One of my all‐time favorite books just so happens to be one of only two Stephen King books I’ve ever read. The first was 1984’s Thinner (published under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman), which scared me so much that I vowed to never again read a horror novel. And I still haven’t, to this day. So the second King book I read, On Writing, was not one of his novels, but rather his masterpiece of a memoir that I highly recommend to anyone who loves to write. It’s filled with not only jaw‐dropping anecdotes from his personal life, but also a ton of great advice on how to be a better writer.
Since I’m not much of a horror fan, I can’t lie and say I’ve seen all of the movies based on King’s works. But as I was pulling together this post I was surprised by just how many I had seen, and how many I totally forgot were based on his stories. It is nothing short of amazing how. many. movies are the result of his genius mind.
And the list is still growing! Dr. Sleep, the sequel to his best‐selling 1977 novel The Shining, was published in 2013 and is coming to the big screen this November in an adaptation starring Ewan McGregor as little Danny all grown up. The 1980 adaptation of The Shining by Stanley Kubrick is one of the King movies I’ve seen, AND IT SCARRED ME FOR LIFE. Needless to say, when those creepy twin girls show up in the trailer for Dr. Sleep, I yelped and slammed my laptop shut. NO THANK YOU.
Speaking of traumatizing trailers, my best friend Pam, who is a huge horror movie buff, told me to not even watch the preview for It Chapter 2, the sequel to the smash 2017 reboot It, starring that (#$% clown Pennywise. Again, NO THANK YOU. I will definitely be skipping that one when it hits theaters in less than two months.
Now that I am thoroughly disturbed by thinking about Red Rum and evil, dancing, balloon-holding clowns, I will just list for you some of the Stephen King movies we have at the Box and On Demand.
Pet Sematary (2019)
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
The Running Man
Riding the Bullet
The Dark Tower
The Children of the Corn (2009)
The Dead Zone
And honestly, that’s not even all of them. Mr. King, I salute you. (When I’m not cursing your existence for bringing us that #$(% clown.)