Episode 258 - Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace in How Did This Get Made? Posted January 29 7 hours ago, babymech said: I'm happy to see that they gave Stephen King a well-deserved burn for always telling the same story, based on two examples that have almost nothing to do with King's stories. The Shocker, as Paul briefly alluded to, was not just directed but written by Wes Craven; the Lawnmower Man has nothing to do with the King short story other than sharing the name - King's story is about an evil incarnation of Pan moonlighting as a lawnmower man eating both grass and people. People definitely need to give Stephen King more shit for this - all these stories he never wrote are just way too similar. I was kind of laughing whenever the mentioned King. Obviously, there's no connection to Shocker (a movie my parents wouldn't let me watch as a kid because it was "too scary", and boy was I disappointed when I got older and finally watched it). In the case of Lawnmower Man, they originally tried marketing it as "Stephen King's Lawnmower Man" but he sued them to make them stop.