Stephen King is the world’s most well-known horror writer.
Whether or not you’re a fan of the genre, these books should be on your reading list!
Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors in history, and many have come to know him as a master of horror.
King’s books have been translated into over 50 languages, with over 350 million copies sold worldwide.
He has authored many widely-read novels, including Carrie, The Shining, It (and its subsequent film adaptation), Misery, and Pet Sematary.
BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIES
Who Is Stephen King?
Stephen King is an American author of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy.
He has published over 50 novels, which have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide.
The movie adaptation of his novel The Shining is one of the most popular movies ever made.
Best Stephen King Movies
We have all seen a horror movie that has terrified us, and we couldn’t watch it again because the fear was too much to handle.
Stephen King is one of Hollywood’s top-selling authors who is known for his ability to scare readers with his mind-bending novels.
Let’s jump right into this list!
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Steven King’s novella “The Shawshank Redemption” is a story of hope and perseverance set in the 1940s.
It follows two inmates, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freeman), who are wrongly convicted for the murder of Andy’s wife.
This movie is one that has been watched by many generations since its release in 1994.
The film features Morgan Freeman as Ellis Boyd ‘Redding’, Tim Robbins as Andrew ‘Andy’ Dufresne, Bob Gunton as Warden Samuel Norton, Clancy Brown as Captain Byron J. Hadley, James Whitmore Jr. as Brooks Hatlen, William Sadler as Tommy Williams, and Mark Rolston as Bogs Diamond.
Written and directed by Frank Darabont, it tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence.
The Shining (1980)
The 1980 horror film, The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick is a chilling tale of family relationships and the dangers of isolation.
This movie has been noted as one of the best horror films ever made.
It stars Jack Nicholson as caretaker to an isolated hotel during an offseason with his wife (played by Shelley Duvall) and their son is looking for a change in scenery when they get stuck there due to bad winter weather.
Once at the hotel it’s not long before Jack begins having visions that cause him to become violent towards his wife and son leading up to some very disturbing moments that leave you wondering what will happen next.
The movie stars Jack Nicholson as the director of the hotel, Shelley Duvall as his wife Wendy Torrance, Danny Lloyd as their son Danny Torrance and Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann.
The cast also includes Joe Turkel (as Grady), Barry Nelson (as Stuart Ullman), Philip Stone (as Mr. Ullman), and Tony Burton (as Delbert Grady).
- Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd (Actors)
- Stanley Kubrick (Director)
- English, French, Spanish (Subtitles)
- Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
The Green Mile (1999)
The Green Mile is a 1999 American drama film, based on the novel by Stephen King.
The film was directed by Frank Darabont and stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb and Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey.
The story follows the lives of guards on death row, especially the kind-hearted Paul who learns to deal with his own personal issues while executing inmates at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in 1935.
The movie starts off by introducing us to protagonist Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks). He’s an old man now, but back in 1935, he was a prison guard working for “Old Sparky,” the electric chair that killed anyone who got close enough to it.
The film begins with a death row inmate, John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), who possesses supernatural powers and can heal people by touching them.
He has been sentenced to die for raping and murdering two little girls; however, he does not seem like a typical killer…
The movie won four Academy Awards.
It was a commercial success, grossing $286 million from its $60 million budget, and was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Duncan, Best Sound, and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
The Dead Zone (1983)
In the 1980s, Stephen King had taken to writing novels that were both thrilling and terrifying. One of his most famous works, “The Dead Zone,” is about a man who discovers he has psychic powers after being in a coma for five years.
He uses these powers to try to stop an assassination attempt on President Reagan before it can happen.
This leads him on a path where he must try to prevent those tragic future events from happening while also trying not to change the past too much or risk losing everything again.
The film adaptation starring Christopher Walken was released in 1983 and was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Actor in the Leading Role (Christopher Walken),
Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (Michael Butler) and Best Director (David Cronenberg).
Misery is a 1990 psychological horror novel by Stephen King. The story follows the protagonist, Annie Wilkes, who holds her favorite author captive and forces him to write in order for them both to survive.
The book was adapted into a film starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, and Lauren Bacall.
The book explores themes such as obsession, depression, and celebrity worship/adulation gone wrong.
