Castle Rock comes out on July 25th, and Maya gets to watch a few episodes early and review them with her pal John, a Stephen King megafan and editor at Den of Geek. Listen to find out the many, many connections hidden in this show – and why you should stick it out through the first couple episodes to get to the good stuff. You can read John's review at http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/castle-rock/274797/castle-rock-episode-1-review-severance-spoiler-free!
Maya's friend Kris hates scary stories, so Maya attempts to recommend a non-scary Stephen King book. This does not go as smucking planned.
Maya and her friend Joe discuss the Stephen King short story collection Night Shift, which includes such gems as The Lawnmower Man and The Mangler. Joe tries to wrap his head around how Stephen King was writing connections into his stories before he wrote any of his books, and Maya spreads some Stephen King propaganda, and makes up some lies about Owen King's childhood. Also, lots of rats. 🐭
Maya discusses the underwhelming Netflix movie 1922 with Erik, Will, and her mom. Will tries really hard to make #langoliers happen.
Maya discusses the new Netflix film Gerald's Game with acclaimed movie critic The Wolfman, who ignites a feud with director Mike Flanagan and obsesses over the Spooky Buddies Cinematic Universe.
The Green Mile
In the thrilling introduction to DERRY CONNECTION: A STEPHEN KING PODCAST, Maya forces her coworkers to talk about whether Stephen King's The Green Mile made them cry or not. (Of course it did.)