King's cinematic, gripping writing lends itself easily to the big screen. So far, over 50 works of TV and film have been based on his writing. If you've been haunted by films like The Shining or Carrie, you can attest to what powerful source material King's stories are.
Released last week, The Dark Tower is the latest highly anticipated King adaptation to hit theaters. In the film, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey play archetypal figures locked in an ongoing battle for the control of the universe — casual stuff.
Yet King has written more than just horror. Let's thank him for these insanely imaginative movies, which (probably) won't keep you up at night.
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