Stephen King's classic books are tied to a specific era in US history. The white picket fences and creeping dread of his New England horror universe are tied up in the '70s and '80s, to Carter and Reagan, with nostalgia inside of them dating even further back.
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Castle Rock just dropped its season finale, “Romans.” Did we get an explanation for every aspect of the Hulu show’s multi-layered, Stephen King-inspired mystery? Nope. We got something even better: an ending that revealed most, but not all, and somehow felt satisfying while also being completely bleak.
The Walking Dead casts another important character from the comics. Guillermo del Toro promises Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will retain the look of the book’s haunting illustrations. Tom Hardy’s in for the long haul with Venom. Plus, more Predator footage, and a lot of kneeling in prayer from Suspiria and The Nun. Spoilers, away!
Castle Rock has thus far mostly followed the story of Henry Deaver, a man forced to confront a past he neither understands nor fully remembers when he returns to his Maine hometown. “The Queen,” the show’s most daring episode yet, shifts the show’s focus to another character: Henry’s mother, Ruth.
Joe Russo teases a darker Captain America and Black Widow in Avengers 4. Fox 21 and McG are teaming up for a Vampyr TV series. Star Trek: Discovery’s head makeup artist teases those big Klingon changes. Plus, a ton of new American Horror Story promos, and Stephen Amell discusses Arrow’s most important new character. Spoilers, away!
Could DC be making an animated Super-Pets film? Alex Kurtzman teases Star Trek: Discovery’s take on a younger Spock. Get a look at some of the returning rangers for Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary episode. Plus, what’s to come on The 100's season finale, and the return of Fantasy Island. Spoilers now!
I didn’t grow up with Stephen King. Apart from checking out the TV miniseries The Stand, and my mum once seeing him at a casino, King and his work haven’t been a part of my life. Having barely visited his stuff, I was curious whether the Castle Rock series that dwells within King’s stories, intertwining his books, themes, and characters, stands on its own.
Video: San Diego Comic-Con isn’t just about the panels. There are also a ton of cool pop-ups, special events and fun prizes for the con’s hundreds of thousands of attendees. Every year, advertisers spend millions of dollars to get fans excited about their films, shows or other cool stuff. When it’s done right, it can be a funny, cheeky or even introspective experience.
Though sometimes, it kind of sucks.
Yet another Stephen King novel is getting the movie treatment. At least one familiar face will not return in Legends of Tomorrow’s next season. Jane Levy teases a major King connection for her Castle Rock character. Plus, Don Cheadle heads to Duckburg, and what’s to come on The 100. To me, my spoilers!
Bill Skarsgård became a horror icon thanks to his portrayal of Pennywise in last year’s horror hit It, a role he’ll reprise in the sequel next year. In between, he’s got another sinister turn in another Stephen King-inspired tale, Castle Rock. But as the actor explains, the characters couldn’t be more different.
We all know the big names behind Hulu's Castle Rock -- Stephen King, J.J. Abrams -- but at Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to its co-creators, Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. Of course, they couldn't reveal too many secrets, but we did learn more about what to expect from the new series.
Video: We’ll have more on Castle Rock, Hulu’s Stephen King-inspired series, very soon — including a review of the eerie first episode. But first, here’s an early treat for fans of King, true crime and spooky history, in the form of a Hulu-produced short documentary investigating how Maine itself has inspired the horror author over the years.