Master of horror Stephen King is a pretty interesting guy. He's a best-selling author. His classic book IT was recently made into a feature film that blew away critics and audiences alike. He has an adorable Corgi named Molly, aka "The Thing of Evil" and was recently blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter. Basically, Stephen King is winning at life.
When a hilariously absurd photo recently surfaced of him from back in the '70s, fans reacted with a mix of applause and disgust. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that the photo is classic King.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 40-plus years, you've probably heard of Stephen King.
via: GettyHe's published 54 novels and has sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. Several of his most popular works have been made into TV series, miniseries, comic books and major motion films.
He was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine.
via: GettyHe first found inspiration for writing horror after reading a collection of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft. King stated that "I knew that I'd found home when I read that book."
King has been the recipient of a number of accolades.
via: GettyHe has received World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, a Nebula Award, an O. Henry Award, the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grand Master Award for the Mystery Writers of America. He was awarded the National Medal of Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature in 2015 by President Obama himself.
His home state of Maine has had a huge influence on his work.
via: GettyMany of his stories take place in fictional Maine towns, such as Derry and Castle Rock. King has stated that Derry, the setting for IT, is loosely based on Banger, where he currently resides with his wife Tabitha (and Thing of Evil Molly, of course.)
Oh, and speaking of IT...
via: GettyThe creepy flick smashed box office records its opening weekend. Not only was it the largest opening ever for a film debuting in September, it was also the largest opening for a horror movie of all time. There's been a lot of talk about King lately, and, luckily for us, a photo recently emerged from his alma mater that has gone viral. And trust us, you have to see it.
On September 22, Twitter user Todd Spence posted this insane photo of the acclaimed author.According to the clipping, this was the photo they chose to announce King hitting "the big time". We can't help but wonder why, with what we can assume would be dozens of photos to choose from, this was the one selected.
The reactions have been as hilarious as you would expect.
via: TwitterSeveral people incorporated King's work into their comments. Honestly, the picture these users have painted of King in that photo seems scarily accurate. It's hard to imagine this guy not having a pet cemetery in his backyard.