Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stephen King Movie List

  
The Movies of Stephen King


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TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents the movies of author Stephen King (arranged by year), spanning just about 4 decades. 




Over 4 Decades of Stephen King

Our primary objective was to present a list consisting of all Stephen King's scary/horror movies, but after further thought, we've since decided to include all Stephen King movies (Including the non-scary films while excluding the short story films that are 30 minutes or shorter). For more information regarding Stephen King, please visit the following links.


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Book: Carrie (1974 Novel)

Carrie (Sissy Spacek) may be ostracized, but the shy teen has the ability to move objects with her mind. So when the high school "in crowd" torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she lashes out with devastating -- and deadly -- power. William Katt (of television's "The Greatest American Hero") co-stars as the object of Carrie's affection in director Brian De Palma's deft adaptation of Stephen King's first novel.

Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
97 mins 
(Movie)


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Book: Salem's Lot (1975 Novel)

When author Ben Mears (David Soul) returns to his New England hometown of Jerusalem's Lot to write his new book, he becomes disturbed by the behavior of the townspeople, particularly new resident and antiques dealer Mr. Straker (James Mason). After Straker's partner, the vampire Mr. Barlow, arrives in Salem's Lot, he soon begins to convert the townsfolk into an army of the undead. Tobe Hooper directs this story based on Stephen King's novel.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Writer: Stephen King
PG
183 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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On the wagon and out of lucrative work thanks to his alcoholism and family troubles, aspiring novelist Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a position as the off-season custodian at an elegant but eerie hotel so he can write undisturbed. But shortly after Jack, his wife (Shelley Duvall) and his young son (Danny Lloyd) settle in, the ominous hotel begins to wield its sinister power in this chilling horror classic helmed by Stanley Kubrick.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stephen King
 R-Rated
143 mins 
(Movie) 
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Based on the E.C. comic books of the 1950s, this horror anthology includes radioactive meteorites, a creepy Father's Day party, a monster in a crate and thousands of cockroaches. Venerable horror director George Romero (Night of the Living Dead) and screenwriter Stephen King are responsible for the creepfest, which features performances by Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, Ted Danson, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, E.G. Marshall and even King himself.

Director: George A. Romero
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
(Anthology)

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Book: Christine (1983 Novel)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other. Based on Stephen King's chilling novel.

Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
109 mins (Movie)

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Based on horrormeister Stephen King's best-selling novel, Cujo chronicles a tale of man's best friend turned satanic killer. Slobbery St. Bernard Cujo is much loved by owners Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) and her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro), but when a rabid bat bites Cujo, he morphs from happy pup into crazed canine. In the nail-biting climax, Donna and Tad barricade themselves in their car, with 200-pound Cujo skulking nearby.

Director: Lewis Teague
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
95 mins 
(Movie)


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Christopher Walken gives an eerie, memorable performance as Johnny Smith, a man who awakens from a five-year coma blessed with second sight: the ability to see a person's past, present and future simply through physical contact. When he shakes hands with an up-and-coming political candidate (Martin Sheen), Smith foresees nuclear war. Horror veteran David Cronenberg directs this supernatural thriller, adapted from a novel by Stephen King.fter

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
103 mins 
(Movie)
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Book: Night Shift - Children of the Corn (1978 Short Stories)

A young couple (Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton) find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Neb., and fall into the sinister hands of a mysterious religious sect of children who murder all of the town's adults at the command of their leader. The children perform bloody sacrifices to their cornfield-dwelling deity (known only as "He Who Walks Behind the Rows"). Their two new visitors are next in line for crucifixion!

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
92 mins 
(Movie)
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Book: Firestarter (1980 Novel)

Stephen King's spine-tingling tome is the inspiration for this 1980s thriller starring Drew Barrymore as Charlie, an 8-year-old girl with a dubious gift: the ability to ignite fires with just a glance. But her gift quickly proves to be a curse after a mysterious government agency sets out to capture the girl so they can study her -- and then destroy her. Can Charlie and her loving father (David Keith) outrun them long enough to save their lives?

