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All films based on Stephen King, ranking by KinoPoisk. Part 2


Last week we got acquainted with the best Stephen King films, included in the top 25 according to KinoPoisk. In the second part, we will talk about masterpieces from 26 to 53, which cannot shine with a particularly high rating, but most of which will also be of interest to admirers of the writer's work. Our list does not include TV shows and films, the duration of which exceeds 3 hours. All TV series and miniseries based on the works of the master of horror will be published in a separate top.

Please note that the KinoPoisk rating is indicated in the title, immediately after the year of release.

26. Gerald's Game (2017) 6.572

Director: Mike Flanagan.

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama.

In chap. starring: Karla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Karel Streuken, Chiara Aurelia and others.

The tale of how a wife and her husband copulated in a country house, copulated, and copulated to the point that he had a heart attack. And no matter what, but only the family practiced sex in handcuffs. And the surviving wife was strapped to the bed.

About how she crawled out from under her husband's mortal body, how she tried to free herself from the shackles, how her hubby ate a little bit by a stray dog, about who visited her in long hours of loneliness and much more about what you will learn after watching the full movie. For now, only a trailer.

27. Kujo (1983) 6.440

Director: Lewis Teague

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring: Dee Wallace-Stone, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone, Daniel Hugh Kelly and others

Dogs surround us everywhere in our world. Wild, mongrels, well-groomed, dirty, domestic, neighbors, bulldogs, terriers, pugs and ... Rabid St. Bernards. Yes, unfortunately there are some.

This story is just about how the once harmless, and now - rabies-infected St. Bernard named "Kujo" for an infinitely long time tried to attack a stalled car, in which, by unfortunate coincidence of circumstances, a woman with a small child was found,

Will the mother driven to the extreme, a resident of the same infamous Castle Rock, have the strength to eventually go out and fight the mad creature hand to hand? After all, in a car standing in the sun it is too hot, there is no food or water. And as for evil, there is nothing that would even remotely resemble a weapon ...

28. Night flyer / Night flight (1997), 6.424

Director: Marc Pavia.

Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Detective.

In chap. Starring: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwistle, Michael H. Moss, Dan Monahan and others

The picture is based on the story "Flying in the Night". After "super-adaptation", she acquired a storyline in which the original story was overgrown with a canopy beyond recognition.

And the tale here is about a strange night ... Pilot! Yes, it’s about the pilot of a small plane, which, landing at small airfields, sows death in their area.

This pilot is very much interested in one of the reporters, whose popularity has considerably faltered lately. He's just obsessed with getting to the weird maniac in front of the police and interviewing him.

Not a fool?

29. Sometimes They Come Back (1991), 6.406

Director: Tom McLaughlin.

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama.

In chap. starring Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Chris Demethral, Robert Rusler and others

The picture is based on a story with a similar title and tells that sometimes the dead return from the afterlife. And, as can be seen from the film, they return not to quietly and peacefully try to live out their days like all normal people (although - what are they normal?), But in order to continue to fix arbitrariness.

It turns out that for some, in order to throw back their hooves, it is not enough to be run over by a train. What then can send them to hell forever?

Let's watch a movie and find out.

30. 1922 (2017), 6.371

Director: Zach Hilditch.

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Crime.

In chap. Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Kathleen Bernard, Dylan Schmid and others

The picture is based on the story "1922", which was included in the collection "Darkness - and nothing else", published in 2010.

It turns out that it's better not to mess with rats. You don't need to feed them, you shouldn't kill them, and especially what you shouldn't do is feed them with the corpse of your own wife. But at the time, farmer Wilfred James and his son, who were completely displaced, did not know this.

And what such rash "feeding" leads to, we learn from the film.

31. The Dark Half (1992), 6.345

Director: George A. Romero.

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Detective.

In chap. starring: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Julie Harris, Michael Rooker and others

Ted Beaumont, a famous writer, at some time suddenly begins to feel something akin to a split personality. At some moments, it seems to "turn off" him, and the dark half that has taken over his body at this time scribbles for him excellent novels in the genre of "Horror".

Recently, Beaumont began to have severe headaches and doctors, opening his skull, removed the remains of his twin, whom he absorbed while still in the womb. But what the surgeons could not extract from his insides is the dark soul of his absorbed brother, which is now striving with might and main to take possession of Ted's body.

Will a famous resident of the same Castle Rock cope with his dark half? Sparrows to help him!

32. Riding the Pool (2004), 6.251

Director: Mick Garris.

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Hershey and others

When you are 21 years old, a girl dumps you, and you are a nurse, not a man, it is written in your family to commit suicide. Alan Parker was one of those. Only with suicide he did not succeed slightly. They called from the hospital and said that his mother was dying.

On this occasion, Alan decided to postpone suicide for later and went to visit his mother. But Death did not agree with this alignment. She was already rubbing her hands in anticipation of his miserable little soul, and here - such a bummer!

And how can she put a spoke in his wheels ...

33. Sleepwalkers (1992) 6.146

Director: Mick Garris.

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring Brian Krause, Madhen Amick, Jim Haney, Alice Kridge and others

What to do when your mom is hungry and asks for you to bring her a young local girl's blood for breakfast? Mom's desire is a law even for extraordinary entities. And therefore, the little son goes, takes the girl off, lures her to the cemetery and wants her there clat-tararats-and-liver-under the mattress!

But third forces interfere in the course of events and, in particular, a cat named Clovis, from which the werewolf barely took his legs. Well, where can you live normally if there are cats at every step in this mortal world!

By the way, this is not an uncommon case when the writer himself appeared in a cameo in a film based on his work. Here Stephen King can be seen as a disgruntled cemetery guard.

