Written by Dan Malone on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Stephen King has written some of the best novels ever in the horror genre and now it may not be the writer, but rather the killer.

“You Can’t Kill Stephen King” is a horror parody film – campy, of course – about a gang of friends who are vacationing near where Stephen King lives. They each get killed off one at the time in typical slasher fashion, each in way taken from one of his books.

It’s the brainchild of Monroe Mann and Ronnie Khalil. Mann is an attorney and Iraq vet; Khalil is a stand-up comedian. They came up with the idea on a rainy day at the very lake they shot the film.

So what does King think about it?

“Well, he declined being in it,” says Khalil. “But we did get him the script very early on and he was kind enough to feature our trailer on his ‘unofficial news’ section of his website, so we’re thrilled about that.”

It’s set to premiere at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival on Saturday, April 14th in Maine (King’s home state). Stephen King was even sent a person invite.

“Well, I’m not really sure that’s going to happen,” says Mann. “But this film is an homage to him and his films, all of which have obviously influenced us as well many of the cast and crew. If he does come, we hope he laughs and enjoys it.”

For more information about the movie, please visit CantKillKing.com.


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