Another Stephen King work is being adapted, as if “It” isn’t terrifying enough

Listen, Stephen King. We’re all very impressed by your talent and your prolific writing abilities. But can you let us REST, please?! We’ve already got nightmares banked up for the next few decades from the books you’ve already published. And it looks like we’re not going to be sleeping for the foreseeable future, either.

That’s because Stephen King’s short story Suffer the Little Children is heading to the big screen, according to Deadline, and we’re already covering our eyes.

We’ve barely recovered from It! Give us a break, Hollywood!! Anyway, the story is one of Stephen King’s earliest. It centers on a first-grade teacher who starts noticing some very, um, weird things about her students. So, yeah. Total nightmare fuel. Is there anything creepier than horror-movie children? Anything?

The film adaptation will be written and directed by Sean Carter, who said of the project:

“The Stephen King aesthetic has been imprinted into my psyche since I was a teenager, and Suffer the Little Children fits right into that classic King paradigm: a tragically flawed lead character put into a shockingly unimaginable scenario. It’s a tiny peek into a mythology that I can’t wait to expand into a full-length movie.

He’s a relative newcomer to directing (and nearly a total newcomer to writing), but his background is solidly in the horror genre. He recently wrapped the horror-thriller Keep Watching, starring Bella Thorne. However, he got his start in the editing room, which makes us feel like we’re going to spend the entirety of Suffer the Little Children jumping out of our seats…

But seriously, back to Stephen King — can somebody give him a hug, because we don’t know how much more of this horror we can take. (But…we’re totally going to keep watching it all anyway…)