“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” — Stephen King, American Horror Author & Recipient of National Medal of Arts
With the upcoming release of “It Chapter Two”, PASH salutes award-winning horror writer Stephen King — the world’s most adapted living author. More than sixty films and television series are based on or inspired by King’s works, dating all the way back to 1976’s classic film “Carrie”. Only Shakespeare outpaces King’s number of film and television adaptations — and he had a 400-year head start! Known as the “King of Horror”, Stephen King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and was granted the National Medal of Arts by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2015. A prolific writer, King has published 64 books and has written approximately 200 short stories — his various works in total have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide.