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The luxurious hardcovers will be published in three formats and will feature over 40 illustrations by acclaimed artist Dagmara Matuszak. The signed editions will be signed by Stephen and the artist.
- Signed Limited Edition of 750 numbered copies, housed in a custom traycase: $450
- Signed Lettered Edition of 52 copies, specially bound, housed in a custom traycase: $2,500
Preorders for this offering will begin in January 2013. News regarding preorders will be sent first from Subterranean Press through their newsletter, so anyone interested is urged to sign up at their site.
- Gift Edition of 1500 unsigned copies, cloth bound, housed in a custom slipcase: $95
I’ve made no secret of my love of Stephen King, so today’s picture shouldn’t be a surprise. Stephen King plus drowned zombie from Creepshow equals total happiness. Sorry for the curtness of this piece (and the lateness), but South By and spotty wifi internet downtown is playing hell with my timeliness on this article.
Thanks to Barry Rubin for sending it along! Enjoy!
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SIDE NOTE. . . what does the note mean? A lot to crazy people! But to sane people, not much. Wormwood: Revelation 8:11 , Revelation 9:10 Scorpions. You can make whatever you want of such symbols, if you don't worry about context. . . and when it comes to Bible exposition, Mrs. White does not worry about context.4. Carrie nukes her oppressors. It's wonderful! She gets even with those who hurt her. We look forward to seeing everyone get what they deserve. Or, put another way, Carrie pays off. Some books don't. They tease and play and then leave you empty. (Try the Needful Things movie for an example of hollow endings). But with Carrie, the bad guys get sunk! In fact, she does what everyone wants to do from time to time -- she drops burning heaps of revenge down on her tormentors.
To say that "Christine" (1983) is about a bloodthirsty car is true. But it's more true to say that it's an utterly demented love story about a boy and his restored '58 Plymouth Fury. Like so many codependent high-school relationships, it ends badly, with Christine going on a bully-killing rampage, while her nerdy teenage paramour takes the hint and becomes a callous, beer-drinking bad boy. The Fury winds up compacted but unbowed; the epilogue shows her cubed frame stirring, beginning the long road to demonic recovery.The article also mentions a movie called "Duel" (1971) -- which I found to be strangely engrossing. I can't explain it -- but it was cool.
“Here’s Johnny” screams Jack Nicholson in the moment number three from The Shining. As the innkeeper of the overlook motel, Nicholson’s character follows in the footsteps of Norman Bates as the psychotic innkeeper who attempts to kill his wife while she cowers in a locked room. After hacking away at the door with an axe, Nicholson sticks his head in the hole and says one of cinema’s most infamous lines.So, four out of 25 movies were related to Stephen King – not bad Mr. King! But how did Children of the Corn get on a list of 25 best. . . anything?
People like me are always going to die. There's always going to be room at the bottom because people at the top are going to croak. I used to comfort myself when I was starting out and when these old guys . . . one of them Herman Wouk, another was James Michener. . . they were perennial best sellers and my stories were rejected -- when I was in High School I had a nail in my wall and when I got these rejections slips from magazines I would stick it on the nail. Before I sold a story, the nail tore out of the wall because it had sixty or 70 of those things on it. I was lucky it was that few.
I used to tell myself Michener and Wouk and all those people are eventually going to die and they will have to consider me because I have the advantage of youth. I've got to tell you one thing. . . Herman Wouk is still alive. I wrote a story called that. I got a letter from him, fiery handwriting, "I like your story."He said he is called a horror writer, but what he really wants is an emotional reaction. He's good with scaring people, or getting them to cry. . . so long as he gets a response.
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He then spoke to 80 students in the auditorium about his experience as a high school teacher and the inspiration for his novels.
Matthew Beyer, a 12th-grade student who shook King's hand, told the Kings County Record in Sussex he thought "it was absolutely insane" that King showed up. (www.yorktonthisweek.com)The Bangor Daily News that described the atmosphere: "Dressed casually in a gray T-shirt and jeans, King sat on the edge of the stage to talk about his writing and how he comes up with the macabre and sometimes twisted ideas that have made him one of the best-selling authors of all time"
There’s a reason we crave scares, whether it’s the free-fall of a roller coaster or the dread of a Stephen King novel. As we clutch the edges of Pet Semetary, reading about a father resurrecting his deceased little boy, it’s the actual terror of losing a child that underpins the horror. The supernatural elements, if anything, are like those cushioned roller coaster straps that lock us in and make us safe before the plunge – this just feels dangerous, but it’s all pretend. It’s a defense mechanism as our psyches seek out the worst-case scenario.
“I know Kimberly Pierce, I’ve known her for twelve years. I met her in Paris when she was on a press junket for BOYS DON’T CRY. We spent some time in New York together, we used to go to the theatre together. She’s a bright, talented person. I tried to encourage her to make a movie very quickly after the success of BOYS and it took her years to find right material…
but anyway, she contacted me when she decided to do CARRIE. We discussed the right way to approach it, who she was going to cast and we had a few discussions about it and basically I gave her my blessing. She’s a very talented girl and I’m really excited to see what she does. It will be more like the book, I think, which is Sue Snell’s testimony which puts Carrie in kind of brackets…”De Palma's comments actually explain the Carrie trailer and the voice over.
Hot off an $18 million opening-weekend gross of Sinister that was six times its $3 million budget, Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse has teamed with Sinister director and co-writer Scott Derrickson on a screen adaptation of the Stephen King novella Breathing Method. They’ve secured an option on King’s work from the author, and the script will be written by Scott Teems. They haven’t yet set it for financing.The full article, including a short synopsis, is at deadline.com