[Trailer] KING ON SCREEN Gathers Directors To Discuss Bringing King’s Words To Film

Horror documentaries are all the rage now – every month brings us a new retrospective on a film, director, or actor – and the latest one to pop onto the radar screen for horror fans is KING ON SCREEN.

Hitting theaters on August 11th – then heading to on-demand and Blu-ray on Sept. 8th – KING ON SCREEN gathers horror notables to talk about what, and why films based on his books still draw crowds to this day. Trailer time!


1976, Brian de Palma directs 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 in the world. 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 and with the fans, led by an international ambition.

Directed by Daphné Baiwir and starring Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, Mike Flanagan, Tom Holland, Vincenzo Natali, Greg Nicotero, Mark L. Lester, Dee Wallace, Tim Curry, and James Caan – this one is a must-see for not just Stephen King fans – but horror fans in general.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.