Many of Stephen King's best books come straight from his own fears. After all, what would be worse for an author than getting kidnapped by an obsessed fan and forced to write a book while undergoing horrific torture? (Years later, King confessed that the fan was really a metaphor for the cocaine that was ruling his life at the time.) Rob Reiner turned Misery into a masterful (though sometimes hard to watch) film starring Kathy Bates and James Caan in 1990. It's coming to Broadway with Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf later this year. They have a lot to live up to.