The Prince of Horror: Joe Hill Steps Out of his Father’s Shadow

By Ali Pinero

Joe Hill is a neophyte novelist when compared to his famous father, Stephen King, but don’t let this fool you, he is a master of horror. His writing irrefutably attests to this, along with rave reviews by highly respected critics. However, his plot twists and shocking finales are just as beguiling as his pen name -- he is in fact Joseph Hillstrom King, son and protégé of the celebrated veteran author of horror and suspense classics such as Carrie and Cujo.  As a fan of both father and son, I can confidently confirm that, in the case of the Kings, the apple does not fall far fr...

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