Spend Halloween with Stephen King (Kind Of)
King’s books have sold over 350 million copies to date, making him not only the best-selling horror author of all time, but one of the best selling authors of any description. The list of suspense classics penned by him is enormous, but includes The Stand, It, and Carrie. His stories have also been adapted into a vast array of films, including horror titles such as The Shining and Christine, and non-horror films such as Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemtion.
Here AV Club opines on why Mr. King’s books often don’t translate well to the big screen.
Have no plans for Halloween? Head over to King’s PeekYou profile and spend a couple of hours surfing the many links to be found there. Or maybe use PeekYou to search for an old friend, as it seems you might need one.
As an odd bonus, here — in its entirety — is Stephen’s sole big screen directorial effort, the Emilio Estevez starring, AC/DC scored, killer truck epic, Maximum Overdrive (WARNING: The film is really violent).