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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.
7. IT (2017)
Directed by Andy Muschietti, this 2017 film is the second attempt at adapting King's 1986 1,100 page saga of the same name. The first attempt was a 1991 TV mini-series that gained something of a cult following but was largely panned by critics. The film follows a group of children who self-identify as "the losers club" as they attempt to defeat a demonic clown who is terrorizing their town. While lacking much of what makes King's novel the coming-of-age masterpiece that it is, the movie still manages to offer an engrossing combination of nostalgia and thrills.
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