I think we can all agree that Stephen King is the king of movie adaptations. At this point, almost all his books have been adapted into a movie or a series. You may not be a reader, but you have probably watched the movie.
Stephen Edwin King is a fantastic writer involved in almost every genre. He writes supernatural fiction, suspense, science-fiction, crime, and fantasy.
I have watched more of the movie adaptations than the books written by him. How that happened, I don’t know. But let’s see how many you have either read or watched. This list is in no particular order. It is just a list of some of his best works.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 1: The Shining
The book was released in 1977. It was King’s third published novel. It was released as a movie in 1980.
Stephen King Book to Movie Adaptation 2: Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary is a 1983 horror novel. A movie adaptation was first released in 1989. In 2019, another movie was released based on the story.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 3: The Shawshank Redemption
King published Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption as a novella. It was released in a short story collection called Different Seasons. The movie was released in 1994.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 4: Dreamcatcher
King wrote this book while recuperating from a car accident in 1999. It was completed in half a year and published 2001. The book features elements of body horror and alien invasion. It was adapted into a movie in 2003.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 5: A Good Marriage
A Good Marriage is another novella by Stephen King. It was published in a full collection, Full Dark, No Stars, in 2010. The movie adaptation was released in 2014.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 6: Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep is a sequel to King’s first published novel The Shining. It was released in 2013 and adapted into a movie in 2019.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 7: In The Tall Grass
In the Tall Grass is another novella written by King and his son, Joe Hill. The novella was originally published in two parts in 2012 issues of Esquire magazine. It was adapted into a movie in 2019.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 8: The Dark Tower
King’s Dark Tower is a series of eight books and one short story. Dark Tower was adapted into a movie in 2017.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 9: Gerald’s Game
Gerald’s Game is a suspense novel written by King. The book was published in 1992, and it was adapted into a movie in 2017.
Stephen King Book Movie Adaptation 10: IT
IT is the most popular movie adaptation of Steven King’s books. The horror novel was published in 1986, and it was adapted into a movie in 2017. A sequel was made in 2019.
I believe Stephen King is a genius and all his creations are evidence of that. This is just ten out of many books that were adapted into movies. Which of the books or movies have you read or watched?