Worlds horrifyingly collide
Following the most disturbing demonic clown nightmare of 2017, Stephen King’s IT, a new teaser for Castle Rock has dropped – the TV series melding together the stories and universes across the author’s writing.
The psychological thriller, coming out on Hulu, will venture deep into King’s world of horrors – around a dozen of his most famous short stories and novels can be picked from the trailer. Moonlight’s André Holland plays attorney Henry Deaver, who receives a mysterious call from a prisoner being held at Shawshank Prison. Fans right off the bat will recognise the name from the 1994 classic The Shawshank Redemption.
Returning to King’s world of horrors is IT’s Bill Skarsgård (and former Dazed cover star) who plays one of the Shawshank Prison’s strangest residents somehow caught up in the strange goings on in Castle Rock. “I think that something terrible is going to happen… it’s happening,” a terrified Sissy Spacek says.
The original trailer, released back in October last year, and this recent visual reference the bloodthirsty dog of Cujo, the creepy kids of Children of the Corn, the unsettling aesthetics of The Mist and a wide-eyed Spacek from Carrie.
Created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason and brought to screens by executive producers King and J.J Abrams (Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), the series will premiere this summer.
Watch the first teaser of Castle Rock below.