Breathing Method (Different Seasons), The
A woman determined to have her baby at all costs, this resonates with MIA (daughter of none) from Song of Susannah...
Submitted by: Logan Xart
The assistant principal, Mr.Morton, randomly takes on a John Wayne expression, just like a cerrtain evil train in The Wastelands.
Submitted by: Sean Kyte
Estelle Horan's doorbell rings the tune of "Hey Jude" just as was played on an ancient piano in Tull in The Gunslinger
Submitted by: Sean Kyte
Similar to the situation Susannah describes in book seven, when she gets her first period in high school. The use of "Plug it UP!"
Submitted by: Jeremy McCraw
the dark tower vii page 677 "...she was horribly embarrassed ,remembering the time she had started her period in gym class and a little trickle of blood had run down her thighfor the whole world to see-...some of the girls begin chanting Plug it Up!" This is a reference to the scene in Carrie when they throw sanitary napkins at Carrie.
Submitted by: Ms.l
Tom points out a children's ride called Charlie the Choo-Choo at the Northern Counties Expo. Charlie the Choo-Choo is a children's book that is purchased by Jake and gets mentioned in several of the Dark Tower Novels.
Submitted by: Randy O'Connor
In the book Cell, there is a character named Alice, much like the Alice in the town of Tull from "The Gunslinger". Later on in Cell, a couple guys in an SUV drive by and toss a cinder block which strikes Alice in the face, nearly caving her face in. Now as you might recall from The Gunslinger, Alice had a huge scar across her face. Cell was the first book by Stephen King that I read, and The Gunslinger was my 2nd, so i immediately made that connection.
Submitted by: Josh
The reference to Charlie the Choo-Choo (the ride) is apparent as the Raggedy Man's clothes hang at the end of Cell. Charlie the Choo-Choo is also the name of the book that Jake receives in book III (The Wastelands) of the Dark Tower series describing a soon to meet, Blaine (the pain).
Submitted by: Seth L. Ganier
The phone number 207-919-9811 becomes 9-19-19 when you add it up, which thanks to DT I do with everything now. Thanks Steve! lol!!!
Submitted by: Surly
Clay is drawing the Raggedy Man, and has a lot of trouble drawing his eyes, the same as (i forgot his name) the kid with his tongue ripped out who draws amazingly had with the Crimson King. Also RM's Harvard hoodie is red (possibly the Crimson King at work in yet another dimension?)
Submitted by: Surly
I think Clay's series Dark Wanderer, who's main characters are listed on page 19 (in the hardcover edition) are our own Dark Tower heroes. The titular characters name is Ray Damon (R.D.). I think Clay's series is his vision of our Dark Tower series.
Submitted by: Surly
The plane that crashes on Boston Common has tail number LN6409B. 6904 adds up to 19. L = 12, N = 14 = 5, B = 2 12 5 2 = 19. I know that one is a stretch, but still :)
Submitted by: Surly
On page 26 of Cell, of the scribner hardcover edition, there is a plane crash. The tale number on the plane reads LN6409B.. the numbers adding up to 19. And at the moment this takes place, things have become very "19"
Submitted by: TheMadDogOfGilead
When Jordan suggests going to the gas station to prepare to torch the Gaiten flock, the Head says, "He's talking about the Citgo." This is similar to the Citgo oil pumps in Wizard and Glass.
Submitted by: John
When the characters in Clay's comic "Dark Wanderer" are described, a character named "the Wizard Flak" is mentioned, which is possibly a play on "Flagg" Also, the Dark Wanderer himself is called Ray Damon, with the same initials as Roland Deschain. Roland could often be seen as a "Dark Wanderer" in my opinion.
Submitted by: John
charlie the choo-choo is mentioned as a kiddie ride, and the remains of the raggedy mans sweatshirt is draped across the rides ticket booth. I was thinking that this my indicate that the cell phone pulse may have been caused by the sombra corp and this is the story of how this perticular world had "moved on".
Submitted by: Kory Hernandez
Near the end of the book, after beginning the search for his son, Clay sees an unfinished Charlie the Choo-Choo ride in the park where they were being held captive.
Submitted by: Joey
I had to search for the page number since I listen to most books as audio books. The reference to the Dark Tower I found near the end of the "Cell". A comment is made that the ride "Charlie the Choo-Choo" was seen set up at the Expo in Kashwak. I know it is a stretch of a connection, being that Charlie the Choo-Choo was a character in a book that was used in the Dark Tower. Charlie the Choo-Choo being Blane the mono.
Submitted by: Bob Lux
There is a half constructed childrens ride in Cell called Charlie the Choo Choo. It is the same name of a childrens story that Jake Chambers sees in the Manhattan Restuarant of the Mind and is symbolic of Blaine the insane train.
Submitted by: Daniel Baker
The main character in Cell is a graphic artist who seems to have made a comic book series that is very similar to Roland from the Dark Tower.
Submitted by: Nix
a ride called charley the choo choo sat on the midway at kashwak
Submitted by: Shaz
Colorado Kid, The
I made an immediate connection to the Dark Tower and other connected books. This would explain the mystery that is the central theme of the novel, of how in six hours James Cogan of Nederland, Colorado arrived in Moose-Lookit Island, Maine. Also when he mentions going to Starbucks that didn't expand outside Seattle, Washington until 1987. This is a man who has passed through doors to Roland Deschain world, that is probably were he left his coat tie and wallet and how he ended up with a Russian coin in his pocket. I think if Stephen King ever revisits the Dark Tower universe that the other side of the story may be told.
Submitted by: Mike Swarm
If you go with non-book connections, the television series Haven, based on The Colorado Kid, mentions Shawshank. That would bring The Shawshank Redemption into the Dark Tower world. The Tommyknockers, the miniseries, is based in Haven.
Submitted by: Lady Aleena
Dark Half, The
The place called Endsville, where all railservice terminates, is Endworld I think. Topeka is just this side of the Midworld/Endworld border, and we all know what ended in Topeka. The Dark Half also illustrates the Stephen King is Gan's navel. The "stories" he tells become a reality
Submitted by: Jeff
Dark Tower Book VII: The Dark Tower, The
When Bryan Smith is talking to fictional Stephen King, he mentions that he saw the movie Cujo. Roland recognizes the word because Susan Delgado said it to him when they were in Mejis. She tells him the word means "sweet one".
