New Doc ‘King On Screen’ Explores Stephen King’s Legacy Of Terror

June 7, 2023

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When it comes to authors, no one is more prolific than Stephen King, whose writings have been adapted again and again for film, including The Boogeyman, which has just premiered in theaters. A new documentary, King of Screen, from director Daphné Baiwir will explore King’s legacy of terror and the films we all love to fear.


“In 1976, Brian de Palma directed Carrie, the first novel by Stephen King. Since then, more than 50 directors have adapted the master of horror’s books in more than 80 films and series, making him the most adapted author alive. What’s so fascinating about him that filmmakers cannot stop adapting his works?


King on Screen reunites the filmmakers that have adapted Stephen King’s books for cinema and TV, including Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead), Tom Holland (The Langoliers, Chucky), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne, Ray). It is a movie made for the fans.


The documentary also features Mike Flanagan, Dee Wallace, Tim Curry, Greg Nicotero, and James Caan.

Greg Nicotero Credit: King on Screen



King on Screen opens in select theaters on August 11, 2023, followed by its arrival On Demand and Blu-ray on September 8, 2023, from Dark Star Pictures.

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