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Bag Of Bones

Mike Noonan meets Ralph Roberts at a diner and Ralph gives him some advice for insomnia.

Submitted by: Jennifer Ulmer

Bag Of Bones/Dark Tower

Mike seems to go todash when he visits the Freburg Fair, and returns to the real world via a door. The house is a twinner of the house in the last book in the series, and some of the places in the area are mentioned in both books. The house seems to slip through time, and into other worlds and the air around it is "Thin", an 'Outsider' possesses and enhances the ghost of Sara Tidwell this outsider is from another world, maybe Rolands. Kyra ia probably the cause of the events in this book, with the antagonists being possible agents of the Crimson King, trying to make Kyra a Breaker.

Submitted by: Sieman

Black House

The crimson King is in black House looking for breakers, the big combination (The glow on the horizon Susannah sees from Castle Discordia)is featured along with its fate, making this book an essential part of the DT story.

Submitted by: Sieman

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

Carrie

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

Cell

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

The main character sells a comic he has drawn called the Dark Wanderer, likely a curious combination of the name Dark Tower and a description of the gunslinger who wanders the wastes. On page 150, in describing a six shooter revolver the book mentions the main character drawing many like it in the Dark Wanderer. This is likely a connection to Roland's guns. On page 402, it says "Dark Wanderer was kaput". This may be a clever reference to Ka. On page 438 we find the line "Stick with you apocalypse cowboys." This seems to describe a ka-tet of gunslingers in a world that has moved on pretty well.

Submitted by: Derek Ehrmantraut

Not all page references went through. All references are found in paperback as follows: 6, 16, 24-25, 141-142, 150, 402, 438, 448 As for the description, read on: The main character sells a comic he has drawn called the Dark Wanderer, likely a curious combination of the name Dark Tower and a description of the gunslinger who wanders the wastes. On page 150, in describing a six shooter revolver the book mentions the main character drawing many like it in the Dark Wanderer. This is likely a connection to Roland's guns. On page 402, it says "Dark Wanderer was kaput". This may be a clever reference to Ka. On page 438 we find the line "Stick with you apocalypse cowboys." This seems to describe a ka-tet of gunslingers in a world that has moved on pretty well.

Submitted by: Derek Ehrmantraut

I can't help but think of the Ka-Tet when the characters for the Dark Wanderer comics are listed.

Submitted by: Macubus

In Cell, on page 140, there is a sign at the school that Clay, Tom and Alice see. It reads: Gaiten Academy Est. 1846...add 1846 up and there is the #19

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

Christine

The Number 19! "As it turned out, it ended the next day - Friday the nineteenth of January."

Submitted by: Michael Beaudoin

The man that sells Christine to Arnie is Roland D. LeBay. I think this was a very cool call back to the Dark Tower.

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

The owner of Christine has the name, Roland D. LeBay. Mayhap the "D" stands for Deschain...

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

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 6 - Song Of Susannah, The

So I'm reading SONG OF SUSANNAH and I'm at the point where Susannah/Mia gets out of the taxi at Lex/60th heading to The Dixie Pig. The street artist mentions the name RALPH STANLEY, so I decided to learn a little more about the man. Here's the weird connection....the name of the author that co-authored Ralph Stanley's 2009 autobiography titled "Man of Constant Sorrow" is none other than EDDIE DEAN!!!! Put that in your Dark Tower and smoke it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by: Christopher Manning

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 Series

I would like to direct these Pre Raphaelite Art references to sai King himself as well as to readers of the Dark Tower series. In the Dark Tower novels 'the rose' could be interpreted variously. Perhaps each rose is a person or a soul. From a Christian perspective each rose is a tree of life. In a Tarot deck a rose could be a wheel of fortune wherein a person on the rim goes up an down at the whim of 'ka'. The center of the wheel or the heart of the rose in this case, is enlightenment, peace, or death. To abide in the heart of the rose is to be removed from the rolling ups and downs on the rim. I am including some links here to some Pre Raphaelite paintings by E. Burne-Jones. http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/bj/paintings/pnp18.jpg. In this painting the woman reaches across the heart of the rose to grasp the hand of death. See others in series.

