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Castle Rock: Season Two Viewer Votes

Who will survive in the second season of the Castle Rock TV show on Hulu? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Castle Rock is cancelled or renewed for season three. Hulu and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the second season episodes of Castle Rock here.

A Hulu thriller anthology series, Castle Rock is based on the writings of Stephen King, is set in the “Stephen King multiverse” and unfolds in a fictional town in Maine. The second season stars Lizzy Caplan, Paul Sparks, Barkhad Abdi, Yusra Warsama, Elsie Fisher, Matthew Alan, and Tim Robbins. A feud between warring clans -- the Merrills and the Somali community -- comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Caplan) gets
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Castle Rock: Has the Hulu Series Been Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

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Do viewers want more of this "cockadoodie" series? Has the Castle Rock TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Hulu? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Castle Rock, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

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Streaming on the Hulu platform, Castle Rock is based on the writings of Stephen King, is set in the “Stephen King multiverse” and unfolds in a fictional town in Maine. The second season stars Lizzy Caplan, Paul Sparks, Barkhad Abdi, Yusra Warsama, Elsie Fisher, Matthew Alan, and Tim Robbins. A feud between warring clans -- the Merrills and the Somali community -- comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Caplan)
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20 Un-Scary Horror Movies, Starting With Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Leprechaun’ (Photos)

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20 Un-Scary Horror Movies, Starting With Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Leprechaun’ (Photos)
Phantoms’ (1998): Starring Ben Affleck and Rose McGowan, the 1998 film adaption of Dean Kootz’s novel recounts the tale of small-town Snowfield, Colorado plagued by a subterranean entity known only as the Ancient Enemy. The visiting Lisa Pailey (McGowan) and local law enforcement officers team up to combat the mysterious force and to revert the town back to peace and well-being. Though “Phantoms,” directed by Joe Chappelle, makes for cheap thrills with some unexpected jump scares, its convoluted storyline and shoddy special effects job warrant more laughs than screams.

Mirrors’ (2008) Alexandre Aja’s “Mirrors” follows former NYPD officer Ben Carson (Kiefer Sutherland) turned abandoned department store night guard as he attempts to unravel the demonic background of his new workplace and protect his loved ones. While “Mirrors” presents an eerie narrative idea, it’s been panned for tripping on itself with an over-complicated plot, botchy dialogue and unnecessarily graphic imagery — making an overall unsatisfactory spook.
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Heather Graham Joins Rachael Leigh Cook and Damon Wayans Jr. in Netflix Original Love, Guaranteed

Just last week, we reported that Heather Graham had jumped on board the upcoming limited series The Stand, based on the Stephen King novel. Graham has now been cast in the Netflix original film Love, Guaranteed. She joins the cast that already includes Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings). Cook is producing the film and helped inspire the story that was written by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy.

Here’s the synopsis, and character description, courtesy of Deadline:

It follows Susan (Cook), an earnest attorney who has taken one too many pro bono cases. She begrudgingly takes a high-paying, high-profile case from Nick (Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees users will find love. Susan and Nick soon find themselves in the middle of a media storm, and as the case heats up, so do
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Exclusive! Lizzy Caplan Talks About Annie Wilkes in Castle Rock

Castle Rock returns with one of the most iconic villains in Stephen King’s repertoire: Annie Wilkes. The villainess of Misery, portrayed by Kathy Bates in the 1990 movie, will now be played by Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield). Rather than retelling the Academy Award-winning movie, Castle Rock will give viewers a peek at Annie Wilkes’ origin story. “I tried to put […]

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Castle Rock co-creator discusses season 2’s more overt Stephen King connections

Castle Rock co-creator Dustin Thomason discusses why season 2 is even more ensconced in the world of Stephen King. Castle Rock season two is now with us and this time the story has more obvious connections to the characters and stories of Stephen King, unlike season one which was more tangentially connected. With season two […]

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‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Review: Lizzy Caplan Absolutely Kills as Annie Wilkes

Make your return to Castle Rock with Season 2, now streaming on Hulu. The Stephen King-inspired title town gets a bigger map and an expanded cast in this new season of the horror anthology series. In season two, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King's nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Lizzy Caplan pays homage to Kathy Bates' Oscar-winning work in Misery but also makes the character her own in a fantastic performance that anchors this new season. Joining her are Tim Robbins, who trades in …
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Stephen King on the Child's Play Remake: I Just F-ing Loved That Movie

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Stephen King on the Child's Play Remake: I Just F-ing Loved That Movie
Stephen King has given the Child's Play remake his official seal of approval. The horror legend didn't expect anything from the movie at all and didn't even bother seeing it in the theater. However, it sounds like he wishes he would have gone to see what Lars Klevberg and crew created on the big screen after watching it at home. Obviously, there was quite a bit of controversy surrounding the movie upon its announcement and arrival. There were and are still many who believe the franchise should have been left alone.

