Saturday, January 30, 2010

TimesTalks Interview with Stephen King

The interview from November 10, 2009 TimesTalks Interview about various topics.  He begins to talk about Under The Dome in a six-part interview for one full hour.  Stephen King looks great, funny and interesting as usual.  He gives so many details about his book Under The Dome.  If you would like to get the full enjoyment of the video allow the video to fully load.

SK frequently visits The Huffington Post and The Filthy Critic.  These were two of the websites he discusses during the interview.  Check them out.

Stephen King says this vampire novel  The Strain written by Guellermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan was really good.

He discusses Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child.  He talks about how much he loves them.  SK even asks for applause for the books.  He read these books while writing Under The Dome.

Friday, January 29, 2010

April's Audiobook Releases 2010


The Long Walk:  April 1, 2010 The Long Walk Unabridged CD's

Firestarter:  April 1, 2010 Firestarter Unabridged CD's

Cujo:  April 1, 2010 Cujo Unabridged CD's

Roadwork:  April 1, 2010 Roadwork Unabridged CD's

The Running Man:  April 1, 2010 The Running Man Unabridged CD's

Danse Macabre with an SK Forenote "What's Scary" Edition

Stephen will be re-releasing Danse Macabre in paperback February 23, 2010.  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Stephen rates 2009 movies: His Top 10 on

Are you interested to find out which movies SK found good last year?  I've seen some but not all.  Now I've got to go and place the films I haven't seen on my "To Buy" list.  If you have anything to add about any of these films post a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Link to Entertainment Weekly,,20333816,00.html

On Writing Tenth Anniversary Hardcover

This editon of the book will be On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft Can you believe it has already been 10 years since this book published?  Amazing, how time flys. Pre-Order for July 13, 2010 release.  If you aspire to be an author or just want to get a better understanding of how the master writes.  READ THIS BOOK! :-) 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grapevine says: Stephen King is 2 books beyond 2010 release(s)!!!!

Do you think he will release both Dr. Sleep and the new Mid-World book this year?  Tell me what you think.  I feel since there was a dead heat for the two books, maybe?   One can only hope. According to Ms. Mod SKMB he is already 2 books past 2010.  Oh my god, he is incredible.  He has got to get some record for the most written words by an author, for sure. YOU ARE AMAZING MR. KING!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My spouse broke down and got subscriptions for all Stephen King Comics!!!

After trying to chase the comics I'm missing, and being strong-armed into getting a subscription to them,  my spouse signed me up! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  Missing out on the variants and such was not good either.  So, there goes whatever disposable income our family had left! Oh well, it is SK!

The Dark Tower
The Stand                                       
The Talisman
American Vampire
 This is the exclusive cover!  (While reading the original, I visualized the exact scene.)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho Hill #3 NOW AVAILABLE-HURRY

Local comic book stores that ordered light are already sold out, as a matter of fact, they were sold out of The Talisman: The Road Of Trials #3 and also The Stand: Soul Suvivors # 3.  Hopefully they will get another shipment before the end of the month.  A subscription is probably the only way anymore, I guess.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bag Of Bones movie progress stalled

Bag Of Bones was supposed to be in production but now seems to be on the back burner, according to the Moderator SKMB. She is unaware though, of what may have occurred in the last month or so.  I'll keep you posted as I get the information myself.  Hope this one gets made soon.

Under the Dome Trivia

Under The Dome trivia. According to SKMB (Stephen King Message Board) Stephen King got the name for Jim Rennie from (Reny's Department Store, Newcastle, Maine) which according to Ms. Mod., was also the inspiration for Romeo Burpee, store owner of Burpee's Department Store, Chester's Mill, Maine.  Just love all the hidden Easter Eggs in his writing.  This just makes reading his books that much more interesting.  He is so cool.  No, cooler than cool!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Stand Hardcovers

The Stand HC's of the graphic novels.  Gotta love it!

