If It Bleeds, a new collection of four novellas from horror master Stephen King, is heading to bookshelves slightly earlier than originally slated, bumping the release date from May 5, 2020 to April 28, 2020.
While no official reason was stated on King’s official website, it is a trend we’re seeing across the entertainment industry right now and especially in film, where studios have released titles like The Hunt and The Invisible Man onto streaming platforms to rent and/or buy in an effort to recoup some of their losses in theaters.
The new anthology, comprised of the novellas Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the collection’s titular story If It Bleeds, will be available in hardback, digital and on audiobook with the tales narrated by Steven Weber, Will Patton, and Danny Burstein.
King’s anthologies of short stories and novellas have been some of his most popular works over the years, and one could easily argue that some of his most successful adaptations to film and television were borne from those anthologies. Children of the Corn, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, and The Mist all came from King’s shorter works.
There are still very few details about what the individual stories are about. We do know that King hinted early on that the title comes from the old journalism adage “If it bleeds, it leads.”
You can pre-order If It Bleeds on AMAZON today and have the book on your doorstep on April 28, 2020!
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