We all know Stephen King is a master of horror. With more than 85 books under his belt, film adaptations and some of the most iconic frightening scenes in history created in his mind, there is no question he is the epitome of the horror genre. Books such as IT, The Shining, The Stand, Carrie, Misery…all best sellers, and all topping the film charts thanks to King’s unparalleled ability to scare the bejeebers out of us.
But what many may not know, is that Stephen King is also a sass master. His unique ability to bring humor to a subject, but also his no holds barred, straight talking when it comes to politics and the current state of America, have quickly made him one of our favorite follows on Twitter.
Here are 10 Tweets that prove Stephen King is not only a master of horror, but also a master of sass and setting the record straight.
10. He is a fan of Game of Thrones…just like us!
Leading up to the end of the Game of Thrones phenomenon, King made sure to tweet his praise to those who created a show that, regardless of your feelings of the final season, is unmatched in its fantastical ability to draw us into the world created. George RR Martin built a world unlike any other, and sometimes even NYT Bestsellers like King need a moment to fanboy
Before tonight's episode of GoT, big thanks to George R.R. Martin, David Benioff, and Dan Weiss for creating 8 seasons of enthralling fantasy (and human) drama. Few shows can truly be called groundbreaking. This is one of them. You guys rock!
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 20, 2019
9. He joins in pop culture, just like us.
He may be known as the king of horror, but Stephen King apparently is also a Riverdale fan. In the lead up to the royal baby of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, King decided to place his own bets on the latest little royals name, while also showing his Riverdale pride
The second royal baby will be Veronica if a girl, Jughead if a boy.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 9, 2019
8. He loves his pets…just like us!
Despite his past history of turning lovable pets into the things of nightmares (Cujo, Pet Cemetery), he has a soft spot for his fur babies. Especially when carnage is unleashed, even he has to show Twitter the aftermath.
After toppling her toy box late at night and killing a couple of unsuspecting stuffed animals, Molly–aka the Thing of Evil–falls asleep in the wreckage. pic.twitter.com/rVotZXui2Y
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 8, 2019
7. Everyone loves predictions.
Back to his love of GOT, even Mr. King ventured into the realm of speculation when it came to how the final Game of Thrones season would end. But unlike the majority of the fandom who seemed dedicated to either Jon or Dani holding the throne in the end, King went for the underdog.
Suppose–just suppose, now–that Jon and Dani BOTH died (along with Cersei, of course). Suppose–just suppose–that a certain little man with a big heart ended up sitting on the Iron Throne?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 6, 2019
6. He falls into the Twitter trap just like the rest of us.
It’s a safe bet that there is no one who hasn’t experienced this. The intent to just check one little thing on your phone, only to end up three hours later, scrolling through all your social feeds, and suddenly researching why mayonnaise is white. Well, Stephen King is no different, and it turns out even NYT bestsellers have Twitter regret.
Having wasted 15 minutes I'll never get back reading Twitter posts (some from the Big Crybaby), I think I'll go read my book and watch the Red Sox.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 25, 2019
5. He throws shade…and we love it.
To say Stephen King isn’t a fan of Donald Trump would be a massive understatement. Most of his best tweets are direct, unrestricted bashing of 45, many that have us loling at the accuracy and mastery of the insult. And we live for it, especially when he makes spot on comparisons that leave you thinking ‘huh…’
It's impossible to watch HBO's CHERNOBYL without thinking of Donald Trump; like those in charge of the doomed Russian reactor, he's a man of mediocre intelligence in charge of great power–economic, global–that he does not understand.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 30, 2019
4. Even his tweets are the stuff of nightmares.
As if his novels weren’t enough to make you sleep with the light on, sometimes King transitions that talent into his Twitter. This particular gem had us rubbing our eyes for a few days afterwards.
Want a little bedtime story? My friend felt he had a hair caught between his eye and his glasses. He couldn't get rid of it, so he looked in the mirror. A tick was crawling on his eyeball. Nighty-night, sleep well.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 31, 2019
3. He pulls no punches.
If anyone was to suggest that Stephen King censors his thoughts, they would be wrong. The man is a legend, and when his tweets poke fun at 45, everyone wins.
Congratulations, Britain! Tonight you are hosting a state dinner for an American asshole who can't spell!
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 3, 2019
2. Insults with epic sass…
This particular tweet needs no lead up. It is pure gold, and a good reminder that this too shall pass.
As for Trump, he’s basically a kidney stone on the body politic. He will pass.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 4, 2019
1. He joins in the proverbial collective ‘WTF’ that followed Trump’s July 4th speech.
“Took over the airports.” Just when I think I have explored the outer limits of Donald Trump’s melting intellect, new vistas of stupidity open before me.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 5, 2019
There are endless other options of hilarious, sassy and down right awesome tweets courtesy of the master of horror himself. If you aren’t following him already, we suggest you rectify that asap.