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.
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.
3. Carrie (1976)
Based on King's first ever novel, this film manages to capture the real-life perils of being a teenage girl while still offering plenty of classic scares. Carrie, a bullied young girl with a commandeering, fanatically religious mother, struggles to fit in among her high school peers. Soon, the audience finds out Carrie isn't just a social misfit; she also has telekinetic powers. One of the most brilliant things about this movie is its refusal to place its characters into to a good guy vs. bad guy structure. A triumph as a horror movie and as a commentary on generational trauma, Carrie promises to terrify and evoke pity in equal measure.