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Stephen King's 'Misery' Adapted For The Stage

News by Kimberly Turner September 25, 2012
Stephen King's 1987 novel takes to the stage. Disfigurement, torment, pain pill addiction, and misused lawnmowers...all just in time for the holidays. It's a whole new approach to 'Misery.'

Scandalous! Is Stephen King's Original Version of THE STAND Better Than the Uncut Edition?

Column by Meredith Borders August 24, 2012
Stephen King's THE STAND: COMPLETE AND UNCUT is one of the best-selling novels of all time. But was the edited version a better book?
Page To Screen: Dark Tower, Divergent, Thor

From Page To Screen: Dark Tower Crumbles, Neil Burger Considers YA, and Mr. Eko Will Fight Thor

News by Rob Hart August 24, 2012
The ambitious Dark Tower film/television adaption may be stalled, 'Divergent' may be the next 'Twilight,' and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins the cast of 'Thor 2.'
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From Page To Screen: Galactus, The Great Gatsby and The Gunslinger

News by Rob Hart August 7, 2012
Galactus may face off against The Avengers, Gatsby gets shoved to summer, and Russell Crowe may be slingin' some guns instead of Javier Bardem, in today's 'From Page to Screen...'
Warner Bros Exploring "The Shining" Prequel

Before The Overlook: Warner Bros Exploring The Shining Prequel

News by Dave Reuss August 2, 2012
With a sequel novel in the works, producers are looking to film a prequel to the famous horror movie.

Book vs. Film vs. Mini Series: The Shining

Column by Karina Wilson June 26, 2012
King vs. Kubrick vs. King? Who gets to smack who down in the three-way Tragedy of the Overlook Hotel?
Stephen King's 'It'

Stephen King's 'It' Coming To The Big Screen...Twice

News by Kimberly Turner June 11, 2012
Warner Bros. is bringing Stephen King's 1100-page horror masterpiece 'It' to cinemas in the form of a two-movie series.
Stephen King's Upcoming Novel Available In Paperback Only

Stephen King Shuns Digital Formats For Upcoming Novel; Goes Paperback Only

News by Rob Hart May 31, 2012
Stephen King's novel 'Joyland' will come out in June 2013 from Hard Case Crime--but it'll only hit physical stores. Citing his love for paperbacks, King said there'll be no eBook version just yet.

Real Life Authors As Fictional Characters

Column by Meredith Borders May 23, 2012
What happens when writers become characters?

The Third Character: A (Very) Rough Guide to Settings

Column by Cath Murphy May 17, 2012
Choosing the right setting for your fiction can be as tricky as giving a turtle a haircut. Here's my Rough Guide to what I think of as the 'third character'.
Stephen King Says Rich Should Pay More Taxes

Stephen King Writes In Favor Of Higher Taxes On The Rich

News by Rob Hart May 1, 2012
The famed author wrote an op-ed that's lighting up the blogosphere, about how the rich should shoulder their portion of the tax burden. He doesn't mince words.
'The Wind Through the Keyhole' by Stephen King

'The Wind Through the Keyhole' by Stephen King

Review by Meredith Borders April 27, 2012
Stephen King revisits the world of the Dark Tower...sort of.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for April 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky April 2, 2012
A look at what's new on the publishing docket for April 2012.

LURID: Deadlier Than The Male

Column by Karina Wilson February 24, 2012
Think female killers are rare, IRL or on the page? They're more common than you imagine. Lurid looks at the deadly women skulking in the shadows of popular fiction.

LURID: My Top 10 Bloody Valentines

Column by Karina Wilson February 14, 2012
Happy ever after? How dull can you get?! Lurid's Top Ten pick of the bloodiest, most doomed, destructive and messed up relationships in literature. Happy Valentine's Day!

The Top 10 Fictional Antiheroes

Column by Meredith Borders February 10, 2012
The antihero is complex and unknowable, and because of that, he is fascinating in ways a pure hero or villain could never be. Read on for ten of the greatest antiheroes in literature.
Kimberly Pierce 'Carrie' Remake

Stephen King's 'Carrie' to Get Remake Treatment (Again)

News by Brandon Tietz January 5, 2012
'Boys Don’t Cry' director Kimberly Peirce will be filming an updated version of Stephen King's 'Carrie.'
Wind Through The Keyhole

Read An Excerpt From Stephen King's New Dark Tower Novel, 'The Wind Through The Keyhole'

News by Brandon Tietz December 29, 2011
Stephen King returns to Mid-World in April with his eighth Dark Tower novel, 'The Wind Through the Keyhole.' Read an exclusive excerpt from Tor.com
Jack Ketchum, photographed by Steve Thornton

Essay By Jack Ketchum: 'Splat Goes the Hero: Visceral Horror'

News by Dennis Widmyer
In this essay by legendary writer Jack Ketchum, he explores the impact of writing visceral horror and the effect it has on both him and his readers.
Book sales at brick-and-mortar stores are up!

Print Book Sales Are Up, Shocking Everyone

News by Rob Hart December 13, 2011
Despite fears that eReaders would gouge print book sales this holiday season, book stores are actually showing higher profits compared to last year.

10 Gift Ideas No Book Lover Can Live Without This Holiday Season

Column by Meredith Borders December 9, 2011
Stumped on what to buy Dad, Mom, your friends, your fella or your lady? Allow us to help.
Bad Sex in Literature

Lit Mag Announces Nominees For Year's Worst Sex Scenes In Literature

News by Rob Hart November 22, 2011
Every year, the Literary Review honors the most terribly-written, horribly contrived sex scenes with the Bad Sex in Literature award, and here are the nominees...
'11/22/63' by Stephen King

'11/22/63' by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas November 18, 2011
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, president Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could go back and change it?

Vampires: No Longer “The Ultimate Zipless Fuck?”

Column by Karina Wilson November 18, 2011
This month's LURID column: Has Twilight sucked all the fun out of vampire sex?
Under The Dome

Brian K. Vaughn Hired to Adapt "Under the Dome"

News by Brandon Tietz
Acclaimed comic book writer Brian K. Vaughn will be penning the adaptation of Stephen King's "Under the Dome."