Happy Birthday Stephen King! Stories of the Author that Turned into Film Classics

Happy Birthday Stephen King! Stories of the Author that Turned into Film Classics

Stephen King turns 69 years old today and has given Horror fans an endless amount of novels and films that will forever be popular. Author of both short stories and novels, King has created an enormous line of stories for readers to get lost in, many of which later became popular films. In honor of his birthday, here’s a list of some of his most famous stories that inspired a number of movies and tons of times he scared the living day lights out of his fans!

  • Carrie
  • The Shining
  • Creepshow
  • Cujo
  • The Dead Zone
  • Christine
  • Children of the Corn
  • Firestarter
  • Cat’s Eye
  • Silver Bullet
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Stand By Me
  • Creepshow 2
  • The Lawnmower Man: A Suburban Nightmare
  • A Return to Salem’s Lot
  • The Running Man
  • Pet Sematary
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Graveyard Shift
  • Misery
  • The Lawnmower Man (An adaptation in title only. King’s name was eventually removed from the title after he sued New Line Cinema)
  • Sleepwalkers
  • Pet Sematary Two
  • Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
  • The Dark Half
  • Needful Things
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Mangler
  • Dolores Claiborne
  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
  • The Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
  • Sometimes They Come Back… Again
  • Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
  • Thinner
  • The Night Flier
  • Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
  • Apt Pupil
  • Sometimes They Come Back… for More
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return
  • The Green Mile
  • Hearts in Atlantis
  • Children of the Corn: Revelation
  • The Mangler 2
  • Firestarter 2: Rekindled
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Secret Window
  • Riding the Bullet
  • The Mangler Reborn
  • Gotham Cafe
  • Creepshow III
  • 1408
  • The Mist
  • No Smoking
  • Dolan’s Cadillac
  • Children of the Corn: Genesis
  • Carrie (2013 adaptation)
  • A Good Marriage
  • Mercy
  • Cell
  • The Dark Tower (Releasing in 2017)
  • It (Releasing in 2017)
  • Children of the Corn: Runaway (Releasing in 2017)

Which Stephen King Classic is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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