Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
Here continues the countdown of the most influential, horrifying, disgusting and entertaining horror films over the last 125 years in chronological order. These are the must-sees! Look for 31 Days of Halloween: Horror Movie Must-Sees throughout October 2018.
Based on the novel of the same name, which was published in 1987, Misery is a celebrity’s worst nightmare come true. Writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is horribly injured in a car accident and rescued by Ms. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). Wilkes initially seems a saint because she cares for and nurses Paul back to health.
Annie reveals she is a huge fan of his books. However, Paul soon realizes that his fan is actually a true psychopath who demands he rewrites his latest manuscript in order to spare the life of its main character. Saving the fictional protagonist's life is tantamount to the author saving his own neck.
This is one of the darkest King adaptations because it impacts its audience on a visceral level. It leaves viewers' hairs standing on end, as audiences teeter on the edge of their seats hoping that Paul can escape his disturbing and murderous captor.