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English, TV & Video, 1 season, 235 episodes, 14 hours, 35 minutes
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A Stephen King Podcast For Stephen King Obsessives
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236: Pet Sematary with Unearthed & Untold's John Campopiano and Justin White

Pet Sematary follows a young doctor and his family who move into a small Maine town with a terribly busy road that likes to claim the lives of pets and small little boys chasing kites. Beyond the Pet Sematary is a deadfall that conceals a sour plot of land that might help you bring a loved one back, but at a cost. 
6/19/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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235: Holly and Creepshow with Found Footage Fest's Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett

Holly follows one of King's favorite characters, Holly Gibney, as she's faced with a monstrous duo who are snatching people for horrific reasons. It's up to Holly to honor their victims and stop them from hurting more as she slowly uncovers the truth behind these disappearances. And Creepshow is King and George A. Romero teaming up for a loving EC Comics tribute anthology film that contains pissed off undead father's wanting their damn cake, a man just itching to off his horrible wife, a dude that probably shouldn't have touched the meteor that fell into his backyard, and a jealous husband torturing his unfaithful wife and her lover.
6/12/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 27 seconds
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234: Remembering Scott Wampler

Scott Wampler passed away Friday afternoon from natural causes. Aside from being the dedicated co-host of this show, he was a certifiable smart-ass on social media, a bully to bullies and those who abused power, and champion of all the people and art that touched him. This emotional conversation pulls back the curtain on Scott as a person and what's in store for the shows that he was so passionate about.
6/5/20242 hours, 35 minutes, 20 seconds
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233: It and Carrie with Nell Tiger Free and Arkasha Stevenson

Tim Curry scarred a whole generation as Pennywise The Dancing Clown in Stephen King's IT and Brian De Palma's Carrie inspired a whole generation of genre filmmakers. Both are classics of the respective forms and both have proven to be hugely important in keeping King in the cultural zeitgeist.
5/29/202444 minutes, 15 seconds
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232: One For The Road with Scott Snyder

One For Road is Stephen King's short story sequel to 'Salem's Lot in which a family man runs out of gas in the middle of a snowstorm, leaves his family in the car while he goes to look for help, and then wanders into a bar where the locals pretty much tell him he broke down in the wrong place and there are vampires around. Scary, tense, and with a final couple of pages that will stick with you long after reading.
5/22/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 49 seconds
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231: The Shining with Renny Harlin

The Shining is one of the most hotly debated Stephen King adaptations. Did Kubrick screw up King's book? Is all that talk overblown? It always serves as a good backdrop to a conversation, especially when your guest is as fun to talk to as our guest this week.
5/15/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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230: Graveyard Shift with Mike P. Nelson

Stephen King's short story, Graveyard Shift, is about a Maine textile mill that has something of a rat problem. Like, a big rat problem. Literally. But are the rats the biggest problem facing these workers or the slave style conditions they have to work under? Both are bad news, but put them together and you have a creepy King corker that once again focuses on blue collar workers facing true evil.
5/8/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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229: The Running Man with John Rosman

The Running Man is one of the darker stories to escape the mind of Stephen King. Originally published under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, the story follows Ben Richards as he attempts to evade deadly stalkers in order to win a boatload of cash in order to save his sick family. The Arnold Schwarzenegger movie adaptation is pretty different, but both interpretations of the material ended up being strangely prescient.
5/1/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 43 seconds
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228: The Langoliers with Elan Gale

What would you do if you fell asleep on a flight and woke up to find a damn near empty airplane was still chugging along? That's the premise of Stephen King's novella The Langoliers and it remains one of his most fun, pulpy stories, despite a rather sketchy TV mini-series from the mid-'90s.
4/24/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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227: Design Your Own Stephen King Video Game with Alyssa Mercante

We sometimes break the Kingcast's usual format and this episode is one of those. Hey, we've been at this for four years, we gotta stretch our legs from time to time. Thankfully the Kingcast boys love video games almost as much as they love Stephen King and with that a beautiful idea was born.
4/17/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 37 seconds
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226: Children of the Corn: Genesis with K. Thor Jensen

A young couple find themselves trapped in the middle of nowhere with a creepy old dude, his mail order Ukrianian wife, and a disturbing child locked up in a shed. This is, unbelievably, the eighth entry into the Children of the Corn franchise and there are still more to go after this one.
4/10/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 16 seconds
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225: The Shining with Keith Gordon

The Shining chronicles the slow descent into madness as one very troubled father succumbs to the ghosts (both literal and metaphorical) gnawing at his psyche while acting as the winter caretaker of the fancy Overlook hotel. The debate between the quality of Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of King's masterpiece has been raging for over 40 years and even spills into this very episode.
4/3/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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224: Sleepwalkers with Stephen Graham Jones

Sleepwalkers is a 1992 feature film directed by Mick Garris based on an original screenplay by our show's namesake about a mommy cat person and a son cat person who love each other a little too much while on the hunt for a human virgin to sustain their supernatural cat people powers. 
3/27/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 50 seconds
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223: Bag of Bones with Emily V. Gordon

Author Mike Noonan loses his wife and his ability to face a blank page in one sad moment. Through his grief, he's able to find himself again by helping a single mother in a difficult custody battle with her very rich, and kinda evil, in-laws. This late '90s King tale has a strong following even if it's not considered one of his classics.
3/20/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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222: 1408 with Jeff Zhang

1408 is a Stephen King short story that proves you don't need a whole hotel to be haunted to be scary, just one "evil fucking room." This is a banger of a short story and a really good movie that is often overlooked (ahem) in favor of his other haunted hotel story.
3/13/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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221: The Bachman Books with Jeff Wadlow

Stephen King's alter ego, Richard Bachman, wrote a bunch of dark, cynical, and strangely prescient short novels before it was revealed that King was behind the pen name. At that point, King released them all in a collection called The Bachman Books, which featured the stories Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and The Running Man. They're all fascinating looks into the darker corners of King's psyche and one of them was even allowed to fall out of circulation.
3/6/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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220: Ranking Stephen King Cameos with Screen Draft's Clay Keller and Ryan Marker

Popular podcast Screen Drafts invited the Kingcast boys onto their show to rank the top 13 Stephen King Adaptations, so it only seemed right that they journey over to The Kingcast and bring their ranking expertise for a wild curveball episode. 
2/28/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 9 seconds
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219: Dolan's Cadillac with Wynter Mitchell

Dolan's Cadillac is about a man seeking revenge against a mobster after said mobster bumped her off. It's not a straight line to his revenge, though, and the man ultimately concocts an elaborate scheme to bury the mobster in his own Caddy with the help of a deserted stretch of highway and some borrowed construction equipment. This is King tackling Poe and... well, it works on the page. The movie... not so much.
2/21/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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218: Carrie with Lily Sullivan

Carrie is Stephen King's debut novel expertly adapted by the great Brian De Palma in an era when studio filmmaking could experiment in ways most modern studios will not allow. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie turn in Oscar-worthy (and nominated) performances in this film that still has the power to capture the attention of even iPad-addicted Gen Zers. 
2/14/202454 minutes, 29 seconds
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217: Cujo with Sam Haft

Cujo has become synonymous with big, scary dog, thanks to King's iconic novel and its popular 1983 film adaptation starring Dee Wallace. A mother and son get stuck in a crappy Ford Pinto and are tormented by a rabid St. Bernard. Will they escape or become a quick meal for the crazed animal?
2/7/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 11 seconds
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216: Misery with Barnaby Clay

Misery follows a popular writer who is rescued by a fan after a terrible car accident only to find himself in an even worse position: captured by an unbalanced lady who has a lot of notes about his recent work. Rob Reiner directed his second perfect Stephen King adaptation with 1990's Misery and lead star Kathy Bates to an Oscar win, the first and only Oscar won for any King adaptation.
1/31/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 6 seconds
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215: A Deep Dive Into an Unproduced Screenplay of The Stand with Dave Schilling

The Stand, if you don't know, is Stephen King's epic story of the a deadly viral outbreak and the battle for humanity's future that happens after 99.9% of the world's population is wiped out. Good versus evil, light versus dark, this is a top to bottom banger from the master of horror.
1/24/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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214: The Life of Chuck with Charles Soule

The Life of Chuck is a novella that was published in the recent story collection If It Bleeds. It's a story told in reverse that begins with the end of every single life in the universe and only gets sadder from there. More heady drama than supernatural spook-a-blast, this material opens the door for some surprisingly deep responses from those who have read it.
1/17/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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213: Issa Lopez's Triumphant Return

True Detective Season 4 debuts on HBO and Max January 14th and takes place in a small Alaskan town where weird shit has a habit of going down, especially when the month-long night settles in. The chat about this upcoming season is very light on spoilers, so don't worry about diving in before you start watching the new season.
1/10/202445 minutes, 6 seconds
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212: 1922 with Thomas Jane