Submitted by: Laurie Thorson

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

Dark Tower V: Wolves Of The Calla

Father Callahan has just finished his tale of how he came to be in the Calla by coming through the Unfound Door with Black Thirteen. He and Roland's ka-tet are dicussing the way they can aim at a specific time and place with the ball and the door. Callahan mention's the assassination of Kennedy on 11/22/63 and how he had thought of going back and changing the events of that day. Eddie mentions that doing so could have actually made things worse rather than better. It is a foreshadow of the storyline of 11/22/63.

Submitted by: Jessica Tabares

Dark Tower VII, The

The threesome drawing of sai King is of course the same as the threesome shape shifters at the castle of the Crimson King....offering long pork to Roland. At the point Susannah departs, she knows that Roland is his own apotheosis and refuses to be more grist for Roland's mill. Alas, our only hope for Roland is that after the Tower, crossing the heart of the rose, he has picked up the horn.

Submitted by: Laurie Thorson

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

Desperation

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

Dussander states "There will be water if God wills it" in converstion with Todd, the same thing Roland says several times throughout the series.

Submitted by: WallFloyd

Dussander says "there will be water if God wills it" This is a saying that Roland uses often.

Submitted by: Layne Patrick

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

Diffrent Seasons

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

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep has the feel of a DT novel, but not many connections. However Dan says "There are other worlds than these" at one point. The True Knot member Silent Sarey has the ability to become "Dim". It is possible that the True not are demons from Rolands world, there Turning in and Cycling out is possibly them being brought through to inhabit a human body. Abra is the most powerful "wonderchild" that SK has introduced, and leads to thoughts of how powerful she (And Dan) would have been as breakers. And perhaps the events of the Shining were low men trying to get hold of Dan. Abra and Kyra from Bag of Bones could be twinners as they both communicate in a similar way (Smiley faces in spilled sugar etc)The overlook area is one of SK's thin places, where ghosts and other supernatural beings become the norm, the house in Bag of Bones is the same and in that book an "Outsider" from Rolands world possesses and enhances Sarah Tidwells ghost. The same seems to be true in Doctor Sleep/The Shining with the ghost of Horace Derwent as he has become a Monster in the lock box in Dan's mind where other ghosts became ash. Dans ability to hide out in a memory is also a familiar theme in DT novels.

Submitted by: Sieman

Dim: Silent Sarey of the true knot has this talent

Submitted by: Roland Debrain

In Doctor Sleep, Dick Halloran's death is listed as June 19, 1999. This is the day Roland saved Stephen King's life in the Dark Tower series, and it also has significance in 11-22-63.

Submitted by: Brandon

Dan Torrance is talking to John Dalton on their drive thru Iowa and is talking about the different aspects of the shining. Dan says the phrase "There are other worlds than these." Jake Chambers says the same phrase in The Gunslinger before falling to his death.

Submitted by: Jessica Tabares

Dr. Sleep

Dan Torrance, in a conversation with Dr. John Dalton about "Shining" and seeing "ghosties", states that "There are other worlds than these." A direct quote by Jake Chambers from DT

Submitted by: Roundbeard

When Dan and Dr. John are driving together to the factory to find the baseball glove, Dan starts talking about his past. Dan says, "There are other worlds than these." This quote is said many times in the Dark Tower series.

Submitted by: Ryan Fults

Dream Catcher

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

Duma Key

    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

Everything's Eventual

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

Everything's Eventual (Riding The Bullet)

Alan's mother is in room 487 in the hospital. (4 8 7 = 19)

Submitted by: Dkh

Everything's Eventual-1408

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

Firestarter

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 Langoliers

Chapter 8 Part 4 - "They ceased pushing, and Brian carefully climbed down the ladder until his head was on level with the underside of the Delta jet's wing. Both the 767 and 727 were equipped with single-point fuelling ports in the left wing. He was now looking at a small square hatch with the words FUEL TANK ACCESS and CHECK SHUT-OFF VALVE BEFORE REFUELLING stenciled across it. And some wit had pasted a round yellow happy-face sticker to the fuel hatch. It was the final surreal touch." Since the yellow happy-face sticker is a known symbol that Randall Flagg wears on his jacket; this would suggest that Randall Flagg was the "wit" that placed the sticker there. This means that Randall Flagg had a hand in American Pride Flight 29 going through the rip in time because he left one of his marks on the plane. The rip in time was like a Todash space. The Langoliers were the creatures that inhabited it.