It’s not often that directors get the opportunity to craft a truly depressing film, but if there is one person who knows how to do it well, it would be Rob Reiner.
The majority of the movie focuses on Kathy Bates’ character Annie Wilkes as she tortures her favorite author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) after trapping him in his car following an accident.
Stand By Me (1986)
Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming-of-age film directed by Rob Reiner.
The story follows four boys from the fictional town of Castle Rock, Oregon, and their quest to find the body of a missing teenager in order to keep him from being killed.
This thrilling adventure film is sure to keep you on your toes with its suspenseful plot twists and heartwarming characters.
It is based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella The Body, and the title derives from the Ben E. King song.
Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell star as four boys who, in 1959, go on a hike to find the dead body of a missing boy and confront a bully, played by Kiefer Sutherland.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and two Golden Globe Awards: one for Best Drama Motion Picture and won for Best Director.
The lesson from Stand By Me’s story is that we should be there for our friends when they need us most. Even if it means risking your own life for someone you care about, sometimes it’s worth the risk!
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Workers clock in for their shift … and clock out for good!
This is a terror-filled tale … When an abandoned textile mill is reopened, several employees meet mysterious deaths.
The link between the killings is the hour: all occurred between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. – the Graveyard Shift.
The sadistic mill foreman has chosen a group to clean up the mill’s rat-infested basement.
But what the workers find is a subterranean maze of tunnels leading to the cemetery – and an unimaginable horror that comes alive in the dead of night …
- Graveyard Shift
- David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht (Actors)
- Ralph S. Singleton (Director) - William J. Dunn (Producer)
- English (Subtitle)
- Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Stephen King’s ‘Thinner’ (1996)
Stephen King’s “thinner” is a horror novel that was published in 1996. In the book, there are two main characters: Billy Halleck and Mr. Farraday.
Stephen King’s ‘thinner’ is a suspense novel that is about an overweight lawyer, Billy Halleck, who commits the crime of accidentally killing a gypsy woman with his car.
The gypsy curse sets in and he begins to lose weight at alarming rates. He eventually becomes so thin that no one can see him and thus cannot find him for trial.
This book has been criticized as being clichéd, but it still remains popular due to its fast-paced plotline and engaging characters.
Carrie is the protagonist of Stephen King’s “Carrie” and Sissy Spacek plays her in the movie.
Carrie is a high school student who has an overactive imagination, which gives her telekinetic powers that she later uses to get revenge on those who have wronged her.
Carrie is a girl who has been bullied all of her life because she can’t see. She’s never had a friend, and the only person she loves is her father.
Her dad was always there for her when nobody else would be, but he died in an accident when Carrie was 14 years old. Now that Carrie is 18 and starting college as a blind student,
She doesn’t know how to handle what people say about her disability- especially since it’s from total strangers on campus.
King has commented that he finds the work to be “raw” and “with a surprising power to hurt and horrify.
The cell is a 2016 American horror film written and directed by Tod Williams. The movie tells the story of four strangers who are trapped in an underground elevator, with one suspecting that there may be more to their situation than meets the eye.
This movie was released on Friday, June 10th in theaters everywhere. Cell stars John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Stacy Keach as well as newcomer Melanie Lynskey.
It has been rated PG-13 for violence and terror throughout the film. If you’re looking for something scary this weekend then come see Cell!
It’s based on the book of the same name and it’s directed by Tod Williams. Cell tells an interesting story about how one person can make an impact in someone else’s life even if they are not aware of it at first.
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
In 1986, Stephen King published his novel Maximum Overdrive about the world’s machines coming to life and attacking humans.
It was adapted into a motion picture in 1986 which is not a very popular film but has its own cult following.
The movie includes trucks that attack people on the freeway, lawnmowers that cut through human flesh like butter, and cars hopping down mountainsides with their drivers still inside them.
If you’re a fan of horror and have yet to see this cult classic, don’t worry. There’s still time. The movie “Maximum Overdrive” is set in the days after an electromagnetic pulse has shut down most of the world’s electronics.
Inexplicably, machines start attacking people with deadly force – including trucks that are possessed by some unknown entity.
