Stephen King Film Series

Francis A. Gregory Library

Stephen King Film Series

Ground-Breaking, Heart-Staking Horror Films

Carrie Original Theatrical PosterStephen King, the Master of Horror, has written 50 books, all of them bestsellers, selling over 350 million copies worldwide. Unprecedented and unrelenting, overcoming drug addiction, accusations of plagiarism, and a near-fatal car accident, Stephen King is a trailblazer in the horror genre. It is no surprise the brilliantly disturbing musings in the pages of his novels have been adapted into some of the world's most famous horror films.

In celebration of Stephen King's ground-breaking novels, please join us every other Saturday in June and July for a Stephen King film series showcasing his most famous film adaptations.

The film series kicks off on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. with Carrie.

Carrie (1976) 98 min. A young and timid 17-year-old girl who discovers she has telekinesis when she is humiliated by a vicious prank on prom night. Rated R.

Films will start at 1 p.m. Dates are as follows. Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

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June 15: Secret Window (2004) 96 min. A recently divorced writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who stalks him to seek justice. Rated PG-13.
June 29: Creepshow (1982) 130 min. A collection of five tales of terror, this film inspired by comics from the 1950s, features work by Stephen King and George A. Romero. Rated R.
July 13: Needful Things (1993) 120 min. A mysterious shop opens in a small town, but the covetted items it sells come with steep price tags. Rated R. 
July 27: Firestarter (1984) 115 min. When a couple participates in a medical experiment that makes them gain telekinetic abilities, they inadvertantly pass down pyrokinetic powers to their young daughter, played by Drew Barrymore. Rated R.