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Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
Here's a rundown of every Stephen King reference and Easter Egg in Castle Rock
Each episode of the Hulu series is loaded with references to King characters, books and films.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Castle Rock is an "All-You-Can-Eat Stephen King Buffet," for better and worse
Source: Dallas Observer
Hulu's new Stephen King-themed series from J.J. Abrams and King is "more a King-flavored time killer" than "some grand statement of Kinglyness. It’s a thing to watch rather than something you can’t miss," says Alan Scherstuhl. Think of it as Trivial Pursuit: Stephen King Edition. "In its first 10 minutes, Hulu’s horror-drama Castle Rock establishes itself as something of a Stephen King buffet, a comfort-food miniseries providing familiar, undistinguished fare that’s lightly spiced with proper nouns you might recall from earlier, better meals," says Scherstuhl. "Here’s Castle Rock, the small town haunted by the memory of horrors everyone politely agrees not to mention out loud, a miserable burg where the only jobs are at the local prison, Shawshank."
- Castle Rock is a creepy and captivating expansion of Stephen King's universe
- It has both too much and too little Stephen King
- Castle Rock is in danger of being more about Easter Eggs than an "honest-to-goodness narrative"
- Castle Rock is a smart and addictive dive into King's work
- Mediocrity is the real monster on Castle Rock
- One original departure from King is Castle Rock's sophisticated treatment of race -- one of King’s major Achilles’ heels was his “magical Negro” characters
- Castle Rock has fun and deep scares, breathing new life into King's work
- It's like a version of Stranger Things "where the nods to King are direct, fully authorized, and intellectual-property-lawyer-approved"
- Castle Rock is more of a character drama than a horror thriller -- it has more in common with The Leftovers and The Walking Dead
- Why do some Stephen King TV adaptions work, while others fail?
- Castle Rock is a showcase for actor Andre Holland
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Hulu unveils the official trailer for Castle Rock
The psychological horror-drama from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, set in the King multiverse, premieres on July 25.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Richard Price to pen a TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Outsider
The crime novelist, who has collaborated with David Simon on The Wire and The Night Of, will pen a 10-episode limited series adaptation of the King horror novel that was released last month for Media Rights Capital.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
Why Amazon should drop plans for The Dark Tower TV series
Last year's Dark Tower film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey was such a mess that it could harm the potential TV series based on the Stephen King book series.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
AMC greenlights vampire horror drama NOS4A2, based on the novel by Stephen King's son Joe Hill
Source: The Verge
Pronounced "Nosferatu," NOS4A2 is named after the license plate for a vampire's car. Hill compares the series, based on his 2013 book, to his dad's novel It. “Everything I know about writing, I learned from my dad — if I didn’t learn it from my mom first,” he said. “NOS4A2, in some ways, is a horror story about horror stories in the way It is a horror story about horror stories.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
See official the trailer for Hulu’s Castle Rock
From Carrie to The Shawshank Redemption, the Stephen King-inspired horror drama contains numerous references to the famous author's influential work.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Stephen King explains the difference between how women are portrayed on TV vs. the movies
The author tweeted this morning: “In most movies, the job of the woman is to sit at home, worrying, while the guy does sh*t. In most long-form TV shows--it seems to me--the women are out there doing sh*t. I like that.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Riverdale is staging a Carrie-themed musical episode
The cast and crew of The CW series will sing 11 songs when Riverdale High’s drama department stages a production of Carrie: The Musical, series’ first-ever musical episode. The CW announced in a press release that Kevin Keller, referred to as “future Tony winner,” will direct the production of the Stephen King horror classic, with redhead Cheryl Blossom playing the title role of Carrie. The Carrie: The Musical episode airs on April 18.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Stephen King proposes a great idea for a TV series: Law & Order: Vampire Squad
“You're not going to think I am serious about this, but I am: I would like to see Dick Wolf add a new show to his franchise--LAW AND ORDER VAMPIRE SQUAD,” the author tweeted over the weekend.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 5:55PM EDT
Audience Network renews Mr. Mercedes for a second season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Season 2 of the David E. Kelley-produced drama will be based on Stephen King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Hulu releases a creepy trailer for Castle Rock, J.J. Abrams’ Stephen King-inspired anthology series
Source: The Verge
The self-contained first season will have the tone and feel of a Stephen King series with an original story that “brushes up against the characters” from King’s many stories, according to creator Dustin Thomason.
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 11:39PM EDT
Spike TV cancels The Mist after one season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The axing of the freshman sci-fi drama based on the Stephen King novella comes as Spike TV prepares to rebrand as Paramount Network.
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 9:21PM EDT
It, the 1990 ABC miniseries, is actually less scary that you may remember
With the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s creepy 1986 novel hitting theaters, Jen Chaney decided to revisit the It miniseries. “This is one of those shows that’s far more disturbing when broken down in still images, which is how our brains often recall certain experiences, than it is as an actual moving picture,” she says, adding: “It reflects some of the worst elements in late-’80s television: clunky dialogue (at one point, a woman refers to an unruly child as “a young ruffian”); unconvincing special effects; flashbacks that don’t always reflect their time periods with enough authenticity (the bullies that torment the members of the Losers Club look more like mini-Squiggys and little Lennys than believably real kids); and a tendency to lean so hard into the drama of a moment that, at times, the whole mini-series threatens to fall on its face.”
Posted Tuesday 8/29/17 at 2:56PM EDT
Terry O’Quinn is reuniting with J.J. Abrams on Hulu’s Castle Rock
The two previously worked together on Lost and Alias. O’Quinn will have a starring role on the psychological-horror drama that Abrams is producing with Stephen King.