Director: Mark L. Lester
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
115 mins 
(Movie)

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Book: Night Shift (1978 Short Stories)

Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny (Robert Hays), an adulterous man who's forced by his lover's husband onto a building's hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda (Drew Barrymore) is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat.

Director: Lewis Teague
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
94 mins 
(Anthology)

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Book: Cycle of the Werewolf (1985 Novel)

Adapted from author Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf, this campy thriller tells of a sleepy American town that's terrorized by extreme sadistic murders. After investigating, the townspeople conclude that the killer's a werewolf. While all the town's inhabitants prepare to lock themselves up at night, Marty Coslaw, a 13-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy, is the only person brave enough to try to track down the mysterious beast.

Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
94 mins 
(Movie)

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Book: Night Shift (1978 Short Stories)

When a mysterious comet passes close to Earth, machines everywhere suddenly take on murderous minds of their own in this campy horror flick -- the first and only film directed by horror mastermind Stephen King. Soon, video games, cash machines, drawbridges and steamrollers all go on a global psychotic killing spree. But when folks at the Dixie Boy Truck Stop are held hostage by a mob of homicidal 18-wheelers, human vengeance goes into overdrive.

Director: Stephen King
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
97 mins 
(Movie)
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Book: Different Seasons - The Body (1981 Novella)

In this Rob Reiner dramatization of Stephen King's novella The Body, a writer (Richard Dreyfuss) tells the story of how four boys sought adventure and heroism in the Oregon woods with their search for a missing teen's dead body in the 1950s. What they uncover about themselves along the way, however, means even more. Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell star. Kiefer Sutherland co-stars.

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
87 mins 
(Movie)
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Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror, Stephen King. An homage to the works of EC Comics, this wicked sequel takes viewers on one hair-raising roller-coaster ride. The vignettes involve a hit-and-run driver in "The Hitchhiker"; a wooden Indian in "Ol' Chief Wooden Head"; and four friends whose vacation on a secluded lake turns into a nightmare in "The Raft."

Director: Michael Gornick
R-Rated
92 mins
(Anthology) 
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Book: The Running Man (1982 Bachman Novel)

In a post apocalyptic world, the government frames Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) for a bloody massacre. He's given the option of staying in jail for life or participating in a "gladiator"-type game show that usually leads to death. He opts for the show, teaming with other contestants to survive the game and overthrow the corrupt system. This sci-fi thriller costars Richard Dawson in a twisted send-up of his game-show-host persona.

Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
101 mins 
(Movie)

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Book: Pet Sematary (1983 Novel)

Dr. Louis Creed's (Dale Midkiff) family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable in director Mary Lambert's horror film based on a novel by Stephen King.

Director: Mary Lambert
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
103 mins 
(Movie)

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Book: Night Shift - Graveyard Shift (1978 Short Stories)

Hired by a textile mill, some new graveyard shift workers are to rid the plant's underground floors of rats. But what lurks in the tunnels isn't just any rat's nest -- there's one giant, man-eating rodent waiting for his midnight snack. Adapted from one of Stephen King's Night Shift tales, this creepy offering from director Ralph S. Singleton delivers the willies.

Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
88 mins 
(Movie)

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Book: It (1986 Novel)

In the 1960s, a demonic creature dressed in a clown suit (Tim Curry) terrorizes seven youngsters in Derry, Maine. The evil clown has been killing the town's children, but the seven kids fight back in an effort to defeat it. Thirty years later, however, when the seven pals learn of another string of child murders, they must battle "It" once again. Stephen King's novel serves as the basis for this Emmy-winning TV miniseries co-starring John Ritter.

Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated 
193 mins 
(TV Mini-Series)

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Book: Misery (1987 Novel)

Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) rescues her idol, romance novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan), after he crashes his car during a fierce blizzard. But when she finds out he plans to kill off the heroine in his next volume, Annie morphs from nurturing caregiver to sadistic jailer. In this tightly wound, suspenseful adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Bates earns her Best Actress Oscar as a woman come undone in a claustrophobia-inducing house of horrors.

