Stephen King Tells You What To Watch And Read This Halloween For A Real Scare

Get scared.


Writer Stephen King knows a thing or two about what's scary. With the spooky holiday Halloween coming up, the author has now shared a list of a movie, TV show, and book that he recommends if you're looking for a fright this Halloween.

Starting with film, King told Entertainment Weekly that he recommends this year's Child's Play remake. He says he missed it in theaters but eventually got around to seeing it. "I just f***ing loved that movie," he said. "I laughed and I cried at the things in there. Everybody who's in the movie does a terrific job. It’s a smart script and it's just a load of fun. It really is. It’s gruesome as hell."

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: The 20 Biggest Movies To Watch In Fall & Winter 2019

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill voices Chucky, the doll who comes to life and kills people. The movie also stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and Gabriel Bateman.

Moving to TV, King said he's currently enjoying the Netflix show Marianne. The French series is "very, very scary," King remarked. The show has sort of a Stranger Things vibe along with the "Steve King vibe as well," the remarked.

Finally, King recommends the book Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. He said it's "like Harry Potter but for grownups." It's scary, smart, and imaginative, King said.

The latest adaptation of King's work is Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining that's based on his book. The movie stars Ewan McGregor as the grown up Danny Torrance who still has his mysterious powers known as "the shining." The movie opens on November 8.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 2 comments about this story