Running from Carrie through upcoming film Doctor Sleep, Stephen King at the Movies shows both the good and the bad of movie and tv miniseries adaptations of King’s work. But there are secrets scattered throughout the text.
The Shining as a fugue or an autobiography? The original Pennywise in It was terrifying but was it as iconic as the one used? Was Misery really based on King’s idolization of Bruce Springsteen?
I’ve always wanted to move to Maine. To visit Murder She Wrote’s Cabot Cove in Autumn or King’s Castle Rock in Winter. However, after reading that The Shining’s winter madness was inspired by King’s view of Maine’s excessive snow outside the fledgling author’s trailer, I’m rethinking my plan.
Stephen King at the Movies is a good overview of movies, mini-series, and even single episodes of series featuring King’s writing. It is full of pictures of the actors, scenes, and original movie posters. Perfect for any Stephen King or horror fan. 3 stars.
Thanks to Palazzo Edition and Edelweiss+ for a copy in exchange for my honest review.