Stephen King announces Dr. Sleep

Stephen King has always been a favorite of mine.  He was my gateway into horror literature and, for that, I am forever in his debt.  Over the last few years my interest in King has waned a bit and I no longer feel the need to pick his books up upon the initial day of release.  I guess I’ve discovered so much in the small press that I don’t have time for the man who brought me to the Promised Land.  Well, all of that changed when I heard that King was currently in the process of writing a sequel to one of my all-time favorites, THE SHINING.  The book is called DR. SLEEP and it follows Danny Torrance as an adult as he is pursued by a traveling group of psychic vampires.

I know it sounds a little hokey but after hearing King read an excerpt from the story, I am convinced (even it does sound a bit like Near Dark).  What do y’all think?

Dreadful Tales will be following this all the way until the release so keep checking in for more updates regarding this story.

Here is the official clip from the George Mason website:

Stephen King from GMU-TV on Vimeo.

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Father of three. Impregnator of one. Pat lives in the backwoods of Pennsylvania where he splits his time between moonshining and moonlighting. He used to be the sole proprietor of a funky little site called Grade Z Horror but jumped at the chance to work with Meli and Colum. He was raised on King and Crichton but quickly found true salvation in the works of Ketchum and Laymon. When not selling plasma to afford those highly sought after Jeff Strand limited editions, Pat can be found sitting on his back porch with a pipe full of Perique and the sounds of summer coming through a beat up transistor radio. Simply put, he is a true ramblin’ boy of pleasure. The books that have shaped Pat’s warped lil’ ol’ mind have included Dweller by Jeff Strand, It by Stephen King, Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon, The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon and The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum. Pat is always on the lookout for a good coming-of-age yarn so shoot your suggestions to You can also follow his unsavory exploits over at

4 thoughts on “Stephen King announces Dr. Sleep

  1. I loved almost all of his old work, and even his newer stuff (Duma Key, Lisey’s Story, Just After Sunset, Full Dark, No Stars)…BUT.

    Remember Black House? OMG, the sequel to the Talisman!! To me, the Talisman was the Talisman. Black House was better than many other novelists best effort, to be sure, but it was not the same. And I think anyone looking for Doctor Sleep to bring back the magic of the Shining is just gonna be disappointed.

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