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Davenport Library Partners With Stephen King Podcast on Zombie Barbie Event for Valentine’s Feb. 13

February 11th, 2021

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of horror stories, Stephen King and Zombie Barbies, right? Right??? Well, the fine folks at the Davenport Public Library and the local King podcast Derry Public Radio sure do. They invite you to add a little blood to your heart holiday, as they’re hosting a free Zoom event Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., to make Zombie Barbies and talk about their favorite horror tales. Amber Carlson, DPL youth services and programming librarian, first asked podcast co-host (and Stephen King fanatic) Joshua Kahn to recommend specific horror books for teens around Halloween... Read More

Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities’ Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

September 1st, 2020

How do you spell an upcoming film blockbuster? Add star Adam Driver to a sci-fi thriller written and directed by Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, co-produced by the legendary Sam Raimi. “We’re still pinching ourselves with this news,” Beck and Woods tweeted on Tuesday of the planned pic “65.” “Adam Driver will be the star of the next film we’re directing for Sony. He’s one of our favorite artists on the planet. Can’t wait to share this special movie with all of you.” In May, Variety reported a reunion for Beck and Woods (both 35-year-old Bettendorf... Read More

Is The New ‘Pet Sematary’ The Cat’s Meow, Or Ghostly Dog Doo?

October 30th, 2019

As big names in horror go, you can’t get much bigger than Stephen King, and this year saw the release of a new film version of his classic “Pet Sematary,” which is now available on video and streaming for your viewing pleasure as Halloween quickly approaches. So what’s the verdict on the new flick? I reviewed it earlier this year, and here’s my take. In the 1989 original  film“Pet Sematary” pets buried in a spooky backwoods cemetery come back to life. When a tragedy befalls a child of Louis and Rachel Creed (Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz), the lure of having... Read More

Beck and Woods Return To Cedar Rapids

April 12th, 2019

Scott Beck & Bryan Woods will host a Q&A at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival this Saturday 4/13 at 3:45pm to discuss their journey from young filmmakers to working in Hollywood on such films as A Quiet Place and their upcoming Stephen King adaptation “The Boogeyman”. The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival runs April 12th & 13th and showcases dozens of films with Iowa ties. Tickets are available at www.crifm.org.  Read More

Beck And Woods To Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Boogeyman’

June 27th, 2018

When they were kids, Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were avid fans of the king of horror, Stephen King, devouring his imaginative horror tomes and bringing them to life in their imaginations. Now, the former Quad-Citians and writers of the top-grossing “A Quiet Place” will have the chance to bring them to life on the big screen. Beck and Woods have been signed to adapt the famous King tale “The Boogeyman” for the big screen. In an email from the duo, they wrote, “Ever since we were children, our nightmares have been fueled by the “King” of Horror. Whether we... Read More