With more than 60 books under his belt, Stephen King is one of the most famous, successful, and prolific authors of our time. Known best for his horror and suspense books, classics like Carrie and The Shining, the 70-year-old author has been dubbed the King of Horror. His books are guaranteed to have you turning the pages all night long—but be careful, because they’re also bound to give you a few nightmares as well.
And it turns out, King’s real life is just as fascinating as the fictional worlds he creates. And as It2 continues to break box office records, we're digging into the horror master's past.
From the details of his haunted childhood to which movie adaptations of his books he hates the most, here are the most gripping (and sometimes spooky!) facts any horror fan should know.