10 best horror movies based on Stephen King books

Published: 08th September 2017 04:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2017 04:24 PM  

Stephen King has another landmark novel turned into a movie. After a gap of 31 years, Pennywise, the dancing clown from the book, is making his way to the big screen in director Andrés Muschietti’s film with the same title. Here are 10 other great horror films adapted from Stephen King literature that you can watch.
A 1985 horror film, Silver Bullet is about Tarker's Mill, where a series of murders happen. While the people believe the murders to be the work of a serial killer, a physically challenged boy believes the hand of a werewolf in the crime. Directed by Dan Attias, the movie stars Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Megan Follows and Kent Broadhurst in lead roles.
The Night Flier, a 1997 film directed by Mark Pavia and starring Miguel Ferrer and Julie Entwisle follows two journalists who are trying to track down a serial killer who travels by a private plane. One of the journalists believe the killer might be a vampire.
A 2007 psychological horror-drama, '1408' stars John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson and Mary McCormack in the lead roles. Directed by Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom, 1408, is about a writer who investigates haunted houses renting out the titular room in New York City hotel.
Released in 2007, 'The Mist' is a science fiction horror film directed by Frank Darabont based on a 1980 Stephen King novella. The film features actors like Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Samuel Witwer, Toby Jones, Jeffrey DeMunn, Juan Gabirel Pareja and Melissa McBride. The film is about a group of citizens taking shelter in a supermarket when a storm spreads everywhere, unleashing bloodthirsty creatures preying on humans.
Starring Johnny Depp, 'Secret Window' (2004) is a psychological horror-thriller drama which follows Mort Rainey, a writer, who is accused of plagiarism and is soon embroiled in a series of murders as well as dealing with his inner demons.
Directed by the legendary George Romero, 'The Dark Half' (1993) is about a writer who struggles with his pseudonym which wants to take over his life. The grossly underrated film then shows how the alter ego developing a mind of its own and seeks to kill anyone responsible for its death.
Featuring the indomitable James Caan in the lead, 'Misery' is about a psychotic fan who hold an author captive to write her stories. The film also stars Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates (winning her an Oscar for Best Actress). Frances Sternhagen. Rob Reiner directed the movie based on King's novel by the same name.
Not just a straight horror film, 'The Dead Zone' (1983) stars Christopher Walken as a teacher who develops the power to see the future after experiencing a car accident. The reason the film falls into the horror genre is mostly due to the editing of the film as well as Walken's brilliant performance.
Directed by Brian De Palma, Carrie, like the book, has become a cult in horror genre. The film revolves around a girl and her mother, played by Sisisy Spacek and Piper Laurie, respectively. Carrie, develops telekinesis, staring from when she has her first period. She unleashes her powers at senior prom when she is humiliated by her classmates.
A class of its own, The Shining (1980) is based on Stephen King's book with the same name and was adapted onscreen by Stanley Kubrick. Though King has made his hatred for the public long back, no horror movie list is complete without this 1980 classic.The movie stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall as Wendy and Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance. Kubrick mixes cabin fever, paranormal powers to create a disturbing tale of isolation and mania.
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