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Founded in 2017, The Losers’ Club® is a weekly series that chronologically digs through the work of Stephen King with humor, irreverence, and a critical eye. Suitable for readers both Constant and casual. 

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Founded in 2017, The Losers’ Club® is a weekly series that chronologically digs through the work of Stephen King with humor, irreverence, and a critical eye. Suitable for readers both Constant and casual. 

    Addiction and Recovery In Stephen King’s Works

    Addiction and Recovery In Stephen King’s Works

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Losers' Club is hitting the stacks to weigh in on addiction and recovery as portrayed in King's Dominion. From Jack Torrance to Eddie Dean, Father Callahan to the Master of Horror himself, there is much to discuss. Losers Randall Colburn, Jenn Adams, and Ana Marie Cox did their homework, too. For nearly two hours, the three reflect on their own experiences as they weave through an appendix that includes The Shining, Cujo, Misery, Needful Things, On Writing, and myriad short stories.


    Chapters include...


    Addiction
    -The Shining (20:00)
    -Cujo (31:35)
    -Misery (39:40)


    Getting Clean
    -Needful Things (45:00)
    -Quitters, Inc (49:00)
    -Eddie Dean (50:00)
    -Revival (54:00)


    Recovery
    -Doctor Sleep (56:00)
    -Library Policeman (1:08:00)
    -Father Callahan (1:24:30)
    -Resources (1:34:00)


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    Glen Mazzara Journeys to The Dark Tower (Patreon Clip)

    Glen Mazzara Journeys to The Dark Tower (Patreon Clip)

    Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Losers speaking to producer and writer Glen Mazzara. For two epic hours, the veteran scribe regales them with insightful behind-the-scenes anecdotes and piles of notes for both The Overlook and The Dark Tower series. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/thebarrens and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content.


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    So, We Watched The Dark Tower Pilot

    So, We Watched The Dark Tower Pilot

    The man in black fled across the desert, and the Losers followed. In 2019, MRC and executive producer/showrunner Glen Mazzara attempted a pivot to the small screen with a more faithful reimagining of King's work. By dialing back to the origins of the series (see: 1997's prequel novel Wizard and Glass), Mazzara envisioned a multi-season arc for Amazon and director Stephen Hopkins shot the pilot in Croatia. Sadly, the streaming giant passed on the series in early 2020, leaving the 60-minute pilot in limbo. Fans were in turmoil. Recently, however, The Losers' Club was fortunate enough to screen the pilot, and gathered together to palaver over what they saw.


    Bonus: The Losers also spoke to Mazarra himself, who regaled them with insightful behind-the-scenes anecdotes and piles of notes for what could have been future episodes and seasons. Without spoiling anything, Mazarra truly remembered the face of his father, and the entire saga more or less amounts to a painful What If? in King's Dominion. Stream the full interview now via Patreon.


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    Behind the Curtain of the Stephen King Rules Film Fest

    Behind the Curtain of the Stephen King Rules Film Fest

    Losers Mike Roffman and Jenn Adams are joined by the fine folks behind this weekend’s Stephen King Rules Dollar Baby Film Festival. Filmmaker James Douglas and producer Norm Coyne discuss what went into making this three-day fiesta a reality, their reaction to receiving the Stephen King Bump online (not once, but multiple times), and the diversity behind their slate of films. They also weigh in on their own Dollar Baby short, "The Doctor’s Case" from Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and how they managed to secure an incredible cast in William B. Davis, Michael Coleman, and Denise Crosby. Don't miss the entire festival and follow along now via Twitter.


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    Chelsea Stardust on The Losers Book Club (Patreon Clip)

    Chelsea Stardust on The Losers Book Club (Patreon Clip)

    Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Losers speaking to filmmaker and producer Chelsea Stardust (Satanic Panic, Into the Dark), who weighs in on her own book club: The Losers Book Club. She also discusses her newfound love for the Master of Horror, tips on how to start your own book club, and stacks of horror recommendations to watch. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/thebarrens and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content.


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    Mick Garris' Desperation Miniseries

    Mick Garris' Desperation Miniseries

    The Losers grab some popcorn, turn on ABC, and revisit Mick Garris' 2006 miniseries adaptation of Desperation. Together, they discuss Ron Perlman’s scene-stealing performance, the defanging of God, a child actor tasked with an impossible role, and arguably the most baffling epilogue of all time. Fun fact: The three-hour television event features a number of familiar faces in King's Dominion, particularly Tom Skerritt (The Dead Zone), Steven Weber (The Shining), Matt Frewer (The Stand), and Henry Thomas (Doctor Sleep).


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