1922 was a novella originally published in Stephen King's story collection Full Dark, No Stars. It's all about a rural farmer who kills his wife for her family's land and talks his teen son into helping. Both men can't grapple with the enormity of what they've done and soon begin to spiral into guilt-driven madness despite getting away with the crime free and clear. It was adapted by Netflix into a feature film released in 2017.
1/3/20242 hours, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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211: Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla with Matt Fraction

Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Oy find themselves recruited to help a small town fight ferocious bad guys that look like humanoid wolves on horseback. They are after the town's children and our ka-tet must stop them or die trying.
12/27/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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210: A Chat With Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino is a national treasure, having made numerous appearances in stuff like Brian DePalma's Snake Eyes, Sin City, Watchmen, The Haunting of Hill House, and, of course, one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever made: Gerald's Game.
12/20/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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209: It with Lindsey Beer

It is Stephen King's giant novel about a group of tween kids confronting their fears and persevering through the power of friendship all while facing down an eternal killer clown who calls himself Pennywise. It is one of King's most enduring novels and only seems to be getting more popular as each generation passes.
12/13/20231 hour, 5 minutes
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208: Ur with Chuck Tingle

Ur was controversial upon release. It's King's short story all about a very special Amazon Kindle initially only available to read on Amazon Kindles! There was some outcry at the time of release about the story being nothing more than a thinly veiled commercial for Amazon, but a closer look shows something with a lot more meat on its bones. A Kindle that has access to all stories and authors across all known multiverses? Sign us up!
12/6/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 19 seconds
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207: Rose Red with Mallory O'Meara

Rose Red is Stephen King's take on Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, made exclusively for a TV mini-series in the early 2000s. Ghosts, psychics, greedy professors desperate to prove the existence of ghosts and the afterlife, Jimmi Simpson being a creepy weirdo, prune-faced entities, Melanie Lynskey being awesome, this series has it all!
11/29/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 15 seconds
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206: Doctor Sleep with Coop

In his sequel to The Shining, Stephen King focuses on a grown up Danny Torrance who is tempted to make the same mistakes his father did, but ultimately overcomes the challenges his father could not. Mike Flanagan's adaptation marries the Stanley Kubrick film and the Stephen King text in a way that miraculously honors both.
11/22/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 24 seconds
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205: The Ben Mekler Ambush Episode

You may think you know what this episode has to offer, but trust us when we say that you're not prepared for the insanity that is about to be unleashed on your eardrums.
11/15/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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204: Carrie with Twin Temple

Carrie is a pivotal moment in Stephen King's career. It was the book that launched him and Brian De Palma's adaptation set King up to be a dominant figure in the movie theater as well as the book store. 
11/8/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 8 seconds
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203: Holly with Stephen Graham Jones

Holly Gibney is at it again, this time chasing down a pair of elderly cannibals. Can she find them before they devour another innocent? That's the question in Stephen King's latest book.
11/1/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 16 seconds
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202: On Writing with Sam Lake

On Writing is Stephen King's memoir/how-I-write-good tome that is both inspirational and revealing about how one of our greatest living authors navigates his craft. Personal stories lead into grammar lessons that somehow diverge into editorial and then back to King's childhood where he suffered various traumas, like getting fart on by his babysitter and maybe even seeing his closest friend obliterated by a passing train.
10/25/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds
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201: Gerald's Game with Joe Lynch

Jessie Burlingame finds herself in one hell of a predicament when a romantic night with her husband goes south and she finds herself handcuffed to a bed with no chance of rescue. It's up to her to fight through the panic and figure out a way out of this impossible situation using only her wits and a secret buried deep with her memories of childhood trauma. 
10/18/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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200: Camp Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Expect to hear from campers Kate Siegel, Mike Flanagan, Wynter Mitchell, David Lowery, Akela Cooper, Steve Agee, Devon Sawa, Josh Ruben, Flula Borg, Michael Kennedy, James Austin Johnson, Chuck Tingle, Laura Lux, Matt Fraction, Daniel Danger, Trae Crowder, Patton Oswalt, David Dastmalchian, David Farrier, Stephen Graham Jones, Dave Schilling, Josh Gondelman, Mallory O'Meara and Josh Robert Thompson as they recount their favorite short stories from Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes.
10/11/20233 hours, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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199: Lisey's Story with Sadie Hartmann

2006's Lisey's Story is King's self-proclaimed favorite novel, but it is one that has proven to be divisive among his constant readers and flies well under the radar of his casual fans. The story follows Lisey, the wife of a famous author, who is trying to cope with the loss of her husband after his untimely death, be there for her sister whose sanity is seemingly slipping away, and all the while having to defend herself against a particularly psychotic fan of her husband's. 
10/4/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 42 seconds
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198: Pet Sematary with The Adams Family

Pet Sematary is the one story Stephen King was reluctant to publish and he ultimately did so in order to fulfill his contract with his then publisher. It's the story that examines what a parent would do in the face the most excruciating series of events any mother or father could experience. Sometimes dead is better.
9/27/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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197: The Tommyknockers with Brian Duffield

What is one to do when you find an alien spaceship buried on your property? Well, dig it up and start building weird-ass machines that can zap your little brother to a distant planet or sort mail real good. The Tommyknockers isn't one of King's most beloved books, but it does spawn a great discussion when you try to pick it apart.
9/20/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 14 seconds
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196: The Mist with Alejandro Brugues and Gigi Saul Guerrero

What is concealed in the mist? Tentacle monsters? Massive behemoths that will squash you without even knowing you exist? Crazy white people? All of the above, it turns out, and every single one of those things are touched on in this episode.
9/13/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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195: Creepshow with Spencer Charnas

George A. Romero and Stephen King produced 1982's Creepshow and forever changed the landscape of anthology horror. That movie had a massive impact on a whole generation of horror nerds, including today's guest, and now it's time to dig into what still holds up today and what maybe doesn't so much.
9/6/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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194: Dreamcatcher with Maggie Mae Fish

Dreamcatcher is Stephen King's return to fiction writing after the accident that almost took his life. It's a novel about a bunch of friends who gather together in the woods as a really weird alien invasion is taking place, and while it does have its fans even King himself dismisses the book as a whiff, written mostly while the author was high on pain killers while his body was mending itself back together. As not great as the book is, the movie is even worse, despite the incredible A-list talent both in front of and behind the camera.
8/30/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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193: The Eyes of the Dragon with Clarke Wolfe

King's first foray into straight Fantasy was this 1984 story, The Eyes of the Dragon, which is a Dark Tower adjacent tale about two young princes in a fairy tale kingdom who are pitted against each other by the king's secretly evil magician, who regular Stephen King fans will recognize as the very same Flagg from The Stand. Part palace intrigue, part YA fantasy, The Eyes of the Dragon is an early departure from the horror realm for the author and is still a gripping read to this day.
8/23/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 19 seconds
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192: Stephen King Video Games With merritt k

Stephen King doesn't have much presence in the video game world, but the notable exceptions to this provide some absolutely bizarre King/Video Game tie-ins. The focus of this episode is on four of these weirdos: The Lawnmower Man, The Running Man, The Dark Half, and the CD-ROM collection of oddities known as F13.
8/16/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 14 seconds
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191: Dolores Claiborne with Mike Flanagan

Dolores Claiborne has been dealt a crap hand from life and in her later years she's dealt another blow when she finds herself the main suspect in the suspicious death of her tyrannical boss. 
8/9/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 31 seconds
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190: Gerald's Game with Ruined's Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer

Back in 1992, Stephen King released Gerald's Game, a novel about a traumatized woman named Jessie Burlingame who finds herself alone in a cabin, handcuffed to the headboard of a bed, with only her past and current traumas to keep her company. If she's going to survive this, she's going to have to listen to her inner voice and confront a past trauma that could very well hold the key to her freedom.
8/2/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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189: Cell with Rob Sheridan

What if your cell phone turned you into a zombie? Okay, that's probably already the case, but I mean a real honest to God zombie? That's the premise of Stephen King's 2006 novel and its questionable, shoddy, and rather unpleasant 2016 adaptation starring the usually dependable John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
7/26/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 52 seconds
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188: The Talisman with Matt Lieb

One of Stephen King's early forays into fantasy was 1982's The Talisman, which he co-wrote with celebrated genre author Peter Straub. The story focuses on a young boy who embarks on a cross-country (and cross-reality) quest to save his dying mother by obtaining a magical talisman that could very well cure his mother and save a parallel world also at risk of falling apart. 
7/19/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 41 seconds
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187: Maximum Overdrive with Stephen Graham Jones LIVE!

