Stephen King reveals favourite film adaptations
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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.

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[Cinematic Classic – Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption]

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.

Watch the trailer for ‘Under The Dome’:

What’s your favourite Stephen King adaptation?

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