The Top 5 Stephen King Films

When it comes to horror movies, Stephen King is a name that always comes to mind. The famed author has seen many of his works adapted for the big screen, and while some have been better than others, there are definitely a few standouts. Here are the top 5 Stephen King films, according to critics and fans alike.

The Dead Zone (1983)

This film, starring Christopher Walken, is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The story follows Johnny Smith, who falls into a coma after a car accident and wakes up five years later with the ability to see people's futures. He soon realizes that this isn't always a gift, as he must use his power to save lives and sometimes take them.

Gerald's Game (2017)

Gerald's Game is a more recent Stephen King adaptation, and it definitely does not disappoint. The film follows Jessie Burlingame, who is left handcuffed to a bed in a remote cabin after her husband dies during a kinky sex game gone wrong. As she begins to lose hope of ever being freed, Jessie starts to see things that may or may not be real.

The Mist (2007)

This film, starring Thomas Jane and Marcia Gay Harden, is based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King. The story takes place in a small town that is suddenly blanketed by an unnatural mist. Those who venture into the mist soon realize that it is home to terrifying creatures that they may never be able to escape from.

Creepshow (1982)

This anthology film, which was directed by George A. Romero and features an all-star cast, is based on stories by Stephen King. The film is made up of five different segments, each more horrifying than the last. From a murderous creature in the woods to a vengeful father's ghost, Creepshow has something for everyone who loves a good scare.

The Green Mile (1999)

Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, The Green Mile follows the story of Paul Edgecomb, a death row corrections officer at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Paul's world is turned upside down when he meets John Coffey, a condemned man with a mysterious power. The Green Mile is a heart-wrenching tale of hope, friendship, and redemption.

No matter what your taste in horror movies is, there's bound to be a Stephen King film that you'll love. So why not curl up with one of these classics the next time you're in the mood for a good scare? You might just find your new favorite film.

Contributed by Jasmine Sophie