• 1. The Shining

    The Shining

    Stephen King’s inspiration to write this novel came from the Balsams hotel in New Hamshire. And rumor has it, there’s going to be a sequel.

  • 2. Carrie


    This novel almost didn’t make it to print. After it was written, his wife found it in the trash and encouraged him to complete it.

  • 3. Storm Of The Century

    Storm Of The Century

    This actually started out as a screenplay, and was later published as a book.

  • 4. Children Of The Corn

    Children Of The Corn

    This first became a short film in 1983 called Disciples of the Crow, and later became Children of the Corn after a budget increase.

  • 5. Rose Red

    Rose Red

    Rose Red was inspired by the Marston House in his home town of Durham, Maine.

  • 6. The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    The Green Mile was first published in six low-priced paperback volumes before it became a single paperback volume in 1997.

  • 7. Stand By Me

    Stand By Me

    This film was based on the novel The Body by Stephen King.

  • 8. The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    This film was from Stephen King’s collection Different Seasons in 1982.

  • 9. Secret Window

    Secret Window

    Stephen King was accused of plagiarism after writing this novel as a woman claimed that he stole her story ideas. However, all the cases were dismissed.

  • 10. The Mist

    The Mist

    Stephen King praised the director of The Mist for revising the ending to be darker than the novel.