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Thu, Aug 24, 2017 - Thu, Sep 21, 2017
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THE KING OF HORROR

Over the past half-century Stephen King has become one of the most prolific and best-selling authors in literary history. Inspired by EC Comics and such writers as H.P. Lovecraft, King fell in love with the horror genre and began writing in his teens. Articles for school newspapers led to short stories in magazines and eventually his first novel in 1974. Adapted to the big screen two years later, CARRIE was a smash, turning director Brian De Palma, actress Sissy Spacek and King into hot Hollywood commodities.

With his byline a virtual guarantee of macabre thrills, each new book by King drew interest from film and TV producers eager to attract genre fans. For his sole foray into supernatural terror, Stanley Kubrick turned to THE SHINING, giving Jack Nicholson one of his signature roles as a homicidal hotel caretaker. Horror auteurs including David Cronenberg (THE DEAD ZONE), George Romero (CREEPSHOW) and Mick Garris (SLEEPWALKERS) have all adapted King’s work to wonderfully chilling effect.

While his name is practically synonymous with horror, Stephen King has never let that stop him from exploring other styles. Acclaimed prison drama THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION grew out of one of the author’s short stories, as did coming-of-age classic STAND BY ME. That film’s director, Rob Reiner, returned to the King canon with MISERY, a thriller in which a successful writer is held hostage by a fan. That’s never happened to the Maine-based King, but his stories continue to hold millions of readers and film viewers captive every year.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and William Morris. Program notes by John Hagelston.

In-person guests include Malcolm Danare and Alexandra Paul (CHRISTINE), Lewis Teague (CAT’S EYE), Dee Wallace and Charles Bernstein (CUJO), Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist and Miko Hughes (PET SEMATARY) and many others!
Both TheatresThu, Aug 24, 2017 - Thu, Sep 21, 2017
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

In Person Guests!
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
In Person Guests!
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
In Person Guests!
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Sep 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
In Person Guests!
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
FIRESTARTER Director Mark Lester In Person!
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Screenwriters In Person!
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre