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There were horror writers before Stephen King and there will almost certainly be horror writers after Stephen King, but there will never be another writer as able to capture the world's imagination so thoroughly with his ability to terrify in one moment and inspire hope in the next.
Not only has King written nearly 90 bone-chilling and engrossing books in his decades-long career, his work has also been adapted for film or TV nearly 80 times. Most recently, The Stand, King's 1978 saga about the apocalypse, was adapted for TV and will premiere tonight on CBS All Access. Of course, the problem with adapting a book to film is that the film version rarely lives up to the book.
With that said, out of nearly 80 adaptions, a few have to go right sometimes. While its too soon to say how The Stand will fare, we can recommend these 10 movies, which we consider the best Stephen King movies ever made.
9. Cujo (1983)
Cujo is based on King's 1981 novel of the same name. Like the book, the movie revolves around the story of a mother and daughter trying to survive being trapped in their car by a rabid dog during a heatwave. The book is one of King's most purely suspenseful works, and the movie manages to compete with the book, with plenty of nail-biting moments.
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