Stephen King is a prolific author, and he’s had more than his fair share of books adapted for movies and TV – the latest adaptation on the cards being The Stand, which might even be adapted for both. To list but a fraction, there’s Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Carrie, The Shining, Dreamcatcher, Stand By Me, Cujo and even the slightly more obscure ones like Apt Pupil or Dolores Claiborne.
Now, I’m not asking which one you think stuck closest to the source material, or even which ones made the right book-to-movie changes. That might be what made it the “best” adaptation, but that might not be which one you liked the most. I loved the adaptation of The Stand, even if it was so 80’s it was painful and the special effects were kinda cheesy, it still made a damn good miniseries, which is why I’m so keen that they have another go at it.
Even if you haven’t read the books, you’ve probably seen at least one of his works on screen (here’s a full list if you need help). Which one is your favourite?
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Last Updated: June 10, 2015
Blood Emperor Trevor
June 10, 2015 at 10:37
Looking at that list makes me realise just how many of his books I’ve read. I’ve only watched Shawshank Redemption, Running Man & the Carrie remake though.
June 10, 2015 at 11:06
Anybody else remember the Langoliers mini-series? That shit was crazy tense! Utterly ridiculous now, but back then it had you biting your nails like crazy