This episode is sponsored by A24 as they build up to the July 28 release of the fantastic Talk To Me, which is about a particularly grotesque party game involving a severed hand that can open the door to the afterlife. Naturally, things don't go very well when this happens and the result is one of the scariest, most fun horror movies of the year, coming soon to a theater near you. More info can be found here: https://a24films.com/films/talk-to-me
7/12/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 37 seconds
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186: The Stand with Josh Robert Thompson

The Stand is Stephen King's epic tale of morality and survival set against the backdrop of a global pandemic that damn near wipes out the entire human race. Good and evil fight over the scraps of humanity in one of King's earliest masterpieces.
7/5/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 57 seconds
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185: Needful Things with Jay Cheel

A devilish figure arrives in the small town of Castle Rock and he offers items to the townsfolk in exchange for an escalating series of pranks that could very well rip the town apart. Stephen King's Needful Things is an epic book that is darkly funny and also unflinching in its examination of the rot that festers at the heart of small town America.
6/28/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 51 seconds
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184: The Green Mile with Laura Lux

Stephen King's delicately constructed tale of an innocent man on death row was a phenomenon upon its serialized publication in 1996 and was then adapted into an Oscar-winning movie by The Shawshank Redemption's Frank Darabont in 1999.
6/21/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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183: Children of the Corn 666 with Ted Geoghegan

That bad, bad OG corn boy Isaac has done returned and there's hell to pay in this inexplicable fifth sequel to 1984's Children of the Corn. Oddly enough, this 1999 film barely features either children or corn, but what we do get is a middle aged religious zealot and a bunch of late '90s teenagers making a ruckus in a small town.
6/14/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 15 seconds
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182: Creepshow with David Dastmalchian

Once upon a time there were two titans of horror named George A. Romero and Stephen King. These masters joined forces to make a horror movie and the results of that was an anthology movie with roots going back to the horror comics of their youth. And thus Creepshow was born.
6/7/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 49 seconds
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181: Night Shift with Rob Savage

Night Shift is Stephen King's first collection of short stories and contains some of King's meanest writing. Almost every single one of these stories were first published in nudie magazines before King became famous and he wrote to his audience. That doesn't mean they're not sophisticated in the own right, but he definitely leans into sex, gore, and brutal Twilight Zone-ish twists. 
5/31/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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180: The Jaunt with Peter Atencio

The Jaunt is quite possibly Stephen King's scariest story, all about the perils of ignoring safety protocols while using teleportation technology. While the episode only clocks in at just over an hour and fifteen minutes, it's longer than you think.
5/24/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 10 seconds
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179: Survivor Type with Joe Lo Truglio

When a heroin-smuggling doctor gets stranded on a tiny rocky outcropping in the middle of the ocean he must decide just how far he's willing to go to survive. This Stephen King short story, which can be found in Skeleton Crew, is one of the maestro's goriest tales as the doctor loses his mind and body piece by piece.
5/17/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 41 seconds
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178: Stand By Me with Joe Pickett & Nick Prueher

Stand By Me is a formative movie for both hosts of this show and every time it comes up the episode tends to be a banger and today's episode is no exception. 
5/10/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
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177: Danse Macabre with Chris McKay

Danse Macabre was Stephen King's first non-fiction publication. Released originally in 1981, this tome promised to cover the history and impact of horror fiction from 1950-1980, but with King at the wheel the scope was widened significantly as he couldn't help but fold in the works of Stoker, Shelley, Lovecraft and many others.
5/3/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 1 second
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176: The X-Files Episode Chinga with Kumail Nanjiani

Stephen King was such a big fan of The X-Files that he asked to write an episode. The result is Chinga, this weird monster-of-the-week entry that aired during the show's fifth season about a little girl, her (maybe?) witch mother, and an evil doll that makes people hurt themselves. 
4/26/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 42 seconds
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175: The Shining with Lee Cronin

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a controversial entry in the Stephen King adaptation discussion. Some, including King himself, think it strays too far from the book while others hold it up as a classic of the genre. 
4/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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174: The Dead Zone with Josh Sawyer

The Dead Zone is the tale of a mild-mannered school teacher who wakes up from a long coma and comes to find out he has psychic powers. These gifts turn out to be anything but welcome to Johnny Smith, who can't help but try to use them for good no matter the personal cost to himself.
4/12/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 45 seconds
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173: The Mangler Reborn with DC Pierson

A mild-mannered handyman becomes obsessed with collecting pieces of the Mangler and rebuilds it in his attic. One night... well, it kinda eats him and then replaces him with a doppleganger whose only goal is find more victims, feed them to the Mangler and drink the blood slurry that comes out. 
4/5/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 54 seconds
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172: Christmas Mangler with DC Pierson

Christmas Mangler melds together a ton of King references into a movie that can only be described as the pinnacle of elevated horror. Perhaps this is why it seemingly disappeared upon release, but The Kingcast boys have uncovered it and beat all other Stephen King podcasts to this incredible discovery in yet another Kingcast Exclusive.
4/1/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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171: The Shinning with Allie Goertz

The day has finally come for The Kingcast to take a look at the infamous Simpsons parody of The Shining from 1994's Treehouse of Horror episode. The Shinning packs so many jokes and spot on references into around 7 minutes that we were able to fill nearly 2 hours talking about it!
3/29/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 54 seconds
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170: The Lawnmower Man with Ashley Johnson

The Lawnmower Man is the timeless classic about murder chimps, gratuitous VR sex scenes and Pierce Brosnan's earring that was so faithful to the original Stephen King short story that the author sued the film to get his name taken off of it. 
3/22/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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169: The Running Man with Radio Silence

Set in the futuristic world of 2017 where man is hunted for entertainment while the world crumbles into a dystopia, The Running Man stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the everyman Ben Richards who is forced to compete for his very life against the most insane group of killers you could imagine.
3/15/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 35 seconds
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168: On Writing with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck

Stephen King's On Writing is part memoir, part grammar lesson, and part inspiration. Who better to learn the ins and outs of basic writing from than the master of horror? And he does so in such a folksy, down to earth way that it never feels like homework. Follow the hosts on Twitter: @ScottWamplerRIP and @EricVespe Follow our guests on Twitter: @BeckandWoods
3/8/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 35 seconds
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167: Children of the Corn V with Scott Seiss

There are so many more Children of the Corn movies than you think there are. The Kingcast is already up to Part 5 and the movies are still in the late '90s. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror follows a bunch of twentysomethings playing college kids on a road trip to scatter the ashes of their dead friend when they stumble upon a small town concealing, you guessed it, a weird youthful corn cult. This installment inexplicably stars Eva Mendes, David Carradine, Fred Williamson and at least two Zappa children.
3/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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166: 11.22.63 with Chris Landon

The topic once again turns to 11.22.63, Stephen King's epic time travel story in which an average every day teacher is recruited to travel back in time to stop JFK's assassination. It's a tricky thing, messing with time. Turns out the timestream doesn't want to be tinkered with and all sort of weird things happen to our hapless protagonist as he investigates Oswald and a good many of the conspiracy theories before time runs out.
2/22/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 32 seconds
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165: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon with Josh Gondelman

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a somewhat overlooked King book about a young girl who gets lost in the Maine wilderness and must survive the elements and maybe even a cruel minor deity in the form of a savage bear as she either stumbles upon rescue or dies trying. A dyed-in-the-wool Red Sox fan, our young protagonist starts imaging her idol, Red Sox's closer, Tom Gordon, is there with her giving her advice along her journey.
2/15/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 48 seconds
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164: The Mist with Trae Crowder

The Mist is one of the best Stephen King stories and Frank Darabont made a hell of an adaptation. Both are up for discussion in this week's episode. Also, make sure you head over to Fangoria to cast your ballot for the 2023 Chainsaw Awards (aka the Oscars but with way cooler movies up for awards) by going to https://www.fangoria.com/voting/
2/8/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 31 seconds
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163: The End of the Whole Mess with Paul G. Tremblay

Stephen King's The End of the Whole Mess is a slightly different take on the apocalypse from his previous massive entry, The Stand. Here, we're wiped out by the good intentions of a scientist seeking world peace and that he does, but at a pretty dire cost.
2/1/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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162: Cujo with Joe Cornish

Today's episode is brought to you by Blumhouse Productions' There's Something Wrong With The Children (https://www.blumhouse.com/tv) currently available on digital and digital on demand.  The topic of this week's show is Cujo. This story of a lovable family dog that turns rabid and tortures a poor mother and her young son in a tiny Ford Pinto holds up very well and today we dive into why we think that is.
1/25/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 8 seconds
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161: Pet Sematary 2 with Roxanne Benjamin

Back in 1992, Mary Lambert followed up her popular adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary with a sequel that is flat out bonkers. Tonal shifts that are so abrupt you'll get whiplash, an already checked out tweenage Eddie Furlong in the lead, a totally confused Anthony Edwards in the kindly dad role, bizarre sex dreams involving naked women with dog heads and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 
1/18/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 57 seconds
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160: Word Processor of the Gods with Aaron Stewart-Ahn

What would you do if you could type in any phrase into a mysterious (and janky) computer and it would become reality? '80s Stephen King posits that the best thing to do is totally erase your jerk family members and replace them with a new loved ones.
1/11/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 10 seconds
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159: Cycle of the Werewolf with Akela Cooper

