12 Best Stephen King Movies | Den of GeekBut nope, there was also Misery and The Green Mile! Mercedes or Under the Dome , which are at the whims of being cancelled mid-story. For More is set in Antarctica, where a remote Synopsis: Fifteen years after the original Children of the Corn, John Franklin returns as Isaac, leader of the band of murderous Synopsis: In this chapter of the horror saga, the murderous title children and their demonic leader terrorize a group of college
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Thu 22 Aug Cujo arguably has more thrills. Apt Pupil certainly has more chills. But with his sole directorial effort, Stephen King — that great chronicler of retro Americana — somehow made the perfect drive-in movie: a silly, slapdash nightmare of murderous vehicles and appliances attacking hysterical patrons including a bewildered Emilio Estevez at a truck stop. King gets arguably his prettiest screen surrogate in this slick, twisty thriller about a blocked writer Johnny Depp whose favoured lakeside retreat is interrupted by a vengeful rival John Turturro in a distinctive hat.
Stephen King isn't just an author by this point: He's an institution, a legacy of classic horror stories that capture our imaginations, fuel our nightmares, and speak -- when he's at his best -- to our shared experiences as flawed, emotional beings. The best King stories scare so many of us that we all feel connected, and even the worst are usually pretty fun. King's books and short stories quickly became hit movies, many of them celebrated in their time, and some flopped so hard that hardly anybody remembers them. Cataloguing every adaptation might be a fool's errand, so we made some tough choices and decided to focus only on his theatrical releases. And even then, there are so many King adaptations that it gets tricky. The sequels to King's work rarely have anything to do with the source material, so they're all disqualified even though some, like Larry Cohen's prescient anti-fascist monster drama "A Return to Salem's Lot," are genuinely interesting.
Killer clowns. Haunted hotels. Whatever the hell the Tommyknockers are. Ever since the success of Carrie, the cinematic rights to the author's novels have been snapped up left and right by hungry studios, eager to turn his tales of horror into blockbuster hits. And with a wave of new King-inspired horrors on the way, there's never been a better time to look at the best Stephen King movies. It: Chapter 2 makes for the latest King adaptation to float into cinemas. To celebrate the sequel's release, we're looking back at the author's bounty of adaptations.
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Stephen King , the master of horror and one of America's most important writers, has enjoyed a very successful career, thanks to his prolific pen and the many adaptations his tales have inspired, whether it be in the movies or on TV. While for many fans, King means creepy novels like IT or 'Salem's Lot and sprawling epics like The Dark Tower series and The Stand , others have flocked around the stuff based on his work. And for good reason: has any other modern writer inspired as many cinematic classics? King might even be the best-adapted writer in literary history. At least it's easy for a nerd to think so.