Horror master Stephen King had recommended some of the best books he has read and the best movies and TV shows he watched last year and here's the list.
Stephen King is the royalty of the horror genre. If the genius behind the brilliant works such as "The Shining," "Cujo," "It," and many other masterpieces, recommends books, TV shows or movies that he consumes, we should not miss the opportunity to take advantage of his taste in media. For all we know, it might be the fuel that sets the engine in our imaginative brain running, just like his. King has never shied away from sharing his insights on becoming a successful writer and has even written an entire book about it.
In 2019, King made a lot of recommendations on Twitter of the books he read as well as the shows and movies he watched. Mashable made a list of every single recommendation he has made by compiling all his tweets. You can look at the compiled list here, but here are some of the recommendations he made category-wise.
As an author himself, and a great one at that, King has recommended over 25 books and short stories. It comes as no surprise that the king of horror would include a lot of horror and thriller recommendations. He has even included his son, Joe Hill's work "Full Throttle" which has a father-son collaboration. Here are some of his book recommendations:
If you're part of a book club, may I suggest THE GUEST BOOK, by Sarah Blake? Lots to unpack there.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 28, 2019
THE NINTH HOUSE, by Leigh Bardugo: Great fantasy/horror novel. Out now. Just sayin’.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 9, 2019
KOKO is one of the great novels of the 20th century’s second half. https://t.co/aM3Yim7eSv— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 16, 2019
Over a dozen of King's books have been turned into movies such as the cult classics "Carrie" which got a 2013 reboot, "The Shining" directed by Stanley Kubrick "Cujo" and "The Shawshank Redemption" which is still considered to be one of the best movies of all time. In 2019, "It: Chapter Two" and " Doctor Sleep" were made into movies and King did not miss the opportunity to hype his own work, as it should be.
DOCTOR SLEEP is coming in November. It's a hell of a good movie. And a hell of a scary one.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 24, 2019
Looking forward to IT CHAPTER 2? You should be. I've seen it, and it's terrific. The trailer is coming Thursday, at noon. You'll float.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 7, 2019
The CHILD'S PLAY reboot is an erudite socio-Marxist satire of American consumerism.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 30, 2019
Well...no. Not even. But it's pretty funny.
Saw it. It's a damn good movie. https://t.co/ZthV1pxNig— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 17, 2019
READY OR NOT is big fun--a variation on the "last girl left" horror movie that is by turns scary and very funny. Samara Weaving is terrific, and the cinematography is gorgeous. The film doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's damn cool.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 23, 2019
For a busy man, King sure has managed to watch a lot of TV shows. Binge-watching is one thing all of us seem to have in common with Stephen King himself. He has also watched a lot of shows across various streaming platforms and TV channels such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, CBS All Access, HBO, FX, and The CW. Here are a few of his TV show recommendations.
NY Times lists the 20 best TV dramas. No GAME OF THRONES and no SONS OF ANARCHY. I feel these should have had places in the list, but I'm glad they got THE SHIELD in there. That show fundamentally changed TV.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 22, 2019
THE 100: I love this show, even though this season was sometimes hard to follow. I love the characters, but must say I liked Octavia better when she was mean.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 7, 2019
MONEY HEIST, aka CASA DE PAPEL: The current season tops the first one. It's exciting and hilarious.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 11, 2019
THE MORNING SHOW: Instantly involving, characters you care about, professionally made, acted with elan. What's not to like?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 4, 2019