Cycle of the Werewolf began life as a calendar that evolved into a novella penned by Stephen King and illustrated by the late, great Berni Wrightson. King himself penned the screenplay for the 1985 adaptation that the hosts of this show think is pretty good, but wasn't accepted by critics or audiences upon release. 
1/4/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 40 seconds
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158: The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass with Matt Fraction

Wizard and Glass is a demarcation line in Stephen King's magnum opus: The Dark Tower. At the forefront is a tragic story of young love that left the series's lead character a cruel, empty shell of a man. Book IV of The Dark Tower series ups the stakes and bonds our beloved Ka-Tet even further.
12/28/20222 hours, 16 minutes, 10 seconds
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157: Battleground with Elan Gale

Battleground is a simple story of a hitman fighting a bunch of revenge-seeking little green army men toys that King originally published in Playboy before rolling into his short story collection Skeleton Crew.
12/21/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 9 seconds
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156: Talking Mike Flanagan's Dark Tower News with Brian W. Foster

Last week Mike Flanagan announced that he has the rights to Stephen King's magnum opus: The Dark Tower. He said he has already penned the pilot script and is planning for 5 seasons and 2 movies to tell this epic tale of a cranky gunslinger wandering around a ruined world in search of the mystical Dark Tower.
12/14/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 34 seconds
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155: Gramma with Randy Havens

Gramma is one of Stephen King's creepiest short stories, all about a young boy left at home with his ailing grandmother... who might also be a witch and in the final stages of putting a master plan together that doesn't bode very well for her terrified grandson. Published in Skeleton Crew, this story made an impression on our guest at a young age and he came over to talk about that with the boys.
12/7/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 45 seconds
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154: 'Salem's Lot with Noah Segan

Conversation once again turns to Stephen King's second novel, 'Salem's Lot, which is about a corrupt small Maine town slowly being taken over by vampires. This chat largely focuses on Tobe Hooper's made-for-TV adaptation from 1979 which forever terrified a whole generation of kids who now can't look out a misty window without crapping their pants. Thanks, Tobe.
11/30/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 37 seconds
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153: Jerusalem's Lot with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

After the publication of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot he decided to write a prequel short story in the style of Bram Stoker's Dracula about the origins of the cursed town that would, eventually, be overrun by vampires. Jerusalem's Lot is that story is perhaps the earliest story by the prolific author to go into some creepy Lovecraft territory.
11/23/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 7 seconds
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152: The Monkey with Stephen Graham Jones

The image of the toy monkey on the cover of Skeleton Crew traumatized a generation. This episode dives into the short story that inspired that cover image, all about a cursed toy monkey that can make really bad things happen when it clangs its little symbols together. 
11/16/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 5 seconds
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151: Firestarter (2022) with Charles Soule

The year of our lord 2022 saw the release of Blumhouse's remake of Firestarter in which a bunch of stuff got changed without much thought and all the stuff they left alone was boring. For the first time this new adaptation is up for discussion and they boys are ready with some sharp, sharp knives.
11/9/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 20 seconds
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150: Insomnia with Danika XIX

Insomnia is a rare Stephen King novel that has not yet been adapted. The book centers on an elderly protagonist named Ralph Roberts who must square off against a mischievous supernatural being working at the behest of the dreaded Crimson King.  The novel tackles abortion rights, ageism, and lets us know that a bout with insomnia is all you need to pull back the dull veil of our real world and see the colorful beauty and horror beneath it all.
11/2/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 34 seconds
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149: Queer for King with Bryan Fuller

Going back nearly 50 years of written material, Stephen King's queer characters run the gamut from authentic to caricature and it's about time someone took a long, hard look at that representation and have a lengthy discussion about where we think the popular author lands in terms of allyship.
10/26/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 52 seconds
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148: If It Bleeds with Chuck Tingle

If It Bleeds is the most recent novella compilation from Stephen King, containing four short stories (Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Life of Chuck, If It Bleeds and Rat), three of which have either been adapted or optioned. 
10/19/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 16 seconds
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147: N. with Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski

N. is one of King's more disturbing short stories, which is all about the thin place between realities and the Old God style evil that might just be trying to break through. The story has a large focus on repetitive behaviors and OCD as well as a terrible fascination with round numbers.
10/12/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 27 seconds
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146: Cat's Eye with David Bruckner

When Dino De Laurentiis and Stephen King team up, things are gonna get wild, especially with Cat's Eye, a cable staple for '80s kids that features three Stephen King short vignettes all strung together by a cute cat and little Drew Barrymore.
10/5/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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145: Billy Summers with Matt Braunger

Billy Summers is a damn good hitman out on his final job, so of course things go wrong. Today's episode takes a look at one of Stephen King's more recent books that is soon to be adapted by JJ Abrams and Ed Zwick.
9/28/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 28 seconds
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144: Suffer the Little Children with Clay McLeod Chapman

Originally published in Cavalier magazine in 1972, Suffer the Little Children is a bleak, twisty short story of a stern teacher who begins to suspect her third grade students are turning into evil creatures and takes... well, desperate measures. 
9/21/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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143: Creepshow with Greg Mottola

The conversation once again turns to Stephen King's collaboration with George A. Romero. Creepshow and each of its segments is up for discussion in this lively chat.
9/14/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 10 seconds
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142: You Know They Got a Hell of a Band with Eve 6's Max Collins

You Know They Got a Hell of a Band is a short story that sees a couple on a road trip stumbling across a small country town with a ton of undead rock stars. It might be tempting to stay and enjoy the great music, but there's something sinister underneath this seemingly peaceful town. Like the song says, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
9/7/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 45 seconds
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141: The Stand with Karen Kilgariff

It takes a brave guest to pick a 1200 page book to cover, but by God we found such a guest to once again journey into The Stand and its two TV adaptations. Plus, our guest is such a King fan that we can't help but cover a couple dozen other King books and short stories while we're at it.
8/31/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 51 seconds
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140: The Dark Tower (2017) with Molly Quinn

We made our poor guest watch 2017's questionable (at best) adaptation of Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower and she hadn't even read the books. The goal was to find out if the movie was at all coherent to a Dark Tower newbie and... well, you'll just have to listen to find out.
8/24/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 6 seconds
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139: The Jaunt with Gary Whitta

Stephen King's most existentially terrifying short story is under the microscope in today's episode. At nearly 2 hours, this episode is longer than you think.
8/17/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 57 seconds
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138: Carrie: The Musical with Joe Iconis

Before Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark burned a mountain of cash, the poster child for high profile Broadway failure was a stage adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie. Ten million dollars down the toilet for a show that was a critical disaster and closed in a week. However there is a vocal contingent that holds that Carrie the Musical is a misunderstood masterpiece so it's about time The Kingcast boys take a hard look at this baffling adaptation.
8/10/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 42 seconds
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137: The Raft with Dan Trachtenberg

The topic is The Raft, with a focus on both the short story and its adaptation in Creepshow 2. It's a fun little ditty about some horny college friends who take a swim where they're not supposed to and are picked off by a malevolent and very hungry oil slick in the water.
8/3/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 23 seconds
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136: The Long Walk with Timothy Simons

One of Stephen King's best stories is up for discussion this week. That's right, we're talking about The Long Walk, the dystopian tale and likely Vietnam allegory that has America sending its young men off to die while the adults cheer them on in a cruel contest that can only have one winner.
7/27/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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135: A Conversation with It Mini-Series stars Emily Perkins, Brandon Crane and Ben Heller

That's right, we got the OG Beverly Marsh, Ben Hanscom and Stan Uris from the 1990 It mini-series on the show to talk about their experiences filming the landmark adaptation, dealing with the legacy of that show and what they're up to now.
7/20/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 7 seconds
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134: Children of the Corn Part IV with Ben Mekler

The journey through the two thousand Children of the Corn movies continues with The Kingcast boys tackling 1996's Children of the Corn Part IV: The Gathering which inexplicably stars Naomi Watts and a bunch of pissed off corn children.
7/13/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 45 seconds
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133: It: Chapter 1 with The Whirl Girls

Finally, The Kingcast focuses an episode on Andy Muschietti's It: Chapter 1, the blockbuster success that launched this current Stephen King cinematic renaissance with an iconic horror villain performance and a bunch of charmingly foul-mouthed kids.
7/6/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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132: The Dark Tower Series with James Austin Johnson

We've done our spoiler-lite Dark Tower episodes... this is not one of those! Everything in the books is up for debate, including reading order, character deaths and, of course, that ending. So, beware of spoilers!
6/29/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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131: 11/22/63 with Tim Heidecker

The time has come. A guest has finally chosen 11/22/63 to talk about on The Kingcast. This is King's 2011 novel about a modern day English teacher who is sent back in time to prevent the assassination of JFK, a difficult task in the best of circumstances and nearly impossible when time itself fights back.
6/22/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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130: Carrie with Scott Derrickson

