I’m a certified Constant Reader. It’s the term Stephen King coined for his fans. I’ve read almost every single book. Have watched all of the movies, mini series, and tv series. I even own some of the comics. To me personally, Stephen King is my escape from reality. He can find my fears, and the world’s fears easily. In fact, after going on a Sai King binge I often find new things that I didn’t even realize scared me. However, he’s so much more than horror and I think the world has caught on. In fact, I’d say that this year is Stephen King’s BEST YEAR EVER! Here’s a list of all of his projects for this year:
Gwendy’s Button Box
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.
Cemetery Dance Publications is extremely pleased to announce the world’s first edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, a brand new and original Castle Rock novella is now available.
This is the only thing on the list I haven’t read or watched of those that are already out. It’s next on my to-read list after I finish re-reading The Dark Tower Series.
The Mist (TV Series)
After eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity…
Based on Stephen’s classic short story, The Mist centers around a small town family that are torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends, and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
I’ve read the book, saw the movie, and binged all of the episodes. A solid good series. Easily binge-able.
The Dark Tower (Movie)
After nearly a decade of anticipation, The Dark Tower motion picture was released on August 4th, 2017.
Starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim) as Roland Deschain and Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Man in Black, the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen’s magnum opus has been described as a “sequel” to the original series of books.
Stephen King’s epic has finally graced the screen. A lot of critics didn’t quite enjoy it, but I took it at face value. I was able to see this as a continuation rather than an adaptation. Plus, all of the Stephen King Easter Eggs were great. If you can see it on the big screen you should.
Mr. Mercedes (TV Series)
A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. Directed by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones) and adapted for television by David E. Kelley. All three serve as Executive Producers.
Now airing on the AT&T Audience Network on DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, and DirecTV Now.
Just a few episodes are out so far and WOW! This one has followed straight from the book and I didn’t think they would go there for certain sense but MAN. Considering this is a trilogy of books it could go for multiple seasons. Not for the squeamish, but a crazy ride so far.
Stephen’s quintessential novel that terrified a generation is soon to be a major motion picture from New Line Cinema. Directed by Andrés Muschietti, IT stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown with Richie Tozier played by Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard.
The IT teaser trailer is now available online and has received a world-record setting 190 million views in its first 24 hours online.
Both It the book and the mini-series gave me many nightmares growing up, but I loved it. I actually reread the book at least once a year. My husband knows when I’m reading it because he will come home from work and I’ll have all of the lights in the house on. I’ve already pre-ordered our tickets for the movie and can’t wait!
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place…
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, SLEEPING BEAUTIES is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
I have this on pre-order as well. I like Owen King’s style of writing as well so I’m interested in seeing both father and son collaborate.
As you can see, there were many different projects that were wins for Stephen King this year. I hope next year is just as exciting!