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The works of Stephen King in chronological order

Kingology 26 – Skeleton Crew Part 1

Skeleton Crew

Mark welcomes a cohost new to Kingology, Talicia, to talk about the first half of Skeleton Crew, getting her thoughts on The Mist, and the following stories:

  • Here There Be Tygers
  • The Monkey
  • Cain Rose Up
  • Mrs Todd’s Shortcut
  • The Jaunt
  • The Wedding Gig
  • Paranoid: A Chant
  • The Raft
  • Word Processor of the Gods
  • The Man Who Would not Shake Hands

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Kingology 25 – The Mist

The Mist

Mark and Anthony talk about the first and biggest story in the Skeleton Crew collection, The Mist. The book, the 3D audio drama, and the 2007 movie.

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Kingology 24 – Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

Mark and Anthony talk about the Richard Bachman book that finally revealed the author as an alter ego of Stephen King: Thinner. They also cover the wonderful audiobook read by Joe Mantegna, and the 1996 movie directed by Tom Holland

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Kingology 23 – The Talisman

The Talisman

Mark talks about Stephen King’s first book co-authored with another writer, the esteemed Peter Straub – The Talisman. It’s King’s second exploration into fantasy, after 1982’s The Gunslinger

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Kingology 22 – Cycle of the Werewolf

Cycle of the Werewolf

Mark is joined by Kingology regular Anthony to talk about Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf and the movie, Silver Bullet. Mark and Anthony also take a dive into the world of werewolf movies from the 1930s to modern day.

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Kingology 21 – Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

Mark is joined by Kingology regular Anthony and Kingology inductee Rebecca (from the United Nations of Horror Podcast) to talk about Stephen King’s Pet Sematary – the book, the BBC audio adaptation, and the movies Pet Sematary 1 and 2.

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Kingology 20 – Christine

Christine

Mark and Anthony talk about Stephen King’s Christine, which hit both the book shelves and the cinema in 1983.

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Kingology 19 – The Breathing Method

The Breathing Method

Mark talks about the fourth and last novella from the Different Seasons collection, The Breathing Method – a tale for a winter night, if ever there was one.

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Kingology 18 – The Body / Stand By Me

The Body

Mark and Anthony talk about the third book from the Different Seasons collection, The Body, and the film based on it, 1986’s Stand By Me.

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Kingology 17 – Apt Pupil

Apt Pupil

Mark and Anthony discuss the book and movie of Apt Pupil, one of the darker books in King’s canon to explore evil and human nature without a hint of the fantastic. They also discuss nazis and nazi-hunting in popular media more generally, including the movie Marathon Man, and book and movie of The Boys From Brazil.

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Kingology 16 – Creepshow

Creepshow

Mark and Anthony talk about Creepshow, what appeals about it, how they first came to it, and what they think of each story. With feedback from Eric and Drew of the podcast Not in a Creepy Way

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Kingology 15 – Shawshank Redemption

Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

In this Kingology, Mark has a returning guest presenter, Anthony Rotolo, from the facebook group for Horror Etc podcast to talk about the book and movie Shawshank Redemption. Also discussed are assorted other Prison movies, Frank Darabont and his assorted King movies, and memories of how the love for this movie grew in the late 90s.

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Kingology 14 – The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger

In this Kingology, Mark covers the first tale of Stephen King’s Magnum Opus, The Dark Tower

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Kingology 013 The Running Man

The Running Man

In this Kingology, Mark has guest presenter Anthony Rotolo from the facebook group for Horror Etc podcast, talking about The Running Man – the book and the movie. They also explore the many of the movies where humans are hunted for sport, fun and profit, and spend a lot of time talking about feeds dealing with this subject on the facebook group for Horror Etc Podcast, as well as what they both get out of being active participants in that group.

Other podcasts raised during this discussion include:

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Kingology 012 Cujo

Cujo

In the 12th in this series, Mark talks about the book and the movie, Cujo.

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Kingology 011 Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

Mark is joined by Charlie from the Stinking Pause podcast to discuss the first of Stephen King’s non-fiction books, the wonderful Danse Macabre – A must read for any fans and students of the horror genre.

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Kingology 10 Roadwork

Roadwork

Mark talks about Richard Bachman’s Roadwork – a book by Stephen King’s alter ego about mid-life rage and the energy crisis.

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Kingology 09 Firestarter

Firestarter

Mark talks about Stephen King’s Firestarter – the novel, and the 1984 movie.

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Kingology 08 The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Mark talks about Dead Zone – the novel, the 1983 movie, and the pilot of the TV series.

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Kingology 07 – The Long Walk

The Long Walk

Mark takes a short run through The Long Walk, a future dystopian America where young men die to entertain and divert the masses.

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Kingology 06 – The Stand

Randall Flagg

Mark delves into the world of Stu Redman, Fran Goldsmith, Harold Lauder, Nadine Cross, Trashcan Man and Randall Flagg, and talks about the unabridged book, and the 1994 TV miniseries.

Just check the dark corners for the Walkin Dude before you start.

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Kingology 05 – Night Shift

Night Shift

Mark talks about the 20 stories in the collection Night Shift, and many of the movies based on these stories, including

  • Graveyard Shift
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Sometimes They Come Back
  • Lawnmower Man
  • Cat’s Eye
  • Children of the Corn

Kingology 004 – Rage

Rage

Mark talks about the book, the first book Stephen King ever wrote (though 4th published), and the controversy around it.

Kingology 003 – The Shining

The Shining

Mark talks about King’s third published novel The Shining, and about Kubrick’s The Shining (1980), The authorised miniseries (1997) and Room 237 (2012), the documentary about the various fan-theories about the underlying themes of the Kubrick movie.

Kingology 002 – Salem’s Lot

Salem's Lot

Second in our series of Stephen King books is Salem’s Lot.

Mark talks to Mike from the Chinstroker Vs Punter podcast about Salem’s Lot the book, the 1979 TV miniseries, the 2004 miniseries and a few other things relating this book.

Kingology 001 – Carrie

Carrie by Stephen King

First in a chronological monthly series about the books of Stephen King (and associated media).

In this one Mark covers the book, the audiobook as read by Sissy Spacek, The 1976 De Palma movie, the 2003 TV movie, and the 2013 movie.