1. Let’s start with locations. One of Stephen King’s most frequent settings is Castle Rock, Maine. It’s where The Dead Zone takes place.
2. And Cujo.
3. And The Dark Half.
4. And Needful Things.
5. And the novella “The Body,” which became the film Stand By Me.
6. Then there’s Derry, Maine. You might remember Derry as the town from It.
7. And Dreamcatcher.
8. Near Derry, you’ll find Haven. Of course, that’s where the TV series Haven takes place. Haven is based on Stephen King’s novel The Colorado Kid.
9. But Haven is also home to The Tommyknockers.
10. Let’s move on to plot. Here’s where things get complicated. In The Tommyknockers, mysterious organization The Shop invades Haven to control the alien presence.
11. The Shop is responsible for the Lot Six experiments, which gave Charlie McGee her powers in Firestarter.
12. And The Shop was involved in the Arrowhead Project, which resulted in the titular supernatural disaster of The Mist.
13. The organization is also mentioned in “The Langoliers.”
14. The same evil forces run throughout many Stephen King works. Take Randall Flagg, for example. He’s the major antagonist in The Stand.
16. Randall Flagg gets namechecked in ‘Salem’s Lot.
17. And he may be the demonic entity in the Stephen King short story “Children of the Corn.”
18. But Randall Flagg actually serves The Crimson King, who is another major adversary in The Dark Tower.
20. Let’s go back to The Dark Tower, because Stephen King’s epic fantasy series has more connections than anything else he’s written.
21. Father Callahan from ‘Salem’s Lot plays a major role in The Dark Tower.
22. So does Ted Brautigan from Hearts in Atlantis.
24. The can-toi from Desperation pop up again in The Dark Tower. They are low men who serve — you guessed it — the Crimson King.
25. The titular car in From a Buick 8 was likely owned by a low man.
26. And the low men are the ones pursuing Ted Brautigan in the short story “Low Men in Yellow Coats” from Hearts in Atlantis.
32. And the list goes on: We’re really just scratching the surface here. So, what’s your favorite mindblowing Stephen King connection?
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