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Three Horror Classics Screening at Landmark Loew's Jersey City This Weekend

Loew's Landmark October Horror

Landmark Loew's Jersey theater in Jersey City, NJ has some exciting screenings lined up for this coming weekend, starting October 23rd at 8:00PM with a 35mm print of Brian DePalma's Carrie and continuing October 24th with a  showing of George Waggner's The Wolf Man at 4:00PM and then Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby at 7:30PM. Tickets are $6 per screening ($4 for seniors age 65 and older), but combo packages are available for those who want to take in multiple films. More details can be found at the Landmark Loew's Jersey webpage.

Pennywise Floats Again: Stephen King's "It" Coming to Big Screen

Pennywise in the Sewer

The television miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It is one of the formative experiences of my horror fandom. Actually, it terrified my eight-year-old self so badly, it nearly prevented me from becoming a horror fan. That's neither here nor there. So when I read (over at The Hollywood Reporter) that Warner Bros. and Vertigo Entertainment are developing a new feature-length adaptation of It for theaters, my interest is piqued. I made my peace with Pennywise several years ago and I look forward to seeing how a new creative team will handle King's ridiculously long (1000+ pages) novel. One member of that team that's already signed on is screenwriter Dave Kajganich (The Invasion), who is apparently also writing the Pet Sematary remake for Paramount.

And remember, we all float down here.

Vocal Cameos A-Plenty in "Diary of the Dead"

George A. Romero's new zombie film Diary of the Dead will contain cameos by several recognizable names, but don't look for familiar faces. According to a feature in USA Today, Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Simon Pegg, Wes Craven, and Guillermo del Toro will all lend their voices to Diary. Given Romero's focus on media in Diary ("I thought it would be cool to go back to Day 1, when it all starts, and lay media stuff on top," Romero told USA Today), my guess is that we'll be hearing these voices from televisions and radios.

Diary of the Dead makes its world premiere Saturday as part of the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film has no United States distributor yet, but we expect that to change after the premiere.

Poster for Frank Darabont's "The Mist" at SDCC 2007

If you wander behind the SpikeTV booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2007, you can take a peek at the poster art for Dimension Film's upcoming adapatation of Stephen King's short story "The Mist." Starring Thomas Jane, the film involves a freak storm that unleashes bloodthirsty creatures upon an unsuspecting small town. A group of people hole up in a supermarket to fight for their lives. The Mist comes out November 21, 2007.

New "Misery" Collector's Edition DVD

Misery, Rob Reiner's 1990 adaptation of the same-named Stephen King novel, will be receiving a brand-new collector's edition DVD, according the King fansite Lilja's Library. The disc will contain two commentary tracks, one by Reiner and the other by screenwriter William Goldman, as well as numerous featurettes. The featurettes include:

  • "Misery Loves Company"
  • "Marc Shaiman's Musical Misery Tour"
  • "Diagnosing Annie Wilkes"
  • "Advice for the Stalked"
  • "Profile of a Stalker"
  • "Celebrity Stalkers"
  • "Anti-Stalking Laws"

The theatrical trailer and teaser trailer will also be included in the package.(read more...)

SK vs. SK

You know who SK is, right? Stephen King. He's the most read author in the history of the world. How could he not be, with a bazillion copies of his novels circulating the world? Still, it used to be a rare movie based on those novels that's worth even a 99 rental. It seemed for a very long time that Stephen King's worst enemy was Stephen King.(read more...)

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