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Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 8 'Past Perfect' Review: "I Didn't Ask for Any of This"

With three episodes left in the first season of Hulu's horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, things have turned more tragic and mysterious than ever before in and around Castle Rock in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King's works into a "shared universe" narrative that's based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill […]

Castle Rock 'Past Perfect' Preview: Henry, Molly Learn What The Kid's Capable Of

With three episodes left in the first season of Hulu's horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, things have turned more tragic and mysterious than ever before in and around Castle Rock in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King's works into a "shared universe" narrative that's based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill […]

At The Overlook Hotel, All Work and No Honey Makes Bear a Dull Cub

In what might end up being one of the best viral marketing campaigns ever for Hulu's Castle Rock (then again…), the staff at The Stanley Hotel — the visual inspiration for director Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror film adaptation of Stephen King's 1977 novel and the filming location for the 1997 television adaptation — had a […]

Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 7 'The Queen' Review: Sissy Spacek Gives Royal Performance in Season's Best Episode

With four episodes remaining in the first season of Hulu's horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, things have been literally and figuratively heating up around the town in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King's works into a "shared universe" narrative that's based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, […]

'Castle Rock' Co-Creators on 4 Must-Read Stephen King Books [SPOILERS]

We've tried to construct a story that will be engaging and surprising and a fun ride for viewers who may not even identify themselves as Stephen King fans." - Shaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyRoCY6M4j8&t=9sFor viewers enjoying the experience but also looking for a way to dig deeper into the mythos sorrounding Castle Rock, series co-creators Sam Shaw and Dustin[...]

Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 6 'Filter' Review: "This Place Was His Church"

We're now at the midway point for the inaugural season of Hulu's horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, and things have gotten righteously weird very fast – with things literally heating up (…so about that wildfire…) for the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King's works into a "shared universe" narrative based […]

Hulu Renews 'Castle Rock' Lease for "Wholly Original" Season 2 Story

Hulu will be returning to Castle Rock, with the streaming service announcing on Tuesday that the horror-drama anthology has been renewed for a second season. Spearheaded by J.J. Abrams, author Stephen King, and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, the King "shared universe" series based in and around the (in)famous fictional town stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, […]


Castle Rock Rewind s01e05: A Look Back at Bleeding Cool's Thoughts on 'Harvest'

Welcome to this edition of Castle Rock Rewind, as we look back on our review of the inaugural season's fifth episode of Hulu's horror-drama anthology series, 'Harvest.' Spearheaded by J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Sam Shaw, and Dustin Thomason, Castle Rock combines elements from a number of King's works into a "shared universe" narrative based around […]

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Dear Molly Strand: Some Thoughts on That 'Castle Rock' Tourism Video

MEMO [CONFIDENTIAL] To: Molly Strand, M. Strand & Associates Real Estate From: Ray Flook, Writer/Fictional Town Marketing Expert, Bleeding Cool Date: August 10, 2018 Re: Thoughts on Castle Rock Tourism Video Hey, Molly! Hope all's well and that your headaches have gone away — were you able to meet up with your physician and get him to […]

Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 5 'Harvest' Review: "He Feels Wrong"

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's first-season review series for Hulu's Castle Rock, the 10-episode horror-drama anthology series spearheaded by J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Sam Shaw, and Dustin Thomason. Combining elements from a number of King's works into a shared universe narrative based around the famed (and infamous) fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, […]

Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 4 'The Box' Review: "I'm a Prisoner in There, Too."

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's first-season review series for Hulu's Castle Rock, the 10-episode horror-drama anthology series spearheaded by J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Sam Shaw, and Dustin Thomason. Combining elements from a number of King's works into a shared universe narrative based around the famed (and infamous) fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn, Chosen Jacobs, […]




Hulu's Official 'Castle Rock' Trailer Shows a Town "Stained with Sin"

After a series of teasers over the past few months and with the first three episodes set to premiere in two weeks, Hulu has released the official trailer for its 10-episode horror-drama anthology series Castle Rock. Spearheaded by J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Sam Shaw, and Dustin Thomason, the project combines elements from a number of King's […]

Castle Rock: Chosen Jacobs of 'It' Joins Hulu's Stephen King Series

Cujo, The Dark Half, It, Needful Things, the novella The Body (the basis for the film Stand by Me) and short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (the basis for the film The Shawshank Redemption) are just some of the writings that are either set in or contain references to the town and surrounding area[...]

Castle Rock: Hulu Releases Super Bowl Teaser for Stephen King Series

Cujo, The Dark Half, It, Needful Things, the novella “The Body” (the basis for the film Stand by Me) and short story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” (the basis for the film The Shawshank Redemption) are just some of the writings that are either set in or contain references to the town and surrounding[...]

Stephen King on Castle Rock: "I'm as Much in the Dark as Anybody Else"

[caption id="attachment_769387" align="aligncenter" width="471"] Credit: Pinguino [CC BY 2.0], Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Created by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and Dustin Thomason (Lie to Me), Hulu’s psychological suspense / thriller series Castle Rock is bringing together common elements from a number of Stephen King’s works to create a terrifyingly new "shared universe." The fictional town of Castle Rock has[...]

The Weekly Static s01e20.3 – 2018 "Cusack" Series: Hulu's Castle Rock

Cujo, The Dark Half, It, Needful Things, the novella "The Body" (the basis for the film Stand by Me) and short story "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" (the basis for the film The Shawshank Redemption) are just some of the writings that are either set in or contain references to the town and surrounding[...]