Carrie was the book that launched Stephen King's literary career and the movie that put Brian DePalma on the map, so it's only fitting that we get an expert cinephile and King fanatic in to break them both down.
6/15/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 3 seconds
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129: Finn with Andy Levy

Finn tells the story of a young man cursed with a lifetime of bad luck who ends up kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity and tortured by a faceless agency demanding answers he doesn't have.
6/8/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 7 seconds
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128: Sometimes They Come Back with Paul Rust

Sometimes They Come Back is an odd little old school King story originally published before the success of Carrie that was then adapted for TV during the early '90s Stephen King adaptation boom. The story centers on a school teacher whose students start dying and are replaced by transfers who just happen to look like the long dead greaser teens who killed his brother when he was a child.
6/1/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 11 seconds
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127: Graveyard Shift with Akela Cooper

Today's topic: Stephen King's Graveyard Shift, an early short story from the master that was made into a very fun, often overlooked B-movie of the same name.
5/25/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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126: BONUS: Shelbyville Chapter 4 - The Ballad of Chutt Buggins

Shelbyville is a comedy/horror Actual Play podcast heavily inspired by the works of Stephen King that chronicles the adventures of a trio of tweens in early '90s Maine as they navigate changing bodies, hormones and the occasional reanimated pile of meat.  Previously only available on The Kingcast's Patreon (www.patreon.com/thekingcast), the first four chapters are being released as bonus episodes on the main Kingcast feed in celebration of the show's 2nd anniversary.
5/19/20222 hours, 54 minutes, 8 seconds
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125: Night (Shift) of 100 Stars Anniversary Ceremony

Night Shift is Stephen King's first short story collection, compiling his earliest stories that he sold to various gentlemen's magazines in order keep the lights on before he hit it big with Carrie. The book contains 20 stories, many of them having been adapted into films big and small.
5/18/20222 hours, 48 minutes, 42 seconds
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124: BONUS: Shelbyville Chapter 3 - The Gang Makes Some New Friends

Previously only available on The Kingcast Patreon, this nerdy horror/comedy themed Actual Play podcast is finally available to the masses as The Kingcast celebrates its second birthday!
5/17/20222 hours, 29 minutes, 58 seconds
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123: Bonus: Shelbyville Chapter 2 - The Haunted Hotel

Previously only available on The Kingcast Patreon, this nerdy horror/comedy themed Actual Play podcast is finally available to the masses as The Kingcast celebrates its second birthday!
5/17/20222 hours, 28 minutes, 43 seconds
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122: BONUS: Shelbyville Chapter 1

Episode 1 starts off with the hosts building their characters, figuring out their skills and traits and learning the ropes on playing a tabletop RPG before the story begins in earnest as all of our characters find themselves in a Saturday detention even more hellish than normal.
5/16/20222 hours, 45 minutes, 34 seconds
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121: Crouch End with David Lowery

Take a trip, if you dare, into Stephen King's London-based Lovecraftian nightmare where you can run into rat-faced teenagers, children with claws for hands and unimaginable eldrich horrors.
5/11/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 17 seconds
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120: The Outsider with Dani Fernandez

Sometimes these episodes feature deep dives into King's writing and examine the  subtext of its cinematic adaptation and sometimes these episodes use the title at hand as a jumping off point for a chaotic conversation. This episode is the latter.
5/4/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 17 seconds
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119: The Tommyknockers with Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson

If we're talking about buried alien spaceships, metal plates in heads, killer soda machines, a protagonist who is both a drunk and a wife-killer... you know what that means! That's right! It's time to talk Tommyknockers.
4/27/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 54 seconds
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118: ???? with Bill Hader

This episode has everything: Bill Hader talking about working on It, a constantly shifting conversation that never stays on a single topic for more than 5 minutes, casual mentions of some really big name Stephen King fans, what reading King at a young age can mean to a creative kid and MTV's Dan Cortese.
4/20/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 55 seconds
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117: The Man in the Black Suit with Anthony Breznican

The Man in the Black Suit was something of a turning point for Stephen King. Published in The New Yorker in 1994, this short story went on to win many prestigious awards, including the O. Henry Award for short fiction and seemed to singlehandedly turn critical perception of the best selling author around.
4/13/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 5 seconds
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116: The Night Flier with Elan Gale

In the late '90s the great character actor Miguel Ferrer starred in an HBO Original Movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Night Flier as a sleazy tabloid reporter on the trail of a Cessna pilot who also happens to be a vampire and it has become a favorite of the Kingcast boys.
4/6/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 41 seconds
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115: BONUS: An Interview with Michael Whelan

Michael Whelan's paintings and illustrations have graced the covers and interior pages of the best genre authors. We're talking Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Edgar Rice Burroughs, HP Lovecraft and, yes, Mr. Stephen King.
4/2/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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114: Bonus: The Moving Finger with Wynter Mitchell

A finger pops out of a bathroom sink's drain and drives the poor bastard who lives in that apartment out of his mind. That is the topic in today's surprise bonus episode drop.
4/2/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 35 seconds
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113: Desperation with Jeremy Slater

The little town of Desperation, Nevada has fallen on hard times and that was before an ancient evil decided to take over the body of the town's gentle giant cop. Today's topic is Desperation, with a little talk about its twinner book, The Regulators, for good measure.
3/30/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 22 seconds
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112: Joyland with Chelsea Stardust

One of the rare Stephen King books that hasn't been adapted, Joyland is a quick, breezy read about a broken-hearted teenager who works at a dilapidated (and haunted) amusement park where he finds new love and even a ghost or two.
3/23/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 34 seconds
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111: Children of the Corn with The Boulet Brothers

Children of the Corn follows a couple as they investigate a small, isolated Nebraska town and find that it has been taken over by a murderous cult of corn-monster worshipping children. It has many Stephen King benchmarks, like creepy kids and... well, corn-based horror. 
3/16/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 45 seconds
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110: The Jaunt with Patton Oswalt

Ready to take a stroll through one of Stephen King's most f*cked up short stories with The Kingcast boys and one of the funniest comedians working today? If your answer's yes then, boy, do we have some good news for you.
3/9/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds
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109: A Conversation With Stephen King

The Kingcast has been going strong for nearly two years, bringing in some amazing guests to break down the work of one of our top living authors. It's about time Vespe and Wampler go straight to the horse's mouth, don't you think?
3/2/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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108: Dreamcatcher with Blank Check's Griffin Newman and David Sims

Dreamcatcher is one of Stephen King's least favorite of his own novels, but how does it stack up with the co-hosts of a very popular film podcast? This story of a group of childhood friends battling an extra-terrestrial menace with psychic powers and a little help from their deeply problematic friend, Duddits, should have been a non-stop pinata party, but there are some surprise fans in the mix for this discussion.
2/23/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 25 seconds
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107: The Shining with Thomas Lennon

Stephen King's first full-blown masterpiece, and the novel that moved him firmly to the top of the best seller list, is front and center once more. The topic: The Shining. The guest... well, someone comfortable wearing some really short shorts.
2/16/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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106: The Mangler 2 with DC Pierson

Did you know they made a sequel to The Mangler that doesn't involve a haunted laundry press at all? Well, now you do. Instead of an evil laundry machine the sequel takes the absolutely bonkers step of making it an evil computer virus that takes over a boarding school run by Lance Henriksen and boy is it a crazy watch.
2/9/20222 hours, 12 seconds
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105: The Overlook Hotel with Glen Mazzara

Way back in the halcyon year of 2014, Warner Bros attempted a prequel to The Shining and one man rose to the challenge, crafting a truly messed up screenplay called The Overlook Hotel which tells the story of the family that built the dastardly hotel. Things didn't turn out too well for them. They ended up not making the movie, but now...
2/2/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 11 seconds
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104: The Rage: Carrie 2 with Michael Kennedy

Way back in the mystical time known as the late 1990s there was a feminist horror script about a goth girl taking down rapey dude-bros at her school. They decided to take that script and force it to be a Carrie sequel and the result is The Rage: Carrie 2.
1/26/20222 hours, 8 seconds
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103: Maximum Overdrive with Flula Borg

Maximum Overdrive is a film that requires a lot of silliness when trying to discuss it, so it's no coincidence that the boys have brought in a heavy hitter to look at Stephen King's one and only directorial outing.
1/19/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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102: Needful Things with Axelle Carolyn

A charming statesman rolls into the sleepy town of Castle Rock and all hell breaks loose in his wake. Today's topic is Needful Things and the Ed Harris/Max Von Sydow movie that was made from it.
1/12/20221 hour, 19 minutes
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101: From A Buick 8 with Grady Hendrix

King's story about a mysterious car that is somehow a portal to another dimension and the cops who sit around and drink coffee while talking about it a lot is divisive. It has even turned the hosts of The Kingcast against each other.
1/5/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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100: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands with Matt Fraction

