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Stephen King's CASTLE ROCK on HULU
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From Stephen King and JJ Abrams. My high school self would be shitting himself right now.
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#2

Is it an anthology show? I'm too lazy to Google this and need you to tell me everything, Dalyn!

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#3
AThere's really not anything out yet minus it being on Hulu and a JJ Abrams thing, like 11/22/63. There's a whole lot of guesses and speculation, (anthology like AHS, collection of short stories, all of his characters from different books in one place), but from what I can tell, nothing but the trailer so far.
You can hear voices in the trailer of different King characters from different books in the background that is not from the original movies, but I don't know if it is just something done for the trailer or something actually from the show. Hell, I don't even know if they've started shooting this thing. I also don't know how the rights for this will work, like if different studios have rights to different books, and this show can only use characters from studios that agree, or if the book publisher's rights trump that. Shit, I'm not a lawyer so I don't know how any of that works with rights.
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#4

I really hope this is the story of a psychic detective, a crazy homicidal nurse and a demonic clown visiting an antique shop, a prison and a town full of vampires.

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#5

So this is going to be Stranger Things but actually using Stephen King characters?

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#6
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I really hope this is the story of a psychic detective, a crazy homicidal nurse and a demonic clown visiting an antique shop, a prison and a town full of vampires.


You forgot "resident alcoholic" in the list of King's tropes.

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#7

If this turns out to be some sort of Dark Tower-related project which binds together all of King's work into one cohesive world....



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#8

Haha Stephen King destroyed the town of Castle Rock in Needful Things so he could move on creatively. Only to basically regurgitate all his characters in the Dark Tower series.



Am I the only one who thinks it's a little weird that King's characters, who are all protagonists or antagonists in HORROR novels, are now being treated like they're Disney characters hob nobbing at the theme park?

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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post


Am I the only one who thinks it's a little weird that King's characters, who are all protagonists or antagonists in HORROR novels, are now being treated like they're Disney characters hob nobbing at the theme park?


I thought the same thing. "Let's play tribute to those beloved characters who permanently scarred us when we were kids!"

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#10

The weird thing about the trailer for me is a lot of those things they were showing don't even take place in Castle Rock.  The Shining is in Colorado.  Salem's Lot is it's own damn town.  Pennywise is from Derry.  And I don't remember if Misery is in Castle Rock, but doesn't most of it take place in a cabin in the mountains?

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#11

New trailer:



Sissy Spacek!


Maybe she plays Carrie as an adult.

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#12
ASo that's why she wasn't at Christmas this past year! I missed getting my Carrie blu signed Sad

Always next year (maybe)!
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#13
ASo I'm guessing this is going to be an original story with several nods and winks to past King works thrown in. Kind of like how Gerald's Game did, but on turbo. I'm still in.
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Abrams and King? That means the series is destined to:

1. Have a killer cold open
2. Feature some amazing "second act" sequences and horrors
3. Completely and utterly screw the pooch for the series conclusion
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#16
MM, bruh, Abrams executive produced 11.22.63 and that was amazing.

This is the exact same situation.

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#17
I have not seen 11/22/63. Is that a docu on the amazing coincidence of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley dying on the same day?



Slightly more seriously: I stand by my snark re: Abrams' and King's significant weaknesses with third acts.
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#18
You'll pay.
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#19
Huxley's last words? Who knew!
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#20
Anyways, considering how things have turned out, I wish Abrams's Dark Tower had actually happened.
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#21
Is the film worth a library-sponsored viewing?
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#22
I, maybe the biggest Dark Tower fan on these boards who has read all seven (actually eight) books about a half dozen times each, never got around to seeing the movie because I heard it's so bad.

Anyways, 11.22.63 is legitimately great and anyone who hasn't seen it should give it a go.

As for Castle Rock, it has a reputation in King's books (The Dead Zone, Cujo, Needful Things) as, much like Derry, being a place that's just not right. I worried the show would just be Stephen King Easter Eggs: The Show, and there appears to be a bit of that. But it also appears to be channeling something like Twin Peaks, basing a mystery around a town that's just a bit off. And I dig that!
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#23
Trailer was good! And I'm interested.

Is 11.22.63 streaming somewhere?
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#24
It's a Hulu original.
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(07-11-2018, 08:47 AM)bartleby_scriven Wrote: I, maybe the biggest Dark Tower fan on these boards who has read all seven (actually eight) books about a half dozen times each, never got around to seeing the movie because I heard it's so bad.

Keep it that way.

God, that movie was awful. I'm more forgiving than a lot of people on here but that was just total shit from beginning to end.
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(07-11-2018, 08:53 AM)MichaelM Wrote: Trailer was good! And I'm interested.

Is 11.22.63 streaming somewhere?

Yup Hulu or ya know....other places. It really was a solid series
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#27
Caught the first three episodes before work (I woke early and couldn't fall back asleep!) ... not a bad start. I'm not a Stephen King superfan, but I have read at least 10 of his novels and scores of his sort stories in my teens. So I wasn't going crazy looking for all those easter eggs. Though I did get a kick out of somebody mentioning the bullet hole in the Shawshank warden's office.

I'm a sucker for slowly built-up mysteries ... but with Abrams involved I worry that we'll get unsatisfying payoffs - Lost-Syndrome, if you will. I hope this whole thing doesn't go off the rails.
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#28
I missed out on a chance to be an extra on the show for a couple of episodes. Glad to hear it's decent!
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#29
I had a chance to stop by King's house in Bangor on the way back from a vacation out on Prince Edward Island. In hindsight I wish I would have had time to do the Stephen King tour to see all the places that were his inspiration for settings in his books.

When I get a chance I'll try to catch this series.

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#30
I'm maybe two-thirds of the way through the first episode and I find it almost mind-numbingly dull, despite liking pretty much every cast member.
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#31
I find it hysterical that they filmed this in Orange, MA. If they wanted the perfect example of a small New England town that's devolved into an utter shithole, they couldn't have chosen a better place.

I'm not saying this show is great or anything - still too soon to tell - but I'm interested enough to give this first season a go. YMMV.
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#32
I too am 2/3rds through the first episode and am getting pretty bored. Enough to come here and post about it. No idea what we’re even doing here.
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#33
*shrug*

I wasn't bored, and I get bored easily. I have legit ADD. I've been looking for something new to watch all week, scouring various streaming sites and starting many shows that just lost me after one episode. This one didn't. It could all go to shit by the end of the season, but thus far I'm interested enough to keep seeing where it goes. It felt to me like American Horror Story, only without the scent of Ryan Murphy all over it.
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#34
Watched all 3 eps last night, and I couldn't tell you much about them this morning. Is that bad?

it's a classic JJ Abrams project: Great cast, but....
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#35
Usually JJ Abrams TV projects start get but shit the bed in the end. Fringe being the exception. Guess he started earlier
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