Happy Birthday to Stephen King!


Happy Birthday to the Horror and Science Fiction Author & Master who’s accomplishments in literature have been so extensive that we’ve decided to list his many awards, rather than his entire catalog of work.



  • Alex Awards 2009: Just After Sunset
  • American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
    • 1978: ‘Salem’s Lot
    • 1981: Firestarter
  • Balrog Awards 1980: Night Shift
  • Black Quill Awards 2009: Duma Key
  • Bram Stoker Award
    • 1987: Misery
    • 1990: Four Past Midnight
    • 1995: “Lunch at the Gotham Café”
    • 1996: The Green Mile
    • 1998: Bag of Bones
    • 2000: On Writing
    • 2000: “Riding the Bullet”
    • 2002: Lifetime Achievement Award
    • 2003: The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
    • 2006: Lisey’s Story
    • 2008: Duma Key
    • 2008: Just After Sunset
    • 2010: Full Dark, No Stars
    • 2011: “Herman Wouk is Still Alive”
    • 2013: Doctor Sleep
  • British Fantasy Award
    • 1981: Special Award
    • 1982: Cujo
    • 1983: “The Breathing Method”
    • 1987: It
    • 1999: Bag of Bones
    • 2005: The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  • Deutscher Phantastik Preis
    • 2000: Hearts in Atlantis
    • 2001: The Green Mile
    • 2003: Black House
    • 2004: International Author of the Year
    • 2005: The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  • Horror Guild
    • 1997: Desperation
    • 2001: Riding the Bullet
    • 2001: On Writing
    • 2002: Black House
    • 2003: From a Buick 8
    • 2003: Everything’s Eventual
  • Hugo Award 1982: Danse Macabre
  • International Horror Guild Awards
    • 1999: Storm of the Century
    • 2003: Living Legend
  • Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! (The Best Translated Mystery Fiction of the Year in Japan)
    • 2014: 11/22/63
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize
    • 2011: 11/22/63
  • Locus Awards
    • 1982: Danse Macabre
    • 1986: Skeleton Crew
    • 1997: Desperation
    • 1999: Bag of Bones
    • 2001: On Writing
  • Mystery Writers of America 2007: Grand Master Award
  • National Book Award 2003: Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
  • National Magazine Awards
    • 2004: “Rest Stop”
    • 2013: “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation”
  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age 1982: Firestarter
  • O. Henry Award 1996: “The Man in the Black Suit”
  • Quill Award 2005: Faithful
  • Shirley Jackson Award 2009: “Morality”
  • Spokane Public Library Golden Pen Award 1986: Golden Pen Award
  • University of Maine 1980: Alumni Career Award
  • Us Magazine 1982: Best Fiction Writer of the Year
  • World Fantasy Award
    • 1980: Convention Award
    • 1982: “Do the Dead Sing?”
    • 1995: “The Man in the Black Suit”
    • 2004: Lifetime Achievement
  • World Horror Convention 1992: World Horror Grandmaster

90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 21 – 30


1978 – 1980 marked 3 years of horror filmmaking that made a serious impact on the history of the genre. During that time we saw the beginnings of slasher film legends, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees (and of course Jason’s mother, Pamela), some truly terrifyingly haunted houses and one infamous hotel, a vicious extra terrestrial, a legion of vengeful vampires and a zombie fighting a shark – yes, a zombie, fighting a shark. Finally, let’s not forget what is probably one of the most controversially gory and violent horror films of all time, featuring Amazonian cannibals. Here are 21 through 30 of the 90 films every horror fan should see.

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90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 11 – 20



90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 1 – 10

When I was old enough to go to movies alone, I got to see ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Dracula’ on the big screen. I just fell in love with them.

-          George A. Romero

Moving on from Frankenstein, Dracula, a couple of Hitchcock’s greatest works and Night of the Living Dead, we enter into the seventies and see some more of George A. Romero’s unforgettable films. Who better to quote here? It’s clear that George Romero will be dominating this list along with a small few other major players in the horror film genre.

On with 11 through 20:

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Creature Feature: Frankenstein’s Monster


The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein’s monster is a grotesque abomination of nature and a terrifyingly unnatural creation, viciously rejected by his own maker, but most of all, he is a gentle giant. When Mary Shelley’s work, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, was published in 1818 the public was given a compelling new star character in the world of the gothic novel and it left a confounding impression on its audience that would last for nearly 200 years. Frankenstein has influence countless works in fiction, stage drama and film. He is a monster unlike any other – One that can touch our hearts and set the hairs on the backs of our necks to stand on end in the same moment.

Love him, fear him, love to fear him and fear to love him as we do, we have been captivated by this singularly unique kind of monster for as long as we can remember. As such, I can think of no more appropriate subject for my first Creature Feature, than Frankenstein’s Monster.

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90 Movies Every Horror Fan Should See: 1 – 10


Being a horror fan just isn’t nearly as fun or fulfilling as it can be if you haven’t watched some of the most significant works in the horror film genre. The same can be said about your horror reading repertoire and I can recommend 10 notable authors to round out your horrific literary education with, but when it comes to film, the list of remarkable works is virtually unending.

I have put together a list of 90 films that any dedicated horror fan should have seen, or should make some time for in the near future. Some are obvious choices that almost any fear flick lover would whole-heartedly agree with, others are more based on my own personal opinion and some are so groundbreaking or outstanding that they simply cannot be denied, no matter how squeamish the viewer may be.

In order to justly complete this project, I have decided to deliver my list in installments of 10, chronologically, starting with the beginning of horror films and working my way to present day – providing my audience with ample time to check out a suggestion or two and share any agreements or grievances.

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