The Kingcast's journey along the path of the beam continues with Dark Tower Book 3, The Waste Lands, which sees everybody's favorite grouchy gunslinger finally gathers his ka-tet, fights a giant robot bear, some rapey pirates and a suicidal locomotive who just happens to love riddles.
12/29/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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99: Bonus: Doctor Sleep (Director's Cut) Commentary with Mike Flanagan

Doctor Sleep is the story of young Danny Torrance all grown up after his traumatic experience at the Overlook Hotel and his relationship with a young girl powerful with the shining. 
12/23/20213 hours, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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98: The Talisman with Bryan Fuller

Back in 1984 Stephen King and Peter Straub teamed up for a fantasy adventure story called The Talisman about a young boy named Jack Sawyer who traverses not only our world but a parallel world called the Territories on a quest to save his dying mother. Despite being a childhood favorite of both of your humble hosts, we have yet to tackle this title on The Kingcast. Until now.
12/22/20211 hour, 58 minutes, 6 seconds
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97: Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest with April Wolfe

That's right, the Corn Boys have returned and this time they're moving on up to the Big City, but don't worry. He Who Walks Behind the Rows is along for the ride.
12/15/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 20 seconds
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96: The Running Man with Marc Bernardin

We've done episodes that focus on the Arnold Schwarzenegger '80s cheeseball classic adaption of The Running Man, so it's about time we buckle down and focus a little more on King's more nihilistic, complex novel, written under the Richard Bachman pseudonym.
12/8/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 10 seconds
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95: It with Guillermo del Toro

The Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy 1 and 2, The Devil's Backbone and the upcoming Nightmare Alley makes his Kingcast debut to talk about evil clowns and the legacy of one Mr. Stephen King.
12/1/202156 minutes, 57 seconds
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94: An Interview with Bronson Pinchot

Well, we finally got him. The Pinch has come to the Kingcast, at long last, and boy did he come in loaded for bear. 
11/24/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 19 seconds
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93: Gerald's Game with Charles Soule

A woman is handcuffed to a bedpost during some sexy time with her husband and he drops dead of a heart attack. Gerald's Game is Stephen King's tale of overcoming trauma and surviving an impossible situation through sheer force of will.
11/17/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
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92: In the Tall Grass with Devon Sawa

Stephen King and his son Joe Hill teamed up to write this creepy short story called In the Tall Grass about a supernatural grass field that traps hapless victims, bends time and space and inspires madness.
11/10/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 45 seconds
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91: No Smoking with Rahul Kohli and Kate Siegel

Today's topic is No Smoking, a Hindi adaptation of Stephen King's short story Quitters, Inc, which was itself adapted in the anthology film Cat's Eye in a segment starring James Woods.
11/3/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 4 seconds
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90: Rose Madder with Mallory O'Meara

Rose Madder is one of the few Stephen King books that hasn't been adapted for the big or small screen just yet, but that won't stop The Kingcast from cracking it open and discussing it for an hour+.
10/27/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 51 seconds
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89: The Dead Zone with Anthony Michael Hall

The final Halloween Kills guest graces the Kingcast stage this week to take a close look at The Dead Zone book, David Cronenberg film and the long-running early aughts TV series adaptation.
10/20/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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88: A Kingcast Interview with Michael Myers

The iconic masked murder breaks his silence and discusses his life, career and personal outlook on life with Wampler and Vespe.
10/15/202148 minutes, 47 seconds
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87: Misery with Judy Greer

Continuing our run of Halloween Kills guests, this latest episode of The Kingcast focuses on Rob Reiner's adaptation of Stephen King's Misery.
10/13/202159 minutes, 28 seconds
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86: Stand By Me with Jamie Lee Curtis

The iconic star of the Halloween series joins Vespe and Wampler to discuss Rob Reiner's seminal coming of age classic Stand By Me and the Stephen King novella it is based on.
10/6/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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85: Desperation with Laura Lux

Join us as we travel to the quaint little town of Desperation that has stunning historical sites, sweeping desert vistas, interesting local wildlife and the friendliest public servants you could ask for.
9/29/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 28 seconds
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84: The Drawing of the Three with Matt Fraction

The second book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series opens with our favorite gunslinger on a beach and ends with a brand new ka-tet setting off in search of the titular tower.
9/22/20212 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds
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83: The Mist with David Yarovesky

Spiders with human teeth, a distinct lack of faith in humanity and some of the best creature feature sequences in modern memory. The topic at hand is Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist.
9/15/20211 hour, 36 minutes
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82: Secret Window with Kate Siegel

Secret Window is the story of a writer being stalked by a mysterious stranger who claims that the famous author stole one of his stories. Based on a novella collected in Four Past Midnight, the movie was written and directed by Stir of Echoes's David Koepp.
9/8/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 13 seconds
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81: The Outsider with Stephen Graham Jones

The Outsider is a story of a man accused of a horrific crime and proclaims his innocence in the face if irrefutable evidence to the contrary. Is he a murderer or is there a supernatural force at work?
9/1/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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80: Misery with Paul Tremblay

What would you prefer? Annie wielding an axe (like in the book) or a sledgehammer (like in the movie)? Why was this book so cathartic for the author to write? And why the hell do so many Stephen King characters drink Pepsi?
8/25/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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79: The Dead Zone with Patrick Fischler

Today's guest has appeared in Mulholland Dr., Twin Peaks: The Return, Mad Men and Hail, Caesar! His chosen topic: The Dead Zone.
8/18/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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78: Revival with David Lowery

It's not often Wampler and Vespe get to talk about a Stephen King book that doesn't have a movie adaptation, but in today's episode we get just that. 
8/11/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 58 seconds
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77: Graveyard Shift with David Dastmalchian

Graveyard Shift has everything. Ridiculous Maine accents? Check. Brad Dourif as a Quint rip-off exterminator? Check. Giant mutant Rat Bats? Check, check and check. 
8/4/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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76: The Shawshank Redemption with Steve Agee

It's time once again to return to the prison yard with Andy, Red and that despicable Warden Norton and this time we're bringing along a twofer Suicide Squad cast member.
7/28/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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75: Carrie with Flula Borg

The Kingcast Boys have recruited several members of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad to come on over and talk Stephen King with them and they're kicking it all off with a banger.
7/21/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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74: Creepshow 2 with Joe Lynch

When you have three whole segments to break down, behind the scenes drama to discuss, and a whole sub-genre of horror to put into context you get this nearly three hour long deep dive podcast episode.
7/14/20212 hours, 55 minutes, 58 seconds
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73: BONUS: Woh (aka IT) with Shiv Ramdas

Did you know that in the late '90s there was a long-running TV adaptation of Stephen King's IT that ran in India? 
7/8/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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72: Rage with Anya Stanley

Rage is perhaps Stephen King's most controversial book and is in fact the only one he allowed to fall out of print following an unfortunate series of copycat crimes tied to this story of a teen who brings a gun to school and holds his class hostage.
7/7/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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71: Silver Bullet with Don Coscarelli

Don Coscarelli exploded onto the scene with PHANTASM in the late '70s. That film has many fans, Stephen King included, who has namechecked Phantasm many times in his work, including a big nod in the fifth Dark Tower book, Wolves of the Cala. 
6/30/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 18 seconds
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70: Thinner with Josh Ruben

It is time to once again face off against the skin-crawlingly off-putting adaptation of Thinner, which was produced as a Bachman book before King was revealed to be the man behind the pen name. 
6/23/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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69: An Interview with Mick Garris

Mick Garris finally comes on The Kingcast and the conversation gets wild (and filled to the brim with Bill Malone and Miguel Ferrer appreciation).
6/16/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 28 seconds
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68: BONUS: Lisey's Story Episodes 1-3 Discussion

Lisey's Story tells the tale of a widowed woman playing a sort of scavenger hunt set up by her late husband while also dealing with the mental decline of her older sister and threats from a crazed fan of her husband's books. It stars Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen and Dane DeHaan.
6/11/202153 minutes, 10 seconds
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67: Michael Jackson's Ghosts with James III

Once upon a time, Michael Jackson wanted to make a short film that would top THRILLER so he hired Stephen King to write a script for a scary musical. That evolved into Michael Jackson's Ghosts, a 40 minute short that is largely forgotten today.
6/9/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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66: Trucks with Paul Soter

It was a dark and stormy night (literally, you'll hear the thunder in the background of this episode) when two Stephen King nerds were joined by a very funny guest to discuss the most frightening thing of all: a serious in tone Canadian direct-to-video remake of Maximum Overdrive. 
6/2/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 44 seconds
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65: The Long Walk with Logan Marshall-Green

Do you want to hear Wampler geek out about Prometheus with a guest who was actually IN Prometheus? How about a deep dive into one of King's best stories that has never been adapted to the big or small screen? Well, then this episode is for you!
5/26/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 43 seconds
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64: The Shining with Issa Lopez

The boys are joined by acclaimed writer-director Issa Lopez for this super-sized deep dive into The Shining, with a focus on Stanley Kubrick's controversial (at least among King nerds) adaptation.
5/19/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 11 seconds
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63: The Skeleton Crew Stunt Spectacular!

