Stephen King: Terrifying or Terrific



Stephen King announced earlier this year that his short story “Suffer the Little Children” is to become a film.

Ryan Fredrick, Reporter

Some people believe King to be disturbing and disgusting, yet others say his works cannot be denied as masterpieces.

He might have a scary mind, but that mind produces some of the scariest and great works of fiction in history. There is no doubt that King will go down as one of the greats, with the likes of R.L. Stein and Shakespeare.

In an interview with “Rolling Stone”, King admits that he was a heavy user of cocaine during the years 1986 to 1987, which explains the disturbing, graphic ending of his bigger hits like “IT”.

Over a span of 35 years, King wrote a total of 63 novels; his stories, including “Carrie”, “The Shining”, “IT”, “Misery” and “The Green Mile”, quickly became best-sellers and turned into Hollywood and television films.

Although King has had much success and is estimated to have a net worth of $400 million to date, the author has had his ups and downs along the way.

As a young boy, King found a box of his father’s fantasy and horror fiction books and soon found himself enjoying science fiction as well as monster films. By the time, he was 7, King started to write his own stories.

King is world renowned for his master of suspense and tension. Why would anyone criticize King for his disturbing mind when it creates such masterpieces as “IT”, or “The Shining”.