And it’s up to one lonely trucker (played by Emilio Estevez) to find out why they’ve been turned into murderous robots and save his fellow man from being eradicated by their own technology.
The Dark Tower (2017)
The Dark Tower is a movie adaptation of the Stephen King book series, it is an entertaining science fiction/fantasy film about Roland, who embarks on a journey to save the world from evil forces bent on destroying humanity’s only hope for happiness: the mysterious Dark Tower.
This movie has entertained critics with its impressive visuals and riveting performances by Idris Elba as Roland and Matthew McConaughey as Walter Paddick.
The film was directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel, based on a series of novels of the same name written by Stephen King.
The film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger on a quest to protect the Dark Tower – which stands at the nexus point in time and space – from evil forces seeking to destroy it.
The movie also stars Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Fran Kranz, and Claudia Kim.
Pet Sematary (1989)
Pet Sematary is one of the most iconic scenes in all of film history, but it’s been years since we’ve had a new adaptation.
Stephen King enthusiasts are rejoicing at the thought that there will be a brand-new movie based on this book coming out soon! But what do you need to know about Pet Sematary as opposed to other Stephen King novels?”
What starts off as a lighthearted tale takes an abrupt turn and becomes one of the most terrifying films ever made.
The film grossed over $113 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the dark tone, atmosphere, and performances, but disliked the slow pacing and reliance on jump scares.
Critics and audiences were both divided on the changes between the film and book, though many named it better than the 1989 adaptation.
Pet Sematary Two (1992)
Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Two tells the story of Louis Creed, his family, and their new pet cat Church. When Church dies, Louis is faced with a decision on what to do with her body. He soon learns that he can bring her back by burying her in the ground near an ancient burial ground known as “Pet Sematary.”
The only problem is the ancient burial ground has been haunted for years by evil spirits trying to get out.
Now they want revenge against those who have wronged them and are using undead pets like Church to help them get it.
In the early 1990s, Stephen King released his second book in the Pet Sematary series.
The story follows a family with two young children and their cat named Winston Churchill as they move from Boston to rural Maine.
After discovering an ancient Indian burial ground near their new home, they soon find themselves tangled up in some of the most suspenseful moments yet.
They also find out from their neighbor Jud Crandall that this land was once occupied by an Indian tribe who buried animals alongside humans in order to show respect for all life forms.
Carrie is a 2013 film directed by Kimberly Peirce and the remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror classic.
This time around, Carrie has been adapted for an audience more accustomed to modern-day special effects.
The story follows the title character as she discovers her telekinetic abilities and tries to fit in at school while being harassed by bullies.
Her life takes a major turn when she meets Margaret White (played by Julianne Moore) who becomes her mother-figure and teaches her how to use these powers for evil purposes.
Carrie White, who has been neglected and abused by her mother for most of her life. When she is publicly humiliated at her prom, she lashes out with devastating consequences.
A lot of people are saying that this is one of King’s best books because it touches on topics like bullying and being an outsider while also delivering something completely new in the horror genre.
When Carrie came out, most people didn’t know what to expect. The book was so popular and it seemed like there would be a lot of hype around the movie as well.
After watching it, I can say that this is one of my favorite movies ever! It’s funny, emotional, and loaded with powerful messages about female empowerment.
I really enjoyed how they captured the story without giving too much away in advance or robbing any surprises from the audience.
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) is an American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Katt Shea while based on Stephen King’s novel titled “Carrie” published in 1974.
It is a sequel to the classic 1976 horror film Carrie and has little to do with the original Stephen King novel, which was adapted from that movie
Eventually, she starts having visions of herself in an alternate reality where she has superpowers and can get revenge on those who have wronged her. This movie stars Emily Bergl, Rachel Weisz, and Angela Bettis.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics but did well at the box office for its time.
The book and film were both very popular, but not many people know about this sequel which is why I am writing this blog post for you!
Children Of The Corn (1984)
Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn” is a chilling story about a group of children in rural America who kill anyone over 18 years old.
The film adaptation, starring Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton, was released on August 23rd, 1984, and has since been remade twice (in 1995 and 2009).
The 1984 horror film, Children of the Corn, is a classic example of a movie that features children as killers.