It's The Kingcast's One-Year Anniversary and to celebrate Vespe and Wampler are joined by over 20 returning guests from the past year to break down Stephen King's Skeleton Crew one story at a time. Buckle up, this is gonna get chaotic. 
5/12/20212 hours, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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62: Needful Things with Mallory O'Meara

Listener favorite Mallory O'Meara (author of The Lady From the Black Lagoon, co-host of the Reading Glasses Podcast and the mother of Kingcast's unofficial mascot, Chutt Buggins) returns to the show to take a deep look into the final Castle Rock story: Needful Things.
5/5/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 11 seconds
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61: Wizard and Glass with Scott Ian

Anthrax's Scott Ian has been a longtime Stephen King super fan, so it was only a matter of time before he joined Wampler and Vespe to take a deep dive into a pivotal installment of King's Dark Tower series: Wizard and Glass. Warning: There are Dark Tower spoilers a-plenty this episode!
4/28/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 50 seconds
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60: Bonus: Dollar Babies and The Stephen King Rules Film Festival

For the first time ever Stephen King has allowed his Dollar Baby short films to be viewed online and has put his full support behind a virtual festival called Stephen King Rules.
4/22/202144 minutes, 59 seconds
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59: Creepshow with Matt Braunger

Comedian and host of the This Might Help podcast Matt Braunger joins Vespe and Wampler to take a deep dive into Stephen King and George Romero's Creepshow.
4/21/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 29 seconds
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58: 'Salem's Lot with Barbara Crampton

The boys are joined by legit horror royalty for this return trip to 'Salem's Lot. 
4/14/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 51 seconds
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57: Cujo with Mark Z. Danielewski

Author Mark Z. Danielewski joins the boys to take a hard look at Stephen King's Cujo and the 1983 film adaptation. Is Cujo and allegory for alcoholism? What is up with the monster in Tad's closet? 
4/7/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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56: Phantoms with Kumail Nanjiani

The Koontzcast boys have finally broken through time, space and reality to deliver a full episode devoted to the Sultan of Shivers, Mr. Dean Koontz.
4/1/202156 minutes, 45 seconds
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55: Gramma with Evan Narcisse

Why are old people scary to kids? Between the hosts and the guest, whose grandmother was the creepiest? Plus, Vespe tells a crazy real-life Harlan Ellison story.
3/31/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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54: Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace with Rodney Ascher

Is Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (alias Jobe's War) a good bad movie or a bad bad movie? That is the question and there is some debate as to whether or not this film qualifies as good-weird. 
3/24/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 56 seconds
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53: The Lawnmower Man with Joel McHale and BenDavid Grabinski

Happily star Joel McHale and director BenDavid Grabinski join Vespe and Wampler to take another trip into cyberspace and discuss all the ins and outs of the movie Stephen King hated so much he sued to get his name taken off of it: The Lawnmower Man.
3/17/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 25 seconds
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52: Doctor Sleep with Louis Peitzman

Pop culture journalist and host of Barnes & Noble's Stephen King podcast, King of the Dark, Louis Peitzman joins the boys to discuss the differences between Doctor Sleep: The Book and Doctor Sleep: The Movie (there are many, buckle up!).
3/10/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 53 seconds
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51: The Green Mile with Mike Flanagan

Topics discussed on today's episode: How many Netflix series that contain the word "Midnight" in the title will Mike Flanagan make? What is one particular filmmaking technique Frank Darabont uses to adapt Stephen King so well? How pitch perfect is this cast? Where did each guest buy their copies of The Green Mile when they came out? Which Kingcast host has actually spent time in prison? And so much more!
3/3/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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50: BONUS: A Kingcast Interview with Bev Vincent

Dark Tower expert Bev Vincent joins the boys to answer some extremely nerdy questions plus discusses his frequent collaborations with the master himself.
2/25/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
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49: Pet Sematary (2019) with Patrick Monahan

Topics of discussion this week: the 2019 remake's big change from the book, the astonishing lack of outrageous Maine accents, would Wampler clone his beloved dog, Mad Max, if he had Streisand money and just what the hell was that zombie family's plan at the end of the movie.
2/24/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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48: BONUS: In Defense of Andy Dufresne with Lindsay Traves

Actual lawyer Lindsay Traves makes her best case for Andy Dufresne of The Shawshank Redemption. 
2/23/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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47: IT with Emily V. Gordon

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Emily V. Gordon joins the boys to talk about all things Pennywise, from Tim Curry's luscious lips to the psychology behind the printed page. 
2/22/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 21 seconds
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46: The Stand with Vincenzo Natali

In this episode of The Kingcast, the boys are joined by CUBE director Vincenzo Natali for a rollicking discussion that covers the wish fulfillment aspect of post-apocalyptic fiction, Randall Flagg's hatred of drug users, why there's a lack of crucifixions in the CBS All Access Stand finale, agreement that past Kingcast guest Bryan Fuller is aces and, curiously, Sonny Corleone's wiener. We run the gamut here, folks. 
2/10/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 11 seconds
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45: Firestarter With Kate Siegel

The episode starts off with a lengthy debate about poutine and only goes more bananas from there. The boys are joined by the great Kate Siegel in her second Kingcast appearance and cover all topics of Stephen King's Firestarter, from book to its adaptation.
2/3/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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44: The Shining Mini-Series with Nick Lutsko

Popular super funny musician Nick Lutsko comes into this episode looking to examine the '90s Shining mini-series. Kubrick vs King and Garris. Who wins? The episode is guaranteed to make you utter "WIGH" ("What In Gremlin Hell") a few times. 
1/27/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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43: Battleground with Fred Raskin

William Hurt fighting a battalion of little green army men in a penthouse apartment? If you're not sold already we don't know what else to say. The boys are joined by Fred Raskin, the preferred editor for both Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn, to dive into this crazy episode from the Nightmares and Dreamscapes TV show, directed by Brian Henson.
1/20/20211 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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42: The Raft with Mallory O'Meara and Brea Grant

This crossover episode brings back Kingcast favorite Mallory O'Meara and this time she's joined by her Reading Glasses co-host Brea Grant to talk about '80s long butt, the return of shoulder pads in women's clothing and a creepy hungry blob that eats some shithead college kids as the gang discusses Stephen King's The Raft and its adaptation as a segment in Creepshow 2.
1/13/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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41: Different Seasons with Wil Wheaton

This wild chat with the Internet's First Boyfriend, Wil Wheaton, ranges from the silly (how does 90 Day Fiancee figure into things?) to the somber (Wil opens up about his abusive childhood and the shocking parallels between himself and Stand By Me's Gordie Lachance). All that and more in this breakdown of the four novellas contained in Stephen King's Different Seasons.
1/6/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 25 seconds
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40: Christine with Bryan Fuller

Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller returns to The Kingcast to once again deliver a fascinating queer read of another King classic: Christine. 
12/30/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 29 seconds
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39: The Kingcast Interview: The Stand's Nat Wolff

Merry Christmas! It's surprise bonus episode time! Here we have a rather silly interview with Nat Wolff, who plays Randall Flagg's #1 guy, Lloyd Henreid, in the new limited series based off of Stephen King's The Stand.
12/24/202041 minutes, 24 seconds
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38: On Writing with Rian Johnson

The great Rian Johnson joins the Kingcast boys to dig deep into King's inspirational memoir, his curious hatred of structure and how Johnson's own writing process mirrors King's (and where it drastically differs). 
12/23/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 53 seconds
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37: The Running Man and The Stand with Ben Cavell and Taylor Elmore

The new adaptation of The Stand debuts on CBS AllAccess tomorrow, December 17th, and the series' showrunner, Ben Cavell, and executive producer, Taylor Elmore, are here to talk about the show, their history with the novel and then dig deep into dark Richard Bachman territory as they discuss their love of The Running Man. Cavell also developed a Running Man series for a hot minute and he lets loose some details about his plans for that show as well.
12/16/20201 hour, 17 minutes
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36: Storm of the Century with Meredith Borders

Fangoria Managing Editor Meredith Borders joins Vespe and Wampler to dig into Stephen King's Storm of the Century. And you know Meredith means business because she's been to Stephen King's house before.
12/9/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 28 seconds
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35: The Mangler with DC Pierson

Comedian, author, actor and podcaster DC Pierson joins the boys to take a deep dive into Tobe Hooper's very questionable adaptation of The Mangler. Talk turns Ted Levine's bizarre outfit, the barrage of questionable choices made by the filmmaking team and a clear-eyed deconstruction of Tobe Hooper's filmography. There are lots of swears. Sorry about that. 
12/2/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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34: The Shawshank Redemption with Demi Adejuyigbe

