Stephen King once said, “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life,” which is a little strange seeing as he has starred in commercials.
Oh well. Books are better, but these commercials starring the King himself are still gold.
5-Creepshow TV Spot
Teaming up with the master of zombies, George Romero, Stephen King makes his screenwriting debut in this 1982 horror comedy anthology, Creepshow. With five stories, plus a prologue and epilogue, this film features a whole host of stars.
Heads up! Stephen King appears in “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill” as Jordy Verrill himself.
Check out the trailer below! Can you spot the King of horror in this movie directed by the king of zombies?
Stephen King says we should go to our local libraries. They have many things, like music, televisions, computers, and books. It’s a timeless message, although their many extraneous features might not be so ‘unique’ anymore.
By the by, this commercial seems it might be setting up the premise for his next book, ‘Scary Author Lives in the Library and Makes Weird Faces at People’.
3-BOO! says the Ghost Writer
Sports Center advertises, but here they pull back the curtain and reveal their ‘ghost writer.’ He’s not an actual ghost, he’s Stephen King!
Please don’t be a ghost, your highness Mr. King. Sports Center was wrong, we need players with telekinetic powers.
2-“I just wanted someone to do stephen king right”
Here’s a commercial for an adaptation that he directed. It’s the first, and only film, he’s ever directed. As King himself said, he was on cocaine. In Hollywood’s Stephen King, King says he was “coked out of [his] mind all through its production, and [he] really didn’t know what [he] was doing.”
Well, in the commercial he says that Maximum Overdrive, “It was my first picture as a director, and you know something? I sort of enjoyed it!”
This movie caused the cinematographer to go blind in his right eye.
1-The Horror! I lost my American Express card!
This commercial… has nothing to do with a book. It’s just how he really likes American Express. The most unnerving part about this commercial is how Stephen King takes it so seriously and the narrator is just a normal commercial narrator.
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