WATCH: Stephen King's bio in 2 minutes

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Sep 21, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT

With the hurricane of  Stephen King horror projects erupting on TV and the big screen, it's easy to be swept away in the sudden craze to adapt Maine's Master of the Macabre and become swiftly lost in the madness.

As The Dark Tower crumbles in theaters, Mr. Mercedes rolls onto the airwaves, and the prolonged box office performance of Pennywise in Andy Muschietti's IT makes daily news, you might wonder when this consuming King cavalcade will end.

Instead, don't swim against the terrifying tide of creative offerings based on his words and learn more about the prolific paranormal author so you can drop captivating details about him as you're standing in line waiting to see the next translation of his work.

To assist in your Kingly education, here's SYFY WIRE's two-minute primer on the life of the man who's been adapted more times than William Shakespeare. From humble beginnings in The Pine Tree State to becoming the crowned champion of creepy tales, bone up on Stephen King's bio before another TV series gets another green light.

Oh, and a very Happy Birthday to Stephen, who turns 70 today!