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
107 mins 
(Movie)
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In this feature spinoff of the creepy television anthology, psycho chef Betty (Deborah Harry) plans to cook a little boy. The crafty tyke, however, stalls the violence by distracting Betty with three tales of terror. In "Lot 249," a grad student (Steve Buscemi) brings a mummy back to life. A millionaire hires a hit man (David Johansen) to kill a cat in "Cat from Hell." And in "Lover's Vow," an artist (James Remar) sells his soul to the devil.

Director: John Harrison
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
93 mins (Anthology)

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In a top-secret U.S. military laboratory, a freak explosion exposes unsuspecting janitor Harlan Williams (Keith Szarabajka) to fallout from toxic chemicals. Williams, an older man, soon finds the accident has reversed his aging process. But the government's plan to use him as a human guinea pig forces Williams to go on the run, setting off a nationwide manhunt. Horror writer Stephen King penned this gripping, made-for-television miniseries.

Director: Michael Gornick
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
232 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Night Shift - Sometimes They Come Back (1978 Short Stories)

Based on a story by novelist Stephen King, this Heartland-set chiller stars Tim Matheson as high school teacher Jim Norman, who returns to his quiet hometown only to find himself haunted by malign spirits spawned by a tragedy from his childhood. With his students expiring -- and ghouls of thugs past showing up in their place -- Norman realizes the horror won't stop until he sends his tormentors back to their graves, or further.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
R-Rated
97 mins
(TV Movie)

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A developmentally disabled landscaper named Jobe crosses paths with an obsessed scientist who unlocks Jobe's potential for genius -- and for evil. Jobe becomes the test subject of experiments that transform him into a brilliant and dangerous force.

Directors: Brett Leonard
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
107 mins
(Movie)

Not a real adaptation of Stephen King's book, but we've decided to include it anyways
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After pretty Mary Brady and her son, Charles, move to a small Midwestern town, he does his best to woo teenage virgin Tanya Robertson. But little does she know that the Bradys aren't who -- or what -- they appear to be in this twisted tale of horror.

Director: Mick Garris 
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
91 mins
(Movie)
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Book: The Dark Half (1989 Novel)

In this tale based on a Stephen King novel, Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) writes terrifying murder novels under the pen name George Stark. Wanting to branch out, the author plots to separate himself from his nom de plume by staging a mock murder of his alter ego. This, however, ignites a string of killings that mirror those described in his books, and soon Beaumont finds himself the prime suspect.

Director: George A. Romero
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
122 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Needful Things (1991 Novel)

From Stephen King's No. 1 best-selling novel comes this terrifying thriller starring Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Max von Sydow, J.T. Walsh and Amanda Plummer. A mysterious new antique store opens in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. And for the curiosities he offers, the owner is always willing to make a devil of a deal.

Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
120 mins
(Movie)
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Book: The Tommyknockers (1987 Novel)

Jim Gardner (Jimmy Smits) seems to be the only guy in a small Maine town who's immune to the mind-control tricks of the inhabitants of an eons-old alien spacecraft discovered by his girlfriend, Bobbi Anderson (Marg Helgenberger). This 1993 television miniseries based on writer Stephen King's intergalactic tale of horror co-stars Joanna Cassidy, Robert Carradine, E.G. Marshall, Cliff De Young and former porn goddess Traci Lords.

Director: John Power
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
181 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Different Seasons - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (1981 Novella)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden (Bob Gunton). During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red (Morgan Freeman) -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Director: Frank Darabont
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
142 mins
(Movie)
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Book: The Stand (1990 Novel)

Stephen King adapts his best-selling novel into a vivid and terrifying miniseries. When a lethal virus developed in a government lab accidentally filters into the general population, a devastating plague ravages the globe, leaving few survivors. Those who remain are compelled to follow one of two mysterious figures, leading to an immense winner-take-all battle between good and evil. Rob Lowe, Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald star.

