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James Wan Claims His Stake in Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot Adaptation

“There is no group therapy or psychiatry or community social services for the child who must cope with the thing under the bed or in the cellar every night, the thing which leers and capers and threatens just beyond the point where vision will reach. The same lonely battle must be fought night after night and the only cure is the eventual ossification of the imaginary faculties, and this is called adulthood.”  – Stephen King, Salem’s Lot, 1975 In his second published story, Stephen King had already begun to show his understanding of the horrors coming of age into adulthood.
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A Spoiler-Free Review of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (2019)

“It’s probably wrong to believe there can be any limit to the horror which the human mind can experience. On the contrary, it seems that some exponential effect begins to obtain as deeper and deeper darkness falls – as little as one may like to admit it, human experience tends, in a good many ways, to support the idea that when the nightmare grows black enough, horror spawns horror, one coincidental evil begets another, often more deliberate evils, until finally blackness seems to cover everything. And the most terrifying question of all may be just how much horror the human
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Stephen King’s Dark Tower Has it’s Series Leads for Amazon Adaptation

By now, I’ve made it clear that I am a Stephen King superfan and a Constant Reader. That’s why I’m hoping no one is coming into this story thinking it is a continuation of the nightmare that was Sony Pictures attempt at adapting King’s magnum opus The Dark Tower. There is no Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the laughably bad Man in Black, nor the inexplicable decision to make Jake the main character. At least not yet. When the movie adaptation bombed worse than Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers, I was certain that they had poisoned the well enough that
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