Coming to a television near you… The creepy tale ‘The Mist’, was first published in Stephen King’s 1980 horror anthology Dark Forces.
From The Mist website:
“Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s “The Mist” centres around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.”
The show premieres on June 22nd on the TV network ‘Spike’ (owned by Viacom), and will star Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Spector and Frances Conroy.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!
Sheldon’s particular nature often causes friction between him and another, and no one is safe from his unflinching honesty, not even an award-winning author. In an up-coming episode, The Comet Polarization, Neil Gaiman visits Sheldon’s favourite comic book store, and causes a stir, sparks inevitably fly.
The show will air on Thursday the 19th of April (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.
Pratchett’s books have been adapted to film many times since the 1990s; noteably the late, great Christopher Lee starred as Death in both Soul Music (1997) and Wyrd Sisters (1998). Fan-made movie versions of Mort (2001) and Lords and Ladies (2005) showed how Discworld fanatics were not done with it yet, and in 2006 a £6 million version of The Hogfather was adapted into a made-for-TV movie by Sky 1. Hogfather starred David Jason in the role of Albert, and features Terry Pratchett in a brief cameo role as the Toymaker.
Pratchett appeared in two subsequent adaptations- The Colour of Magic (2008) and Going Postal (2010)- playing an astrozoologist and postman respectively.
The question on everyone’s lips since Terry’s death in 2015 is “Will the Discworld grace our screens again?”
The Bone Church is a narrative poem written by King in the 1960s. It was later revised and published as part of the anthology, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. In the poem an adventurer organises an expedition through the jungle to find the ‘Bone Church’. What they discover is a secret that was never meant to be seen… The tale is narrated by one of the survivors, who exchanges stories for a drink at the bar.
Chris Long and David Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment is in charge of producing Stephen King’s The Bone Church for television.
The dysfunctional family consists of Peter (father), Lois (mother), Chris (son), Meg (daughter), Stewie (baby son), and Brian their anthropomorphised dog.The show is known for its non-sequitur cutaway scenes, and musical numbers; each episode is a whirlwind of popular culture references, borderline offensive (and at times absolutely offensive) jokes, and toilet humour. It is often subversive, at times intelligent, but mostly puerile nonsense (which is totally fine- no judgement!)
Having sat through quite a few Family Guy episodes myself, I have noticed its inclusion of literary references in amongst the pop culture. Here are some of what we could find on our travels through Quahog with the Family Guy gang…