Submitted by: Brian Tucker
Dark Tower, The
not so much a connection, as something I wonder, since this last time Ka has wheeled around and roland has found himself having to re live his journey again, only this time with the Horn of Eld, couldnt that mean that the entire story would be difrent this time? because if he isnt willing to forsake the Horn, then he also maybe wouldnt let Jake drop, and that would mean sussanah wouldnt have to distract the demon in the speaking circle, and that would mean she wouldnt become pregnant and roland wouldnt have the secret to break thei ka tet, and that would mean that buzzard wouldnt get that cheap shot off at eddie and kill him in thunderclap, which would also mean that all of rolands ka tet would be present for the final battle agaisnt the crimson king.
Submitted by: Justin Hokett
Dead Zone, The
When Johnny plays the Wheel of Fortune, the last number he bets on is 19, which of course is featured extensively in the Dark Tower books. After dropping off Sarah at her house, Johnny calls a cab and it mentions driving up "Flagg Street."
Submitted by: Ryan
(A) Somewhat obvious but overtly so that it might have gone unnoticed...Sarah's apartment in Veazie, where she was when Johnny had his wreck, was on Flagg Street. (B) When Bannerman got Johnny to come out of "The Dead Zone", "he still saw that black shape with the shiny-quarter eyes looming out of the snow." Flagg--the dark man...Frank Dodd--the latest "personification" of Flagg? Flagg--eyes that seemed to change...Dodd--revealing (through his "windows to his soul") his true spirit (either metaphorically or having been physically possessed by) as that of our old buddy Randy.
Submitted by: Don LaPointe
At the very beginning of the novel, when Entragian stopped Peter and Mary, a small bag with Marijuana is found. In that moment, Mary remembers her sister-in-law who has married a guy called Roger Finney. Means something to you? Yeah, thats, in my opinion, another name for Randall Flagg. And in addition, the bag has a small sticker of Smiley, just as Flagg has in his jacket.
Submitted by: The Walking Dude
The street preacher in Song of Susannah and David's preacher friend Martin in Desperation both use the term Gawd Bomb.
Submitted by: CWS
The nonsense jibberish that Entragian uses to describe/control his creatures is a language found many times in The Dark Tower series: Tak, Can-toi, Tak a Lah...etc...
Submitted by: Frizz
Different Seasons-Apt Pupil
"Dussander's eyes gleamed yellowly." This is the only time this description of Dussander is used in the book/story. This feature is used frequently of Flagg. Also, Dussander's past actions could be contributed to a "Flagg-type" influence on his life.
Submitted by: Don
Different Seasons: The Breathing Method
When the narrator is asking questions to the old man at the club he has the feeling that he isn't in manhattan anymore. The descriptions of his experience and the fact that all of the books and items in the club have references to our world but are still slightly different and that there are many, many, rooms in the club, leads me to suspect that the club is actually a level on The Dark Tower or something to that effect.
Submitted by: Michael
David talks about the door "revealing not Thirty-fifth street but an insane Clark Ashton Smith landscape where the bitter shapes of twisted trees stood silhouetted on a sterile horizon below which double suns were setting in a gruesome red glare."
Submitted by: Tidesman
in dream catcher it says halfway down on 282.. why do you keep seeing a brick wall? what is 19,besides a prime number? who said fuck the tigers? whats does that mean? what is the brick wall? when is the brick wall? what does it mean? why do you keep seeing it. throughout the dark tower series 19 is a recurring number its appears in books 7 6 and 5 its has to do with the ka tet of 19
Submitted by: Charlie Pendergrass
it says on page 342.. who was richie besides number 19 again like i stated before in my other email the number 19 is a recurring thing in the dark tower books having to do with the ka-tet of 19
Submitted by: Charlie Pendergrass
Mr. Gray: "What is 19, besides a prime number?"
Need I say more? How exactly does this DT number show up in Jonesy's mind? King did start writing this one in 1999. Mayhap 99 shows up and I missed it somewhere.
Submitted by: Steve
There are several references to the Dark Tower Series. Edgar refers to himself as a "gunslinger" (pg 433). One of Edgar's major works is "Roses Grow from Shells." His ex-wife tattoos a rose onto her breast. Roses are also mentioned several times in the novel. The main antagonist wears a red robe similar to that of the Crimson King. His daughter's name ( Ilse Marie Freemantle) has 19 letters in it. Edgar's E-mail is EFree19 and his real estate agent's is SmithReality9505, both of which have numbers the amount to 19, which constant readers will recognize. Along with these other "19's", the first big storm (or "Alice") occurred in 1927, which when added together makes 19; and the flight he takes to Florida is flight 559. Pam's room number is 847 which added together is 19. Edgar's artistic abilities seem to parallel those of Patrick Danville, especially the ability to remove things from reality by drawing and then erasing them. Nan Melda loses two fingers on her right hand on a beach, which also happens to Roland Deschain at the beginning of the Drawing of the Three. Charley the Lawn Jockey (pg 568) shares the name of Charlie the Choo Choo, and the root "char," meaning death, also echoed when Edgar thinks about having people sit in the "char" when he has to think sideways to mean "chair". In one passage of the book, Edgar compares life to a wheel, in the sense of always coming around to the beginning, one of the main philosophies of the Dark Tower. The idea that drawings or paintings can change reality is another recurring motive.
Submitted by: Zack
Edgar Freemantle's daughter is going home on flight number 559. If you add the three numbers together (5 5 9) you get 19, which is a prominent number in the Dark Tower series. This could be a possibly intentional connection.
Submitted by: Austin Saunders
In Duma Key the main character, Edgar Freemantle, finds he has the ability to change and erase things through his art. The same as Patrick Danville the artist in the final book.
Submitted by: Chris Stein
The main character, Edgar Freemantle, seems to have nearly the same ability to draw things into reality that Patrick Danville demonstrates in both Insomnia and The Dark Tower 7. Also, one of his paintings has roses growing through shells under his house in the water and I thought that may be a reference to The Rose in the Dark Tower series, or possibly just a reference to Can Ka No Rey in the Dark Tower 7. Maybe I am way off base, but I believe that at least Edgars talent qualifies as a connection.
