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Renfro Died Of Drug Overdose

Actor Brad Renfro died as a result of a drug overdose, a Los Angeles coroner has ruled.The 25-year-old was discovered at his Los Angeles apartment on January 15th, with local police stating at the time...

By on 11 February 2008

Sir Ian Praises Renfro

Sir Ian McKellen has paid tribute to Brad Renfro, his Apt Pupil co-star, who was found dead this week.McKellen acted alongside a 15-year-old Renfro in the 1998 movie, an adaptation of the Stephen King novella...

By on 18 January 2008

Actor Renfro Dies At 25

Actor Brad Renfro has been found dead at a Los Angeles apartment aged just 25.The former child star had been tipped for the top after an impressive turn in the John Grisham adaptation The Client,...

By on 16 January 2008

Exorcist Named Scariest Ever

The Exorcist has been named the scariest film ever made in a new survey, while Silence of the Lambs baddie Hannibal Lecter was voted the top villain.A poll of more 5,000 movielovers by MSN Movies...

By on 30 October 2007

Shawshank Redemption 'Most Inspiring Movie'

Shawshank Redemption, the 1995 film starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, has been named as the most inspirational movie by a poll of film fans.The tear-jerking film, which was based on Stephen King's novel, sees...

Bourne Beats Expectant Couple

The Bourne Ultimatum has held on to its top spot at the UK box office for the third week running, keeping comedy Knocked Up in second place.Starring Matt Damon as the eponymous Jason Bourne, the...

By on 05 September 2007

Stephen King Mistaken For Book Vandal

Best-selling horror author Stephen King was mistaken for a book vandal in Australia after signing copies of his own novel.The writer was autographing his latest book, Lisey's Story, in an Alice Springs bookshop when customers...

By on 16 August 2007

King Mistaken For Vandal

Celebrated author STEPHEN KING was mistaken for a vandal in an Australian bookstore after signing books for fans. The horror novelist was visiting Dymocks store in Alice Springs when he was accused by a customer...

Almighty? Hardly

Although several box-office analysts had commented that Universal was being especially cautious when it estimated that its $200-million Evan Almighty would likely earn around $40 million in its opening weekend, the reality turned out to...

Evan Almighty Flounders

Hollywood comedy Evan Almighty has reached the number one spot in the North American box office, but with much lower ticket sales than expected.The film starring Steve Carell made $31.1 million (£15.6 million) between Friday...

By on 25 June 2007

Movie Reviews: 1408

Critics, who are used to roundly cursing just about every newly released horror film, aren't doing so in the case of 1408, a film based on a story by Stephen King about a cursed hotel...

Will Churchgoers Flood Theaters This Week?

This may officially be the first weekend of the summer, but the summer is half over so far as Hollywood is concerned -- and it's uncertain how much longer younger moviegoers will be willing to...

Cusack Creeped Out By The Shining Hotel

JOHN CUSACK didn't have to dig too deep to play a terrified hotel guest in new horror movie 1408 - he once stayed at the place writer STEPHEN KING based THE SHINING on. The actor...

Darabont Dismisses 'Degrading' Horror

Director FRANK DARABONT has dismissed horror movies such as HOSTEL and SAW as "degrading". Darabont has based three of his films, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE GREEN MILE and the upcoming THE MIST, on STEPHEN KING...

Abrams To Fight For King's Dark Tower

LOST co-creator and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: III director JJ ABRAMS is in talks to acquire the rights to horror writer STEPHEN KING's novel THE DARK TOWER. King has been keen to keep the project away from...

King: 'Wife's Cleaning Inspired Me To Write'

Horror writer STEPHEN KING was moved to write his new book LISEY'S STORY after his wife cleaned his study when he was in hospital. After sustaining horrific injuries including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures...

Screenwriter Nigel Kneale Dies

British screenwriter NIGEL KNEALE died yesterday (31OCT06) following a long battle with ill health. He was 84. Kneale is best known for writing the hit British TV show THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT which debuted in 1953...

Darabont To Film Another Stephen King Novel

Director FRANK DARABONT is bringing another STEPHEN KING novella to the big screen after finding success with the author's stories THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (94) and THE GREEN MILE (98). THE MIST tells the story of...

Sleepless Forlani Terrified Of Losing Water

Actress CLAIRE FORLANI lies awake at night worrying about the world's water resources. The British-born MEET JOE BLACK star admits she struggles with insomnia and her fear that earth will run out of drinking water...

Ferrell And Reilly Join Larry King For Joke Interview

Actors WILL FERRELL and JOHN C REILLY brought a little light relief to newsman LARRY KING's CNN show on Friday (04AUG06) when they appeared as their bumbling NASCAR driving characters from new film TALLADEGA NIGHTS:...

Authors Implore Rowling Not To Kill Harry In Final Book

Two best-selling authors have asked the best-selling author of all not to kill off the central character of her stories. John Irving (The World According to Garp) and Stephen King (Carrie) told a news conference...

King: 'Keep Harry Potter Alive'

Top American authors JOHN IRVING and STEPHEN KING are launching a campaign to prevent JK ROWLING from killing off boy wizard HARRY POTTER in her next book. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP writer Irving and...

King's It To Return To Tv

Classic STEPHEN KING horror mini-series IT is set for a remake. SALEM'S LOT screenwriter PETER FILARDI is reportedly reworking the script of the 1990 TV epic, which starred TIM CURRY as a demonic clown. The...

King Furious Over Idol Competition

Horror giant STEPHEN KING has blasted US TV network ABC for scheduling the small screen adaptation of his latest work DESPERATION at the same time as the AMERICAN IDOL finals. The MISERY author is thrilled...

Jackson Teams Up With Cusack For King Film

Actor SAMUEL L JACKSON is teaming up with JOHN CUSACK for the STEPHEN KING thriller 1408. Cusack will star as a debunker of paranormal occurrences who finds real terror when he checks into the notorious...

King Brings Cell To Big Screen

Author STEPHEN KING is teaming with HOSTEL director ELI ROTH to bring his best-selling book CELL to the big screen. Roth recently read the thriller, which sees a mysterious pulse sent through cellular phones turn...

King To Chat To Fans

Writer STEPHEN KING is offering to call his most fervent fans as part of a marketing ploy for his new book CELL. The SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION writer, who doesn't own a cell phone, will contact...

Macy And Hurt To Appear In King Series

WILLIAM H MACY, KIM DELANEY and WILLIAM HURT have signed up to appear in an eight-hour TV series based on STEPHEN KING's short stories. NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING is...

Cradle Of Filth Star Rejects Satanic Slurs

Black metal rocker DANI FILTH insists the gothic fascinations of his band CRADLE OF FILTH do not make him a Satanist. Filth, real name DANIEL LLOYD DAVEY, is adamant his interest in darkness and...

Romero Takes On Stephen King Horror

Horror king GEORGE ROMERO will direct the movie version of STEPHEN KING's novel FROM A BUICK 8. The celebrated film-maker will tell the story of a boy who discovers a dark secret about his...

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