Top 10 Films Adapted From Books By Stephen King

Stephen King writes books that are chilling enough to keep you awake at night for a year or so. The following are the scariest of the lot.


1. Pet Sematary

This movie focuses on a pet cemetery which is haunted and if you bury your pet there, it will come to life but not as the cute and loyal creature you remember it to be. A family loses their son and decides to bury him in the same “sematary” for some absurd reason. He does come back but makes it a point to take a dozen people back with him.


2. Storm of the Century

This terrifying story is about an unknown man who turns up during an awful blizzard in some godforsaken island. He is peculiar and knows how to bend the will of those around him to make sure that he gets what he wants.


3. 1408

1408 stars Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusak. It is about a hotel room which has seen a lot of life, so to say and therefore, has quite a dreadful history. Those who visit the hotel keep away from the room but one brave author decides to check in and prove the rumors wrong. Let’s just say he doesn’t succeed.


4. Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn is about a child who takes it upon himself to persuade all the children in town that it is their job to kill the adults.


5. It

Some adults realize that the evil bully from their past has returned. He is evil and he appears without prior notice. He has supernatural powers and he is a clown. The adults aptly name him It.


6. Rose Red

Rose Red is four hours long and the plot revolves around a haunted mansion. It may sound clichéd and done to death but the movie is actually pretty good. Most of the scenes are scary and the characters are quite likeable. The ending ties up the movie neatly and does not leave the viewer feeling anything less than frightened.


7. Secret Window

This film stars John Turturro and the legendary Johnny Depp. It is about Mort Rainey, a well known writer who is in the middle of a divorce. An odd man named John Shooter turns up at his doorstep and claims that one of the stories written by Rainey is actually Shooter’s. He wants to be credited for his work and will not stop till he gets what he deserves.


8. Misery

Kathy Bates plays Annie Wilkes, a stalker who happens to save an author’s life. “Hobbling” is a word she uses quite often and those who saw this movie will understand why the mere mention of the word can make somebody cringe for hours.


9. Carrie

Carrie White is a young timid girl who is ostracized by her classmates at school. One of them decides that it will be funny to douse the poor girl with pigs blood during prom. Carrie gets her revenge by killing every body in the gym using her telekinetic powers.


10. The Shawshank Redemption

IMDB gave this movie a 9/10 rating which is extraordinary if you know how selective the website is. It is about a banker who spends time in jail after being falsely convicted of a crime. The actors have done a great job and the plot is amazing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this movie which makes it a definite must-watch.

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