Submitted by: JLette
Not on page 55 but I dont know which pages exactly as i dont have a copy of "Duma Key" right in front of me. In wizard and glass near the end, when Susan and Olive Thorin run into Three men on the trail to the caves, the last remaining big coffin hunter, Sai Reynolds, shrugs and tells Susan "Maybe si, Maybe no," When she informs him that his compadres are dead. That phrase is used by one of the main characters (Jerome Wireman) in Duma Key consistently throughout the book. Also, the "Big Pink" house in Duma Key might also have something to do with Maerlyns rainbow (the pink glass ball) in Wizard and Glass as well. Especially considering that Edgar sees roses in most of his paintings.
Submitted by: Farthoven
Look at the hardback Expanded Edition of "The Gunslinger" Page 7, Lines 28 and 29 to find this quote: "It spoke of a man who might straighten bad pictures in strange hotel rooms." This is not new to the Expanded edition as this same sentence is found in the previous edition of "The Gunslinger", just look in the limited edition hardback by Donald M. Grant (third printing 1998) put in a three book box set edition on Page 14, Lines 16 and 17. Now go to the story "1408" first put out in the audiobook of "Blood and Smoke" and printed in "Everything's Eventual" copyright 2002. I refer to the Pocket Books printing of January 2003 on Pages 488 and 489. On Page 488 Lines 18 and 19 say, "What Mike had noticed at that point were the pictures on the walls." Same Page, Lines 24 and 25 say, "All three pictures were in glass frames and all three were crooked." Finally, on Page 489, Lines 5-7 say, "Although he was not ordinarily a fussy nam, he circled the room, setting them straight." These are exact quotes and considering the finality of the story called "1408", I'd say this is a definitive "Dark Tower" tie-in/reference.
Submitted by: David
In the short story, Lunch at the Gotham Cafe, Guy, the maitre'd, screams "eeeeee!" in his ranting. The Crimson King does the same from the Dark Tower at the end of the title book.
Submitted by: Liz Keefe
In the Dark Tower VII, after Susannah woke from her first dream of Jake & Eddie in Central Park after their death, this, in parentheses: "(this is NINETEEN all of your friends are dead). Seems similar in content to what Mike Enslin hears coming from the telephone in room 1408: "This is nine! This is nine! Nine! This is ten! Ten! We have killed your friends! Every friend is now dead! This is six! Six!" The voice continues, shouting different numbers, but curiously enough, the highest number it ever reaches is eighteen.
Submitted by: Jennalisa
In The Dark Tower 7, the last book of the series, Susannah has a dream in which the number 19 itself verbally tells her that all her friends are dead. In the short story 1408, Mike Enslin hears a similar message through the phone. Only the phone says, "This is nine. Nine. This is Ten. Ten." (add em up) "All of your friends are dead."
Submitted by: Chris
The Man in the Black Suit fits the profile of Randall Flagg, a main antagonist in the Dark Tower series. He displays magical powers and his presence causes the grass around him to die. When he points at a fish jumping in the nearby river, it immediately dies. He is malvoent, another fitting characteristic of Flagg, wishing to kill Gary, the storyteller
Submitted by: Dark19Tower
The Man in the Black suit also says "Are we well-met?" a reference to The Calla and their meeting with Henchick and the Manni.
Submitted by: Pat Dayton
The man that saves Mikes life is named Dearborn, as in what Roland was known as in Mejis (Will Dearborn)
Submitted by: Chris
Eyes Of The Dragon, The
During a wind storm, "old wives cringed in their beds and slept poorly and told their husbands that Rhiannon, the Dark Witch of the Coos,was riding her hateful broom this night, and wicked work was afoot." This occurs the night Flagg poisons King Roland.
Submitted by: Andrea
Ok, we know that the breakers were all kidnapped or duped into coming to Algul Siento. Alright, so what if Andy and Charlie Mcgee were breakers and The Shop was a front for the cantoi? Thus, attempting to find out the extent of their power. I dunno; it's thin, but I think there's something there. Anyone have any ideas on that?
Submitted by: Scuba Steve
Four Past Midnight
In the Langoliers, the passengers in the plane fly through something very similar to a thinny. Additionally, when traveling back through the rip and experiencing the birth of the world, the pilot twice mentions that it feels like a beautiful rose slowly opening.
Submitted by: Abby Koehler
Four Past Midnight ( The Langoliers )
The time rip is like the doors on the beach where only certain people can see and go through it to a different level of the tower
Submitted by: Freddy
Four Past Midnight (The Library Policeman)
The character Ardelia sounds a lot like Dandelo and Pennywise. Feeding off of the fears of the children who come into the library. I believe they are of the same species of monster.
Submitted by: Mary
Four Past Midnight: The Library Policeman
The being, Ardelia Lortz, seems to be a psychic vampire of a similar sort as Pennywise and Dandelo. All three are shape shifters of a sort, and all of them seem to revert to insectoid or arachnid forms.
Submitted by: Paul-Jacques Dupre
Full Dark No Stars
The random greeting used by Dave Streeter to his "friend" Tom Goodhugh. Also Elvid makes mention that all serve the Tower.
Submitted by: Divine Q
Wilfred James letter is dated April 11, 1930 . 4 11=1930=19. Hemmingford Home is Mother Abagail's home in The Stand . 'Rats in the corn!' Who we know are controlled by Flagg. The Farrington Company possible relationship to John Farrington of Salems Lot !
Submitted by: Pat Dayton
Streeter and Goodhugh are in the backyard enjoying after dinner drinks and conversation. "Life is good, wouldn't you say?" "Very good," Streeter agreed. "Long days and pleasant nights." I know this is a thin connection but as soon as I read this phrase my mind instantly slipped towards The Dark Tower.
Submitted by: Katie
After making a deal with a man that has sharp pointed teeth, Dave Streeter to his friend Carl Goodhugh, "Long days and pleasant nights," and then claims he must have just made it up.
Submitted by: John Dorton
In the short story "Under The Weather," Brad describes one of his co-workers drinking a "Nozzy". "It's a remarkably lousy soda, but it's all we vend. The company's a client." Sounds like a nickname or alternate name for Nozz-a-La of "Wizard and Glass" fame.
