The "King" of horror is hitting the talk show circuit.

My west side neighbor, and Bangor’s most famous resident, the legendary Stephen King, recently made the talk show rounds and chatted with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America, to plug his brand new book.

His new effort is called “Later” It's a crime novel that was published on March 2. The story is told in first-person by the protagonist, Jamie Conklin, who has the ability to see dead people, "but not like that movie with Bruce Willis," as he says in the book, a sly reference to the 1999 film “The Sixth Sense.”

Set in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Jamie’s ability to see and talk to the dead means that the dead people he can talk to must answer all his questions truthfully. When he is very young, Jamie is traumatized after a man who is killed in a car accident near Central Park waves at him, despite being dead. All of this sounds scary and creepy, which means it is another in a long line of Stephen King classics.

Also in the GMA interview, he shares what he thinks his iconic character “Carrie” would be up to during quarantine. A terrifying thought for sure.

GMA isn't the only stop he has made recently, he also hit the Drew Barrymore Show, and told the now famous story of how he did not like the movie version of "The Shining" when it came out. You may remember that Drew was in the 1984 adaptation of "Firestarter."

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