UR Audiobook:Sample @ Simon and Schuster & now Stephen King's Official Site

UR Audiobook
This is a story I have been wanting to delve into since it was released on February 12, 2009.  Since it was released only for Kindle I haven't had an opportunity to read it.  I was pleasantly surprised when I found out it was being released as an audiobook on February 16, 2010.  The story is read by Holter Graham.  This sample had really whet my appetite.  Have you read it?  Tell us what you think!

ISBN-10: 1442303093
ISBN-13: 9781442303096

UR Excerpt:

Stephen King's Official Website

 Holter Graham's Official Website


The Talisman: Road Of Trials Hardcover Graphic Novel

The Talisman:  The Road Of Trials Hardcover to release according to the publisher May 28, 2010 (Amazon says May 25, 2010).  Graphic novel Cover price $25.00  ISBN: 978-0-345-51798-2 (0-345-51798-9
Adapted by Robin Furth

Illustrated by Tony Shasteen and Nei Ruffino

The Talisman: Road of Trials #3 released yesterday

The Talisman: Road Of Trials #3 comic by Del Rey release Jan 13, 2010.

Update: The Ghosts Of Darkland County 3 CD release

There has been a new press release for The Ghosts Of Darkland County.  The 3 CD set should drop (subject to change) sometime around September 2010 according to John Mellencamp's website. 
2 CD's of the entire production
1 CD songs only.

Stephen King News:

John Mellencamp News:

Creepshow 2 1987 Liked it? NO, loved it!

Creepshow 2 1987 *Note the first scene shows an actual Maine license plate that spells out CREEP. In the beginning to Venus Fly Trap, a boy around 12 named Billy is waiting for a paper delivery truck for his newest comic book to arrive. That's when the narrator ghoul named The Creep delivers the comics to Billy then this part of the movie becomes animated. Billy orders a venus fly trap from one of his comics.

Old Chief Woodenhead is about a couple that run a store in an old ghost town called Dead River. The story begins with the store owner named Ray Spruce singing Jimmy Crack Corn And I Don’t Care while painting the face of an old wooden statue in front of his general store. The store owner talks to the wooden chief statue and seems to have quite an attachment to it. His wife Martha Spruce wants him to quit running his general store because she feels it is “all dried up”. She wants him to abandon the store that has been so good to them through the years. A Native American man named Benjamin Whitemoon comes into his store and talks about how ashamed he is of his people’s indebtedness to his store. He offers the store owner one rare piece of jewelry from each family in the tribe, in exchange for more time to pay off the debt they owe him. He reluctantly accepts the collateral from his debtors. As Benjamin leaves the store he speaks in his native language to the statue. When at that time, the statue moves. While Ray and his wife are outside the store, hooligans begin ransacking their store. The thieves wanted all the money and the rare jewelry valued at over $10,000. One of the theives was the nephew of Benjamin, and I might add ,quite obsessed with his hair. When an unfortunate thing happens to Ray and his wife someone wants revenge. Old Chief Woodenhead was a great story. If you like seeing someone getting what they deserve watch this. The fat guy reminds me of Fat Bastard in the Austin Powers series. He was so disgusting. *A side note: During Old Chief Woodenhead when the people are back at their homes The Cisco Kid is playing on all of the TV’s.

Billy receives his comic book Venus Fly Trap that he ordered in the mail. He says, "It eats meat!"

The Raft involves 4 young adults, Laverne, Randy(Pancho), Deke(Cisco), and Rachel in a Firebird doing drugs and partying it up when they decide to stop at a lake to go swim out to a raft that they had seen before. The two guys jump in to 45 to 50 degree temperature water and swim out to the raft. When Randy is swimming out to the raft he notices there were ducks around some unknown blob on the surface of the water. The ducks were then sucked into the middle of the fibrous, floating blob. The blob's basic shape is round and floats around the raft. Their observation of the blob was some kind of oil slick, at first. The girl named Rachel was inclined to put her hand near the blob in the water when she is then pulled in. Randy, the good swimmer, decides he is going to swim away. That is when the substance comes between the raft planks grabs his leg. Randy and Laverne, being the only two left keep watch, try to stay awake but....  Another Side note: Pancho and Cisco are the nicknames for Randy and Deke again another reference to The Cisco Kid.  Stephen King does such a great job of taking something that is seemingly harmless and making it into something that makes your hair stand on end.

