Very few of King's stories transfer well to the big screen. This one does. It orginally came out in a only online book format for free because they were trying to promote books online at the time (if I remember correctly it was 2000). I loved it and read it all in one night (only about 66 pages). I re-read it again when it came out in his collection and glad to have seen the movie when it finally came out. If you love King then you will like the way this movie turns out.