Castle Rock… to Stephen King fans, the name of this town sends shivers down their spines. So many of the Master of Horror’s stories have been set in this creepy, fictitious little suburb of Portland, Maine, and quite a few of them have been made for the silver screen, including Cujo (1983), The Dead Zone (1983), The Dark Half (1993), Needful Things (1993), and The Body (which was turned into the 1986 sleeper hit Stand By Me). The town’s name has been mentioned in other movie tales, such as Creepshow (1982) Pet Sematary (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Stand (1994), as well as small screen series’ IT, 11/23/63 and Under the Dome. There’s just something about this place that just seems to draw evil. What’s a person to do? Give it it’s own TV series, of course.
Stephen King has teamed up with JJ Abrams (Cloverfield 2008), Bad Robot (Lost TV series) and Hulu to give a whole new life to his sleepy little burg, which was named after the mountain fort from William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies. We don’t have much information yet – will this be an anthology? Will characters from the books appear? Will King be involved in writing any of the scripts? But we do know that PopHorror will keep you updated as soon as the information is out. Keep checking back here to find out the latest news on the TV series Castle Rock, as well as everything else you require to fulfill your every horror need!
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Source: Dread Central