Submitted by: Jase
Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The
The thing that has been following Trisha gets describes in pages 244-246 as a large Black Bear with maggots in it's eye sockets and was diseased/dying, and implied to be insane (I'm paraphrasing). At this point, we have a direct parallel to Shardik from book three, "The Wastelands". (Large Bear, dying, insane, diseased with maggots and such and in Shardik's case: he's a Machine/cyborg) Trisha's beast gets the Name: "The God of the Lost" on pg.244, and Shardik was a "lost" Guardian of the Tower! On pg.245 "The God of the Lost" shows it's power/aggression by crunching a broken branch in it's mouth making a sound like "splintering bone". Very much like Shardik shoving down all the dead trees so noisely in "Wastelands". When "the God of the Lost" is about to kill Trisha it is shot by Travis Herrick, who surprises it, allowing her to throw her baseball striking it "deadbang between the eyes" (just where Shardik's "dish" was that was shot to kill him!) And the final funny is when Trisha Hallucinates seeing a couple of "..Energizer batteries fall out of it onto the road." when she hits the Bear with the ball!!(pg. 253) Yet another cyborg machine reference?! You tell Me!!
Submitted by: Philip Garrett
The bear at the end that Trisha faces is the bear known as Shardik from the Dark Tower. Throughout the entire story, Trish follows a stream, the way of the land, and a road. It's said that everything follows the beams, and Trisha followed the bear beam by following the land while she was lost. When she encounters the bear, it is covered with bugs and maggots just like Shardik. She pretends to throw a pitch at the bear, which results in "batteries" falling out of him (which hints that the bear is robotic just like Shardik) Bear=Shardik= Guardian of the beam
Submitted by: Ryan Fults
Green Mile, The
Well, I think that the connection has to be with "Little sisters of Eluria". In both books, there are some strange powers related to healing. In Little Sisters of Eluria, Jenna (the only sister that is good) use insects to heal her patients. And John Coffey (the only prisoner that its inocent) can heal too, and when he does it, some insects appear. Maybe he knows the secrets of the Little Sisters.
Submitted by: Leandro
Was re-listening to The Green Mile today, and have so far heard three small connections in the first of the six books. The first is the location of Old Sparky, the electric chair, which is positioned in the southeast corner of the storage area. The second involves the flashback to the hunt for the kidnapped girls: when the tracking dogs disagree on what direction to go, it turns out that William Warton had gone northeast along the river (opposite the direction the ka-tet travels, and the same direction Walter takes after tricking Roland and reaching the Western Sea), while John Coffey and the twins were to the southeast. Strikes me as the kind of connection discussed by Roland and the heads of the Tet Corporation, a sort of message from (the) undermind of Stephen King. The second connection Ive found so far involves Mr. Jingles first visit to The Mile. After he leaves, when Brutal takes out the visitors log, and Dean asks what he thinks he is doing, Brutal responds Obeying regulation 19. Again, the connection is tenuous, but it is definitely there. Ill try to remember to post anything else that shows up.
Submitted by: Tripp
Haven Tv Show
This show (Haven) seems to have many DT references. In the opening credits there is an old scroll with Flagg in huge letters. Something to the effect of "Flagg the revered to hold a method of..." One of the episodes is about a man with the ability to detach his shadow and kill. This shadow is referred to by the townspeople as The Dark Man. Flagg in the DT is referred to as The Dark Man. Another episode features a photographer telling the detectives that out of the water came these lobster creatures while investigating the death of the Colorado Kid. Possibly the same lobster monstrosities that took off part of Roland's hand? The town Haven is constantly referred to in almost every episode as having "troubles." These troubles apparently have been there before but have been away for many years and have now returned. Could this town possibly be a nexus/door connecting it to Roland's world?
Submitted by: Mikeeinseattle
Hearts in Atlantis
"The janitor who saw them later identified the man as Raymond Fiegler, head of the MSP. He identified the young woman as Carol Gerber." A man with the initials RF was the leader of a student protest group that set off a campus bomb and killed people. Randall Flagg was known to go by other names, usually with the initials RF. Also, on page 516, Carol says, "I'm good at not being seen," she said. "It's a trick someone taught me a long time ago. The trick of being DIM." Walter sometimes was called Walter O'Dim, for his ability to fade into the background and not be seen. Walter and Randall Flagg were later discovered to be one in the same. This shows that Carol had run ins with both the good (Ted) and bad (Walter/RF) forces of the Tower.
Submitted by: Dcapulet
These are probably too obvious to point out, but twice Bobby Garfield refers to "other worlds than this." The first time it's a direct quote from Jake's line when he falls in the mines in The Gunslinger. Also, there's an interesting parallel structure between the two plots that I assume must have been intentional - both Ted and Roland play a sort of adopted father figure, pretty damn near explicitly, to Bobby and Jake. Jake says this line as Roland is about to lose him, whereas Bobby says it when he's about to lose Ted. In a way, though, the loss is identical, since Ted is removed to the keystone world leaving Bobby in a "normal" one, whereas Jake went to a normal one leaving Roland in the keystone world.
Submitted by: Brian Bilford
The man that leads the group MSP, which Carol Gerber is a part of, his initial were R.F. Carol also tells a grown up Bobby Garfield that she once knew a man who taught her how to be "dim", a veiled reference to Randall Flagg...aka Walter Paddick. Also compares him to the 3 card monte man, saying, he was looking for young angry minds....and that he could always move the cards a little faster than she thought he could.
Submitted by: Anthony Leal
Lachesis mentions ka, the great wheel of being, also as they talk to Clotho and Lachesis, going "up" or raising to see the auras is explained as a high rise going up in levels, but what Ralph sees in their minds is page 385 paragraph 4, "an enormous tower constructed of dark sooty stone, standing in a field of red roses. Slit windows twisted up its sides in a brooding spiral."
Submitted by: Honey Bee
When Ralph and Lois go to the hospital to meet Clotho and Lachesis, the start to travel up by moving through the hospital. Ralph gets a brief glimpse of moving up through a sky scraper, then looks to the bald doctors and then glimpses an enormous building that he can't describe. I think that they take them through different levels of the Tower. Also they ask the "doctors" where people go when they die and say "Everywhere" ..."there are other worlds then these" a direct quote from Jake as he dies in Mid-World. And the "doctors" say they serve Ka.
Submitted by: Adam Dixon
In Chapter 1 of the Little Bald Doctors Mike Hanlon directs Ralph Roberts to books on the subject of insomnia. Mike Hanlon is one of the main characters from the book IT.