Stephen King may have had some misgivings about the Child's Play remake at first, but that all subsided once he hit play at home. King's thoughts about the idea of the remake likely mirror those of horror fans who still have yet to see the movie. While the reviews were mixed, a lot of younger fans were into the remake.
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‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Review: Lizzy Caplan Will Hold You Captive in Hulu’s New Stephen King Story

‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Review: Lizzy Caplan Will Hold You Captive in Hulu’s New Stephen King Story
As an anthology series, “Castle Rock” always planned to start a fresh story each season. Given the sheer volume of Stephen King content at co-creator and showrunner Dustin Thomason’s disposal, there’s no real concern of running short on new stories to build from old bones. Season 1 showed how connecting themes, locales, and people through the mysterious Maine town could deliver further thrills, chills, and deeply moving character studies enriched by a brilliant formal structure that mimics a memory-ravaging disease.

But Season 2 differs from Season 1 even more than one might expect. Though Hulu and Bad Robot’s sophomore effort sticks fairly close to the series’ pre-set plans, its central focus isn’t an original creation, but Annie Wilkes. The character made famous by Kathy Bates in “Misery” (and plenty of re-stagings thereafter) is the star again, embodied here by Lizzy Caplan. Unlike Henry Deaver, the Season 1 lead played by Andre Holland,
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Castle Rock Season 2 Review: Lizzy Caplan Is Killer as Misery's Annie Wilkes

First things first: Castle Rock isn't that scary. It wasn't in Season 1, and it's not in Season 2, either. Hulu's anthology series may be inspired by characters and locations created by horror maestro Stephen King, but its tone draws more from his character-driven suspense novels than his most

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‘Castle Rock’ Boss on Annie Wilkes’ Origins, Telling an Immigration Story in Season 2

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‘Castle Rock’ Boss on Annie Wilkes’ Origins, Telling an Immigration Story in Season 2
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched the first three episodes of “Castle Rock” Season 2, streaming now on Hulu.

When “Castle Rock” co-creators and executive producers Dusty Thomason and Sam Shaw were first researching Maine to develop their Hulu anthology series based on the world of Stephen King, something that stood out to them were the Somali immigrant communities that resettled in small towns in the New England state. The rich story area of a group of refugees turning around dying towns never made it into the first season of the show, but it is an integral part of the second.

“You had the whitest state in America welcoming in, and sometimes not welcoming in, this group of immigrants,” Thomason tells Variety.

That idea of whether or not strangers are welcome in a tight-knit community is further explored in Season 2 of “Castle Rock” through the origin
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Stephen King Says He Absolutely Loved The Child’s Play Remake

When you’re looking for validation that your horror film was a success, you can’t get much better than praise from the Master of Horror himself, Stephen King. The writer has experienced a long-lasting new renaissance in theaters this decade, with adaptations of his work scoring big at the box office (and there are many more to come), but now he’s revealed his top Halloween pick: the Child’s Play remake.

The recommendation came during an interview with Entertainment Weekly when he was asked to name a movie, TV series and book for readers to check out for scary thrills. The TV series was Netflix’s Marianne (“very, very scary”), the book Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo and as for Child’s Play, he said the following:

“I didn’t go see it in the theaters, because I thought, ‘Well, this is just another warmed-over sequel. Mark Hamill
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Heather Graham joins Netflix’s Love, Guaranteed

Fresh from her casting in the Stephen King adaptation The Stand, Deadline is reporting that Heather Graham has signed on to star in director Mark Steven Johnson’s (Daredevil) new Netflix feature Love, Guaranteed, joining the previously announced Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Damon Wayans Jr. (Let’s Be Cops). The film sees Cook portraying […]

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Castle Rock's Lizzy Caplan Breaks Down the Season Premiere's 'Daunting' Ice Cream Scene — Plus, Grade the Episode

Castle Rock's Lizzy Caplan Breaks Down the Season Premiere's 'Daunting' Ice Cream Scene — Plus, Grade the Episode
The following post contains spoilers from Castle Rock’s Season 2 premiere.

