Below you can watch the first clip from the documentary: Stephen King on Screen.
The clip features Mike Flanagan – a longtime King aficionado and Haunting of Hill House creator – discussing the “terrific female characters” of the writer’s work, as well as the impact certain women have had on King’s life.
Flanagan, who brought King’s horror novel Gerald’s Game to life on the big screen back in 2017 and then Doctor Sleep in 2019, also talks about the role King’s wife Tabitha had in shaping (and saving) one of the author’s most iconic works in Carrie.
“If you listen to him talk about Tabitha and you realize that she pulled the manuscript of Carrie out of the trashcan when he threw it in there in complete despair; when you imagine her being the first set of eyes on one of his stories and getting him that first critical feedback… it’s very easy to see where he gets a lot of that fortitude and mettle that his heroines have,” Flanagan explains.
This feature documentary directed by Daphné Baiwir is the ultimate guide to the King of your nightmares. Stephen King – one of the best-selling authors of the last century and undeniably a modern horror icon. His works have been translated into television shows, feature films, video games and more across the decades. In Stephen King on Screen, fans of the beloved nightmare writer are given the chance to meet the directors and creatives who brought unforgettable stories to the big screen from Carrie to IT, Misery, Stand By Me, Cujo, Children of the Corn and more. Join Hollywood legends Frank Darabont, Tim Curry, Tom Holland, James Caan, Mike Flanagan, and more as they discuss their own journeys into the fantastical world of Stephen King.
Stephen King on Screen will premiere on Digital Platforms June 26, 2023.