Submitted by: Rob Cox
In Insomnia when they enter Atropos's lair they find Gage's shoe, from Pet Sematary which not only connects PS, but through PS Cujo is referenced which references Bannerman, the sheriff from the Dead Zone. Now, while the shoe may not seem like much, you have to wonder if perhaps the "Sematary" wasn't place in a thin spot, which would increase the strength of the connection. Additonally, with Bannerman connecting the books, one could argue that his successor Alan Pangborn connects The Dark Half to The Dark Tower. This could possibly explain Beaumont's split personality as a Twinner?
Submitted by: Ryan
In The Mouth Of Madness (Movie-Not Stephen King)
Although this movie was not written by Stephen King, there are many connections to the Dark Tower series, or at least ideas that come from them. One of the connections is that the author in the movie (Sutter Cain or Souder Kane, very similar sounding to Stephen King, maybe the Stephen King of another world) is writing things that are coming true, much like the Stephen King from the Dark Tower series. Another similarity is the roads which cross over between worlds, much like Father Callahan used to walk between worlds. My favorite connection, however, is the dark space between the worlds and the monsters that dwell in them. Towards the end of the movie those monsters escape from the Darkness (through a DOOR i might add) and chase after the main character. Again, although it is NOT a Stephen King work, it does re-explore his ideas in a fun way.
Submitted by: Brandon
The turtle mentioned in the Dark Tower series is, of course, the Turtle from It, that helps Bill and the others when they are facing It's real self
Submitted by: Josh Lafferty
From The Waste Lands:
Eddie and Susannah are on their way to the Cradle when the Pubes attack them (so to speak). Once they had killed a few the Pubes stopped but one guy urged them on. He's described as "...bald except for two fluffs of frizzy hair, one on each side. To Susannah, this fellow looked like Clarabell the Clown; to Eddie he looked like Ronald McDonald..." In "It" (also from signet, on page 12) George sees Pennywise in the drain and thinks that he looks "...like a cross between Bozo and Clarabell..." and says that had he been alive a year later, "...he would have surely thought of Ronald McDonald before Bozo or Clarabell." And Pennywise is described as having "...funny tufts of red hair on either side of his bald head..." I belive that the man in the mob who Eddie shoots is Pennywise, or a version of him.
Submitted by: John
The Crimson King's true form is said to be a spider, like Mordred Deschain. In Stephen King's IT, Pennywise's truest form we see is a spider, his greatest enemy is the Turtle, as in Maturin the Turtle, and can shapeshift, suggesting that the Crimson King and IT are of the same race.
Submitted by: James Berard
IT says that the world is on track and on the beam
Submitted by: Scot Pierce
"In this universe there might grow roses which sing"
Submitted by: Reverend Kage
When Georgie goes to get the paraffin for the paper boat his eyes are drawn to the turtle on the can of turtle wax. I thought that this might have to do with the turtle in the dark tower books.
Submitted by: Rache
In "It", you forgot about the turtle! They have the poem in the book and Bill Denbrough even meets The Turtle at some point "See the turle of enormous girth! on his shell he holds the earth! his thought is slow but always kind, he holds us all within his mind"
Submitted by: Ryan
When Ben Hanscom is on his flight back to Derry, he lapses into a flashback which tells a story in his perspective from his childhood in the next chapter. As he is just beginning to dream he hears "chimes" but then imagines the "chimes" sound more like a school bell. These chiming sounds can be likened to the todash chimes of the Dark Tower Series that the characters hear these before they go todash (which is basically like very lucid dreaming)
Submitted by: Ryan Michael Rogers
Multiple mentions of the one of the Guardians of the Beam, the Turtle. This happens throughout the book.
Submitted by: Jeff Luhman
the turtle in it is Penny wise's opposite. the turtle is used in the dark tower. I don't have a page number i listened to both books
Submitted by: Shawn
It / Christine
Henry gets picked up by a 1958 Plymouth Fury ( obviously Christine ), driven by the dead Butch Huggins. This alludes to Christine being controlled by Pennywise, who has some sort of connection to the Tower, and Roland's universe. It may explain what actually did control Christine.
Submitted by: Jesse
IT, Virtually All The Dark Tower Books And Especially The Last, And The Graphic Novels
It seems absurd to not mention that both IT and the Crimson King are referred to as the eater of worlds or destroyer of worlds. But if that's too vague, consider that the Crimson King is clearly shown as a were-spider in the graphic novels, as is his son in the last two books. This is IT's true form.
Submitted by: Swee2th
Just After Sunset
On page 196 of "just After Sunset" in the short story N. the OCD pateint is describing his counting problem and mentions the number 19. mentions it to be a powerful and bad number.
"Divide 3728 by two and you come out with eighteen-hundred-and-sixtyfour. 1864 adds up to nineteen, a powerful odd number. powerful and bad."-just after sunset
Submitted by: Anonymous
What N. sees in Ackermans Field could be a speaking circle. He talks about the field seeming thin, like at any moment things from other universes could come spilling out.
Submitted by: Anonymous
N. mentions the number 19 as being a "powerful odd number" "powerful and bad".
Submitted by: Gary
The whole story revolves around a madness surrounding "keepers" of an entity protected and held in by a circle of 8 stones. This is also the case in a couple of the Dark Tower books, although this may in fact be a "thinny" through to Todash space and an indescribable monster from this universe is trying to escape.
Submitted by: Callum Hattingh
Just After Sunset:
the monster cthun coming out of the ring of stones and the mention of other worlds
Submitted by: Merriman
Kingdom Hospital (Mini-Series)
Throughout the series soda machines sell "Noz-a-La" cola, which is the brand that appears in some of the "other worlds" the Ka-Tet travel to. After the past has changed, the brand changes to Pepsi, suggesting that changing the past has resulted in creating another world.
Submitted by: Joey
IN WIZARD AND GLASS THE PHRASE "BOOL THE END" IS USED THROUGH OUT Lisey's Story
Submitted by: Jimmy Diaz
Isn't Lisey's (and Scott's) ability to move between worlds the same as that of characters in The Dark Tower books? I wondered while reading Lisey's Story if she was going into some part of Roland's world. ??
Submitted by: Kay Whatley
when lisey is thinking about how scott had died and left her she says he lit out for the territories.