The story follows two young adults who are stranded in an isolated part of Nebraska and are taken in by a murderous group of children under the control of the demonic entity known as He Who Walks Behind The Rows.
What makes this film so terrifying is how believable it feels. It’s impossible to watch without feeling like you’re being watched yourself–by these kids with their blank faces and soulless eyes.
The terror doesn’t end there though; once they have you cornered, they’ll stop at nothing to kill you-even if that means getting up close and personal with your neck or slicing your throat open…
Children Of The Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1993)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice is a horror movie that was released in 1993.
Directed by David Price, it stars Terence Knox, Ryan Bollman, Ned Romero, and Paul Scherrer
This film is rated R for violence, language, and drug content and would not be appropriate for younger viewers without parental accompaniment.
It features a group of adults who find themselves lost in rural Nebraska.
They soon realize they are being hunted by children who have turned into murderous creatures, who know only one thing – kill or be killed!
This film has gained its fair share of negative reviews due to plot holes and sub-par acting from several actors.
However, it’s worth watching if you’re looking for some cheap thrills or have fond memories of the original 1984 movie!
Riding The Bullet (2004)
It is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2000 novella of the same name. The film, which received a limited theatrical release, was not successful in theaters; it earned a domestic gross of $134,711.
The film is set on the eve of Halloween in 1969.
The plot revolves around the story of a 21-year-old student, Alan Parker, who experiences his breakup with his girlfriend so much that he tries, albeit unsuccessfully, to commit suicide.
Soon, his mother’s neighbor called him and said that she had a stroke, and she is now in the hospital.
Alan decides to get to the hospital by hitchhiking, but on his way, he constantly comes across strange personalities, and sometimes dangerous events happen to him – drunken guys who decided to make fun of him, an angry dog, etc.
Alan also has a peculiar inner voice, which is in one or a different situation simulates a picture of future events for him. At the end of the journey, Alan will have to meet the living dead.
The Mangler (1994)
“The Mangler” is a 1994 horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper starring Robert Englund as the evil owner of the mangled machine.
The film revolves around an old, out-of-date piece of machinery that has been used for decades to destroy clothing and fabric in order to recycle them.
It would seem like a terrible place for anyone to work, but this particular factory’s workers are actually more than happy with their jobs – until they start disappearing one by one.
What starts off as just another day at work quickly turns into an all-out battle between life and death when the mangling process begins early and without warning.
There are many scenes where people get their heads torn off or have their faces peeled away from their skulls after they’re put into this mangler to do some laundry work for example. It also includes other graphic scenes such as when someone gets pulled apart while trying
The movie Dreamcatcher is a 2003 film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The movie was adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name and follows four friends in Maine who encounter an alien invasion while on a hunting trip.
It stars Morgan Freeman, Tom Sizemore, Jason Lee, Thomas Jane, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, and Matt Damon.
The film has been met with mixed reviews with people either enjoying it for its action sequences or criticizing it for its slow plot progression which hampers the suspenseful atmosphere that is created early in the film.
Dreamcatcher is rated PG-13 due to violence/terroristic themes and brief language.
The film is about four friends who find themselves in a battle against an extraterrestrial invasion of Earth by parasitic beings from outer space.
Unlike most horror films, the nightmare is real and their only weapon is a pistol with five rounds of ammunition.
This suspenseful thriller will keep you on edge as you watch these young men fight for the survival of humankind!
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Creepshow 2 was released in 1987 and is a sequel to the 1982 horror anthology film, Creepshow.
The movie features five short stories of terror by Stephen King as well as George A. Romero; directed by John Harrison.
It’s up to you whether or not these stories are worth your time because they will either scare you or bore you to death!
In 1987, a sequel to the 1982 horror anthology Creepshow was released. The movie has many well-known actors from some of the most popular movies in history.
The movie is about five people who go on a journey to find out what happened to their friend’s father after he disappears.
The film was directed by Michael Gornick and written by George A. Romero, Stephen King, and John A. Russo with music composed by Denny Zeitlin.
Needful Things (1993)
The 1993 horror movie, Needful Things, is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1991 novel.
