No single author has been adapted more regularly than Stephen King. There are sixty-five existing movies, thirty television shows, and seven individual episodes (of multi-author anthology shows like The Twilight Zone) based on his work.
The industry that surrounds King is one that embodies the very nature of Hollywood, the strange allure of the horror genre, and the accessibility of his folkloric depiction of America. The concept of the King adaptation lies at the core of what we understand as screen entertainment.
Illustrated with a fabulous array of familiar and unusual iconography, this is a complete account of the films and television series adapted from the work of Stephen King — the literary Steven Spielberg. Including fresh critical analysis, interviews, making of stories and biographical elements, it is a King completist’s dream and a set text for any movie fan.
Every Children of the Corn movie has been accounted for; every remake and reboot wrestled into submission; all the dark recesses of King’s imagination brought out into the light. Including fresh critical analysis, interviews, behind-the-scenes revelations and biographical detail, this is both a King completist’s dream and a must for all movie fans. Here is the chance to delve deep into such terrifying and beloved movies and TV shows as Carrie, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Cujo, Stand By Me, Misery, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and such modern marvels as Castle Rock, Mr. Mercedes, Pet Sematary, It: Chapters One and Two, and Doctor Sleep.
The 224 page hardcover book, Stephen King At The Movies: A Complete History of The Film and Television Adaptations From The Master of Horror
by Ian Nathan will be released on October 3, 2019 and you can pre-order it HERE.