The Works and Adaptations of Stephen King

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Carrie

  • Carrie (1976)
    • Sissy Spacek kicks off the Carrie franchise, starring in this 1976 film that came out two years after the original.
  • Carrie (2002)
    • A TV movie that changes a few key details but, sadly, never got a chance to really take the character in new directions.
  • Carrie (2013)
    • A more modern adaptation that manages to keep with the times on some things, but ruins other parts of the story, ending up an an inferior adaptation.

Children of the Corn

  • Children of the Corn (1984)
    • Taking King's short story, this movie does about as much as it can with the source material which, frankly, isn't much.
  • Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
    • Finding a way to stitch a second film onto the already used up source material. this film posits that many of the kids survived, only to go to a neighboring town to start killing again.
  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
    • He Who Walks Between the Rows will not die, and he has another little kid preacher to lead the flock, this time in downtown Chicago.
  • Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
    • Grace returns to her hometown to take care of her ailing mother but stumbles into a sudden outbreak, and then possession, as all the kids in town become Children of the Corn.
  • Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
    • A group of friends head off to give their dead (and cremated) buddy a proper send off... but then they end up in the damned field of corn.
  • Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return
    • Stuck in a coma since the first film, evil corn-priest Isaac awakens to stalk and haunt a poor girl, Hannah, all to fulfil a prophecy no one said anything about up until now.

It

  • It (2017)
    • This more recent adaptation moves the setting to the 1980s to focus solely on the kids for this first half of a two-part series. It's also, far and away, the better half.
  • It: Chapter Two
    • The weaker second half of a two-part adapation, this film loses the suspense and horror of the original flick, becoming dumber and more comedic in the process.

Other Works

  • Christine
    • Nerdy Arnie falls in love with a car, an old junker that he works to restore to its former glory, but his friends notice a change in the nerd and, soon enough they begin to suspect the car itself is out to get all of them, an evil spirit that wants Anrie all for itself.
  • The Stand (2020)
    • Reworking a lot of the original book, this series tries hard but manages to somehow to fail the (already flawed) book on so many levels.