The movie was directed by Fraser C. Heston and stars Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Kathy Bates, Frances McDormand, and Max von Sydow among others.
If you’re looking for an entertaining thriller that will make your skin crawl while giving you goosebumps then look no further than “Needful Things.”
It has everything from comedy to drama without forgetting about its intense scenes of terror.
The film follows the story of a small-town store owner who sells all manner of items to his customers – but only after they’ve proven themselves worthy by passing a rigged test.
When the evil proprietor dies unexpectedly and leaves behind no heirs, his store opens its doors to all comers and soon becomes the center for all that is black and unholy.
Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (2014)
A Good Marriage is a 2014 American psychological thriller film based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King, from the 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. It stars Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang. It was released on October 3, 2014.
It is a novel that explores the life of Darcy Anderson, who has been living in a blissful marriage with her husband for 25 years.
When she learns that her husband may have murdered two young girls and hid their bodies under the floorboards of their house, she must decide whether to stay by his side or leave him now. This book will keep you guessing until the very end!
The Night Flier (1998)
The Night Flier (also known as Stephen King’s The Night Flier) is a 1997 American horror film based on the 1988 short story of the same title by Stephen King. It was directed by Mark Pavia and starred Miguel Ferrer and Julie Entwisle.
It follows investigative journalist, Richard Dees, as he attempts to investigate the death of one of his colleagues.
The original book was published by Signet and has been translated into multiple languages. It is an example of both modern-day journalism and horror fiction.
Along with his partners, Charles and Rhonda Brunt, they find themselves caught up in an escalating situation where their lives are at stake and have to call on all their resources to stay alive.
Sleepwalkers (also known as Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers) is a 1992 American horror film written by Stephen King and directed by Mick Garris.
Stephen King’s 1992 novel, ‘sleepwalkers’, is a story about an invasion of the body snatchers type.
The film stars Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick and Alice Krige. The film revolves around the last two survivors of a vampiric shape-shifting species that feed on the life force of human female virgins.
It was the first time King wrote a screenplay intended for the screen first, rather than adapting one of his already-existing novels or stories.
Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction horror film based on Stephen King’s 1980 novel of the same name.
The plot concerns a girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency known as the Shop which seeks to control her.
The film was directed by Mark L. Lester and stars David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen, and George C. Scott. Firestarter was shot in and around Wilmington, Chimney Rock, and Lake Lure, North Carolina.
Her parents, who are also psychics, teach her to control these powers and keep them hidden from those who would exploit her or use them for evil purposes.
When she reaches adolescence and starts showing signs of rebellion, they realize that it’s time for their daughter to go out in the world on her own.
The novel tells the story of Charlie McGee (played by Drew Barrymore) as she struggles with this new life outside of the home and learns how to survive on her own while keeping one step ahead of an agency determined to stop at nothing until they find her again.
Silver Bullet (1985)
Silver Bullet is a 1985 American horror film based on the 1983 Stephen King novella Cycle of the Werewolf.
The film is directed by Dan Attias, written by King, and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. The film is now considered a cult classic.
When a series of unexplained murders occurs in the normally quiet town of Tarker’s Mill, the residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don’t are any closer to finding an assailant.
But, when a young wheelchair-using boy named Marty (Corey Haim) encounters a werewolf one night, the pieces begin to come together.
Along with his sister and Uncle Red (Gary Busey), Marty begins a mission to capture the werewolf once and for all.
Secret Window (2004)
Secret Window is a suspense film that was released in 2004 and written by Stephen King. It stars Johnny Depp as Mort Rainey, who has been accused of plagiarizing his last novel from a short story he read in the newspaper.
He is being haunted by an unknown person who wants to kill him for what he did. In this movie, Mort uses three different ways to defend himself against the stranger: faking insanity, pretending not to be home when they arrive at his house, and finally confronting them with a shotgun. This blog post will tell you all about these strategies and more!
Secret Window was written by director David Koepp and produced by John Davis. It stars Johnny Depp as Mort Rainey, along with Terence Stamp, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, and Cherry Jones.
The film premiered at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival before being released in theaters nationwide.
