Show Business: Giving Hollywood the Chills

Stephen King's scary bestsellers become hot film properties

Across the land, a mysterious fever has gripped the film making community.

In North Carolina, a movie crew builds an entire replica of an elaborate 250-year-old Southern mansion—and proceeds to burn it to the ground. Bands of talent scouts comb through used-car lots from Montana to Kentucky in search of their newest star-to-be: a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Meanwhile, back in Hollywood, producers feel driven to offer huge sums of money to an ex-English teacher from Maine whose novels have an uncanny knack for winding up high on the bestseller list.

The plot for Stephen King's next excursion...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!