Stephen King tells Stephen Colbert which of his fictional monsters Donald Trump most resembles

Ever-folksy master of horror Stephen King is no fan of Donald Trump, as any one of King’s nearly five million Twitter followers can tell you. On Wednesday’s Late Show, the best-selling author of more than 50 best-selling books and fully 40 percent of all your nightmares touted that day’s court ruling that Trump can’t…

New Line is developing a film version of Stephen King's brilliantly nasty The Long Walk

We’re in the midst of one of Hollywood’s periodic Stephen King waves at the moment, with the success of last summer’s It providing a rising tide for all sorts of misshapen boats (like, say, James Wan’s upcoming adaptation of King’s not especially good book The Tommyknockers). Still, for every The Mangler or Cell that…

Universal snags the rights to a film adaptation of lousy Stephen King book The Tommyknockers

Refusing to learn the lessons taught by laughably cheesy ABC miniseries of the mid-1990s, Universal has emerged victorious from an improbably fierce bidding war to secure James Wan’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1989 novel The Tommyknockers for itself. And, hey, on the surface, we get it: Wan continues to be a…

Super Bowl ad for Hulu's Castle Rock visits a Stephen King landmark 

Back in October, the first teaser for Hulu’s Castle Rock show finally offered some hint as to what it’s place in the “Stephen King universe” would be with a little reference to Shawshank State Prison. For the show’s Super Bowl ad, Hulu hits that note even harder with André Holland’s character not only mentioning the…

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Mike Flanagan to stay in the Stephen King business with The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep 

Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game, a novel once thought unfilmable, was one of the highlights of the Stephen King tsunami that washed over movie theaters last year. (At the risk of inciting controversy, we’d even give it the edge over It.) And Flanagan, a self-professed King devotee, is staying in the…

The connections between It and The Shining could tell us what even Pennywise fears

With the release of It and The Dark Tower (and, hell, even Gerald’s Game), more and more casual Stephen King fans are hearing tell of the “dark universe” that connects so many of his books. Pennywise and the Losers’ Club, for example, not only appear in It, but are also either referenced or seen in King books like The…

Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood on the intense experience of playing Gerald’s Game

Debuting last week on Netflix after its world premiere at Fantastic Fest, the Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game is a dream come true for its director, Hush and Ouija: Origin Of Evil’s Mike Flanagan. Flanagan first read King’s novel when he was 19 and has been attempting to get the film made ever since, a feat that…