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12 Unpublished Novels We Wish We Could Read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Unfinished, unrealized, lost or destroyed: these are the unpublished novels we desperately wish we could read.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.
Book Trailer for Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'

New Book Trailer for Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep' Revealed

News by Christopher Shultz
Get primed for the upcoming 'Shining' sequel with a slick (and short!) new video.
Pirated eBook Versions of 'Joyland' Appear Online

Pirated eBook Versions of 'Joyland' Appear Online

News by Dean Fetzer June 17, 2013
Only weeks after Stephen King hit the headlines for not releasing an eBook version of his latest, rumours of electronic copies circulating on the Internet have surfaced.

Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre

Column by Richard Thomas June 14, 2013
Here are three essential books you should read in every major genre.
Stephen King Joyland Stand prequel

King Delays "Joyland" eBook Release and Releases 88-page Prequel Poem to ‘The Stand’

News by Dean Fetzer May 21, 2013
The author was an early adopter of eBooks, famously releasing ‘Riding the Bullet’ for $2.50, but it seems he’s supporting bookshops now — and releasing a poem he wrote in college about Randall Flagg.

Three Books About... Machines

Column by Cath Murphy May 15, 2013
What do "Crash," "Christine," and "I, Robot" have in common?

Forgetting the "Why" in the Narrative of Horror

Column by John Jarzemsky May 2, 2013
Telling a great story involves a slow and controlled release of information, but sometimes, the questions we choose not to answer are even more important.

Life-Changers and Soul-Crushers: 3 Books I Feel Blessed to Have Read & 3 I Wish I Could Obliterate from My Memory

Column by Taylor Houston April 26, 2013
Let the debates begin! Three books that made me want to be a better writer and better person, and three books that made me want to gouge my eyes out.

Reading With Purpose: Four Reasons Every Writer Should Join a Book Club

Column by Christopher Shultz April 16, 2013
As bookish people, writers will enjoy the variety, lively discussions, and opportunities for critical thinking that book clubs offer.

'Cujo' To Be Remade Sometime This Year

News by Christopher Shultz April 15, 2013
With King adaptations and remakes a plenty, why not redo the one about the rabid dog?
Shining prequel: Overlook Hotel

Warner Bros. Planning A Prequel to 'The Shining'

News by Christopher Shultz April 12, 2013
The upcoming film will explore events prior to the Torrance family's arrival at The Overlook Hotel.

Book vs. Film vs. Audience: The Shining and Room 237

Column by Karina Wilson April 8, 2013
Documentary Room 237 explores some of the convoluted theories behind the meaning of "The Shining," wrenching it further away than ever from Stephen King's original authorship. What gives?