Are You Stephen King’s Number One Fan? Try Our Quiz

Are you a cock-a-doodie know-nothing, or do you have a little bit of shine to you?

Tim Curry as Pennywise in It
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You thought you were okay sitting on the toilet until you read Dreamcatcher. You’d happily walk past a storm drain until you read It. You’d go into a creepy boutique shop before checking Needful Things out of the library. You didn’t even mind checking into Room 217 at a hotel until you read The Shining. More than perhaps any other horror novelist, Stephen King has unnerved our collective imagination with twisted creations that stalk our everyday lives. Demonic cars, rabid dogs, alien domes, possessed caretakers, crazed fans… there’s a Stephen King monster for every day of the year, plus one extra on leap years.

With a back catalogue reaching all the way from the 1970s to now, if you stacked every novel Stephen King had ever published in a teetering pile, it would almost certainly topple over and crush you to death.

That’s before we even get to the movie and TV adaptations, which are many and memorable and forever fixed some actors (Tim Curry as Pennywise, Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes…) in those unforgettable roles. The stuff of spilled movie theater popcorn and sleepover nightmares, King’s dark imagination has found its way into great films, not-so-great films and a few extremely middling TV shows.

The question is: are you a casual King reader who doesn’t know his Salem’s Lot from his Pet Semetary, or are you his cock-a-doodie number one fan? Take our quiz to find out.

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