Stephen King readalikes. Stephen King is often called the Master of Horror with his knack for bringing to life the most terrifying of nightmares and placing them squarely in the everyday world. His short stories range in tone from gruesome and surreal to inspirational. Several of his works have been adapted as movies: Green Mile, Hearts in Atlantis, Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, Carrie, Stand By Me, and Misery. If you like Stephen King, try these authors… From Brownsburg Public Library.