Stephen King’s If It Bleeds features a criminal investigation

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Stephen King revealed the title of his next, If It Bleeds. The horror novel has an investigation at the centre of it all.  Here’s the synopsis:

In January of 2021, a small padded envelope addressed to Detective Ralph Anderson reaches to the Conrads, the Andersons’ next-door neighbors. The Anderson family is on an extended vacation in the Bahamas, thanks to an endless teachers’ strike in the Andersons’ home county. 

The Conrads agreed to forward their mail until the Andersons return to Flint City. This envelope though, puts a paid to their plans. Because,  printed on this envelope, in large letters, is DO NOT FORWARD HOLD FOR ARRIVAL. When Ralph opens the package, he finds a flash drive titled If It Bleeds, presumably referring to the old news trope which proclaims “If it bleeds, it leads.” The drive contains two items. One is a folder containing photographs and audio spectrograms.

The other is a kind of report, or spoken-word diary, from Holly Gibney, with whom the detective shared a case that began in Oklahoma and ended in a Texas cave. It was a case that changed Ralph Anderson’s perception of reality forever. The final words of Holly’s audio report are from an entry dated December 19th, 2020. She sounds out of breath.

Stephen King works have retained their exhilarating experience. New content creators are working with every King horror novel to come up with great content for streaming platforms. With the revival of horror, creators are adapting Stephen King’s novels to films as well. In the past years, we have seen films like The Dark Tower and the It franchise hit theaters.


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Roy D'Silva loves nicely made horror films,books and series. He has spent a lifetime covering various entertainment beats and has finally found his calling covering the paranormal/supernatural/horror fiction beat.

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