• Whoopi Goldberg stars in latest for-TV version of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

    Whoopi Goldberg stars in latest for-TV version of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

    Whoopie! We’re getting more Whoopi. Stephen King’s 1978 Doubleday novel “The Stand” is coming. Limited series. To CBS All Access. Dec. 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Amber Heard. This is his apocalyptic vision of a world ruined by a plague with people caught in the middle of the fight between good and …
  • Stephen King teases fans with ‘Friday the 13th’ novel idea

    Stephen King teases fans with ‘Friday the 13th’ novel idea

    Jason Voorhees is still alive — at least in Stephen King’s mind. The author recently said he’s mulled writing a novel from the perspective of Voorhees, the seemingly immortal slasher character from the “Friday the 13th” horror film franchise. “The best novel idea I never wrote (and probably never will) is I JASON,” King tweeted Sunday. …
  • Twitter is fighting over the best gangster movies

    Twitter is fighting over the best gangster movies

    Who’s the “King” of the mobster movies? That’s what Stephen King wants to know. The horror honcho incited a Twitter debate Wednesday when he asked an innocent question: “Assuming ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Godfather 2’ are the best, what are the other 8 greatest gangster movies?” King then paused and paid his respects: “Assuming ‘GOODFELLAS’ …
  • ‘The Stand’ photos show Alexander Skarsgård in post-plague world

    ‘The Stand’ photos show Alexander Skarsgård in post-plague world

    Too soon … ? First photos are circulating of CBS All Access’ nine-part adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand,” which presents an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. Though production fell four days short due to the real-world pandemic, and a precise release …
  • Stephen King is ‘sorry’ you feel stuck in one of his horror stories

    Stephen King is ‘sorry’ you feel stuck in one of his horror stories

    Stephen King has two words for those who feel the coronavirus pandemic is akin to being trapped in the fictional world of one of his books: “I’m sorry.” “I keep having people say, ‘Gee, it’s like we’re living in a Stephen King story,’ ” the prolific horror author, 72, told NPR Wednesday. “And my only response …
  • Stephen King posts chapter of ‘The Stand’ to explain how pandemics spread

    Stephen King posts chapter of ‘The Stand’ to explain how pandemics spread

    In hopes of teaching how easily a contagious virus can spread, Stephen King posted the audio of a chapter from his post-apocalyptic 1978 book “The Stand.” “Chapter 8 of THE STAND. This is how it works. Heed. (But remember COVID-19 is not as lethal as the superflu.),” the 72-year-old author wrote on Twitter on Sunday …