© 2008

The Films of Stephen King

From Carrie to Secret Window

  • Tony Magistrale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tony Magistrale
    Pages 1-10
  3. Dennis F. Mahoney
    Pages 25-38
  4. Jeffrey A. Weinstock
    Pages 39-49
  5. Michael A. Arnzen
    Pages 65-79
  6. Brian Kent
    Pages 115-127
  7. Sarah Nilsen
    Pages 129-140
  8. Sarah E. Turner
    Pages 141-151
  9. Colleen Dolan
    Pages 153-163
  10. Mary Pharr
    Pages 165-176
  11. Dennis R. Perry, Carl H. Sederholm
    Pages 177-187
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 199-212

About this book


The Films of Stephen King is the first collection of essays assembled on the cinematic adaptations of Stephen King. The individual chapters, written by cinema, television, and cultural studies scholars, examine the most important films from the King canon, from Carrie to The Shining to The Shawshank Redemption.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tony Magistrale
    • 1
  1. 1.English DepartmentUniversity of VermontUSA

About the editors

TONY MAGISTRALEProfessor and Associate Chair of the English Department at the University of Vermont, USA. He has published twenty books and is widely considered one of America's foremost scholars of horror film, gothic fiction, and the work of Stephen King.

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Praise for Magistrale's Hollywood's Stephen King:

'A great read, insightful and intelligent Tony has helped me improve my reputation from an ink-stained wretch popular novelist to an ink-stained wretch popular novelist with occasional flashes of muddy insight.' - Stephen King

'This book is a useful elucidation of King's work through the skewed lens of Hollywood.' - Publishers Weekly Review

'Magistrale digs deeper than mere plots, excavating compelling and disturbing themes in the gothic oeuvre of the master storyteller; he deserves accolades for bricking a foundational context for interpreting the enduring visions of King.' - Choice