Submitted by: Shaun Shaben

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

From A Buick 8

The car in, From A Buick 8, is described as a 1954 Buick Roadmaster. If you take the year 1954 and add those four numbers up, you get the magical number 19

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

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

In the Christmas episode, there is a theater Audrey and Nathen visit that claims to be showing a movie called The Bark Tower, a clear reference to The Dark Tower.

Submitted by: 19

In the begining of the episode "Who, What, Where, Wendigo?" a band is referenced named "The Lobstrosities", the same name given to the creatchers that took Roland's fingers in The Drawing of the Three.

Submitted by: 19

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

Hey guys, sorry,I'm from Germany therefore I'm reading the German version of Hearts in Atlantis. Still i guess that this one should be equal to the original version. When Ted and Bobby are escaping from the Low Men the first time (they are in this cab and try to block their minds from them), Bobby is saying something very similar to Jake in the first DT book. When Bobby is blocking his mind by using the adult Carol coming out of the shower it's mentioned that there are "other worlds than these". Go then, there are other worlds than these. Well ,maybe not a major reference, but i kinda liked it for being very subtile and only recognizable for DT readers. Here s a link to the German Version of the book if this is of any help: http://www.amazon.de/Atlantis-Roman-Stephen-King-ebook/dp/B004SBMND4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1405871032&sr=8-6&keywords=atlantis

Submitted by: Oliver Tyrala

Insomnia

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

Ed Deepneau's wedding ring contains the inscription "HD-ED 8-5-87" If the digits are added up, the result is 28, or 9 19.

Submitted by: Dave

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

It

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

In It, Stuttering Bill tells his friends that the kind of It (he calls the species glamour) can be beat by using jokes and riddles, similar to Blaine the Mono in the Wastelands.

Submitted by: Joni

The Turtle is in IT, and when the Loser's get to IT's lair, they pass through a door with a symbol on it. It is my opinion that they pass into Rolands world at that point.

Submitted by: Sieman

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

This is more of the number 19 reference. In the short story N. in Just After Sunset, Sheila, Dr. Johnny Bonsaint's sister, sends a letter to her and her brother's best friend growing-up. The address she gives to where she lives is 964 Lisbon Street. Add 964 up and you get 19

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

At the end of the short story, N., Charlie sends an email to Chrissy about having to leave town for a bit to attend to a matter back home in Maine.Charlie's email I.D. is keen1981...add 1981 up and you get 19

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

The term "Oy", like the name of the billy bumbler from TDT is seen at the very end of the letter.

Submitted by: 19

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

Lisey's Story

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

Liseys Story

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

The name "Garraty Raymond Davis" has 19 letters.

Submitted by: WallFloyd

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

Misery

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

Mist, The

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

Mr. Mercedes

On the cover of the book, there is an umbrella with a smiley face near the bottom handle. Randall Flagg (from the Dark Tower) also has a similar smiley face on his shirt.

Submitted by: Ryan Fults

The mystical number 19 is on this page in the form of Det. Hodges home address. 63 Harper Road. 6 3=9 Harper Road has 10 letters and add that to the sum of 63 and there is the number 19. Also there is the username at Under Debbie's Blue Umbrella: "kermitfrog19" on P.27

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

Needful Things

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

When Alan uses the paper flower trick on Leland Gaunt the light from his hand is like that of the talisman and he thinks "The white! The coming of the white!"

Submitted by: Shannon

When Sheriff Alan Pangborn does the magic trick that creates the bouquet of paper flowers in Leland Gaunt's face. Instead of flowers he gets 'a blazing bouquet of light' and feels a jolt of power run up his arm. He thinks 'The white! The coming of the white!'

Submitted by: Clara

Sherriff Alan gets a little help at the end of this story from "the White" in defeating the evil store owner.

Submitted by: Deb Shivers

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

Night Shift

This is a Number 19 connection...In the short story, Sometimes They Come Back, in the collection Night Shift, the car that the thugs drove in was a 1954 Ford sedan. Add the year 1954 up and it's #19

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

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

Pet Sematary

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

Regulators, The

How about Sheemie Ruiz and Seth Garin? Shared talents (both can touch minds, make others feel better, and create pockets of reality (Sheemie's gingerbread house, Audrey Wyler's lake, and the alternate Poplar street). Your page says that his ability to move others to an imaginary place is similar to Mia's but I think it's closer to Sheemie's. He creates (and Tak creates through him). Also time doesn't flow the same on the alternate version of Poplar Street, much as time spent in the gingerbread house doesn't reflect in the real world. This ability is noted in the Dark Tower as being a unique and previously unknown ability. Also both are or seem to be autistic but neither are slow when communicating mentally.