Submitted by: Shaz
Long Walk, The
As Ray wins, he is in a severe degenerative state of mind - he sees a "dark figure" beckoning him to continue walking. The dark figure could possibly be Randall Flagg, as he is usually known as both "the Walking dude and the Dark man." Shortly after even though he was fatigued he gained the "strength" to run. The entire route is going in a south west direction, almost perfectly like a path of one of the beams
Submitted by: Ian Afurong
Man In The Black Suit, The
the book is mainly about randall flagg and well read the book if you can find it that is a very rare one that alot people dont even know about!!! stephen you are a tricky writer after all love all you work moslty i love your older stuff when you wrote with pencils
Submitted by: Samiam455(runescape Character Name
Pg. 39- The day he sees the man in the black suit, he describes his mother as, "wearing a housedress with little red roses all over it." Pg.43- Also, the biggest trout he ever caught, "a beauty that measured nineteen inches from tip to tail."
Submitted by: Sarah
In MISERY, Annie Wilkes and Paul Sheldon refer to people as "Do-bees" and "Don't-bees." This is used by Roland/Jack Mort in THE DRAWING OF THE THREE when Rolad takes over for Mort. Also some similarities between Annie Wilkes--a nurse--and Mort--a CPA--who like to murder innocent people.
Submitted by: Jeremy McCraw
There is a mention about the Overlook Hotel, the hotel in "The Shining". "The Shining" and Danny Torrance is mentioned in The Dark Tower series.
Submitted by: For Rest
Mist (movie), The
Dave Drayton is painting at the start of the movie. The image he paints is of Roland and the Dark Tower.
Submitted by: Malika
Mist (Screenplay), The
the painter during the first sceen is painting roland and the rose. The man does movie posters i think, perhaps a reference to a dt movie? then the tree crushing it? perhaps kings way of saying no movie... until again he felt compelled to continue with rolands story, now there definately is a movie. just shows how much he really is consumed by the dt.
Submitted by: Michaela
In "The Mist", you discover that the military was trying to open a window into another world. In the DT series, King describes the todash darkness as the place between worlds, a place inhabited by terible horifying creatures. Perhaps in "The Mist" the military never actually reached another world. What if they only opened a door to the space between their level of the tower and the next?
Submitted by: Matt Jaxn
In the movie (Unsure about the book), Tom Jane is painting Roland passing through the beach doorways.
Submitted by: Mike
when asked by ace or the young doc who is sold the pipe,where he comes from,Mr.Gaunt tells him the plains of blaine
Submitted by: Michael Sturtevant
When Alan Pangborn blasts Leland Gaunt with the joke flowers near the end he mentions "The White".
Submitted by: Mikey
Nightmares And Dreamscapes
the 10 o'clock people is about the vampires from the tower books
Submitted by: Stew
Nightmares And Dreamscapes (Crouch End)
Its possible that the titular neighborhood 'Crouch End' is a Thinny, or simply a thin space between our world and 'Todash.' Granted, it has more of a Lovecraft feel about it, but the vague horrors described are also similar to the nameless horrors that inhabit the Todash Space
Submitted by: Daktal
One For The Road
This short story is set in Jerusalem's Lot a couple of years the events in "'Salem's Lot".
Submitted by: For Rest
Very subtle connection, but when Rachel is driving back to Ludlow she passes a sign for Jerusalem's Lot. Of course 'Salem's Lot introduces us to Father Callahan who we also meet in Calla Bryn Sturgis!
Submitted by: Frosty
Within Pet Sematary, several of the characters mention Oz the great and "Tewwible". If you remember in the Dark Tower series, Roland comes across the home of Oz on the way to the tower. In Oz's home is the Man in black... No Oz the Great, but Oz the tewwible is in the castle of Oz....Perhaps the Pet Sematary and the surrounding burial ground is some type of portal between worlds that the Man in Black (oz the tewwible) is using to cause havok.. Further evidence: When people are brought back, they know things they could not possibly know. Perhaps they are under the control of the man in black. That would explain how they have telepathic abilities.
Submitted by: Ryan Fults
In chapter 19 Louis comments on Church's loss of his gunslinger ways after being neutered. "No more did he walk like a gunslinger" And of course Church is killed shortly after.
Submitted by: Adam
Not only are the Regulators another name that Ted uses for the Low-Men, I also believe that the "Sinister No-Face" from the Regualtors book is another apparition of the man in black,walter odim,marten broadcloak,randall flagg,ect...
Submitted by: Jessica
Edward Paladin is obviously from another level of the Tower, where he is a twinner of Johnny Carson, host of the Tonight Show. Also, the currency he has is different, just as described by Pere Callahan in Wolves of the Calla.
Submitted by: Randy H.
The priest, Phil Drake, has startling similarities to Father Callahan. the biggest include his burnt right hand. Others include the fact that he was once a priest and he knows about the effects of drugs and alcohol. "A tall fellow of about sixty, with blue eyes and a nose that had been repeatedly punched in losing bouts with the bottle."
Submitted by: Calvin Sehrt
Roadwork As Richard Bachman
The man who was once a priest but is no longer one. In the first meeting I thought might be Callahan under a different name. He make a point of not wanting to be called "Father." The second time Bart meets him I am sure after this paragraph "Drake (the former priest) unfastened the rubber band, holding the bills with his left, manipulating with that oddly scarred right." Callahan has a scarred hand, he has left the church, and he refuses to be called father. The same a Drake in Roadwork. Stephen didn't even know or remember that he he was bringing a character from 'Salems Lot into this book. It's not highlighted as a connected book but it is. The Street Priest Drake is Don Callahan.
Submitted by: Dan
dearborn avenue, Roland used the name wll dearborn in wizard and glass
Submitted by: Alex Mason
"I have seen bodies and fire and heads on by hundreds poked onto poles along the streets of the City of Lud, I have seen wise leaders assissinated and fools put up in their places, and still I live." The city of Lud is where Roland and his ka-tet board Blain the Pain.
Submitted by: Rob
Rose Red (miniseries)
ok granted not a stephen king book, but it is a mini series that was penned by him. The points that i can make out with the dark tower are as follows, group of pychics go into a haunted house = Manni and the whispering cave although pyschics are not magicians to people in rolands time it would have been classed as a magic of the great old ones, the manni are mentioned as being able to open doors to where they do not know, so i drew the conclusion that where the pychics open the door to the afterlife it could be the same kind of way that the manni keep and hold the door open for rolands ka-tet
Submitted by: Daniel Willett
Running Man, The
In "The Waste Lands", Co-Op City is mentioned. Co-Op City is the city where "The Running Man" is set.