Thanks to one particular scene in Castle Rock’s sophomore debut, we’ve indefinitely lost our appetites for ice cream.

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Season 2 of the Hulu anthology stars Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) as a younger version of Annie Wilkes, the mentally unbalanced nurse who first appeared in Stephen King’s novel Misery (and was later
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Top 10 Stephen King Movies, Ranked

When looking at the best adaptations of Stephen King's work, there are a few things to consider. First of all, King’s material is generally better suited to the silver screen than the small screen. He’s not called a Master of Horror for nothing, and television is always going to be hamstrung by what they can show or imply, especially since King adaptations have tended to be on broadcast networks. Secondly, opinions may differ wildly if you’re considering a film or miniseries on its own merits or comparing it to the source material. The Shining is a, …
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'Castle Rock' Star Lizzy Caplan on Finding "Misery" in Season 2

[The following story contains spoilers for the season two premiere of Hulu's Castle Rock, "Let the River Run," and the Stephen King novel Misery on which it is partially based.]

When viewers first lay eyes on Lizzy Caplan as Annie Wilkes in Castle Rock, they are not just looking upon the first scene of a new, twisted journey. They are witnessing Caplan's very first moments inhabiting the role, outright. 

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Caplan says the first day of production was the same day her character hopped behind the wheel of the car, declared a surprising destination ...
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Giveaway – Win a Stephen King DVD bundle featuring Misery, The Dark Half and Carrie

Let the nightmares return on Halloween with this terrifying collector’s set of Stephen King horror classics! Three horror films based on the works of the popular author – Misery (1990), The Dark Half (1991) and Carrie (1976) – this DVD set has scares so intense you’ll be breaking out in cold sweat for weeks! Rediscover […]

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Castle Rock Season 2 Episode 3 Review: Ties That Bind

The tables turn on Castle Rock, as Joy takes matters into her own hands. Here is our review of "Ties That Bind"...

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Castle Rock Season 2 Episode 3

They grow up so fast, don't they? One minute they're singing along to Carly Simon with you, dreaming of the Laughing Place, and the next they've tied you to the bed. What a wonderful and shocking twist to see Joy turn the tables on her mother, the woman who will one day kidnap a writer and keep him locked in a bedroom. Castle Rock season 2 has so far found really interesting ways to incorporate disparate parts of Stephen King lore into the show, and never in the way you expect. Annie, the Marsten House, and now this familiar setpiece from Misery have all turned up in genuinely surprising ways.

Elsie Fisher is at her very
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Castle Rock Season 2 Episode 2 Review: New Jerusalem

Castle Rock season 2 continues its excellent run with the grotesque "New Jerusalem." Our review...

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Castle Rock Season 2 Episode 2

Castle Rock season 2 is a veritable feast of horrors so far. "New Jerusalem" builds on the excellent "Let the River Run" quite well. The episode picks up minutes after the premiere, as Annie finds herself in a chasm underneath the construction site where she planned to bury Ace. Jerusalem's Lot is a town known for its secrets, especially those buried down deep in its darkest corners, and what Annie finds while trying to escape doesn't disappoint. 

"New Jerusalem" gives us our first look at the Marsten House, the infamous mansion of unimaginable horrors that first appeared in Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot. But Castle Rock doesn't usually play things straight, always putting a twist on familiar King lore. This version of the
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Former Property Of Notorious Killer John Wayne Gacy Now Up For Sale

Are you looking for some property in the Chicago suburbs? Perhaps even some place famous? John Hughes fans look elsewhere, because an “infamous” patch of land is available to buy that was once owned by notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Gacy killed at least 33 boys and men, and buried the majority of them in and around his property throughout the 1970s. He admitted to the murders in late 1978 and the house was subsequently torn down the following year. As one can imagine, the vacant lot drew hoards of fans, documentarians and ghost hunters. In 1986, a Chicago woman bought the property for $30,544 and had a three-bedroom, two-bath house built for her retiring parents.

The brick, 2,500-square-foot home, in suburban Norwood Park Township, Il is now listed for $459,000, while the lot itself is just under 9,000 square feet.

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