Demi Adejuyigbe, a writer on The Good Place and The Late Late Show, has chosen The Shawshank Redemption to tackle. There's much praise heaped upon Frank Darabont's masterpiece as well as some trademark Kingcast detours into weird places, like Tom Cruise's animal magnetism and just why the vast majority of conservative comedy sucks butt. 
11/25/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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33: Pet Sematary with Ana Lily Amirpour

The boys are joined by director Ana Lily Amirpour to discuss how important King's Pet Sematary is in helping the reader cope with the act of dying. Lily shares her childhood trauma of finding a roadkill cat and trying to nurse it back to life with some milk and a fancy tablecloth as well as some stories from her time working on the King-centric Castle Rock series and even shares a little bit about her upcoming projects, the already filmed Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon and the to-be-filmed re-imagining of the Sly Stallone action vehicle Cliffhanger.
11/18/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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32: Thinner with Dave Schilling

The pleasant memory of this movie was all but destroyed on the rewatch leading up to this episode. The boys are joined by Full Court Chat's Dave Schilling to examine one of King's bleakest and meanest stories and the resulting misfire of a film.
11/11/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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31: Cat's Eye with Rich Sommer

Mad Men's Rich Sommer joins the boys to discuss King anthologies with a sharp focus on Lewis Teague's Cat's Eye which pull from Night Shift stories Quitter's Inc and The Ledge. 
11/4/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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30: The Kingcast Interview: Dee Wallace

Cujo star Dee Wallace talks about her time trapped in a Pinto while facing off against a rabid St. Bernard. Did you know she hospitalized herself while filming the climactic scene in the movie? Did you also know she didn't read King's book until after she finished? All that plus stories from making The Howling, ET and The Frighteners.
10/29/202052 minutes, 43 seconds
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29: Sleepwalkers with Sarah Beattie

Sleepwalkers is a weirdly hornt up movie so it's only natural that Vespe and Wampler are joined by their wildest recurring guest, Ms. Sarah Beattie. Vespe ends up recommending a bunch of obscure '80s horror movies, Wampler tells a traumatic story about an ex-girlfriend's borderline abusive cat and Sarah has a bonkers theory that ties two cat-themed Stephen King stories together.
10/28/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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28: The Mist with Brent Terhune

Comedian Brent Terhune joins Vespe and Wampler to examine Frank Darabont's The Mist. Vespe regales the podcast group with more stories from his time on the set (including what Marcia Gay Harden did to stay in character) and talk turns to the dark, dark, dark ending. 
10/21/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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27: A Good Marriage with Kate Siegel

In this episode Kate Siegel and the boys discuss the lengths you would go to cover up a crime for your spouse, Stephen King's talents at getting inside the female mind (likely with the help of his wife, Tabby), give actor Anthony LaPaglia a new name (Tony Pogs, of course), and even dive into the complexities of Siegel's marriage to another Kingcast regular, Mike Flanagan. 
10/14/202059 minutes, 37 seconds
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25: Cujo with Devon Sawa

Vespe and Wampler are joined by former teen heart-throb and current grizzled badass Devon Sawa to discuss one of King's major works: Cujo. 
9/30/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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24: The Langoliers with Noah Segan

The Langoliers is an oddity in the realm of Stephen King. It's a great novella that also happens to be a well-below average mini-series. The boys are joined by actor Noah Segan to dive into both the written text and the crappy movie with CGI meatballs in it.
9/23/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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23: 'Salem's Lot with Bryan Fuller

Bryan Fuller leads this discussion about one of the most important books in King's bibliography. From Vampires to queer coding in classic Universal monster movies to small town serial killers, this conversation is all over the map.
9/16/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 19 seconds
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22: The Eyes of the Dragon with Seth Grahame-Smith

Seth Grahame-Smith is a screenwriter and producer who helped bring It: Chapters 1 and 2 to the big screen and also very nearly made an Eyes of the Dragon series on Hulu. In this episode he tells us all about the project that almost was. 
9/9/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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21: The Kingcast Interview: Thomas Jane

The star of The Mist, 1922 and Dreamcatcher opens up about his work on King adaptations all while smoking a pipe and going back and forth with his girlfriend, Anne Heche. This one's wild, y'all. 
9/4/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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20: Children of the Corn with April Wolfe

April Wolfe comes on the show to take a peek behind the rows at what Malachai and the Boys are up to back there. 
9/2/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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19: The Dead Zone with Alex Winter

Would you kill Baby Hitler? How often would you use psychic powers if you had them? What famous director did young Alex Winter corner on the street to geek out with over the work of David Cronenberg? All these questions and more are answered in today's episode of The Kingcast.
8/26/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 6 seconds
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18: Stand By Me with Leigh Whannell

In this episode the boys are joined by writer/director/actor/producer/renaissance man Leigh Whannell and they break down Stand By Me. Did anyone have a run quite like Rob Reiner did in the 1980s? How different is the novella from the movie? Which of the four boys gives the best performance? What would you do if you were halfway across a train track and you heard the terrifying whistle behind you? All that and more can be found in this episode.
8/19/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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17: Bonus: An Interview with Steven Weber

Steven Weber joins Vespe and Wampler in this special bonus episode that dives deep into all his Stephen King work, from filling Jack Nicholson's shoes in Mick Garris' The Shining to narrating the audiobook for IT and many more stops into Kingville along the way. 
8/13/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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16: Crouch End with Rob Sheridan

Crouch End was one of the best shorts in King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes and was one of the worst episodes in TNT's short lived series of the same name.
8/12/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
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15: Maximum Overdrive with Daniel Danger

Killer sentient trucks + coked out director + insane producer = one of the most fun cult movies of the 1980s. 
8/5/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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14: The Tommyknockers with David Farrier

Killer lipstick, a buried spaceship and a novel written at the height of King's cocaine addiction. Vespe and Wampler are joined by Tickled's David Farrier to discuss all the above and much more. 
7/29/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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13: Pet Sematary with Mallory O'Meara

Vespe and Wampler are joined by best selling author Mallory O'Meara (The Lady From The Black Lagoon) to delve into one of King's creepiest novels and the extremely good film adaptation that followed.
7/22/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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12: And Now For A Very Special Announcement

Do you want even more Kingcast Content? Well, Vespe and Wampler have you covered.
7/17/202015 minutes, 8 seconds
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11: The Gunslinger with Damien Echols

Damien Echols' love of Stephen King was actually used against him in a court of law. The outspoken member of the West Memphis Three spent almost 20 years on death row before walking free and he joins Vespe and Wampler to discuss how the Dark Tower books, The Gunslinger in particular, helped him survive on the inside. 
7/15/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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10: The Dark Half with Matthew Holness

Garth Marenghi himself, Matthew Holness, stops by to chat with Vespe and Wampler about how Stephen King has impacted his life and the reasons why he chose King's first sober novel, The Dark Half, to talk about.
7/8/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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9: 1408 with Mike Flanagan

Prolific filmmaker Mike Flanagan joins Vespe and Wampler to dig into King's haunted hotel room short story and the Mikael Hafstrom adaptation starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. 
7/1/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 44 seconds
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8: The Shining with Scott Derrickson

The man behind Doctor Strange and Sinister joins Vespe and Wampler to take a look at the controversial adaptation of Stephen King's deeply personal story of Jack Torrance and the evil influence of The Overlook Hotel. 
6/24/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 24 seconds
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7: The Lawnmower Man with Sarah Beattie

Subtitle: "Of Mice and Lawnmower Men."  Vespe and Wampler are joined by the very funny Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) to take aim at the Stephen King adaptation so bad King himself sued the production company to get his name taken off of it. 
6/17/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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6: Misery with Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood joins Vespe and Wampler to discuss Rob Reiner's Misery. Elijah shares some scary #1 Fan encounters and admits to being a fan of King movies without having read any of the master's work.
6/10/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 27 seconds
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5: Carrie with Karyn Kusama

The director of genre faves The Invitation and Jennifer's Body, Karyn Kusama, joins the boys to discuss Stephen King's very first novel and Brian De Palma's classic adaptation of it.
6/3/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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4: The Dark Tower with Glen Mazzara

Showrunner Glen Mazzara joins the boys to discuss, in detail, the Dark Tower pilot he made for Amazon Prime and his epic vision for the series had it been picked up.
5/27/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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3: Cycle of the Werewolf/Silver Bullet with Michael Dougherty

The boys are joined by writer/director Michael Dougherty (Trick R Treat, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) to break down King's quasi-calendar "novelette" and the '80s movie that followed. (Yes, we hate the term "novelette" as much as you do)
5/20/20201 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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2: The Running Man with Kumail Nanjiani

Famed comedian, Oscar-nominated writer and newly anointed muscle daddy Kumail Nanjiani join Eric and Scott to dive deep into The Running Man, from Bachman to Schwarzenegger.
5/14/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 34 seconds
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1: Prologue

Eric and Scott introduce everybody to the concept of the show, detail their Stephen King origin stories and give a sneak peek at the first full episode with guest Kumail Nanjiani.
5/11/202034 minutes