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The Outsider Presents a Perfectly Eerie Supernatural Evolution for True Crime

Three episodes in, HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider feels a bit reminiscent of True Detective, both in subject matter and dread-filled tone. But the network’s grisly mystery series have a major difference: unlike True Detective, which leans into the unexplainable but never quite crosses that line, The Outsider is fully embracing the supernatural. Read More >>

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A Three-Hour Cut of Doctor Sleep is on the Way

Films fans slept on Doctor Sleep. Even with relatively positive reviews and DNA from both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick, the film has grossed barely over $70 million (£53.8 million) worldwide. Ouch. And yet, writer and director Mike Flanagan believes in it – to the point that the film’s getting an extra-long cut when it comes home. Read More >>

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The 5 Biggest Horror Trends of the Last Decade

Horror movies have long mined their frights from real-life fears, tucking social commentary into fantastical tales of slashers, body-snatchers, and other metaphorical ghouls. The past decade has seen the genre hold a mirror up to the world, with powerful results. Here are five notable horror trends since 2009. Read More >>

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Doctor Sleep’s Mike Flanagan on the Stress of Being Compared to King, Kubrick… and Ready Player One

Filmmaker Mike Flanagan was on the Warner Bros. lot to talk with producers about DC Comics superheroes. He left with a task so big, not even Superman could handle it. Read More >>

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7 Things to Remember About The Shining Before Seeing Doctor Sleep

We know. A sequel to The Shining sounds like a terrible idea. And under different circumstances, maybe it would be. But Doctor Sleep, which hits cinemas this week, comes with a stamp of approval not just from Stephen King, who wrote the original books, but the Stanley Kubrick estate, too. Both aided writer-director Mike Flanagan in being as faithful as possible. Read More >>

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Doctor Sleep Is a Worthy Invocation of The Shining’s Legacy

If remaking a classic movie is the worst idea, an unnecessary sequel is a close second. Sometimes it’s just better to leave well enough alone. And while that may be your first reaction when you think about Doctor Sleep, a sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, check that sentiment right now. Doctor Sleep may not be “necessary,” per se, but it’s highly engaging and entertaining on almost every level, and that makes it absolutely worthwhile. Read More >>

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Early Impressions Call Doctor Sleep A Worthy Successor to The Shining

Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel novel to The Shining, has an impossibly high pedigree to live up to in the form of Kubrick’s The Shining adaptation, one of the best horror films ever made. So how did he do? Read More >>

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This New Featurette Teases the Fundamental Stephen King Creepiness of Castle Rock’s Second Season

Now that Castle Rock is building a multi-season journey of spooks, the broader goals of its seasonal storytelling are becoming clear. There’s hints of an anthology here, but also gestures toward a broader story, a unifying theory of scary Stephen King stuff. How do the creators plan to weave those threads together? And what do they have to do with the arrival of Annie Wilkes? Read More >>

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In the Tall Grass is a Peculiar and Gross Addition to Stephen King’s Horror Pantheon

When Stephen King makes cars, animals, housekeepers, diseases, or clowns scary, it somehow all makes sense. Those things can actually be scary. But grass? Grass isn’t scary, right? Wrong. Read More >>

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The Final Trailer for Doctor Sleep Is Ready to Go Back to the Overlook Hotel

“There’s a place...” One of the scariest places in fiction, a place of power and terror and one awful dad. That’s right, Doctor Sleep is gearing up to go back to the Overlook. Read More >>

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Andy Muschietti Is Really Serious About This It Supercut Thing

Do you want your horror movies to be five hours long? Well, have I got a treat for you. Read More >>

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It Chapter Two Wants to Make You Laugh in the Face of Death

Taken at face value, It Chapter Two is a strange title for a film because it reads like a declaration. “Hey, look. It chapter two.” You understand that the movie’s a sequel to Andy Muschietti’s It, but the title’s grammatical oddness jumps out when you read it, and it makes you wonder why the studio decided to run with it when “It: Chapter Two” would have worked just fine. Read More >>

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The First Reactions to It Chapter Two Are All Over the Map

The autumn movie season stars on September 6 with the release of highly anticipated horror sequel It Chapter Two. Though that’s still over two weeks away, Warner Bros. has begun screening the film for critics. Screenings mean social media reactions, and while lots of people don’t put faith in that kind of early buzz, we think you’ll be especially interested in this case. Read More >>

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Stephen King is Adding to the Ending of The Stand

But you won’t be able to buy it in a bookstore. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero Talks Creepshow and Its Connection to His Lifelong Love of Horror

Horror anthology film Creepshow has become a horror anthology TV show, thanks to AMC's horror streaming service Shudder and The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero. Details on the six-episode series have been trickling in since the series was announced, but now there’s a trailer – and at Friday’s Comic-Con panel, we got details galore from showrunner Nicotero and the other big names he brought with him to the stage. Read More >>