World-famous horror writer Stephen King has had more than fifty films based on his work – some great, some watchable…but many terrible.
And now the author has revealed his five favourite movie adaptations.
Several of the choices might not come as much of a surprise. But one or two certainly will.
In an interview with Metro, the prolific novelist was asked which cinematic versions of his back-catalogue he most admired, replying:
“The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Stand By Me, The Mist. One that doesn’t get a lot of play is Cujo with Dee Wallace – that’s a fantastic movie.”
Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her chilling performance in Misery, while Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption – widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made – were also nominated for Academy Awards.
Cujo, however, is hardly remembered with fondness.
King’s novel Under The Dome is the latest of his works to get the adaptation treatment. A TV series based on the book, about a small town cut off from the world by a mysterious barrier, starts tonight on Channel 5 in the UK.