Then it cuts to Billy riding home and getting picked on by some bullies. They take out his Venus flytrap plant and squish it.

The Hitchhiker is about a lady Annie Lansing that is unfaithful to her husband and sleeps with a gigolo (pay close attention behind the gigolo's head, Stephen King’s IT hardcover on the shelf behind the bed). After leaving the gigolo’s home, she begins to drive home trying to concoct a story about why she is late. She then drops her cigarette in her lap. All of her attention is obviously on trying to get the cigarette off of her lap.  That is when she runs off the freeway onto Maine Interstate 395. She then hits a hitchhiker standing along the road with a sign that reads Dover, then she decides to flee the scene.  Stephen King is the truck driver who stops and places the flair.  He plays the truckdriver well, his comments about the accident are funny.  Further down the road she begins talking to herself and getting a little paranoid, telling herself she could always turn herself in if she can’t live with herself. When she stops she sees a vision of the hitchhiker all bloodied and limping towards her car. Then she hears the hitchiker tapping at her window and repeatedly telling her, “Thanks for the ride lady."   The hitchhiker keeps repeating the same mantra while trying to get to her at various times during the story. He is now holding a sign that says YOU KILLED ME!!  She repeatedly continues to try to get rid of him through various means.  When she awakes from passing out she thinks it was all a dream.  Somehow she manages to get home in her demolished mercedes to only find that she isn't alone.

Billy is again being chased by the same bullies as earlier. Billy knows what he has to do to take care of his bully problem.

At the end of Creepshow 2, the comic from the original Creepshow with Voodoo Doll on the cover was shown.  (I thought that that was a cool way to link the two movies together.) There was also some blurb about  how comic books aren't bad for juevenile boys that was published in 1949.

Link to trailer:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shooter Jennings and Stephen King team up for album

Black Ribbons 3210 is due to drop March 2, 2010 SK will be providing the voice for Will o’ the Wisp, a late night talk show host on a new concept album. Awesome!

To hear Will o' the Wisp himself and preorder the album click here:

For Press Release posted by Miss Mod.:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Creepshow 3, NOT a Stephen King credit

After having had watched Creepshow 1 and Creepshow 2 which I am writing my accounts, thoughts and opinions. My family and I were horrified when we watched Creepshow 3, and was very relieved that SK had nothing to do with that mess! This cringe worthy film was done with very little thought or effort. This fiasco they call a movie was utterly pointless, how did this get made?

Mid-World Book or Doctor Sleep? Poll is closed

Polls closed 01/01/10 and Doctor Sleep got the most votes. The moderator of SKMB will tally votes and present to SK. No guarantees on which book will be first. All depends on how the creative process goes. Visitor Poll:
*Can be found at bottom of page under Visitor Poll

DTbay Long Road Home Omnibus Sold sold the signed comic for $420.00. Wishing I had $420.00 laying around.... (dreamily staring into space...oh well) Congrats to the lucky winner, enjoy your purchase that is a very rare item.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

N. from Just After Sunset to be released....

N., the story from Just After Sunset, comic to be released March 2010. If you liked the story N. get ready to see it released in comic book form which will be in four issues by Marvel. I can tell you that I have been loving the comics that have been released recently, The Stand, The Dark Tower Series, and The Talisman. Also, look forward to the new vampire series American Vampire in March 2010 teaming with Vertigo (all new King, woo hoo!)

Click for official press release N.:

Click for official press release American Vampire:

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