Best of Stephen King


Stephen King is one of the most prolific horror writers of our times. In the hands of different filmmakers, his work has been turned into some brilliant work. Other times, it has been downright dreadful. 

In order, here are my favourite movies and television programs based on the work of Stephen King:

  1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  2. The Green Mile (1999)
  3. Stand by Me (1986)
  4. Carrie (1976) 
  5. The Shining (1980)
  6. Misery (1990)
  7. The Dead Zone (1983)
  8. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
  9. Salem’s Lot (1979) – TV movie
  10. The Stand (1994) – TV mini-series
  11. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
  12. Storm of the Century (1999) – TV mini-series
  13. The Mist (2007)
  14. Haven (2010-2011) – TV series
  15. Apt Pupil (1998)
  16. 1408 (2007)
  17. Secret Window (2004)
  18. It (1990) – TV movie
  19. Silver Bullet (1985)
  20. Needful Things (1993)
  21. Sometimes They Come Back (1991) – TV movie
  22. Cujo (1983)
  23. The Dark Half (1993)
  24. Christine (1983)
  25. Firestarter (1984)
  26. Rose Red (2002) – TV mini-series
  27. The Shining (1997) – TV mini-series
  28. Dreamcatcher (2003)
  29. Pet Sematary (1989)
  30. Kingdom Hospital (2004) – TV series 
  31. Riding the Bullet (2004)
  32. The Langoliers (1995) – TV movie
Favourite Stephen King quotes:
  • It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
  • People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy… and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
  • The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings – words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
  • We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
  • You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.

About Terry Gale

I am Brand Story Director with the MarkBrand Group where I play a key role in the development of the Group's brand learning and coaching programs. I also have an extensive background in human resources and communications, including employer branding. I am an experienced presenter and speaker, as well as a writer and director in film and theatre.

Posted on October 31, 2011, in Horror, Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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