Submitted by: Heavy Metal Robb
Secretary Of Dreams, Volume 2
Booth is holding a bottle of brandy labeled Crimson King Imperial Brandy; label has the red eye and spider.
Submitted by: D'Anne McNaughton
Dick Hallorann appears in The Shining and in It, and of course It has multiple connections to DT.
Mother Abigail in The Stand makes a subtle reference to the power known as shining ("My own grandmother used to call it the shining lamp of God, sometimes just the shine." )
Submitted by: Frosty
Not sure if this is a direct connection but when the hotel boiler explodes and the hotel burns, Hallorann sees a huge dark shape come out of the Presidential Suite, and it is described as a "huge obscene manta". In The Waste Lands, when Susannah is raped by the demon elemental, as it leaves her she sees it above her as an "inhuman shape like a manta-ray".
Submitted by: J
The first introductory quote in The Shining is from Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death". In The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, Mia mentions the "Red Death" plague and Susannah forms the connection to Poe's short story.
Submitted by: Billy Pratt
Silver Bullet (movie)
The bartender in Silver Bullet has a bat named "The Peacemaker", as does the bartender in Hambry from Wizard and Glass.
Submitted by: Jason Roy
"The Raft" definitely contains a connection to Dark Tower. It appears that, much like The Mist, something from Roland's world has come through to ours. An image of the man-eating blob was what came to my mind the instant I read about an army of men devoured in the thinny outside of Mejis.
Submitted by: Roger
The Mist begins on July 19, but it doesnt say the year. Roland and Eddie Dean drive through Bridgton on July 9th, 1977. If its the same year, which it probably is, they went through just 10 Days before the mist showed up. Is it possible they opened a door into todash space?
Submitted by: Beth
Now, I am not sure if this is a stretch, and I only include it because R.F. is also Walter in The Dark Tower series. In The Stand, R.F. gives black rocks, which in some cased are also things the person really needs. You may already see my connection here. After giving them these needed things, he has this power over them... Needful Things.... Sounds very familiar right? I know it is not exactly the same, but very very similar.
Submitted by: Josh Jones
In The Stand, the character named Trash Can repeatedly says the phrase, "My life for you!" when referring to or speaking to Randell Flagg, a.k.a., R.F. In the Dark Tower book 3, The Waste Lands, on page 389, Richard Fannin (R.F.) says the following after healing Andrew's head: "If you want to thank me--as I'm sure you do--you must say something an old acquaintance of mine used to say. He ended up betraying me, but he was a good friend for quite some time, anyway, and I still have a soft spot in my heart for him. Say, 'My life for you,' Andrew-- can you say that?" Also in The Stand, when the first man to fall sick crashes into the gas station, he speaks of "The Grinning Man," a recurring figure throughout the dark tower books.
Submitted by: Cass
Mother Abigail refers to Frannie's unborn baby as "The Chap". I believe in "Wolves of The Calla" when Susannah was with child, it was really the Dark Man's offspring she was to give birth to. Her alter ego, Detta, referring to him as "The Chap" as well, his destiny to kill Roland.
Submitted by: Gerard
The Judge comes to the realization that the crow looking in his motel window may just be the Dark Man himself. Mention is made of Flagg's "ka" being inside the crow.
Submitted by: Gerard
character name is Barry Dorgan - similar to Dogan. Reminded me of Callah and Callahan. In the Dark Tower series. Read the book years ago but spotted the name whilst watching the movie.
Submitted by: Steven Murphy
Stephen King Goes To The Movies: Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption
In the short story "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" there is a raven named Jake. In The Gunslinger, we meet a raven named Zoltan, and then we meet Jake. Also, Andy Dufrense's prison number adds up to 19.
Submitted by: BlakeD
Storm of the Century
The villain in Storm of the Century is named Andre Linoge. It is pointed out in the book that this is an anagram of Legion, which is the true name of the Ageless Stranger according to Walter at the end of the Gunslinger.
Submitted by: Matt
Storm Of The Century, The
There are MANY connections possibly showing that Andre Linoge very well may be Randall Flagg. 1. Both are Wizards with no remorse in killing humans. 2.Linoge wears the clothes of a regular guy, especially the jeans, the same as Flagg. 3.Linoge is a anagram for "Legion", a term Flagg has used for himself before. 4.Linoge, the same as Flagg, has a wild temper flair when something doesn't go the exact way he wants it too. 5.Linoge apparently walks into town, with a walking cane. Flagg is well known as the walking dude. 6.Both sit in the Indian style position. 7.Both use dreams to convey messages. 8.Both turn a woman's hair white when they have contact with her. 9.Linoge shows himself as a young man, a old wizard, and as a beast (Teeth). All of these can be lies and not his true form. Flagg also shape shifts at will. 10.Both use natural disasters to begin their activities. (Much like Pennywise) 11.Linoge uses the term "Dimmer" when pretending to be the Newscaster. Flagg is well known with this term/name. 12.Linoge and Flagg both know the bad things people have done and what they are most ashamed of. 13.It is said that since the Tower books never mention Flagg dying, and Linoge did, Linoge could have been lying about that. Also it is said that the boy he takes is never mentioned. It's possible Flagg kept it a secret. Obviously Linoge was very concerend about keeping it secret. Why? No one would have believed the town people anyway. Is it possible Flagg raised a son to look, act and speak like him? Maybe to sacrifice to Mordred? It would certainly make it easier for him to go about his business if he was presumed dead. Also it ties in with Linoge needing the boy to be a complete secret. In summerizing, it seems very possible that Flagg may have lived on and gained his entry into the Tower after Roland. It was after all, his chief concern. And with Mordred and the Crimson King dead, and Roland occupied...who could have stopped him?
Submitted by: Sean Hall
This is the scene where Jack is in the Agincourt Hotel, and he is fighting the last of the knights. He is describing his surroundings as he is flipping through a vast amount of worlds, and describes seeing a great many people who "were beautiful but doomed, and so ghosts always seem to the living." This is very similar to when Roland is climbing the Dark Tower in the last book, and sees on each level different people in a similar fashion, both those he had known along the journey and those he had not, and were described as almost ghost like.
