Stephen King is popularly called the ‘king of horror’. Having grown up with an absentee father, King’s childhood was one of financial constraint. There are suggestions that the master of supernatural fiction might have been affected by the devastating memory of his friend getting hit by a train, during his childhood. Many who have followed King’s life closely have been quick to point out that this must have psychologically impacted the great author and inspired some of his darker works. It is important to note though, that King himself never cites this incident as a monumental part of his life. Instead, he credits H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Lurker at the Threshold’ as the book that made him feel that horror was his true calling.
Although he graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in English, King went on to hold various jobs as a janitor, a gas pump attendant and a worker at an industrial laundry in order to pay for his studies. Notably, the fourth novel written by Stephen King was the first to be published. It was ‘Carrie’ that made King a name to be reckoned with in the horror genre. There was no looking back as King churned out a few more hits like ‘The Shining‘ and ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’.
Obviously, film lovers must be aware that all these works of Stephen King were also made into movies. King is perhaps one of the most prolific writers whose works more often than not get made into movies and television shows. So now you must be wondering what is the next Stephen King movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Stephen King films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Stephen King movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
17. Doctor Sleep (2019)
‘Doctor Sleep’ is an upcoming horror movie based on Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name. It is a sequel to ‘The Shining’ and the story chronicles the life of Danny Torrance, who is an adult now. His psychic abilities are put to test by a new supernatural threat. We see Danny team up with a young girl who has supernatural powers and in the battle that ensues, Danny must face the ghosts from his past and the evil in the present. Ewan McGregor plays the role of Danny and the film is directed by Mike Flanagan, who is no stranger to horror and has titles like ‘The Haunting of Hill House‘ and ‘Oculus’ under his belt. The film is due to be released on November 8, 2019.
16. It Chapter Two (2019)