As adaptions of Master of Horror Stephen King, continue to be adapted for both film and TV, he is set to release not one, but two new books this year.
The first novel we’ll see on shelves is The Outsider, scheduled for release on May 22. The story involves “An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park.”
The next story is a 144-page novella titled Elevation, which is set in King’s fictional town of Castle Rock. The tale is described as “a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.”
The plot goes like this: “Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.
In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face – including his own — he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.”
King is also gearing up for the premiere of his new series ‘Castle Rock‘, expected to premiere later this year with an incredible cast that includes Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, Terry O’Quinn, Scott Glenn, André Holland, and Sissy Spacek.
Elevation will be released on October 30, just in time for Halloween. Now that’s a treat.