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Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock", but used the last name "King", under which Stephen was born. He has an ... See full bio »
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 2015 Gerald's Game (novel) (announced)
 2015 Lisey's Story (novel) (announced)
 2015 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: Popsy (Short) (story) (announced)
  Doorway (Short) (story) (announced)
 2015 Strawberry Spring (Short) (story) (pre-production)
 2015 Death Room (Short) (story) (pre-production)
  It (novel) (pre-production)
 2016 Grey Matter (Short) (short story) (filming)
 2015/II Mute (Short) (story by) (filming)
 2015/I I Am the Doorway (Short) (based on a short story by) (post-production)
 2015 The Death of Jack Hamilton (Short) (story) (post-production)
 2015 The Man Who Loved Flowers (Short) (story "The Man Who Loved Flowers") (post-production)
 2015 Cell (based on the novel by) / (screenplay) (post-production)
 2015/IV I Am the Doorway (Short) (short story) (post-production)
 2013/I The Boogeyman (Short) (writer) (post-production)
 2015 Willa (Short) (short story) (completed)
 2014 Beachworld (Short) (from the short story by) (completed)
 2014 Harvey's Dream (Short) (writer) (completed)
 2014/I Night Surf (Short) (short story) (completed)
 2014 The Boogeyman (short story) (completed)
 2012 The Last Rung on the Ladder (Short) (story) (completed)
 2015/III I Am the Doorway (story) (announced)
  Rose Madder (novel) (announced)
 2015/II Rest Stop (Short) (short story "Rest Stop")
 2014/I Mercy (short story)
 2014 A Good Marriage (short story - screenplay)
 2014 Big Driver (Short) (short story)
 2014/I Cain (Short) (short story)
 2013 In The Deathroom (Short) (writer)
 2013 Survivor Type (Short) (original story)
 2013 Carrie (novel)
 2013/III The Boogeyman (Short) (story)
 2013 The Doctor's Case (Short) (short story)
 2013 Ayana (Short) (short story)
 2013 Cain Rose Up (Short) (story)
 2013 Here There May Be Tygers (Short) (story)
 2013 The Reaper's Image (Short) (writer)
 2012 A Very Tight Place (Short) (story)
 2012 Bike (Short) (story)
 2012 Popsy (Short) (writer)
 2012 The Reaper's Image (Short) (novel)
 2012/I Willa (short story)
 2012/III Love Never Dies (Short) (story)
 2012 Survivor Type (Short) (short story)
 2012 Maxwell Edison (Short) (story "The Man Who Loved Flowers")
 2012/II Mute (Short) (story)
 2012 The Man Who Loved Flowers (Short)
 2012 Stephen King's The Boogeyman (Short) (novel) / (story)
 2012 Grey Matter (Short) (story)
 2012/I Mute (Short) (story)
 2011 Everything's Eventual (Short) (short story)
 2011 In the Deathroom (Short)
 2011/IV Mute (Short) (short story)
 2011 Survivor Type (Short) (short story)
 2011 The Things They Left Behind (Short) (story)
 2011/I One for the Road (Short) (story)
 2011 Tussenstop (Short) (story)
 2011/I Mute (Short) (short story)
 2011 Message from Jerusalem (Short) (story)
 2010 Hard Ride (Short) (story)
 2010/II Cain Rose Up (Short) (short story)
 2010 All That You Love Will Be Carried Away (Short) (short story)
 2010/I Cain Rose Up (Short) (short story)
 2010 One for the Road (Short) (author)
 2010 The Man Who Loved Flowers (Short) (short story)
 2010 Flowers for Norma (Short) (short story "The Man Who Loved Flowers")
 2010 The Boogeyman (Short) (story)
 2010 Here There Be Tigers (Short) (story)
 2009 Popsy (Short) (short story)
 2009 Everything's Eventual (short story)
 2009 Dolan's Cadillac (short story)
 2009 My Pretty Pony (Short) (story)
 2009 The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands (Short) (story)
 2008 All That You Love (Short) (short story)
 2008 The Talisman (Short) (novel "The Talisman")
 2007 The Mist (novella)
 2007 El sueño de Harvey (Short) (story "Harvey's Dream")
 2007 Paul's Dream (Short) (story "Harvey's Dream")
 2007 1408 (short story)
 2006 Walking Ghost (Short) (story)
