The works of Stephen King are coming to television in at least three definite projects: The Mist on Spike, Castle Rock on Hulu, and beginning August 9, 2017, the Mr. Mercedes TV series on AT&T’s Audience Network. All three of these projects have great potential in the right hands.
Kingversation will be a series of conversations between two Stephen King fans related to Stephen King and his family of authors. The conversation will be between Aaron Baker of The Stephen King Universe and Bryant Burnette of The Truth Inside the Lie.
This first conversation is introductory and comes days after the release of the trailer for The Dark Tower.
If you own a copy of Carrie by Stephen King, chances are you only own one copy. Have you ever wondered what the other Carrie book covers look like. Well, here’s your chance to take a look at what it looks like in other editions, and even in other countries. What is below is not every single Carrie book cover, but a lot of them are there. I may also return and add more later.
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My very first introduction to Stephen King came around 1992 or 1993, when my mother, tired of me watching horror films, decided to prod me into reading horror fiction. She brought home a hardback copy of Stephen King’s novella collection Four Past Midnight. So my first introduction to Stephen King was in the form of the novella. This Gwendy’s Button Box review, which is decidedly “spoiler free,” considers the novella within King’s canon as a whole as well.
Stephen King has never written a lot about serial killers. He’s not that conventional. So, it’s interesting to look back through Stephen King’s short fiction to 1968 when he wrote about female college students being picked off by “Springheel Jack” in the short story Strawberry Spring. This is an analysis of the version which would later appear in Night Shift.
After much buildup, the full trailer for The Dark Tower is finally here. I like the vast majority of what I see. It even contains little references to The Shining and IT. Blink and you’ll miss them. Watch it right here:
Stephen King’s oldest son, Joseph Hillstrom King (“Joe Hill”) was born June 4, 1972. He became a published author in 1997 and has been writing professionally ever since. This is a complete guide to all Joe Hill books.
I included links to supplementary materials where appropriate. I will continue to add to those materials as I find them.
This is not a guide to all of Joe Hill’s individual short stories, because I intend to cover those in a separate guide.
In Here There Be Tygers, Stephen King explores the absolute depth that social fear can take through the eyes of a school child. This short story falls early in Stephen King’s short fiction and was originally published in 1968 when King was just 20 years old.
This is an analysis of Stephen King’s Here There Be Tygers as it was published in the short story collection Skeleton Crew in 1985, at least 17 years after King wrote it.
You may or may not have heard that Stephen King has been sued. TMZ reports that The Dark Tower lawsuit alleges that King stole his idea for The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, from a comic book/magazine entitled The Rook. The lawsuit claims $500 million in damages. There’s a lot that they don’t tell you, despite an apparent ability to do so. What follows in this article should not be construed as legal advice. Rather, it is intended to be a more thorough telling of the story thus far.
When Ubris published Stephen King’s Cain Rose Up, an early short story within King’s body of short fiction, the timing was odd. The nation was only around one and a half years removed from the University of Texas Tower Shooting. The real act was committed by 25-year-old student Charles Whitman. There is not much doubt about the relationship between the mass shooting and King’s fictional Cain Rose Up.
This is meant to be a detailed analysis of the fictional short story. This story appeared in the University of Maine’s literary journal in the Spring of 1968. Any analysis of it must begin with a brief look at school shootings.