The poster is aptly named 'King Country' and combines a number of references to Stephen King's stories. It also has a couple of personal Easter eggs including King's Bangor, Maine home, a Castle Rock/Derry sign, and the Haven lighthouse.
Stephen King will never go out of style. There are very few writers who can hold a candle in front of King when it comes to mastering the horror genre. Apart from the literary circle, King has made a name for himself in Hollywood too. Be it Gerald's Game, Castle Rock, The Dark Tower, or The Mist, Hollywood has never gone wrong when it comes to his works and they have always been a hit. Maybe because he is a gifted scribe or it could be because King has a natural talent in captivating his audience. In fact, King is now almost synonymous with the horror genre.
But now, you have a chance to add King to your wall, as reported by i09. One die-hard fan of King named Jordan Monsell has created this very detailed poster and honestly, it's wonderful. The poster is aptly named 'King Country' and it combines a massive number of references to Stephen King's stories and Jordan has also given a personal touch by adding a couple of personal Easter eggs including King's Bangor, Maine home, a Castle Rock/Derry sign, and the Haven lighthouse. Check out the image below. How many can you find?
In case you are unable to view the entire photo, you can check out the same here. There is no doubt that Monsell created this keeping King as his main inspiration, but he has also cited Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel as visual inspirations. Coming to the references, some of them are obvious, the others are a little hard to find. To be honest, it would take a true King fan to figure out all the hidden references, and thankfully, Monsell has given a key that makes it easy to check them out.
Apart from King's poetry, essays, non-fiction, screenplays, and collaborations, Monsell has avoided one particular reference to Rage, an early novel published under King's pseudonym Richard Bachman that shows school shooting. King mentioned that he wrote this book while he was in high school and asked that his publisher cease printing after his book was linked to school shootings. Once you learn the backstory, it does not come as a surprise why Monsell avoided it.
After this image went viral on the internet, people took to Facebook to show how excited they were. One user wrote, "I'm going to have to block off the key bit by bit so I can find the numbers corresponding to my favorites--even holding my laptop up to my face didn't help!" Another one added, "Would love one to hang over my Stephen King hardcover collection." A third user said, "I want this poster! I live 10 miles from Orange ma. Where they shot castle rock. Lazy me never made it there for a taping. Kicking myself for that!!!" Another excited King fan said, "I had plans this afternoon. Had. Now I'm going to stare at this masterpiece and try to find them all."
How many references did you find from the poster? Let us know in the comments below.