Although IT may not be the scariest of Stephen King’s movies, it just may very well be for those who are petrified of clowns. Stephen King's status as the master of horror is well-earned. If you're not afraid of clowns, It can cure that irrational non-fear quickly. If you’re looking for a movie that will have you sleeping with the lights on for the next month, who do you turn to? It's not particularly scary, but Needful Things is a relentlessly entertaining look into the nature of evil, featuring a dark comedic streak. Children of the Corn and The Shining deliver just that. Ranked from simply scary to sleep-with-the-lights-on levels of fear, these movies all had theatrical releases (that means Salem's Lot fans are out of luck), and they all showcase exactly why King will always be the true master of horror in the realms of literature and film. The entire town is ultimately one large cornfield, and the couple has to detect their way through the eerie cornstalks to find their way back to the road and to safety. Twitter Share. It will probably freak you out more than the average person. Debbie has over ten years accounting, business and customer service experience, has written several poems, books and short stories; yet after searching for what seems like an eternity, she finally seems to have found her calling. The 2013 remake was the polar opposite: all flash, with a sterile, hollow, emotionless core. (Spoiler: the least terrifying is still pretty darn scary.). 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A caretaker and his family move into an isolated hotel in the dead of winter and must deal with its spectral inhabitants in this classic ghost movie. The tales involve zombie revenge, a killer alien plant, a monster in a box and a cockroach invasion. In 2019 alone, we got a remake of Pet Sematary, the highly anticipated release of It: Chapter II, and Doctor Sleep (aka the cinematic follow-up to The Shining). In fact, these are the 10 best movie and miniseries adaptations of King stories to date (in chronological order). September 24, 2019. Debbie is currently writing in the "Expensive Lifestyle" category for therichest.com. His father then needs to decide whether it would be worth it to bury him in the burial grounds that were used to bring back the cat. A few of the most terrifying aspects of this movie were the mental conditions of the characters, and the maze in front of the hotel made of tall bushes that Jack’s wife gets lost in when he is chasing her. In the movie 1408, John Cusack plays Mike Enslin; an atheist writer who specializes in haunted houses and hotels. Stephen King was an English professor as a young man, and spent his spare-time writing short stories and novels. Here, however, is a sure-fire list of winners. The original title, Creepshow on the Dance Floor, was nixed for being too funky. Stephen King, obviously. There's something inherently hilarious about seeing a lawnmower chasing down a man or a steamroller pancaking little leaguers, not to mention a killer vending machine and a demonic ice cream truck. Pennywise disappears for several years, but then comes back when those same children become adults. Have a lifelong fear of clowns? Ranked from simply scary to sleep-with-the-lights-on levels of fear, these movies all had theatrical releases (that means Salem's Lot fans are out of luck), and they all showcase exactly why King will always be the true master of horror in the realms of literature and film. Throughout the film, Mike sees all kinds of strange happenings; including his dead daughter, the many people who have jumped to their deaths from the room window and talks to his estranged wife. Alternately scary, funny and touching, 1408 packs the evil of The Shining's Overlook Hotel into one hotel room. Proms and telekinesis don't mix. His first official novel that was published was Carrie, and has since had over 250 novels, short stories and non-fiction books released under his name, as well as under the name Richard Bachman, which was a pseudonym that he had created during a brief period. 1 day ago, by Monica Sisavat Published on 9/6/2019 at 3:09 PM. Carrie gets picked-on in high school by the “popular” girls and actions go seemingly too far when a few of those girls dump a bucket of pig blood on her head at prom; right after Carrie receives the title of prom queen. The story works best as a coming-of-age tale for the Losers' Club, but it's not without its creepy moments. As he is traveling home, he gets caught in a storm and his car goes off of the road, and is saved by a woman who claims to be Paul’s “biggest fan.” This woman is played by Kathy Bates, who won an award for her performance in the film. He thinks that the seclusion of the building will give him the silence he needs to finish a novel, plus he can make a few extra dollars in the process. Stephen King's status as the master of horror is well-earned. By using LiveAbout, you accept our, Bonus Guilty Pleasure: Maximum Overdrive (1986), The 15 Best Horror Movies That Spark Ocean, Water Fears, The Scariest Demon Possession and Exorcism Horror Movies, Snowy Scares: Horror Movies to Feed Your Winter Need, Top 10 Horror Movies That Are Actually Very Funny, The Top 25 Horror Movies About Killer Kids. Some of the styles and effects haven't stood the test of time, but the superb performances by Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie (both of whom were nominated for Oscars for these roles) are timeless, propelling a film that, while a bit overrated, is still entertaining and a trendsetter in its day. Stephen King is the undisputed "king" of modern horror literature, but when it comes to movies based on his writings, the level of success — both commercially and artistically — becomes more erratic. Of course, these movies will be more or less scary depending on your personal fears. IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. Paul eventually gets away, writes his new novel and makes a new life for himself. She makes her own jewelry and operates it independently out of her home, while using her web design skills to create the website for her business, Alve Jade Designs. Stephen King, obviously. Eventually, Donna finds a bat and is able to beat the dog away so they can escape.