Hearts In Atlantis (2001)
The 2001 film, Hearts In Atlantis directed by Scott Hicks and starring Anthony Hopkins and Anton Yelchin. It is a fascinating and complex movie about the search for innocence.
The protagonist Bobby Garfield goes on a quest to find his lost childhood memories in order to get them back. He does this by traveling across America with his friend Ted Brautigan who has strange psychic powers that help him locate these memories.
This journey takes us through various periods of time as they take turns being the seeker and the sought after.
Along their way, they encounter many obstacles which include but are not limited to: mental hospitals, family betrayal, government espionage, UFOs, and alien abductions among others.
The Dark Half (1993)
The Dark Half is a 1993 horror film directed by George A. Romero and starring Timothy Olyphant, Julie Carmen, David Allen Brooks.
The movie focuses on a writer who finds out that his other personality is committing murders. It was designed as an allegory for the duality of man: good vs evil.
There are many things to investigate in this film including mental health disorders such as dissociative identity disorder (DID) which the main character ends up being diagnosed with at the end of the film.
This movie may be old but it still holds some important lessons on how people can take advantage of others using their power for evil intentions behind closed doors without your knowledge or consent. It
“The Dark Half” is based on Stephen King’s 1989 novel of the same name where he explores themes like split personalities.
Cujo is a 1983 horror novel by Stephen King about an insane St. Bernard who terrorizes the inhabitants of a small American town after being infected with rabies, and its film adaptation was released in 1985.
The story follows the Marquis family: father Ben, mother Donna, son Tad, and daughter Rachel as they take their dog Cujo along on a summer vacation to Maine while their house is under construction.
The novel was ranked number 61 on “Publishers Weekly”‘s list of best-selling novels of 1982;
The movie is based on Stephen King’s 1981 novel of the same name and directed by Lewis Teague. It was written by Don Carlos Dunaway and Barbara Turner (using the pen name Lauren Currier), and starring Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Danny Pintauro.
It Chapter Two (2019)
The movie It Chapter Two (2019) is a continuation of the story from the first one.
Maine to face Pennywise once again. The sequel has an R-rating due to its violence, blood/gore, language, and frightening sequences throughout.
It Chapter Two is directed by Andy Muschietti and stars Jessica Chastain (the Red Queen), James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough), Bill Hader (Richie Tozier), and James Ransone.
If you loved the first installment of It, then you’ll love the second. The sequel to Stephen King’s 1986 novel is a horror-thriller that follows the Losers Club 27 years later as they return to Derry, Maine, and face their fears.
In this chapter, we follow Bill Denbrough who has grown up in New York City and now lives with his wife Audra and son George (named after Georgie) when he attempts to reconnect with his childhood friends.
When something evil starts haunting them again, they prepare for another fight against Pennywise using whatever weapons they can find.
The Running Man (1987)
The Running Man (1987) is a science fiction movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It’s based on the novel by Stephen King and tells the story of Ben Richards, an everyman who has been framed for murder, which leads him to become a fugitive from justice as he tries to clear his name.
The film was directed by Paul Michael Glaser, with ratings of 6/10 on IMDB. This action-packed thriller will keep you at the edge of your seat until its final climactic scene!
By 2017, the sadistic television show The Running Man, whose innocent victims had no chance of survival, had become a favorite pastime for the Americans, which had turned into a paramilitary state.
Cat’s Eye (1985)
“Cat’s Eye” is a screen adaptation of the works of Stephen King.
The film combines three short stories, which are quite different in genre.
Two of them, Quit Smoking Corporation and Cornice, were written by Stephen King for The Night Shift. The third unifying short story “The General” was written especially for the film.
Cat’s Eye is the first book to be written in 1985 by Stephen King. In this novel, we follow three stories that will eventually come together in the end.
Cat’s Eye (also known as Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye) is a 1985 American anthology horror thriller film directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King. It comprises three stories, “Quitters, Inc.”, “The Ledge”, and “General”.
The first two are adaptations of short stories in King’s 1978 Night Shift collection, and the third is unique to the film.
The three stories are connected only by the presence of a traveling cat, which plays an incidental role in the first two and is a major character of the third.
Its cast includes Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Robert Hays, and Candy Clark.
