WOAH! That was THAT Chick? – Emily Perkins

You know her as the blossoming braided sweatheart, Beverly Marsh, but guess what else she’s been doing??

To be perfectly honest, she’s changed so much since IT that I didn’t recognize her in any of the rolls that are listed on her filmography when I watched the movies.  Once I knew it was her, though, I wasn’t at all surprised.

In 2006, she stole the show (for me anyway) in She’s The Man, also starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Bynes, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.  Her geektastic lines and overt love of cheese leave the impression of slightly creepy virgin loner geek who watches WAY too much porn.  Wait, is there such a thing??  Don’t worry though, she gets her guy in the end.

Then, in 2007, she surprised me yet again by taking the small but incredibly memorable role of the Punk Receptionist in Juno.  I laughed so hard at her one line that I nearly choked and I’ll definitely never look at pie the same way again.

Most recently, she’s been on a few episodes of Supernatural, a show I’m sad to say, I don’t watch, so I cannot comment.  At least she’s keeping busy.

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*Editor’s Note* While grabbing these videos off YouTube, I discovered that Emily has a LOT of fan generated videos that just show pictures of her set to emo music… #LilCreepy

Movie News: Stephen King’s “Survivor Type” Being Adapted as a Short Film

“Survivor Type” was originally released in the 1982 horror anthology “Terrors,” but was re-released in King’s 1985 short story collection “Skeleton Crew.”  The story follows the diary of surgeon Richard Pine, a.k.a. Richard Penzetti, that has fallen from grace. Dr. Pine becomes marooned on an island in the Pacific while trying to smuggle a bunch of heroin into the U.S. from Thailand… is anyone else thinking about Damon Lindeloff or Eddie Dean? Just me?

The story is written from the perspective of this survivor’s diary. I really enjoy this writing style which also makes me think of the end of “Carrie” and the “Jerusalem’s Lot” short story (the precursor to “Salem’s Lot”) from “Night Shift.” The diary acts as a chronicle of a man’s descent into insanity as he begins to cannibalize himself to stay alive, using the heroin he was smuggling as an anesthesia for his self mutilations.

As I said, there is currently a short film adaptation in the works, and you can see the trailer for it at the top of this article. The production team is using IndieGoGo to try to raise funds for this project, so please contribute to this project, if you can. They are only trying to raise $1500.00, and they are already over half way there!

“Survivor Type” IndieGoGo Page

Purchase “Skeleton Crew” on:  Amazon | Audible | Barnes & Noble | eBooks.com | iBooks | Kobo

Stephen King Fancast: Willa feat. Christopher Birk


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The podcast is back! It’s been a long time coming since Mevio shut this podcast down (read more about that here) but it’s finally back! I am still bitter about the shutdown, however, so feel free to Tweet your hate to them on my behalf. >:)

On this episode, I am joined by  the Director of  the “Willa” adaptation, Christopher Birk. We discuss the “Willa” short story from “Just After Sunset,” and the making of Chris’ film adaptation of “Willa.” Should you be interested in finding out more info on the film, you can watch the trailer below and visit the Official Website, at Alphatree Productions.

Also, I did an interview with Christopher on this blog a few months back, so feel free to give that a read, if you like, by CLICKING HERE.

You may have heard me talking about current Facebook woes on the podcast, and here is the link to that article.

Thanx to Aiming for Aurora for providing the intro/outro music for this podcast. Thanx to The Doubleclicks for providing their song “The Internet National Anthem” for use as break music on this podcast! You really should go show both of those amazing bands your support by clicking over to their sites and buying some songs and/or saying awesome things to them! You can shoot me an email if you want to submit music for me to use on the podcast. Please include links to your preferred sites.

With everything that happened at Mevio, you will have to resubscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or Zune. Those links are available below.

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Audio: Dark Tower – The Wind Through the Keyhole is Now Available

This is an excerpt from the “Wind Through the Keyhole” audiobook as read by Stephen King himself!

Stephen King’s new Dark Tower novel, ‘The Wind Through the Keyhole,” is now available in book, e-book and audiobook format! My copy from Audible is downloading as I type this and  I couldn’t be more stoked! I know there are a bunch of DT fans that read this site, so I figured I would throw up a post with links to get the novel! Pick the version you are looking for from the place of your choice and get yourself a copy! If you’re really looking forward to “Dr. Sleep,” the sequel to “The Shining,” the audiobook has an excerpt from the book included.

*NOTE FOR AUDIBLE* this link actually get’s you a free download of the audiobook, but only if you are new to Audible.

*NOTE FOR KOBO USERS* This link actually gets you a 20% off discount if you use the code “June20off” at check out.

Purchase “The Wind Through the Keyhole”

Amazon | Audible | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | iTunes (audio) | Kindle | Kobo | Nook

Stephen King A/V Round-Up

Above, is the trailer for the “N.” motion comic. It’s a great story, and if you don’t want to dig up the short story, comic books or audiobook, then this is a great way to check it out! I made a YouTube playlist that includes every episode of the series. You can find that by clicking here.

Above is a really rad trailer for Stephen King and Peter Straub’s “The Talisman.” This movie was never made, which sucks because this actually looks really cool!

Reelz Channel put up a video about the top 10 Stephen King movies.

Here’s a sample reading from King’s upcoming Dark Tower novel, “The Wind Through the Keyhole”

For the final portion of this round-up, I would like to introduce you to a new King fan blog and podcast that is out there called Discordia 19. It’s a good listen and I suggest you check it out!

WOAH! That Was THAT Dude? – Wil Wheaton

Trailer for Wil Wheaton’s web show, “Table Top,” on the “Geek and Sundry” Network

I thought it might be fun to do some posts that are kind of similar to the “Where are they now?” posts that I’ve been doing here, but with a little different spin. This is going to be a series of posts that came from my watching Stephen King Movies and going “I wonder who these people are?” and then looking them up on IMDb. This is the first of those posts, and I wanted to discuss Wil Wheaton and why you may know him.

As you should know by now, I am a turbo-nerd. I am also a huge fan of nerd culture celebrities, mostly due to the fact that nerd culture celebs are generally smart and articulate… in other words, they mock the Kardashians rather than kissing their asses. I am a huge fan of Wil Wheaton.  I, unfortunately, have not had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but he seems like a genuinely nice person. As a member of nerd culture, I like having great people representing us, people that are very approachable and friendly. People like Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day are wonderful examples of this.

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