History Creator / StephenKing

3rd Jun '18 3:42:24 PM Mephistopheles
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* ''The Outsider'': A beloved pillar of the community is arrested for a brutal murder that numerous pieces of incontrovertible evidence tie him to...yet there's equally unbeatable evidence that he was miles away at the time.

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* ''The Outsider'': ''Literature/TheOutsider'': A beloved pillar of the community is arrested for a brutal murder that numerous pieces of incontrovertible evidence tie him to...yet there's equally unbeatable evidence that he was miles away at the time.
27th May '18 9:05:37 PM TheBigBopper
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The current dominant author of the {{horror}} genre (although he prefers not to pigeonhole himself in such a manner), Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) has added much to its stock of tropes. Many of his works reference each other, building up a larger [[TheVerse universe]]. He's known for being ludicrously prolific but also for producing far better writing than most people who pump out stories at his rate, and many who take a lot longer about it.

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The current currently dominant author of the {{horror}} genre (although he prefers not to pigeonhole himself in such a manner), Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) has added much to its stock of tropes. Many of his works reference each other, building up a larger [[TheVerse universe]]. He's known for being ludicrously prolific but also for while producing far better writing than most people who pump out stories at his rate, and better even than many writers who take a lot longer about it.
it, for that matter.
24th May '18 5:53:28 AM Pren
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* ''The Outsider'': A beloved pillar of the community is arrested for a brutal murder that numerous pieces of incontrovertible evidence tie him to...yet there's equally unbeatable evidence that he was miles away at the time.
18th May '18 10:52:58 AM Mdumas43073
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King is also in a rock band with a shifting lineup of fellow writers (including Creator/DaveBarry, Creator/AmyTan, Ridley Pearson, and Mitch Albom) called The Rock Bottom Remainders. He is the father of horror author Creator/JoeHill, and is purportedly the inspiration for the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' character Crystal Ball (his son Owen is the namesake for the character Sneak Peak).

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King is also in a rock band with a shifting lineup of fellow writers (including Creator/DaveBarry, Creator/AmyTan, Creator/MattGroening, Ridley Pearson, and Mitch Albom) called The Rock Bottom Remainders. He is the father of horror author Creator/JoeHill, and is purportedly the inspiration for the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' character Crystal Ball (his son Owen is the namesake for the character Sneak Peak).
2nd May '18 12:48:39 PM ACW
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* ''Literature/{{IT}}'' -- A small Maine city is infected by an EldritchAbomination disguised as a MonsterClown, and only the children know. Made into a TV miniseries most notable for Creator/TimCurry's horrifying portrayal of said clown, and [[Film/It2017 a 2017 film adaptation]] starring Creator/BillSkarsgard as Pennywise. Tied into ''The Dark Tower'' saga.

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* ''Literature/{{IT}}'' -- A small Maine city is infected by an EldritchAbomination disguised as a MonsterClown, and only the children know. Made into a TV miniseries most notable for Creator/TimCurry's horrifying portrayal [[Film/It1990 portrayal]] of said clown, and [[Film/It2017 a 2017 film adaptation]] starring Creator/BillSkarsgard as Pennywise. Tied into ''The Dark Tower'' saga.
18th Apr '18 3:37:36 AM Willbyr
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[[JustForFun/IReadThatAs Not to be confused with]] Creator/StephenHawking. Or Iowa Congressman Steve King.

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[[JustForFun/IReadThatAs Not to be confused with]] Creator/StephenHawking. Or Creator/StephenHawking or Iowa Congressman Steve King.
18th Apr '18 12:09:23 AM Mdumas43073
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[[JustForFun/IReadThatAs Not to be confused with]] Creator/StephenHawking.

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[[JustForFun/IReadThatAs Not to be confused with]] Creator/StephenHawking.
Creator/StephenHawking. Or Iowa Congressman Steve King.
18th Apr '18 12:03:34 AM Mdumas43073
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18th Apr '18 12:00:18 AM Mdumas43073
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King also wrote the screenplays for the 1985 film ''Film/CatsEye'' and the 1992 film ''Film/{{Sleepwalkers}}'', collaborated with George Romero on the 1982 theatrical anthology film ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' (as well as its sequel ''Film/{{Creepshow 2}}'' and the sequel-in-all-but-name ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie''), and went behind the camera to direct the 1986 film ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'', adapted from his ''Night Shift'' story "Literature/{{Trucks}}", in which people are menaced by trucks and other vehicles that are [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever brought to murderous life]] by radiation from a comet. Ironically, the story was later adapted again, rather more faithfully, under the original title.

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King also wrote the screenplays for the 1985 film ''Film/CatsEye'' and the 1992 film ''Film/{{Sleepwalkers}}'', collaborated with George Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero on the 1982 theatrical anthology film ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' (as well as its sequel ''Film/{{Creepshow 2}}'' and the sequel-in-all-but-name ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie''), and went behind the camera to direct the 1986 film ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'', adapted from his ''Night Shift'' story "Literature/{{Trucks}}", in which people are menaced by trucks and other vehicles that are [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever brought to murderous life]] by radiation from a comet. Ironically, the story was later adapted again, rather more faithfully, under the original title.
17th Apr '18 11:58:19 PM Mdumas43073
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The start of this Maine native's career is a classic RagsToRiches scenario. While working as a high school teacher and selling short stories on the side, King and his family struggled to make ends meet, with King even choosing to have his phone disconnected to save money. He had written several novels but sold none, then began to write a story about a telekinetic teenage girl that would eventually become ''Carrie''. Ironically, King threw the first few pages (the shower scene) out at first, thinking that he couldn't realistically write a teenage girl. His wife Tabitha found the pages in the garbage and read them, then convinced King that he was on to something and to finish the novel, saying that she wanted "to know what happens." The book was optioned for release by Doubleday, and to King's astonishment, the paperback rights were sold for $400,000 (of which King received $200,000), which lifted him and his family out of debt overnight.

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The start of this the Maine native's career is a classic RagsToRiches scenario. While working as a high school teacher and selling short stories on the side, King and his family struggled to make ends meet, with King even choosing to have his phone disconnected to save money. He had written several novels but sold none, then began to write a story about a telekinetic teenage girl that would eventually become ''Carrie''. Ironically, King threw the first few pages (the shower scene) out at first, thinking that he couldn't realistically write a teenage girl. His wife Tabitha found the pages in the garbage and read them, then convinced King that he was on to something and to finish the novel, saying that she wanted "to know what happens." The book was optioned for release by Doubleday, and to King's astonishment, the paperback rights were sold for $400,000 (of which King received $200,000), which lifted him and his family out of debt overnight.
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