Christine is an American supernatural horror film directed by John Carpenter and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, and Harry Dean Stanton.
The film also features supporting performances from Roberts Blossom and Kelly Preston.
According to the movie, Christine was evil from the day she rolled off the assembly line, injuring an inspector and killing another worker who dropped cigar ashes on her seat.
In the book, Christine was just a normal ’58 Plymouth Fury that was purchased by Roland LeBay, brother of George LeBay (Roberts Blossom), the man who sold Christine to Arnie in the movie.
It’s Roland LeBay who made Christine evil, his love for Christine overriding even his love for his wife and daughter, both of whom died in the car.
Thus, Roland’s evil spirit became one with Christine.
In both the movie and the book, Christine could drive herself and repair any damage so long as she was kept moving.
When Roland died and with no one to love her and drive her around, Christine ceased “living” and began to show her age, until Arnie came along. Roland’s evil spirit and love for Christine was then transferred to Arnie
The Mist (2007)
The Mist is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Frank Darabont. It stars Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Andre Braugher, Laurie Holden, and Toby Jones.
The story follows residents of the small town of Bridgton as they are engulfed in an unnatural mist that conceals strange creatures which cause chaos and death for those who come into contact with them.
Have you ever been in a situation where you were walking down the street, and just as you turned to your left, you felt like something was on your right side?
That’s what it feels like when I watch this movie.
This is a story about a group of people who are stuck in their town after an unexplained mist appears.
They start to panic because nobody knows what this mist is or why it’s there.
It turns out that the mist is full of creatures hungry for human flesh and they’re not going down without making sure everyone dies first! You’ll never know if these monsters will be waiting for you at the end of every turn until watching this film.
Creepshow is a 1982 horror anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King.
The film was made up of five short films, all involving death in some way or another.
The show consisted of five short stories with each story being introduced by an animated character named Uncle Creepy (voiced by Tom Savini).
It is now considered one of the most influential horror anthologies in history and has had a profound effect on generations of filmmakers to come.
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Stephen King’s sequel to his classic novel “The Shining” takes readers on a journey with Danny Torrance, now middle-aged and struggling with the same alcoholism that destroyed his father.
The book follows Danny as he explores the therapeutic power of sobriety in helping him confront his childhood trauma.
Doctor Sleep is written from the perspective of an adult Danny who has yet to find peace or forgiveness for what happened at Overlook Hotel.
It tells the story of Danny Torrance (now Dan), who is now in his 40s and struggling with alcoholism. written and directed by Mike Flanagan.
It is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Stephen King which is a sequel to King’s 1977 novel The Shining.
It is the second film in The Shining franchise.
The film, which also serves as a sequel to the 1980 film adaptation of The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is set several decades after the events of the original and combines elements of the 1977 novel as well.
This psychological thriller is a popular author of scary books who investigates haunted places in search of material for his next book and ends up being terrorized in one such place himself.
The movie is based on Stephen King’s 1999 novel of the same name.
In the movie 1408, Mike Enslin (played by John Cusack) is a writer who has specialized in debunking supernatural events and places.
When his publisher decides he should prove whether or not there are ghosts in New York’s most haunted hotel, he reluctantly agrees to conduct a one-night investigation of room 1408. Unbeknownst to him, this decision will change his life forever.
In the film, Mike finds himself up against something that is both terrifying and fascinating as he encounters visions from his past while fighting for survival.
It soon becomes clear that no matter how hard he tries to escape Room 1408, it doesn’t want him to leave. The film ends with you wondering if what happened was real…
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 film based on the novel by Stephen King. The movie was written and directed by Taylor Hackford, and stars Kathy Bates as Dolores Claiborne.
The story follows a middle-aged woman who has been working for her wealthy employer for 20 years when she suffers from an accident that causes her to become paralyzed.
After this event, she starts reflecting back on her life with flashbacks throughout the story. It is clear that Dolores’ past includes abuse at the hands of men in many forms: sexual, physical, emotional, and verbal.
Dolores Claiborne focuses on the strained relationship between a mother and her daughter, largely told through flashbacks, after her daughter arrives at her remote hometown on a Maine island where her mother has been accused of murdering the elderly woman for whom she had long been a care provider and companion.