These Stephen King Connections Will Blow Your Mind

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The Concordia research station is interpretationsed on the Antarctic Plateau and operates year round.

And Cujo.

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And The Dark Half.

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And Needful Things.

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And the novella “The Body,” which became the film Stand By Me.

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Then there’s Derry, Maine. You might remember Derry as the town from It.

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And Dreamcatcher.

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Near Derry, you’ll find Haven. Of course, that’s where the TV series Haven takes place. Haven is based on Stephen King’s novel The Colorado Kid.

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But Haven is also home to The Tommyknockers.

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Let’s move on to plot. Here’s where things get complicated. In The Tommyknockers, mysterious organization The Shop invades Haven to control the alien presence.

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The Shop is responsible for the Lot Six experiments, which gave Charlie McGee her powers in Firestarter.

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And The Shop was involved in the Arrowhead Project, which resulted in the titular supernatural disaster of The Mist.

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The organization is also mentioned in “The Langoliers.”

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The same evil forces run throughout many Stephen King works. Take Randall Flagg, for example. He’s the major antagonist in The Stand.

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But he also pursues Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower series. More on that in a bit.

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Randall Flagg gets namechecked in ‘Salem’s Lot.

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And he may be the demonic entity in the Stephen King short story “Children of the Corn.”

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But Randall Flagg actually serves The Crimson King, who is another major adversary in The Dark Tower.

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Also Patrick Danville from Insomnia and Dinky Earnshaw from the title story in Everything’s Eventual.

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Let’s go back to The Dark Tower, because Stephen King’s epic fantasy series has more connections than anything else he’s written.

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Father Callahan from ‘Salem’s Lot plays a major role in The Dark Tower.

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So does Ted Brautigan from Hearts in Atlantis.

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And in the novels Insomnia and Black House.

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The can-toi from Desperation pop up again in The Dark Tower. They are low men who serve — you guessed it — the Crimson King.

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The titular car in From a Buick 8 was likely owned by a low man.

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And the low men are the ones pursuing Ted Brautigan in the short story “Low Men in Yellow Coats” from Hearts in Atlantis.

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You ready for more? In Stephen King books, twinners are doppelgangers in other universes. Jake Chambers from The Dark Tower is a twinner of Bobby Garfield from Hearts in Atlantis.

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It’s not limited to The Dark Tower either. The Trashcan Man from The Stand may be a twinner of Phil Bushey from Under the Dome.

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And sometimes characters crossover in unexpected ways. Dick Hallorann from The Shining appears in a flashback in It. He served with Mike Hanlon’s father.

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Speaking of It, Eddie Kaspbrak’s family used to live next door to Paul Sheldon’s family. Paul is the protagonist of Misery.

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OK, one more. Before ending up in Shawshank Prison, Andy Dufresne did accounting work for Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander in “Apt Pupil.”

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