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Stephen King Movies

Stephen King is a worldwide phenomena; his reign as King of horror literature all started with King’s tragic tale of a bullied girl who takes revenge in ‘Carrie’, which was published in 1973 and was later made into a blockbuster movie. An American writer of horror fiction, science fiction, fantasy literature, and screenplays. An estimated 300–350 million copies of King's novels and short story anthologies have been sold, and many of his stories have been adapted for film, television, and other media. King has written a number of books using the pen name Richard Bachman, and one short story, "The Fifth Quarter", as John Swithen. His books, his movies, his TV specials and series' - took the horror world by storm. He has rightly earned his place as "King" of horror.

It was his first book, ‘Carrie’ that really spiked my interest in writing horror myself, and plenty of his movie adaptions helped me love horror even more; but more than this, King can also tell an amazing story in any genre, take for instance ‘The Green Mile’ or ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, or ‘Dolores Claiborne’ – the man is pure genius. King has an excellent trait of making his characters unique, believable and loved by thousands of fans, his ability to get into the real psyche of his characters is one of his greatest achievements. King also taught me that horror can come in so many different shapes and forms, my favourite novels and movie adaption’s in the horror field include Kathy Bates playing Annie Wilkes in her award winning performance as the crazy, but still believable number one fan of Paul Sheldon. The emotional turmoil of ‘Cujo’, one of only two books that still haunt me; who can forget Donna Trenton and her son, Tad, fighting against the rabid St. Bernard, Cujo? I don’t think I’ve ever been so emotionally drained while reading a novel, apart from Mendal Johnson’s ‘Let’s go play at the Adam’s.’

There isn't room in one article to thoroughly review all the movies based on King's books'. So I've chosen to give a brief sampling of several to point out the variety of topics these movies cover, and also chosen the few that I feel are favourites of mine and horror movie fans.

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