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
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
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.