Horror Mastermind: A Tribute To Stephen King
Educated Mind of Fear!
Stephen King received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1970. His Alma Mater is the University of Maine.
The King of Fear!
Stephen Edwin King was born September 21, 1947. He was born in Portland, Maine and has lived there the majority of his life. King has written almost 200 short stories and over 50 novels during his spectacular career. Stephen King primarily writes horror, fantasy and science fiction books.
He seems virtually unstoppable. Once you start reading anything that Stephen King has written, it is impossible to put his books down.
Stephen King Interview (2013)
Stephen King's Top Ten Books
1. Misery (1987) Misery is a very intense Novel about a writer who is taken into a home to recover after a car wreck but, soon realizes he is trapped by a stalker, a real psycho who will never let him leave.
2. Carrie (1974) This was Stephen King's first published book. A girl has special powers that allow her to move objects with her telepathic powers. Her mom is a religious fanatic who treats her horribly.
3. It (1986) Very scary book as well as movie, It is about PennyWise the Clown who haunts several kid's from childhood to adulthood. The clown becomes the guys worst fears and it transforms itself to fit each person's personal hell.
4. The Green Mile (1996) The Green Mile features a man sentenced to die by electrocution. The condemned man has special powers which actually can help sick or dying people and animals.
5. The Dark Half (1989) A writer has an evil twin entity that takes over in this book. It grew on his head half formed and eventually became its own physical and evil entity.
6. The Dead Zone (1979) A man suffers a brain injury as a child and as a result he is able to touch people and tell them thing's that are going to happen before they do. It is wise not to tamper with the future. It may not turn out like you think it should.
7. Thinner (1987) A Gypsy puts a curse on an overweight man which causes him to lose lots of weight every single day no matter how much he eats. In the end he passed the curse on to his wife, who always treated him very hateful.
8. Cell (2006) A signal malfunction travels through all cell phones and turns everyone into flesh eating zombies. This sounds creepy!
9. The Talisman (1984) A boy trying to save his ill mother goes in search of a crystal called, The Talisman. The young man uncovers another universe that parallels are own.
10. Pet Sematary (1983) A pet Sematary brings back a dead cat and later it brings a little boy back from the dead as well. It was made into a film also and had a sequel.
Stephen King's Movie Appearances
Storm of the Century
Awards and Accolades!!
1. Stephen King's Books have sold over 360 million copies worldwide.
2. British Fantasy Award For Six of his books.
3. Stephen King has won the Bram Stoker award 14 times.
4. International Author of The Year: 2004
5. Horror Guild Award: Six Books.
6. 2003 National Book Association medal for distinguished contribution to American letters.
7. O. Henry Award for, "The man in the Black Suit".
8. 2007 Canadian Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Stephen King's Top 10 Movies
1. Shawshank Redemption (1994) Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins star in this film adapted from Stephen King's book. The film takes place in a state prison called Shawshank.
2. Stand By Me (1986) Four teenagers travel together to see a dead body and discover a lot about themselves along the way.
3. The Green Mile (1999) Tom Hanks is a prison guard and Michael Clarke Duncan plays as a death row inmate with special....powers.
4. Carrie (1976) Sissy Spacek plays as a telekinetic girl with powers that allow her to move objects with her mind.
5. Misery (1990) Kathy Bates plays an obsessed, crazy woman who kidnaps a writer and holds him captive in her home.
6. Creepshow (1982) Several horror shows compressed together in one movie. Stephen King has a lead role in this movie.
7. 1408 (2007) In room 1408 ghosts haunt any guests who stay in the room and end up killing them.
8. Creepshow 2 (1987) More horror short stories and King again makes an acting appearance. The Raft, The Hitchhiker and Old Chief Woodenhead are the frightful topics in this series.
9. Children of the Corn (1984) This film spawned several sequels but the original based on King's work was scary and evil!
10. Secret Window (2004) Johnny Depp has the lead role as he plays a double personality killer in this weird film based on King's writings.
One Scary Clown!
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep: A Novel
Stephen King is the best horror writer in history. He has over 300 books and over fifty films based off of his writings. Ironically, His best selling films, in general, have been his non horror movies such as : Shawshank Redemption, Stand by Me and The Green Mile.
King never appears to slow down as he continues to publish his works. He always seems to excel in writing, directing and producing and his stories are downright scary!
Birthplace of Stephen King (Portland, Maine)
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