6 Memorable Characters from the Year of Stephen King

Yes, 2017 was the year of Stephen King and oh boy, was it a successful one! King’s stories were brought to life and all made quite a ruckus in the horror community. Whether you loved them or not, each project had memorable characters that stood out and made the watch an even more enjoyable experience. Check out our list of standout King characters from 2017 and see if your favorite made the cut.

6 – Nathalie in The Mist TV Series

Although The Mist TV series didn’t do well, certain characters stood out. I personally think Frances Conroy makes everything better. I loved her character and her performance was amazing as always.

See the trailer – HERE.

5 – Roland in The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower was another hit or miss in the horror community. I thought Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor both did great jobs in their prospective roles. However, Idris Elba stood out to me the most. Elba seems to kill it at anything he does, which is why, even if you don’t think you’ll like The Dark Tower, you should at least watch it for him.

See the trailer – HERE.

4 – Beverly in IT

Sophia Lillis is a beautiful and talented actress that I hope to see more of in the future. She played the perfect Beverly Marsh in Andy Muschietti’s IT. She as the unsung hero of the film and I truly admired her bravery and beauty.

See the trailer – HERE.

3 – Wilfred in 1922

The tale 1922 is a great story, but it definitely has a slow burn that takes a bit to get into. Thomas Jane’s performance, however, is nothing less than extraordinary. It was intense and left an uneasy feeling in my stomach.

See our review – HERE.


2 – Richie in IT

Finn Wolfhard is going places. He’s proven this time and time again with his roles in Stranger Things and IT. With IT, however, we got to see a new side to him. He was a foul loudmouth with no filter that made us laugh, despite the darkness surrounding him. “Go blow your dad, you mullet wearing asshole!” Although all of the Losers are amazing, he is by far one of my favorites.

See our editorial – HERE.

1 – Jessie in Gerald’s Game

Carla Gugino gave an outstanding performance in the Netflix adaption of Gerald’s Game, probably the best of her career. Her character, Jessie, goes through such an incredible transformation from beginning to end and it will leave you breathless. Her story is heartbreaking, riveting, and galvanizing.

See the trailer – HERE.

Although we’re about to say goodbye to the year of Stephen King, we at PopHorror can’t help but pay tribute to some of these fantastic characters. Who was your favorite King character of 2017? Let us know in the comments!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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