Stephen King Short Fiction That Should Be Adapted as Films

seconded on all counts.


This article was originally published on on April 26, 2012.

Stephen King is as closely associated with motion pictures as he is with publishing, thanks to huge hits based on his books such as Carrie, The Shining, Stand By Me, Misery, and The Shawshank Redemption, among many others.  King himself has written screenplays for films like Creepshow, Pet Sematary, Cat’s Eye, and Sleepwalkers, plus creating two TV series and writing three mini-series.  Of course, so many of his stories have been adapted into movies that quite a few have been done badly–Graveyard Shift and the various Children of the Corn flicks come to mind.  Stephen King himself is to blame for Maximum Overdrive, having both written and directed that fiasco.

With a plethora of film and television productions originating from King’s imagination, it’s easy to think that his…

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