Stephen King was terrified as a child when he saw the movie Bambi, calling it the first horror movie he saw.
Stephen King wrote “Carrie” on an old typewriter while living in a trailer. He threw away the first 3 pages thinking he had written “the world’s all time loser.” His wife fished the pages out and pushed him to finish it. It turned out to be his first published novel.
As a child, Stephen King apparently witnessed one of his friends being struck and killed by a train, though he has no memory of the event.
Stephen King owns a classic rock’n’roll radio station that is #1 in the ratings and one of the few stations still live 24/7.
The hotel which inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining” plays an r-rated version of the film on a continuous loop on Channel 42 in all its guest rooms.
There is a Stephen King novel Rage that he himself pulled from the shelves because of it’s creepy connection with actual school shootings.