Small But Important Details Stephen King Fans Shared About His Non-Horror Movies And Series

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Vote up the best details from the King of Horror's non-horror movies.

Though Stephen King is the Master of Horror, many of his greatest works fall within other genres, trading in the blood and guts for heartwarming moments, thrilling scenes of action, and even the occasional heartbreak.

Over the years, fans have shared small details and hidden tidbits about the movies and series that were adapted from his work. Here are a few items any King fan will find interesting. Vote up the best small details.


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    Magic Number #237

    From Redditor u/RockleyBob:

    The number 237 appears often in Stephen King adaptations. It's the amount of change the boys come up with in Stand By Me, Red's cell number in Shawshank Redemption, and an infamous room in The Shining.

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    234 VOTES

    The Story Of Saint Christopher In 'The Green Mile'

    The Story Of Saint Christopher In 'The Green Mile'
    Photo: The Green Mile / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/themightyheptagon:

    In The Green Mile (1999), Melinda gives John Coffey a Saint Christopher medallion after he heals her tumor. According to Christian tradition, Saint Christopher was a physically imposing man who devoted his life to helping others, and died trying to carry the sins of humanity... just like John.

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    112 VOTES

    The Train Scene In 'Stand By Me'

    The Train Scene In 'Stand By Me'
    Photo: Stand By Me / Columbia Pictures

    From Redditor u/Lu1slayer:

    In Stand By Me (1986), when they were filming the scene where Gordie and Vern are about to be run over by the train, the actors did not look scared enough. In frustration, director Rob Reiner yelled at them to the point where they started crying, and that's when they were able to film the scene.

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    116 VOTES

    'Gerald's Game' And 'Dolores Claiborne' Have Shared Events - And People

    From Redditor u/VintagePoet82:

    In Gerald's Game (2017), Jessie references a dream she had about a woman and a well. The woman she "dreamed" of is Dolores Claiborne from Dolores Claiborne (1995), a woman who murdered her husband by throwing him down a well during the same eclipse.

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    189 VOTES

    Forced Perspective In 'The Green Mile'

    Forced Perspective In 'The Green Mile'
    Photo: The Green Mile / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/WhoseYourCadi:

    In The Green Mile, they used creative camera angles and tricks [to create] the illusion of Michael Clark Duncan’s height. He’s actually only an inch taller than David Morse (left).

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    129 VOTES

    'Bail Money' From 'The Shawshank Redemption'

    'Bail Money' From 'The Shawshank Redemption'
    Photo: Shawshank Redemption / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/StatusLoquat8:

    For The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Stephen King never cashed his $5,000 [royalty] check for the rights to the film. Years later, he framed it and mailed it to director Frank Darabont with a note saying: "In case you ever need bail money, Love Steve".