Director: Mick Garris
Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated
366 mins
(TV Mini-Series)

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Book: Dolores Claiborne (1993 Novel)

This adaptation of the Stephen King novel tells the story of Dolores (Kathy Bates), a Maine housekeeper accused of murdering her elderly employer. This draws her estranged daughter Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a New York reporter, up to Maine to help search for answers. On her visit, she learns the truth about not only the current situation, but also about her father's death 15 years earlier. Taylor Hackford directs this psychological thriller.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
131 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Four Past Midnight - The Langoliers (1990 Story Collection)

Ten people awake on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to discover that the other passengers, the flight crew and the pilots have disappeared. After a passenger (David Morse) manages to land the plane, the small group of survivors soon makes a startling discovery. Not only are they alone on the plane -- they're alone on the planet. The sole sound on Earth comes from the mysterious Langoliers, who are systematically destroying everything in their path.

Director: Tom Holland
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
179 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Night Shift - The Mangler (1978 Short Stories)

Machines aren't made to rise up against humans, but in this sci-fi thriller, one does. But why? Police detective John Hunton (Ted Levine) is on the case, as he begins to unravel the strange mystery of a folding machine that seems to yearn not for clothing but for flesh. What's behind this lust for blood, and just who is responsible for turning it into a mangling creature? The answer may lie with the gadget's owner, Bill Gartley (Robert Englund).

Director: Tobe Hooper
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
91 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Thinner (1984 Bachman Novel)

Obese attorney Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) accidentally runs over a gypsy woman with his car. When his police cronies and the judge help Halleck cover up the incident, the victim's father, Tadzu Lempke (Michael Constantine), puts a carb-conscious curse on his daughter's killer. Before long, hefty Halleck is dropping an incredible 40 pounds a week, and his only hope of survival lies in Tadzu's hands. Based on Stephen King's best-seller.

Director: Tom Holland
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
92 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - The Night Flier (1993 Story Collection)

Richard Dees (Miguel Ferrer), an investigative reporter for a sleazy weekly tabloid, is hot on the trail of a serial killer who flies a private plane to commit his unspeakable acts of murder, targeting unsuspecting victims at isolated rural airports. But as Dees tracks the killer, he witnesses something that could turn out to be hell on Earth in this creepy thriller based on a short story by Stephen King. 

Director: Mark Pavia 
Writer: Stephen King 
R-Rated
97 mins
(Movie)

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Book: Chattery Teeth (1987 Short Story)

Creepy wanderlust storyteller Aaron Quicksilver (Christopher Lloyd) hosts this hair-raising double feature that begins with Stephen King's "Chattery Teeth," in which a traveling salesman (Raphael Sbarge) makes a big mistake when he picks up two passengers -- a lunatic hitchhiker and a possessed pair of plastic chattering teeth. In Clive Barker's "The Body Politic," a plastic surgeon (Matt Frewer) battles an army of murderous severed limbs.

Director: Mick Garris 
Not-Rated
90 mins
(Anthology - TV Movie)
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Book: The Shining (1977 Novel)

A TV-miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's novel. Recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance (Steven Weber) wants to get his life and writing career back on track, so he and his wife (Rebecca De Mornay) and son (Courtland Mead) move into the Overlook Hotel as its caretakers while it's closed for winter. But Jack must still wrestle with demons within and without when he discovers -- after getting snowed in -- that the hotel is haunted.

Director: Mick Garris 
Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated
273 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Night Shift - Trucks (1978 Short Stories)

Based on the short story by Stephen King, this tells the tail of trucks suddenly coming to life and attacking their owners.

