Stephen King is a world-famous author who’s also called the master of horror. He is the most adapted writer after William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. His books have influenced modern pop culture and brought about a genuine revolution in the horror genre.

Best Adaptations of Stephen King’s Books

It is always better to watch one of Stephen King adaptations instead of writing an academic paper. However, if you want to have a blood-curdling experience and get an A+for your essay, you’d better ask a custom essays writing service to do it for you.

Anyway, check out our top 10 book-to-movie adaptations and take your pick.

  1. ‘Carrie’ (1976) — Being the very first adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, the movie tells a story of a girl named Carrie who is bullied in school and under a lot of pressure at home. Her schoolmates and mother are so cruel with Carrie because they think she’s freak. Since she was a kid, she has had a telekinetic aptitude. That is why her deeply religious mother thinks that she’s possessed by the devil. Carrie seeks total immersion in her own inner world but when graduation time arrives things begin to get really ugly…
  • ‘Gerald’s Game’ (2017) — The movie is based on the identically named psychological horror novel. Jessie Burlingame and her husband Gerald have been happily married for many years. One day, they decide to rekindle the passion in their relationship but, unfortunately, things don’t go exactly as they planned…
  • ‘It’ (2017) — Being a new adaptation of one of Stephen King’s best-known books, the movie is hard to describe in one word. In fact, it stirs a whole gamut of conflicting emotions. There’s a bunch of teenagers falling in love, having fun, and enjoying their carefree life during summer holidays. This might not sound as scary as you expected. Wait a minute… We forgot to mention the clown…
  • ‘Castle Rock’ (2018) — This is a TV show based on Stephen King’s stories. The action takes place in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Main. The main character is Henry Deaver who has to come back to his hometown and face his murky past.
  • ‘1408’ (2007) — Mike Enslin, a skeptically-minded book writer, travels around the US to debunk myths of haunted places. His next book is going to be about the Dolphin Hotel which is famous for its Room 1408. Soon, he discovers that those who check into 1408 never leave this place alive…
  • ‘Christine’ (1983) — An iconic horror film directed by legendary John Carpenter. The movie tells a story of Arnie Cunningham and his Plymouth Fury 1958 called Christine. When he buys it, it looks like a pile of scrap metal. So, he decides to repair the automobile with his own hands and spends all his free time in the garage. After all the effort he puts in, Christine looks like it’s just rolled out of the assembly line. However, the car is not the only thing that has changed – Arnie has changed, too…
  • ‘Misery’ (1990) — Paul Sheldon, a famous book writer, has a car accident on his way home. He’s unconscious, his leg is broken and he’s unable to walk. Fortunately, a woman named Annie Wilkes finds him and takes him to her house in the mountains. Paul’s novels are her greatest obsession. After finding out that the main character of her favorite book is killed, Annie tries to make Paul change the plot…
  • ‘The Green Mile’ (1999) — The life of death row officer Paul Edgecomb changes forever after he meets a prisoner called John Coffey. The movie takes its name from a green hallway all convicts condemned to death walk through before execution. This movie will make you cry, laugh, and empathize with the main heroes.
  • ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) — You won’t be able to remain indifferent after watching this movie.  ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ has been one of  IMDb’s top-rated movies for years. This movie tells the story of a successful banker who is accused of a murder he did not commit. It shows you what true friendship is.
  1. ‘The Shining’ (1980) — Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the movie is based on the identically named novel. Even though King was very frustrated with this adaptation, ‘The Shining’ was recognized as one of the world’s greatest horror movies. It tells a story of Jack Torrance, a book writer,  who accepts the job of a winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel. He moves there with his family and starts to write a new book. However, ghosts living in Room 237 have some other plans for him…

We hope you will find something terrifying in our Top 10 of Stephen King book-to-movie adaptations!

Gurubaran is a PKI Security Engineer. Certified Ethical Hacker, Penetration Tester, Security blogger, Co-Founder & Author of GBHackers On Security.

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