The King

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My obsession w IT…

 

Meet Mr. Barlow, the Vampire from ‘Salem’s Lot…

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Mr. Barlow, ‘Salem’s Lot, Artist unknown (Pinterest).

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Mr. Barlow, ‘Salem’s Lot. Artist unknown (Pinterest).

Wicked Stephen King Art Print ($10 USD) from Bangorfest! Check this out!

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Hidden in this amazing artwork are references to 21 Stephen King books and stories. Can you find them all?

This limited-edition 11″x17″, hand-signed print by artist Mortimer Glum, comes with a diagram showing all the hidden King references. The print was created for a recent Bangorefest appearance in Stephen King’s hometown of Bangor, Maine, and we’re now offering it online for the first time.

Get yours before they’re gone!

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“They just disappeared….All three hundred and forty of them. Without a trace….” If you haven’t read this brilliant novel by Stephen King…Why?

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Stephen King’s IT. “Derry Sewer Hallway” by “theundeadofnight” (halloweenforum.com)

‘“You know about the cycle? ”

I looked at him, startled.

“Oh yes, ” Carson whispered. “I know. Every twenty-six or twenty-seven years. Buddinger knew, too. A lot of the old-timers do, although that is one thing they won’t talk about, even if you load them up with booze. Let it go, Hanson.”

He reached out with one bird-claw hand. He closed it around my wrist and I could feel the hot cancer that was loose and raving through his body, eating anything and everything left that was still good to eat—not that there could have been much by that time; Albert Carson’s cupboards were almost bare.

“Michael—this is nothing you want to mess into. There are things here in Derry that bite. Let it go.

I started with the Fricke history and the Michaud history. I followed Carson’s advice and threw them in the wastebasket, but I read them first. They were as bad as he had suggested. I read the Buddinger history, copied out the footnotes, and chased them down. That was more satisfactory, but footnotes are peculiar things, you know—like footpaths twisting through a wild and anarchic country. They split, then they split again; at any point you may take a wrong turn which leads you either to a bramble-choked dead end or into swampy quickmud. “If you find a footnote,” a library-science prof once told a class of which I was a part, “step on its head and kill it before it can breed.”

They do breed, and sometimes the breeding is a good thing, but I think that more often it is not. Those in Buddinger’s stiffly written A History of Old Derry (Orono: University of Maine Press, 1950) wander through one hundred years’ worth of forgotten books and dusty master’s dissertations in the fields of history and folklore, through articles in defunct magazines, and amid brain-numbing stacks of town reports and ledgers.

My conversations with Sandy Ives were more interesting. His sources crossed Buddinger’s from time to time, but a crossing was all it ever was. Ives had spent a good part of his lifetime setting down oral histories—yarns, in other words—almost verbatim, a practice Branson Buddinger would undoubtedly have seen as taking the low road.

Ives had written a cycle of articles on Derry during the years 1963-66. Most of the old-timers he talked to then were dead by the time I started my own investigations, but they had sons, daughters, nephews, cousins. And, of course, one of the great true facts of the world is this: for every old-timer who dies, there’s a new old-timer coming along. And a good story never dies; it is always passed down. I sat on a lot of porches and back stoops, drank a lot of tea, Black Label beer, homemade beer, homemade rootbeer, tapwater, springwater. I did a lot of listening, and the wheels of my tape-player turned.

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Derry, Maine—The Nightmare Town of Stephen King’s “IT”…in Perfect Miniature!

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Welcome to Derry, Maine! Home of Pennywise the Clown, and Stephen King’s novel, IT. This amazingly intricate diorama of a section of the fictional town was created by artist Kassiopeya Sachenwerkler.

Thank you to thechive.com, for sharing this absolutely epic diorama of Derry, Maine, USA—the haunted fictional town created by Stephen King, in which he set his novel IT, as well as parts of other stories (Dreamcatcher, Insomnia, Bag of Bones, 11/22/63–See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry_(Stephen_King)

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The diorama was created within the body of a 1950s radio. The town up top, the sewer—Pennywise’s lair—down below.

The amazing piece of miniature art was created by Austrian literary artist, Kassiopeya Sachenwerkler. Fascinated by Stephen King’s IT, Sachenwerkler spent over 900 hours recreating the nostalgia and feeling of a 1950’s Derry, with clues and different pieces from the novel. Down below the streets of the town, she even recreated the sewer lair of “Pennywise” the clown that haunts the novel, the town, and its children.

All of this detail, captured in a 1958 radio cabinet! When it’s closed, it looks like a serene scene from the past. It’s only when you open the doors, that you find yourself caught in the “deadlights”.

Check out the detail on this thing in the photos below; and visit the artist: Website, Instagram & Facebook

This is some seriously stellar work!

(Photos: thechive.com)

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Stephen King and His Son, Owen King’s New Novel, Sleeping Beauties, in a Special Limited Edition!

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Source: https://darkregions.com/products/sleeping-beauties-by-stephen-king-and-owen-king

Other Stephen King Special Editions: https://darkregions.com/collections/all-products/products/stephen-king-limited-collectible-bundle-version-2-with-grab-bag

Stephen King and Owen King’s collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties!

The manuscript for this epic novel was more than 800 pages, so this will be one of the largest books CD ever published with probably only IT by Stephen King topping it. This will be a HUGE book in more ways than one considering it is also the first novel ever co-written by Stephen King and Owen King! We recommend you do not wait to place your order because we suspect most of the copies will be reserved in record time.

About this Deluxe Special Edition:

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, the authors tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Printed in two colors and bound in fine materials, and there will be no second printings.

Special Features Exclusive to this Collector’s Edition:

    Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printingPrinted on a heavy interior specialty acid-free paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade editionFeaturing two colors of hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
    Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
    Deluxe bindings for all editions with colored head and tail bands
    Custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition, custom-made traycase for the Signed Limited Edition, and hand-made traycase for the Deluxe Lettered Edition
    Epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by Jana Heidersdorf
    A different full-color dust jacket for Signed Limited Edition
    Six to Eight full-color interior paintings by Jana Heidersdorf printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
    High-quality endpapers for all editions
    Full-color signature sheets in the signed editions
    Extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the print run of the trade hardcover edition from Scribner — and you won’t find this edition in chain bookstores!

Available from Dark Regions Press! Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 1,750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, and housed in a custom-made slipcase exclusive to this edition.

There is a limit of one (1) Gift Edition per person or household.

Product Information: Published by Cemetery Dance. Shipping ETA: 2018.