Director: Chris Thomson
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
189 mins
(TV Movie)
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Book: Different Seasons - Apt Pupil (1981 Novella)

Kurt Dussander (Ian McKellen) has kept his dark past a secret for many years. But when Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro) recognizes him as a Nazi war criminal pictured in a history book, Todd confronts Dussander and blackmails him into revealing details about the concentration camps.As Todd's visits become more frequent, he's consumed by Dussander's evil mind, and his life takes a violent turn for the worse. Bryan Singer directs this Stephen King adaptation.

Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
111 mins
(Movie)
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Director Frank Darabont's powerful adaptation of Stephen King's supernatural tale is set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution. The able supporting cast includes Bonnie Hunt.

Director: Frank Darabont
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
189 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Storm of the Century (1999 Screenplay)

Just as a devastating snowstorm hits a small island off the coast of Maine, a creepy stranger (Colm Feore) arrives in town with detailed knowledge of the residents' closest-kept secrets and an unspeakable demand of the townspeople. The local sheriff (Tim Daly) fights back, but even from a jail cell the man seems to wield lethal, supernatural powers. Stephen King penned this Emmy-winning TV miniseries also starring Debrah Farentino.

Director: Craig R. Baxley 
Writer: Stephen King 
PG-13
256 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Hearts in Atlantis (1998 Novella)

An elderly man (Anthony Hopkins) with bad eyesight and a gift for second sight moves into a widower's home as a boarder and befriends the woman's young son (Anton Yelchin), who reads to the aging visionary and learns of his mysterious power -- and the danger he's trying to escape. Set in the 1960s, this coming-of-age drama based on a short story by Stephen King came on the heels of the successful adaptation of King's The Green Mile.

Director: Scott Hicks
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13 
101 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Carrie (1974 Novel)

This remake of the classic 1976 horror flick finds misfit Carrie getting revenge on all the people who've bullied her over the years. As the teenager develops physically, her telekinetic abilities also blossom with a power she's never had before.

Director: David Carson
TV-14
132 mins
(TV Movie)
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In Stephen King's chilling tale, psychology professor Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis) commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old (Kimberly J. Brown) to wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion known as Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad spirits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died in the mansion.

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
254 mins
(TV Mini-Series)

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Book: Dreamcatcher (2001 Novel)

Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends must first prevent the slaughter of innocent civilians by a military vigilante ... and then overcome a threat to the bond that unites the four of them.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan 
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
133 mins
(Movie)
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Dr. Hook (Andrew McCarthy), artist Peter Rickman (Jack Coleman) and psychic Sally Druse (Diane Ladd) must stave off certain doom when a horrific anteaterlike beast and the ghost of a 10-year-old girl terrorize a Maine hospital built on the site of a tragic 19th-century mill fire. Horror master Stephen King adapted his bizarre, spooky and darkly humorous story from Danish director Lars von Trier's cult miniseries "The Kingdom."

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated
603 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Everything's Eventual - Riding the Bullet (2002 Story Collection)

Based on a Stephen King story, this eerie tale centers on Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson), who fears the worst in any situation. But after his mother (Barbara Hershey) falls ill, Alan shelves his fears and hitchhikes to the hospital, only to be picked up by an otherworldly stranger (David Arquette). Alan's journey takes a turn for the frighteningly surreal as he's forced to confront his demons on a life-altering road trip.

Director: Mick Garris
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
98 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Salem's Lot (1975 Novel)

In this horror film based on Stephen King's novel, best-selling author Ben Mears (Rob Lowe) returns to his Maine hometown and finds it overrun by vampires. The prime suspect, at first, seems to be a creepy antiques dealer named Straker (Donald Sutherland). But further investigation reveals that he's just the assistant to the "Big Bad" -- a bloodsucker named Kurt Barlow (Rutger Hauer), who plans to drain the blood and souls of the entire town.

Director: Mikael Salomon
Writer: Stephen King
TV-14
181 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Four Past Midnight - Secret Widow, Secret Garden (1990 Story Collection)

Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife (Maria Bello), is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe (John Turturro) who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity. Charles S. Dutton and Timothy Hutton co-star in this suspenseful drama based on a Stephen King novella.

