9 Times the Book was Better than the Movie

Column by Annie Neugebauer July 9, 2019
Last column I highlighted 9 times the movie was better than the book. Now it's time to balance things out.

A Brief History Of Folk Horror In Literature

Column by Christopher Shultz
The term "folk horror" might have originally only referred to films, but there is a lush history of novels and short stories that definitely belong to the subgenre.

13 Books That Wouldn't Be Published Today

Column by Peter Derk June 17, 2019
Is 2019 too sensitive for these titles?

The Seemingly Inevitable Relationship Between Writing And Imposter Syndrome

Column by Christopher Shultz
Most writers feel like a total fraud sometimes, but the feeling doesn't have to eat us alive.

The Literary Influences Behind Jordan Peele's "Us"

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are film references abound in Jordan Peele's latest, but the written word also plays an important role in its proceedings.

Writing Can Become An Addiction If You Let It—And That's A Bad Thing

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's true that sometimes creativity and addiction go hand in hand, so what happens if you actually get addicted to creativity itself?

Exploring the Literary References of Silent Hill

Column by Michael David Wilson
The Silent Hill video game series references way more literature than you probably noticed (or thought possible). We give you the lowdown. Welcome to Silent Hill.

The Most Anticipated Film & TV Adaptations of 2019

Column by Max Booth III
New Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and others.

How I Would've Died In 20 Stephen King Novels

Column by Peter Derk
Not the surviving type, Pete examines his most likely causes of death in some of King's beloved works.

Books vs. Miniseries: 'The Stand'

Column by Christopher Shultz September 24, 2018
Does 'The Stand' miniseries do the novel justice, or is it like a bastard, sniveling half-sibling; a disappointment compared to the first-born child?

Stephen King's 10 Best - Yes, Best! - Endings

Column by Meredith Borders
Happy birthday, Stephen King! Let's take a look at the ten best endings the author ever wrote.

A Guide to the Literary And Cinematic References in 'Castle Rock'

Column by Christopher Shultz
For anyone needing a deep dive into the Stephen King universe and how it connects to the new Hulu series.

Book vs. Film: 'Christine'

Column by Max Booth III
Stephen King and John Carpenter in the ring - who knocks who out first? The answer may not shock you!

One Year of Podcasting About Stephen King: A Retrospective

Column by Max Booth III
How podcasting helped this writer's anxiety issues.

The 15 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2018

Column by Max Booth III January 5, 2018
New Paul Tremblay! New King! New McCammon!

Why Coming of Age Crime Stories Work So Well

Column by Justin Hunter
The movie adaptation of 'The November Criminals' reminds us that coming of age crime stories are the best kinds of stories.

The Top 10 Rare and Pricey Stephen King Books

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 3, 2017
King is a popular, prolific author whose books can be found in almost any store that sells printed words, but some editions are special. Here are the rarest and priciest of them all.
Owen King Talks SLEEPING BEAUTIES and Collaborating With His Father

Owen King Talks 'Sleeping Beauties' and Collaborating With His Father

Interview by Max Booth III September 26, 2017
He's also adapting Clive Barker's "The Great and Secret Show" with Josh Boone.

10 Stephen King Sequels I Want to Read

Column by Max Booth III
John Wick but with a cat instead of Keanu Reeves.

So I Heard Y'all Want to Float: The Past, Present, and Future of Stephen King's IT

Column by Max Booth III
We dig deep into the novel, miniseries, and film adaptation of Stephen King's killer clown novel.

The Life and Death of Richard Bachman

Column by Max Booth III
In 1985, Richard Bachman died suddenly of cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia. This is his story.

The Sex Scene In Stephen King's 'IT'

Column by Peter Derk September 5, 2017
What's the deal with one of the weirdest sex scenes in King's oeuvre?

13 Tips on Plowing Through 'IT' (or any long book) In A Few Days

Column by Peter Derk August 31, 2017
You've only got a few days to read 'IT' before the movie hits. You can do it. Take it from me, with a little help, you'll make it.

Why Remakes (including Stephen King's 'IT') Stoke Creative Storytelling

Column by Justin Hunter
Remakes might suck visually. They might steal a piece of your childhood and give it away to someone else. But remakes allow a story to live on long past its expiration date. And that's a good thing.

Should Stephen King's 'Rage' Return to Print?

Column by Peter Derk August 14, 2017
Stephen King pulled his school shooting novel, 'Rage,' from print decades ago. Is it time for the book to come back?