. It is time to watch the trailer for It Chapter Two. While I am one of the few people who was not wowed by the first movie, I am actually looking forward to the sequel that comes out on September 6th.

It seems a little scarier. Although that restaurant scene has me thinking of the late John Ritter and Harry Anderson in the 1990 miniseries with Tim Curry as a Pennywise. That could be why I was unimpressed by the feature film. No one is as good as Tim Curry in anything.

Now that you have watched the trailer, do you understand why I am singing Nena’s 99 Luftballoons?


Castle Rock haunts Hulu tonight
July 24th, 2018 under Hulu, JJ Abrams, Stephen King. [ Comments: none ]

When I heard that J.J. Abrams was doing a series about Stephen King’s fictional town Castle Rock for Hulu, I was excited about it. Then I watched the first four episodes, that begin streaming tonight, and I am not really sure what is going on.

The show starts off with Dale (Terry O’Quinn), the warden of Shawshank State Penitentiary, and it is his last day on the job. He kisses his wife goodbye, drives to the woods, ties a rope around his neck and drives his soon to be headless body into Castle Rock. He is dead, but he lives on as the narrator.

There is a new warden in town and she just found out that her predecessor left a wing of the overcrowded prison empty. When she sends in some guards to check it out, they discover a nameless young man who has been living there. No one knows who The Kid (Bill Skarsgård) is, and he is not telling them.

All they know about him is his first words were, “Henry Deaver” (André Holland). Deaver is a Texas lawyer, who record is pretty deadly. Deadly as in his clients die. When he gets the call from Shawshank, it means going home, a place he rarely goes. When he was 10 years old he went missing in December and after several days he is found unharmed with no memory of what happened. It is one of the town’s mysteries. That and what happened to his father. Some think he killed him, but he does not remember.

Something his mother (Sissy Spacek) is suffering from. She has dementia and he finds out that Alan (Scott Glenn), who found him as a kid, is living with her. Henry does not like him because there is a lot of conflict between the two. Alan also knows more about the town and answers a lot of our questions.

But there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered. While the show starts off really slowly, it does pick up at the end of the 4th episode. I will stick with it, so I suggest you do it.


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