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.
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
    • Twenty years later, another girl with telekinetic powers comes of age, but her fate is just as sealed as it was for Carrie.
  • 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.
  • Children of the Corn: Revelation
    • Jamie goes to visit her grandmother at the apartment building the old lady is now living at, only to get sucked into the horrors of a corn-based death cult.
  • Children of the Corn: Genesis
    • Tim and Allie find themselves stuck in the backroads of California and end up at the cabin of a disciple of He WHo Walks Behind the Rows. But of two idiots disppear into a crazy corn sex cult, and no one is around to care, does it even matter?
  • Children of the Corn: Runaway
    • Ruth used to be part of the Gatlin corn cult, but then she escape with her unborn child. Now, years later the corn cult is back and looking for revenge.

Firestarter

  • Firestarter (1984)
    • Andy and Charlie are on the run from the government because they have psychic powers and the secret Shop wants them for theeir own nefarious purposes.

It

  • It (1990)
    • This first attempt at adapting the novel of the killer space-clown, this mini-series fails to capture the magic, the thrills, or the spark of the characters.
  • 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.