Stephen King – master of horror and writer of over 50 books and countless short stories – is one of modern horror literature’s greatest and most successful icons. Beyond his expansive body of fictional work, he’s published nonfiction books about his craft, had tonnes of his works adapted into acclaimed (and not so acclaimed) movies and even tried his hand at film directing himself.
Thanks to his huge body of work and legions of fans the world over, King’s books and adaptations of them have generated some wild and wonderful fan theories. For example, it’s well documented that within his oeuvre, King has crafted an interconnected multiverse in which characters and locations appear and reappear but King’s fans go even further suggesting extra-universe links between his horror works and such innocent things as kid’s films.
And then there’s the man himself. He’s won countless awards for his writing, has published books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman allegedly to test whether his success was a product of talent or luck and recently he’s been pretty vocal about his dislike for current Cheeto-in-Chief Donald Trump on Twitter.
But what do we really know about Stephen King? Could the dark mind behind some of the 20th century’s most terrifying books be the true killer of one of popular music’s greatest icons? Why exactly is he is so fixated on all things urine-related?
Read on, constant reader, you’re about to find out.