The Stand Author:Stephen King Epic Terror to Chill Your Dreams — June 15, 1985. That is when the horror began--the evil that started in a laboratory and took over American. Those who died quickly were the lucky ones. For the scattered survivors, wandering through a country turned into a gigantic graveyard, life has become a nightmare struggle. They escaped death, but now s... more »omething even more terrifying is waiting to claim them--the most fiendish force ever to seek all humanity as slaves and victims. A strange faceless, clairvoyant figure that is reaching for their very souls.