Submitted by: GunslingerPimp
I believe the talisman that Jack journeys to get in the book is either related or an actual todash ball.Maybe the inverse of black thirteen from Wolves of Calla.
Submitted by: DT Enthusiast
Speedy Parker is discussing "Men ... like me hear ... stories ... about two-headed parrots ..." Flagg had a parrot of this type when he was in Delain.
Submitted by: Don
The driver of the car during the attempted abduction of Jack had eyes that changed color from blue to yellow. The man's appearance was one of charm until he started speaking and Jack spends more time listening to him. He entices jack with friendship (remember King Thomas and Flagg from "The Eyes of the Dragon"?). Also, the driver's appearance, in a black suit, changes so that his hand became a claw.
Submitted by: Don
The man with the rotted nose in Thinner shows up in either Book, 5,6, or 7 (can't remember which), and he helps Roland's ka-tet stop the destruction of the beam.
Submitted by: #19
When Jim Gardener comes to on the rocks of the Arcadia resort, he's hailed by young Jack whose mother "was crazy and died in a car crash." This is an obvious, slightly altered of "The Talisman" and "Black House" Jack.
Submitted by: Stefanos
The "becoming" process experienced by the people of Haven, Maine, who slowly turn from normal humans into aliens, is apparently similar to the "becoming" process that is apparently the lifegoal of the can toi, as described in The Dark Tower VII. The process of extraction suffered by the children of the Calla in order to "feed" the Breakers, is also very similar to the process of extraction undergone by certain unfortunate Haven residents, whose minds are "milked" in order to hasten the "becoming" of their former neighbors. Both sets of victims are forcibly attached to machinery that extracts their minds' essence.
Submitted by: Makee Wilwayco
Twisted Whiskers (TV Show)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EatqIPeNBSU/SvL3Z3chcgI/AAAAAAAAA4s/pkVnGMIt8Fo/s1600/Broken Bear.jpg This is a picture of 'Broken Bear', a character in a kids' TV show. Flipped out when I saw it with the dish on its head and '19' on its chest. The artist claims not to have red DT but suggests maybe the writer has. Has to be Shardik!
Submitted by: Carley
Under The Dome
It turns out this connection isn't real, but I thought it was while reading Under The Dome: Reverend Coggins said that a blind, mad man would be his sign. Then, one the children said "He has a golden baseball" I had just finished reading The Dark Tower VII, and these things struck me in two ways (before I found out there really wasn't a connection): 1. The Crimson King was hurling golden sneetches, wasn't he? Aren't those about the size of baseballs? 2. The Crimson King was erased to elsewhere without his eyes, and he was mad. So, midway through the book, I had thought that perhaps the Crimson King had manifested in this world instead of going to todash, and that he was responsible for the dome. Anyways, turned out different :-)
Submitted by: Kevin Hsu
The dome comes down at 11:44. 11 4 4=19. The hospital room for Big Jim Rennie is 19. The bus they try to escape from the fireball is 19. I think Piper Libby is a female version of Father Callahan, and Horace the dog has some Oy in him too. Joe Mcclatchey is alot like Jake also. Great book, Love the King!
Submitted by: Josh Chamberlain
Mr. Smith's UR Kindle shows a black tower when searching through the alternate realities.
Submitted by: Reverend
the kindle wesley purchases sees all the levels of the tower. through it he sees into other worlds history. The menu on the kindle features a tower and all print is in red. he changes the future when the life of his girlfriend is at risk, featured in an article in his kindle, which protays his worlds future only. low men come to wesley to explain the consequences of his actions. they briefly explain to him all things serve the tower and confiscate the kindle. perhaps its the red kings kindle!
Submitted by: Melissa
The Low Men In Yellow Coats turn up to talk about the Tower and warn Wesley Smith of the damage he could do using his Kindle.
Submitted by: Andy Bertaut
Alternate universes are the main connection and Wesley's visit from the Paradox Police 'Low men'.
Submitted by: Divine Q
The entire story, I believe is a direct connection to the worlds of the Tower. The pink Kindle, somehow went through one if the otherworld portals and ended up in the wrong hands. Shakespeare, as well as other famous writers lives changed slightly....one world even blows itself up because of human stupidity (Cuban Middle Crisis)... These are not "alternate realities" these are stories from different levels-worlds of the W Tower. When the rules are ignored and our worlds future is altered by saving the bus....the LOW MEN and their creepy ass car have to pay a visit. Hmmmm...that car. Mile 81. ..Buick 8..... but that's for another time...but my guess is that cars can act as a portal of sorts to other levels of the worlds....one has to wonder who REALLY manufactured the wagon and the"Buick.... .o
Submitted by: Erin Machnik
Wesley is confronted by the paradox police and they appear to be lowmen that speak of the tower. The say all things serve the tower. They also wear the eye of the crimson king as buttons on their lapels.
Submitted by: Brian Hotchkiss
Low Men appear and discuss the magic Kindle and that "all things serve the Tower"
Submitted by: Bret
UR - Audio Book
Book is about multiple worlds and refers to the rose, the tower, etc.. Don't want to give it all away - clearly connected though.
Submitted by: LaDonna
Wizard And Glass
tick tock man he has the same name as the character in the stand "the tick tock man" who dealt with explosives
Submitted by: Melissa
In the film "The Mist" about an hour or so (not sure) there is the scene in which the big ugly bugs break into the store and fatally wound the female clerk. A bit later one of the big "mosquitos) approaches and threatens "mrs. Carmody" played by.Marcia Gay Harden.(Silvia Pittson anyone!?) In her attempt to avoid death she clearly states (just as the bug is going to sting ,and kill her. : MY LIFE FOR YOU! This is what "Trashcan Man" is well known to say as he serves Flag. After this the killer bug drifts up seems to "look her in the eye" and then backs off,sparing Marcia Gay Harden`s character. It took several viewings to finally see this. "MY LIFE FOR YOU." I think it is the only time she says this.
Submitted by: Dave
"Do you know the turtle" this represents the turtle that holds the earth on it's shell. and in IT.
Submitted by: Draconis
when Beverly and Ritchie are talking to Mr Ambersome, Beverly says "do you know about the turtle"
Submitted by: Christopher Tonks