Top Stephen King Horror Movies:
Stephen King is a genius and probably the best writer in the world. His stories have been a big part of our childhood and it is amazing to see that his work has inspired so many great movies.
#10: Gerald’s Game (2017)
The main reason behind the success of Gerald’s Game was Carla Gugino’s acting, she captured the terror of isolation and immobilization beautifully. The movie is about a woman who has to find her way out of an impossible situation after her husband dies unexpectedly. The only issue with the movie is its run-time.
#9: Pet Sematary (1989)
The original Pet Sematary is far better than the remake and it is one of Stephen King’s creepiest and goriest stories ever. The story revolves around the Creed family who moves into a new house close to an evil burial ground that has the power to bring back the dead. There are several scenes in the movie that will leave a life-long mark on your psyche.
#8: Christine (1983)
How can you kill something that isn’t even alive? John Carpenter’s Christine revolves around this concept. The focus of the movie is on Arnie, a nerd, who transforms into a badass thanks to his Killer Car named Christine. The movie adapts King’s story superbly and the car is definitely the biggest star of this movie.
#7: The Dead Zone (1983)
We have all wished for psychic abilities since we were kids and this movie pursues this fantasy, albeit in a twisted way. The Dead Zone stars the brilliant Christopher Walken as a school teacher who wakes up from a coma to discover he has psychic abilities. It sure seems like a cool power to have but you’ll change your mind after you watch this movie. Be careful what you wish for.
#6: It Chapter Two (2019)
The Kids from the first movie have grown up and they have moved on from the events that took place twenty-seven years ago until a devastating phone call forces them to come together. The movie has a fantastic cast who play their characters beautifully. It Chapter Two certainly gives an ending to the fans that they deserve.
#5: The Mist (2007)
The majority of fans did not have any expectations from The Mist and it is safe to say that they were completely off-track about this movie. The Mist is an amazing horror movie that depicts how extreme circumstances can bring out the extreme sides of human beings. And the ending was just something else. It’s shocking to know that this movie did not do well at the box office.
#4: Doctor Sleep (2019)
Doctor Sleep is the cinematic sequel to The Shining and it delivers on almost all the aspects. It is a perfect sequel to the Shining. The only people who are disappointed by this movie are the fans who are drawing unfair comparisons and had certain presumptions about the movie. Doctor Sleep is a very good movie, just do not compare it with The Shining.
#3: It (2017)
Bill Skarsgard completely owned the character of Pennywise, he was super creepy and disturbing. The actors elevated this movie to another level as every actor delivered a noteworthy performance. The chemistry between the ‘losers’ was amazing. ‘It’ is a great thriller which will keep you on your toes till the end.
#2: Carrie (1976)
The story of Carrie has been portrayed several times but the original still remains the best. The movie has a haunting tone and you’ll find yourself sympathizing with the telekinetic teenager who is on a murderous rampage. The final twenty minutes of the movie contains some of the most horrifying and intense moments in the history of horror cinema.
#1: The Shining (1980)
This should not come as a surprise, the number 1 Stephen King movie had to be The Shining. We do not have any appropriate words to describe the brilliance of this movie. The Shining is possibly one of the best horror movies to ever exist even though it is nearly 40 years old.