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Stephen King fans, we’re finally getting a horror movie based on this never-before-adapted book

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We’ve been terrified It and Pet Sematary, now it’s time for another Stephen King novel to take to the big screen.

Whether you’re a thrill seeker or a scaredy-cat, it’s hard to deny that horror cinema has been having a bit of a moment.

We’ve had great original fare like Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us, Netflix’s The Perfection, and the Toni Collette-starring Hereditary. Then there have been the remakes and sequels from the last couple of years, like the forthcoming It: Chapter Two.

And now you can add another to your list, in the form of the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

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King’s books have been behind a number of horror films, including 1990’s It and Misery, and 2019’s Pet Sematary.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is about a nine-year-old girl called Trisha, who gets lost in the woods after leaving her mother and brother. In her panic, she takes the wrong path and gets drawn deeper and deeper into the terrifying woods.

For comfort, she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Red Sox basketball gams and the performances of her hero Tom Gordon, but as darkness falls Trisha realises she’s not alone, and something is out there watching her.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon was originally slated for adaptation by George A. Romero in the early 2000s, reported Moviefone, but it didn’t get out of development.

Romero died in 2017, and his wife Chris Romero will now be working on the project, alongside It producer Roy Lee and Vertigo Films’ Jon Berg and Ryan Silbert.

There’s no word yet on when the film will hit cinema screens, but at least that gives us plenty of time to prepare for the scares.

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