IT’S FINALLY FEBRUARY! We made it through the never-ending January. We did it you guys. We’re FREE! So, here’s my favorite things that happened this past week, lots of things to celebrate!
Netflix dropped their Ted Bundy Tapes and everyone started thirsting for Ted Bundy. I’ve watched the first three episodes and it’s very well done, but for true crime fanatics like myself, we don’t really learn anything new. But it’s nice background noise. There’s also a new film coming out where Zac Efron stars as Ted Bundy and everyone is just parched over it all.
But Netflix decided to finally put their foot down on this and remind us of all the other guys we could be thirsting over instead of a ruthless killer.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE WEEK….Stephen King announced that his new book is officially titled The Institute and will be released September 10th. Holy shit you guys I’m SO excited. Here’s the official premise:
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”
In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
Sounds SO old school and so current at the same time. He really is the most perfect person ya’ll. And here’s the COVERRRR:
And you can read an excerpt right here!
In other Stephen King news, Mike Flanagan announced that Doctor Sleep will be released November 8th of this year! Doctor Sleep is of course the sequel to The Shining that King released in 2013. It follows Danny as an adult who is still haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel. Dan has spent decades in the shadow of his Father’s notorious legacy, battling alcoholism. But now he’s finally clean and meets a young girl who also has the shining. They encounter a tribe of people who live off people’s shining and suck the life from them. They quickly end up fighting for their lives.
Ewan McGregor will be playing Danny in the adaptation and Flanagan has directed it!
I found a new used bookstore and it had a tone of old school paperbacks for $5 a piece. I grabbed the two Agatha Christie novels and the below Alfred Hitchcock collections. They had so many more but I had to chill. I will be back though!
Blumhouse will be working with Universal to develop an Invisible Man movie. It will be directed by Leigh Whannell. Jason Blum will produce. This is so exciting you guys! Universal really fucked up their classic monster revamp with Tom Cruise and The Mummy, but with the powerhouse of Blumhouse and Whannell on board it should be really good.
The Invisible Man is based on an H.G. Wells novel that was originally adapted into a film in 1933. Hopefully this will encourage the studios to do a proper revamp of Universal’s old monsters and bring them into a fresh and current light.
And that’s it for my favorite things this week! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite thing was this week!