Stephen King Explains The Appeal Of Being Terrified

He is the master of horror and suspense. His novels revolutionized literary horror with many of them being adapted into major motion pictures. The titles Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, It, Pet Sematary, The Shining, Cujo, Thinner, Christine, Misery and many more have been etched permanently into the history of frightening novels and film. More recently, some films based on King’s novels are undergoing successful remakes, with 2017’s It becoming a worldwide box office success and the latest trailer for the Pet Sematary has garnered high numbers of views and acclaim online. With all of his awards and accolades in the industry, calling King the “King of Horror” is not an exaggeration; it’s a title that fits perfectly.

Given King’s history and status, it is only natural that he be featured in a series that honors the horror storytellers of our time. Filmmaker Eli Roth did just that, making King one go his guests on the upcoming series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History Of Horror, which premieres Sunday, October 14th. Thanks to an extend clip featured on Entertainment Weekly, fans of the legendary writer get a quick glimpse of what he has to say on the series. In the clip, King says the following:

“There are a number of pictures like the Friday the 13th movies, the Freddy movies, where you’re able to actually take your deepest, most anti-social impulses for a walk. And it’s safe, nobody gets hurt, and we understand on one level it’s not happening, but on another level it’s as real as any of our fantasies. So, that’s one side of it. The other side of it is…we don’t really like to be scared in real life, but in a movie we have a chance to be afraid, and kind of almost externalize the fears that we have.”

Related – Pet Sematary: A First Look At The New Stephen King Adaptation

Aside from King, Roth’s series will feature John Landis, Jack Black, Norman Reedus, Elijah Wood, Rob Zombie, Greg Nicotero, Ernest R. Dickerson, Edgar Wright, Diablo Cody, Max Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Bryan Fuller, Tony Timpone, Tom Savini, Leonard Maltin, Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris, Joe Hill, Ryan Turek, Amanda Reyes, and Lil Rel Howery.

Be sure to watch or set your DVR for Sunday, October 14th at midnight when AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History Of Horror premieres!

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Source: Entertainment Weekly.

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