Submitted by: Vike

Reploids, The

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.

Roadwork

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

Rose Madder

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

Shining, The

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

There were 19 wide steps down to the lobby. Although written well before the number 19 would become relevant in the Dark Tower universe.

Submitted by: Michael Beaudoin

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

Skeleton Crew

"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

Stand, The

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

In addition to the number 19 recurring in the dark tower, 19 is also the number of days the superflu epidemic takes to kill off humanity.

Submitted by: Don

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.

Also, on a smaller scale, the townsfolk of Little Tall island tend to use radio channel 19 to contact each other.

Submitted by: Matt

Storm Of The Century (screenplay)

Legion is referenced in this movie and at the end of the gunslinger.

Submitted by: Doug Carpenter

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

Talisman, The

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

DIM- Anders describes Reuel Gardener, the son of Osmond (Sunlight Gardener's Twinner) as being dim- "one who is hard to see no matter , no matter how hard ye look for that one." This is a feat described in The Stand. Hearts In Atlantis, and The Dark Tower series well associated with Randall Flagg, Roland's nemesis.

Submitted by: Alex Colon

Jack Sawyer's account of being kidnapped by two men in a green car, the passenger wearing dark glasses and the driver having blue eyes that changed to yellow. The passenger got out of the car and grabbed Jack in an attempt to abduct him and with horror, Jack " realized that what he felt beneath his fingers was not skin. He twisted his head and saw that clamped to his side and protruding from the black sleeve was a hard, pinching thing like a claw or a jointed talon." This seems to be the Can-Toi or low men from The Dark Tower.

Submitted by: Brian Augustine

Thinner

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

Tommyknockers, The

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

UR

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

Wind Through The Key Hole, The

i believe the green light he is talking about is from tommyknockers. i would love to hear back from you letting me know what you think. iv just finished this book and as soon as i turned the last page i got on here to see if it was listed but didnt see anything. hope it helps

Submitted by: James Watson

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

Wolves Of The Calla

SPOILER Pere Callahan describes wanting to use the door/black 13 to travel to 11/22/63 to prevent Kennedy from being assasinated. This portion describes a portion of the plot of the novel 11/22/63. Not a true hidden reference, but a cool insight into King's thought process, and perhaps this was the seed for 11/22/63.

Submitted by: Henry Kennedy

(film)

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

11-22-63, IT

The kids from IT, Bev and Richie, are the kids Jake Epping encounters in Derry, who seem to have a secret of their own. He watches them dance and offers a little instruction.

Submitted by: Phillip Robertson

11/22/63

"Do you know the turtle" this represents the turtle that holds the earth on it's shell. and in IT.

Submitted by: Draconis

The numbers in the license plate of Jake's Subaru add up to 19, and the the numbers for the plate of the Plymouth Fury add up to 19.

Submitted by: Brett Dysinger

The whole idea of the book (going back in time to prevent Kennedy's assassination) is actually present in Wolves of the Calla. Callahan says he's been thinking for a long time of using Black 13 to get to 1963, find out if Oswald acted on his own and maybe prevent him from killing Kennedy. Then Eddie looks at him and asks "what if you did it and changed things for the worse ?". Pretty much sums up the whole book. Plus Callahan uses the expression "watershed moment" to talk about Kennedy's assassination, which occurs a few times in 11/22/63. And the last connection I found is the "white over red" cars: Callahan escaped low men driving such a car while he was travelling the highways in hiding and Sadie's ex-husband is also driving a white over red car.

Submitted by: Hannah

The author uses a quote at the beginning of 11/22/63 from Thomas Wolfe's ''Look Homeward Angel''. In Look Homeward Angel, the main Character is named Eugene Gant. Eugene is basically a version of Wolfe and, Look Homeward Angel is a quasi fictional/nonfictional book based on the authors life... Thomas also wrote ''You Can't Go Home Again''.. This book is another version of Look Homeward Angel and the main character is named George Webber... In 11/22/63, Jakes alias in the past is George... This is how authors talk to each other..

Submitted by: Hollow Men

11/22/63127

when Beverly and Ritchie are talking to Mr Ambersome, Beverly says "do you know about the turtle"

Submitted by: Christopher Tonks


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