 2006 Popsy (Short) (short story) / (story)
 2006 Lovecraft's Pillow (Short) (suggestion)
 2006/I Tyger (Short) (short story)
 2006 Suffer the Little Children (Short) (story)
 2006 Umney's Last Case (Short) (short story)
 2005 I Know What You Need (Short) (short story)
 2005 La femme dans la chambre (Short) (short story)
 2005 Gotham Cafe (Short) (short story)
 2005 Home delivery: Servicio a domicilio (Short) (short story)
 2005 Sorry, Right Number (Short) (teleplay)
 2005 Luckey Quarter (Short) (short story)
 2004 Riding the Bullet (novella "Riding the Bullet")
 2004 All That You Love Will Be Carried Away (Short) (short story)
 2004 All That You Love (Short) (short story)
 2004 The Road Virus Heads North (Short) (short story)
 2004 The Man in the Black Suit (Short) (short story)
 2004 Secret Window (novella "Four Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden")
 2003 Autopsy Room Four (Short) (short story)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (novel "Dreamcatcher")
 2002 Rainy Season (Short) (short story)
 2002 Night Surf (Short) (short story)
 2001 Hearts in Atlantis (book)
 2001 Strawberry Spring (Short) (short story)
 2000/II Paranoid (Short) (poem "Paranoid: A Chant")
 1999 The Green Mile (novel)
 1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 (characters)
 1998 Apt Pupil (novella "Apt Pupil")
 1997 The Night Flier (story)
 1997/I Ghosts (Short) (concept) / (story)
 1996 The Man Who Loved Flowers (Short) (short story)
 1996 Thinner (novel)
 1995 Dolores Claiborne (book)
 1995 The Mangler (short story)
 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (short story "Children of the Corn")
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption")
 1993 Needful Things (book)
 1993 The Dark Half (novel "The Dark Half")
 1992 Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (short story "Children of the Corn")
 1992 Sleepwalkers (written by)
 1992 The Lawnmower Man (title only - credit removed following lawsuit)
 1990 Misery (novel "Misery")
 1990 Graveyard Shift (short story)
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (short story - segment "Cat From Hell")
 1989 Pet Sematary (novel) / (screenplay)
 1987 The Running Man (novel - as Richard Bachman)
 1987 A Return to Salem's Lot (characters)
 1987 Creepshow 2 (stories)
 1987 Apt Pupil (novel)
 1987 The Last Rung on the Ladder (Short) (short story)
 1987 The Lawnmower Man (Short) (short story)
 1986 Stand by Me (novella "The Body")
 1986 Maximum Overdrive (short story "Trucks") / (written by)
 1986 Srazhenie (Short) (short story)
 1985 Silver Bullet (novella "Cycle of the Werewolf") / (screenplay)
 1985 Cat's Eye (screenplay)
 1984 Firestarter (novel)
 1984 Children of the Corn (short story)
 1983 Disciples of the Crow (Short) (story "Children of the Corn")
 1983 The Woman in the Room (Short) (story "The Woman in the Room")
 1983 Christine (novel)
 1983 The Dead Zone (novel)
 1983 Cujo (novel)
 1982 The Boogeyman (Short) (short story)
 1982 Creepshow (screenplay) / (short stories "The Crate and Weeds" - uncredited)
 1980 The Shining (novel)
 1976 Carrie (novel)
  The Milkman (story)
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1982) Novel (as Richard Bachman): "The Running Man" (filmed as The Running Man (1987) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 15 Interviews | 29 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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[on his past career as a teacher] Teaching school is like having jumper cables hooked to your ears, draining all the juice out of you. See more »


As a little boy he had a recurring nightmare in which he entered a room and saw a suicide victim hanging from the ceiling. He later incorporated this scene into an early book, Salem's Lot. See more »


Common theme is characters being isolated or trapped from the outside world. See more »


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