The Best Stephen King Horror Movies

Stephen King is a fairly prolific author who has written many good books in various genres. One of the favorite themes of the world famous writer is the horror theme. We have prepared for you the top horror films based on the works of Stephen King.

1408 (2007)

Mike Enslin is a writer and part-time paranormal expert. One day, the hero decides to expose the legend of the Dolphin Hotel that room 1408 is supposedly inhabited by otherworldly forces. Arriving at the hotel, Mike checks into the notorious room. Soon mystical events begin to occur there.

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Original title:
1408

Starring :
John Cusack, Mary McCormack, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Samuel L. Jackson

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
16+

Haze (2007)

It takes place in a provincial town. David and his son Billy and their neighbor Brent visit the local supermarket to stock up on groceries for the week. Suddenly, the area is enveloped in an impenetrable fog. The store loses electricity, communication, and the bacchanalia begins. The horror film is based on the popular novel by Stephen King.

Original title:
The Mist

Cast:
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
18+

It (2017)

One of the cities of Maine is terrorized by a mysterious maniac who kills children. The tormentor brutally cracks down on teenagers, leaving no trace. The Mysterious Thing has different guises and appears before the victims in the form of the clown Pennywise. A group of 11 year olds decides to catch the villain. The head of the company is a guy named Bill Denbrough.

Original title:
It

Starring :
Jayden Martell, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
18+

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends come to hunt in northern Maine. A man stricken with an unknown deadly disease wanders into the hut of his friends. It turns out that there is an alien ship in the area. Guys are involved in the thick of things. This picture is one of the best horror films based on Stephen King books.

Original title:
Dreamcatcher

Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
16+

Gerald’s Game (2017)

Jessie and Gerald visit a country house for the weekend. In peace and quiet, they indulge in love joys. Suddenly, Gerald is struck by a heart attack and dies. A wretched Jessie is left handcuffed to her bed, alone and out of touch. The girl gradually begins to go crazy. This film is one of the most successful adaptations of King.

Original title:
Gerald’s Game

Cast:
Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
16+

1922 (2017)

Farmer Wilfred James decides to kill his wife and incites his son to commit a crime. One day, in front of a teenager, he cuts his wife’s throat and dumps the corpse into a well. Hordes of hungry rats immediately attack the body. After that, the rodents begin to follow Wilfred everywhere. The horror movie is based on Stephen King’s 1922 book.

Original title:
1922

Cast:
Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
16+

Bag of Bones (2011)

Writer Mike Noonan still can’t get over the death of his wife, who died three years ago. The hero is haunted by nightmares associated with his old house on the lake “Dark Trail”. To dispel fear, Mike comes to his native provincial town. However, the visions do not leave him, but only become stronger and more painful.

Original title:
Bag of Bones

Cast:
Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
16+

Telekinesis (2013)

Carrie has the gift of telekinesis, but hides it from others. A quiet and shy girl is a constant object of ridicule and bullying from her peers. At home, Carrie has to endure a strict mother. At the graduation party, classmates once again play an evil joke on the heroine. Carrie breaks down and uses her superpower on the pranksters.

Original title:
Carrie

Cast:
Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
16+

Dark Tower (2017)

Boy Jake Chambers enters the underworld through a magical portal. There he meets Roland Deschain, the last member of the Order of the Riflemen, whose task is to kill the Man in Black. The gunslinger and the boy set off together to face danger. The horror film is based on one of the best works of Stephen King.

Original title:
The Dark Tower

Cast:
Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
16+

Hopelessness (2006)

A small town in Maine has a strange name – Hopelessness. The place is located in the middle of the desert near the highway. Local cop Collie Entregyan turns out to be a vicious, demon-possessed maniac. He stops passing cars and detains travelers, after which he takes people to the police station and kills them there.

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Original title:
Desperation

Starring :
Tom Skerrit, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.3

Age limit:
16+

Pet Cemetery (2019)

The Creed family moves to a provincial town and settles in a private house. Soon, misfortune occurs – the Creed cat named Church is hit to death by a truck. It was decided to bury the family pet at the local animal cemetery. According to rumors, the Micmaki Indians used to perform funeral rituals at this place. Soon the dead cat returns home.

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Original title:
Pet Sematary

Cast:
Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
18+

Mercy (2014)

Single mother Rebecca moves to the outskirts of town with her two sons, George and Buddy. There lives a sick mother of a woman who needs supervision. Soon, terrible things begin to happen in the house. It turns out that the elderly grandmother practices the occult. This is one of the scariest horror films based on Stephen King books.

Original title:
Mercy

Starring :
Francis O’Connor, Shirley Knight, Chandler Riggs

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.0, IMDb – 5.0

Age limit:
16+

Mobile phone (2016)

Artist Clayton Riddell is at the Boston Airport. Suddenly, the surrounding people begin to commit suicide en masse. A signal to the insanity of the unfortunate is the ringing of a mobile phone, through which a certain impulse is transmitted. Clayton, led by several survivors, sets off in search of his family.

Original title:
Cell

Starring :
John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.7, IMDb – 4.3

Age limit:
18+

Children of the Corn (2009)

The scene is a small town surrounded by corn fields. It features a boy preacher named Isaac. He tells the local children that adults are evil and should be destroyed. Dissenting Isaac catches up in the corn fields and kills. This film completes our list of the best horror films based on the works of Stephen King.

Original title:
Children of the Corn

Starring :
David Anders, Candice McClure, Daniel Newman

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.3, IMDb – 3.8

Age limit:
18+

Shining 1980

Original title:
The Shining

Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.4

Age limit:
16+

Christina 1983

Original title:
Christine

Cast:
Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
16+

Carrie 1976

Original title:
Carrie

Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
16+

Slimming 1996

Original title:
Thinner

Cast:
Robert John Burke, Lucinda Janney, Bethany Joy Lenz

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
16+

Needed Things 1993

Original title:
Needful Things

Starring :
Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
18+

Night Flight 1997

Original title:
The Night Flier

Cast:
Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwistle, Dan Monahan

Country:
USA, Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

Sometimes They Come Back 1991

Original title:
Sometimes They Come Back

Cast:
Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rasler

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
16+

Freeway 1997

Original title:
Quicksilver Highway

Cast:
Christopher Lloyd, Matt Frewer, Raphael Sbarge

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 4.9

Age limit:
18+

Night shift 1990

Original title:
Graveyard Shift

Cast:
David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht

Country:
USA, Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 4.9

Age limit:
16+

Crusher 1994

Original title:
The Mangler

Cast:
Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmore

Country:
South Africa, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 4.2

Age limit:
18+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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