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Jennings Lands Author King For New Album

Rocker SHOOTER JENNINGS has found a thrilling narrator for his new concept album BLACK RIBBONS - best-selling horror author STEPHEN KING.The novelist plays the voice of Will O' The Wisp, a radio talk-show host being...

King Hands Out Christmas Cash To Troops

Horror author STEPHEN KING has given U.S. troops a Christmas boost by handing over $13,000 (GBP8,125) to help soldiers get home for the holidays.The Misery writer will help 150 service families spend Christmas Day together...

King Writing The Shining Sequel

STEPHEN KING has thrilled horror fans with the news he has started work on a sequel to his most famous book - THE SHINING.The 1977 novel was adapted for the big screen three years later...

Roth 'Walks Away' From King's Cell Adaptation

Actor/director ELI ROTH has ditched plans to adapt author STEPHEN KING's thriller CELL for the big screen.The moviemaker had been linked to the project, about an artist who struggles to reconnect with his son after...

Film Version Of Stephen King Horror It Planned

Stephen King's classic horror novel It is set for the big screen in a new Warner Bros adaptation, it has been announced.The 1986 book, which tells of a group of adults reuniting to battle the...

By on 13 March 2009

King Not A Fan Of Twilight Author

Horror writer STEPHEN KING has served up a fright for TWILIGHT author STEPHENIE MEYERS, insisting she "can't write worth a darn". King, the writer of classics like Carrie and Misery, has gone public with his critique...

Jk Rowling Earns '£5 Per Second' As World's Richest Author

The creator of Harry Potter has seen her bank balance swell by more than £5 every second in the last year, according to a new report.JK Rowling has been confirmed as the world's highest-earning author...

By on 03 October 2008

Jk Rowling Earns '£5 Per Second' As World's Richest Author

The creator of Harry Potter has seen her bank balance swell by more than £5 every second in the last year, according to a new report.JK Rowling has been confirmed as the world's highest-earning author...

Hancock Beats Kung Fu Panda To UK Box Office Punch

Will Smith's new film Hancock has debuted at the top of the UK box office, pushing Kung Fu Panda into second place.The Columbia Pictures release followed its $66 million (£33 million) bow in the US...

By on 08 July 2008

Stephen King Musical Planned

Horror writer STEPHEN KING has teamed up with rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP to create a new musical. The author, famed for his chilling tales, has written the script for Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County with Mellencamp...

Renfro Died Of Drug Overdose

Actor Brad Renfro died as a result of a drug overdose, a Los Angeles coroner has ruled.The 25-year-old was discovered at his Los Angeles apartment on January 15th, with local police stating at the time...

By on 11 February 2008

Sir Ian Praises Renfro

Sir Ian McKellen has paid tribute to Brad Renfro, his Apt Pupil co-star, who was found dead this week.McKellen acted alongside a 15-year-old Renfro in the 1998 movie, an adaptation of the Stephen King novella...

By on 18 January 2008

Actor Renfro Dies At 25

Actor Brad Renfro has been found dead at a Los Angeles apartment aged just 25.The former child star had been tipped for the top after an impressive turn in the John Grisham adaptation The Client,...

By on 16 January 2008

Exorcist Named Scariest Ever

The Exorcist has been named the scariest film ever made in a new survey, while Silence of the Lambs baddie Hannibal Lecter was voted the top villain.A poll of more 5,000 movielovers by MSN Movies...

By on 30 October 2007

Shawshank Redemption 'Most Inspiring Movie'

Shawshank Redemption, the 1995 film starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, has been named as the most inspirational movie by a poll of film fans.The tear-jerking film, which was based on Stephen King's novel, sees...

Bourne Beats Expectant Couple

The Bourne Ultimatum has held on to its top spot at the UK box office for the third week running, keeping comedy Knocked Up in second place.Starring Matt Damon as the eponymous Jason Bourne, the...

By on 05 September 2007

Stephen King Mistaken For Book Vandal

Best-selling horror author Stephen King was mistaken for a book vandal in Australia after signing copies of his own novel.The writer was autographing his latest book, Lisey's Story, in an Alice Springs bookshop when customers...

By on 16 August 2007

King Mistaken For Vandal

Celebrated author STEPHEN KING was mistaken for a vandal in an Australian bookstore after signing books for fans. The horror novelist was visiting Dymocks store in Alice Springs when he was accused by a customer...

Almighty? Hardly

Although several box-office analysts had commented that Universal was being especially cautious when it estimated that its $200-million Evan Almighty would likely earn around $40 million in its opening weekend, the reality turned out to...

Evan Almighty Flounders

Hollywood comedy Evan Almighty has reached the number one spot in the North American box office, but with much lower ticket sales than expected.The film starring Steve Carell made $31.1 million (£15.6 million) between Friday...

By on 25 June 2007

Movie Reviews: 1408

Critics, who are used to roundly cursing just about every newly released horror film, aren't doing so in the case of 1408, a film based on a story by Stephen King about a cursed hotel...

Will Churchgoers Flood Theaters This Week?

This may officially be the first weekend of the summer, but the summer is half over so far as Hollywood is concerned -- and it's uncertain how much longer younger moviegoers will be willing to...

Cusack Creeped Out By The Shining Hotel

JOHN CUSACK didn't have to dig too deep to play a terrified hotel guest in new horror movie 1408 - he once stayed at the place writer STEPHEN KING based THE SHINING on. The actor...

Darabont Dismisses 'Degrading' Horror

Director FRANK DARABONT has dismissed horror movies such as HOSTEL and SAW as "degrading". Darabont has based three of his films, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE GREEN MILE and the upcoming THE MIST, on STEPHEN KING...

Abrams To Fight For King's Dark Tower

LOST co-creator and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: III director JJ ABRAMS is in talks to acquire the rights to horror writer STEPHEN KING's novel THE DARK TOWER. King has been keen to keep the project away from...

King: 'Wife's Cleaning Inspired Me To Write'

Horror writer STEPHEN KING was moved to write his new book LISEY'S STORY after his wife cleaned his study when he was in hospital. After sustaining horrific injuries including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures...

Screenwriter Nigel Kneale Dies

British screenwriter NIGEL KNEALE died yesterday (31OCT06) following a long battle with ill health. He was 84. Kneale is best known for writing the hit British TV show THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT which debuted in 1953...

Darabont To Film Another Stephen King Novel

Director FRANK DARABONT is bringing another STEPHEN KING novella to the big screen after finding success with the author's stories THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (94) and THE GREEN MILE (98). THE MIST tells the story of...

Sleepless Forlani Terrified Of Losing Water

Actress CLAIRE FORLANI lies awake at night worrying about the world's water resources. The British-born MEET JOE BLACK star admits she struggles with insomnia and her fear that earth will run out of drinking water...

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