The Books Stephen King Hasn’t Written Yet, But Should

Column by Cath Murphy November 21, 2014
With 54 novels, 5 non-fiction works and several crypts-worth of short stories under his belt, it doesn't seem like there's much left for Stephen King to write about. Except there is...

Dressing the Part: A Look at Literary Halloween Costumes for the Family

Column by Leah Rhyne October 28, 2014
I thought I was going to be Luna Lovegood for Halloween...my daughter decided otherwise...so now I'm judging ALL literary Halloween costumes. Look out, costumes! I'm coming!

Footnotes: 'King Lear' and 9 More Books Masquerading in Other Genres

Column by Ryan Peverly
Browse a bookshelf and chances are you'll find several titles that aren't exactly as they appear — books in costume, masquerading in one genre when they're really something else entirely.

BookShots: 'Mr. Mercedes' by Stephen King

Column by Richard Thomas
In the first book of a new trilogy, Bill Hodges chases a new killer, one with a taste for mass executions.

Every Stephen King Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Max Booth III September 19, 2014
One day, Max will have to explain to his grandchildren why he spent an entire Sunday writing this article.

You Make Me Sick: 5 Novels About Disease

Column by Ed Sikov August 11, 2014
Illness is a great subject for literature; it's surprising there aren't more disease novels.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

Epic Rap Battles of History: Stephen King vs. Edgar Allan Poe

News by Joshua Chaplinsky June 3, 2014
Two horror mister/meister/masters face off in an epic battle of linguistic prowess.

Storyville: Three Essential Books On Writing

Column by Richard Thomas February 10, 2014
Three essential books on writing by Stephen King, Donald Maas and Jeff VanderMeer.

Inaccuracies In Literary Nonfiction: A Necessary Evil?

Column by Christopher Shultz January 8, 2014
You hear about errors of historical fact in nonfiction books all the time, committed either intentionally or unintentionally. But are these inaccuracies merely par for the genre's course?
Stephen King Joins Twitter — Finally!

Stephen King Joins Twitter — Finally!

News by Dean Fetzer December 9, 2013
The best-selling horror writer has set up a Twitter account, getting 30,000 followers in 3 minutes before warning fans “not expect too much”.

Prose & Conversation: 'The Shining' and 'Doctor Sleep'

Column by Leah Rhyne December 5, 2013
In the first Prose & Conversation column, Richard and Leah talk 'The Shining,' 'Doctor Sleep,' and why we think Stephen King hates Kubrick's movie.

LURID: Hey Hey JFK

Column by Karina Wilson November 22, 2013
50 years ago today six seconds changed everything. Lurid takes a look at the way the fatal JFK headshot ricocheted out of myth and into modern fiction.
LitReactor Book Club

December Book Club Selection: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
December's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King.

Book vs. Film(s): "Carrie"

Column by Christopher Shultz October 28, 2013
At three film adaptations now, Stephen King’s first novel is shaping up to be one of his most enduring. But which version really gets it right, and which ones don’t?
BookShots: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King

BookShots: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas October 8, 2013
In the long-awaited sequel to 'The Shining,' Stephen King gives us the story of Danny Torrance all grown up, wielding his abilities to defeat the True Knot.

After All These Years: The Unexpected Sequel

Column by Rajan Khanna October 7, 2013
With the release of Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep' and the announcement of a 'Fight Club' sequel, we take a look at followups that appear years, sometimes decades after the original work.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Guillermo del Toro Curates New Horror Covers For Penguin Classics

News by Christopher Shultz October 2, 2013
The 'Hellboy' and 'Pacific Rim' director puts his seal of approval on six classic novels/collections.

'Doctor Sleep' and the Evolution of Fear

Column by Kimberly Turner September 24, 2013
Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to 'The Shining' is released today. LitReactor takes a look at how terror has changed and how 'Doctor Sleep' taps into our most primal fears.

12 Unpublished Novels We Wish We Could Read

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky September 17, 2013
Unfinished, unrealized, lost or destroyed: these are the unpublished novels we desperately wish we could read.
The Stand, Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck No Longer Attached To 'The Stand' Remake, New Writer/Director In Talks

News by Christopher Shultz August 26, 2013
With Affleck a little busy at the moment, Warner Bros needs someone else to remake the Stephen King book.
Misery & Genene Jones

Nurse That Inspired Stephen King's 'Misery' Set For Early Release

News by Christopher Shultz August 15, 2013
Genene Jones is suspected of killing multiple infants, but a Texas law may set her free in five years.

Post-Mortem: How I Stopped Being (as) Afraid of Stephen King's It

Column by Leah Rhyne August 13, 2013
After living in fear of clowns and storm drains for over two decades, re-reading Stephen King's "It" finally brought me some peace. But just some...
Stephen King Shares the Best Opening Line He Ever Wrote

The Best Opening Line Stephen King Ever Wrote

News by Dean Fetzer August 5, 2013
In an article in the Atlantic, the prolific author reveals why he spends “months and even years” writing the first line of one of his books.
Stephen King On Set

'Under the Dome' Renewed for Second Season

News by Christopher Shultz
The popular series based on a Stephen King novel will be back in 2014.
Joyland by Stephen King

"Joyland" by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas June 27, 2013
A riveting novel of love and loss, "Joyland" weaves together a coming of age tale with ghosts and crime to tell a powerful story.