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Stephen King's killer cameo on latest Mr. Mercedes

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:51 AM EDT (Updated)

SPOILER ALERT: Last night's Mr. Mercedes discussed below!

Talk about a gor-ified cameo!

There is no doubt that Stephen King’s literary-to-screen career is on fire right now, but his days as a jobbing actor appear to be numbered. On last night’s sixth episode of Mr. Mercedes -- the show based on his 2014 novel -- King played an unlucky chef who young serial killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) wanted dead.

I know, it’s difficult to even imagine a world without King, and you’d be forgiven for finding the gory scenes of him with a large kitchen knife in the back of his neck fairly distressing. Don’t worry, though, it was just one of Brady's warped daydreams. So who knows, maybe King will be back? Though judging by Brady’s hunger for killing, that’s probably not a good idea.

King is no stranger to cameoing in his own work, in fact there’s been a lot. Some of his acting highlights include playing a man at the ATM in Maximum Overdrive (1986), a truck driver in Creepshow 2 (1987), the minister in Pet Semetary (1989), and who could forget his turn as the pizza delivery guy in the TV miniseries Rose Red (2002)?


The legendary scribe is certainly having a ball right now, with three major projects adapted from his works being released recently, also including the Idris Elba-starrer The Dark Tower. But of course, all eyes have been on It and those incredible box-office numbers that have shaken up a dreary summer onscreen. The first film -- which cost only $35 million to make -- made $200 million in less than a week, and luckily for us all, there are already plans for a sequel.

What do you think is Stephen King’s best cameo? Scare us with your thoughts below.

(via Bloody Disgusting)