Director: David Koepp
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
96 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Desperation (1996 Novel)

When a group of strangers cross paths in the small town of Desperation, Nev., they find themselves at the mercy of psychotic Sheriff Collie Entragian (Ron Perlman), who's possessed by spirits. Anybody he apprehends seems to turn up dead. Annabeth Gish, Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber and Kelly Overton co-star in this made-for-television horror flick based on the book by Stephen King, who also penned the teleplay. Mick Garris directs.

Director: Mick Garris
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
131 mins
(Movie)

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Books: Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Everything's Eventual, Night Shift

Dim the lights and get ready for spine-tingling suspense with this collection of eight spooky tales from horror maestro Stephen King. Featuring cutting-edge special effects and an all-star cast, each story will take you on a twisted trip to the dark side. Performers include Oscar nominees William H. Macy (who also received an Emmy nod for this role), William Hurt and Tom Berenger, along with Jeremy Sisto, Samantha Mathis, Kim Delaney and many more.

Director: 
Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated
480 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Book: Everything's Eventual - 1408 (2002 Story Collection)

In this thriller based on a story by Stephen King, writer and paranormal debunker Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is determined to demystify the ghostly events in room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel, even though a hotel clerk (Samuel L. Jackson) begs him to rethink his plans. Enslin needs to write another book soon, and confronting the strange goings-on in room 1408 may be his ticket to the top of the best-seller list. But will he survive even one night?

Writer:   Stephen King
PG-13
104 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Skeleton Crew - The Mist (1985 Story Collection)

After a brutal thunderstorm pounds a small town, the residents discover a malevolent mist hangs over their homes, killing anyone who remains outside. Now, trapped in a grocery store, a band of survivors must make a stand against the deadly fog. Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Andre Braugher co-star in this spine chiller based on a story by horror maestro Stephen King and directed by multiple Oscar nominee Frank Darabont.

Director: Frank Darabont
Writer:   Stephen King
R-Rated
127 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Night Shift - Children of the Corn (1978 Short Stories)

In an effort to bring their marriage back from the dead, Burt (David Anders) and Vicki (Kandyse McClure) take a second honeymoon, but their road trip takes an unexpected detour when they get stuck in an empty farm town, where the tall rows of corn hide a horrifying secret. The Sci Fi Channel's remake of Stephen King's scary tale also stars Preston Bailey as child preacher Isaac and Daniel Newman as his brash sidekick, Malachai.  

Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
131 mins
(TV Movie)

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A young man, who has a unique psychic talent, is recruited by a mysterious company. In return, he is given everything he wants, a house, a car everything. His situation seems ideal, everything's eventual. Or  is it? 

Director: J.P. Scott
Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated
78 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dolan's Cadillac (1993 Story Collection)

Robinson's (Wes Bentley) life assumes a new purpose when his wife -- a witness to an execution-style slaying in the desert -- is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster (Christian Slater), and the mild-mannered teacher vows to avenge her death. To overcome his wily adversary -- and the thug's heavily armored Cadillac -- Robinson devises an ingenious revenge plan that doesn't rely on raw firepower in this thriller based on a short story by Stephen King. 
   
Director: Jeff Beesley
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
88 mins
(Movie)
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Book: Bag of Bones (1998 Novel)

Reeling from the sudden death of his wife, author Mike Noonan moves into his backwoods writing retreat, only to be swept up in a supernatural conspiracy that involves a custody battle over a young girl and a vengeful ghost that haunts his house.

Director: Mick Garris
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
163 mins
(TV Mini-Series)
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Our Top Ten Stephen King Horror/Scary Films (Arranged by Year)







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Though we acknowledge that movies such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and Stand By Me (along with a few others), are great movies, and may very well be some of Stephen King's best work, they were excluded from our top ten list specifically because they were not intended to be horror/scary movies.

Synopsis' taken from:
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The Mothman

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