The Works and Adaptations of Stephen King
Sissy Spacek kicks off the
Carrie franchise, starring in this 1976 film that came out two years after the original.
A TV movie that changes a few key details but, sadly, never got a chance to really take the character in new directions.
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.
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.
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.