34. Bag of bones (2011), 6.119

Director: Mick Garris.

Genres: Horror, Drama, Detective.

In chap. Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Anika Noni Rose, Annabeth Gish and others

The film is based on the novel of the same name. The main character, the once successful writer Mike Noonen, loses both his wife and his unborn child overnight. And in order to somehow cope with his grief, he comes to the shore of the lake, to the house in which he and his wife spent their best moments.

Then he will find the lost inspiration, and new acquaintances, and answers to all questions, and a bunch of such problems on his mortal head that miserable snot will at once fade into the background ...

35. Maximum acceleration (1986), 6.084

Director: Stephen King.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Comedy, Action, Thriller.

In chap. starring Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Yardley Smith, Laura Harrington and others

The film is based on the story "Trucks". A comet flies past the Earth, the inexplicable forces of which make all cars, household appliances, in short, all the equipment invented by man, behave inadequately, that is, attack their owners.

The critics simply rammed the picture into the ground, since Stephen King, who played both the scriptwriter and the director here, shot outright nonsense. And here it is not only the nonsense plot itself that enrages, but also the illogicalities of what is happening. Since only devices plugged into the socket can be awakened to the functional, how can cars "come to life" if their ignition wires are open? Moreover, how can a machine gun shoot without human assistance, if it doesn't even have a battery?

In general, after his masterpiece was nominated for 2 Golden Raspberries at once, Stephen King did not step into directing ...

36. Children of the Corn (1984) 6.026

Director: Fritz Kirsch.

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, R.G. Armstrong et al.

King's story "Children of the Corn", oddly enough, became the second most frequently re-shot (after "Carrie"). Three films and one short film were shot on it. But, with all this, none of the films received a rating higher than 7. Moreover, the last two feature films have slipped below 4.5 at all.

And the tale in the film is about "on his own mind" the youngster Issac, who calls on all the punks in the district to wet the Rodoks, sacrificing them to corn. The story reads more or less normally. But a film on this topic is doomed to fail over and over again.

And all because the idea itself is complete nonsense.

37. Dolan's Cadillac (2008) 5.938

Director: Jeff Beasley.

Genres: thriller, crime.

In chap. starring: Christian Slater, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Greg Bryke, Wes Bentley and others

For some, the feeling of revenge quickly ignites, but then just as quickly fades away. But not Robinson, whose wife was killed by the local mobster Dolan. It was on his orders that a witness who was going to testify against him in court was killed seven years ago. This was the wife of the protagonist.

But the hour of reckoning is approaching. And Robinson's revenge will be so brutal it will be a nightmare. Dolan hardly dreamed of being buried alive on the way to the next arrow. But this is exactly how it will happen in a sharp way.

38. Telekinesis (2013) 5.894

Director: Kimberly Pierce.

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Drama.

In chap. starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Portia Doubleday, Judy Greer and others.

The most recent film adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, written back in 1974. In the center of the plot is Carrie, a girl with latent telekinesis, who was brought up in an atmosphere of "acute maternal intolerance" and "extreme dibilism." That is why she grew up so strange, downtrodden and on her own mind.

But wait, you bastards. The day will come, and the dam called "Kerry" will break. And then hang yourself all! No one will escape the reckoning alive!

39. Carrie (2002) 5.847

Director: David Carson.

Genres: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller.

In chap. Starring: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Candice McClure, Rena Sofer and others

A sequel based on the story "Kerry" in 2002. Who is interested in the synopsis, read the description for the previous film "Telekinesis". One and the same, only in different packaging.

40. Freeway (1997) 5.846

Director: Mick Garris.

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring Christopher Lloyd, Matt Frewer, Missy Crider, Raphael Sbarge and others

In fact, the film consists of two stories, of which King belongs only to the second - "Clacking Teeth" (or "Biting Teeth"). When a father in one of the roadside eateries buys a souvenir for his son - clockwork mechanical walking teeth on a spring, he does not even imagine what an excellent service they will serve him.

And although the teeth did not work during the test, at the right time their functionality came to life in order ... To bite off someone's scrotum ...

41. The Dark Tower (2017), 5.736

Director: Nikolay Arsel.

Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Western, Action, Adventure

In chap. Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Claudia Kim, Tom Taylor and others

Hollywood's stupid attempt to cram 7 thick books into an hour and a half movie ended in a complete fiasco. Come on if they just shoved them into him. Along the way, they altered everything so that the output turned out to be nonsense, completely losing even the remotest resemblance to the original masterpiece.

Anyone who wants to see how NOT to make films based on famous blockbusters can go to the cinema. Who doesn't - well, right!

42. Tomminokers (1993), 5.668

Director: John Power.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction.

In chap. Starring: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, Ellis Beasley, John Ashton and others

Another example of how it is not necessary to make films based on the famous works of King. What for, tell me, at the end they stuck these idiotic "living" aliens? Well, what kind of aliens can survive buried underground for millions of years?

The book looked more than convincing and believable. The film is the exact opposite. Everything that was not needed was reduced, everything that needed to be thrown out was left, altered in a new idiotic way. As a result, we got not a steak, but a cutlet, rotten and collapsed.

43. Thug (2014), 5.456

Director: Mikael Salomon.

Genres: thriller, crime, detective.

In chap. starring: Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Ann Dowd, Joan Jett and others

Memo to maniacs about what happens when you finish off a victim carelessly.

And what happened here is that the babeha, tortured and raped, survived and took revenge on the fanatic so that my mother does not grieve.

The idea was not bad (albeit a bit hackneyed), but the incarnation let us down. Somehow everything was filmed unconvincing ...

44. Happy marriage (2014), 5.389

Director: Peter Eskin.

Genres: thriller, drama.

In chap. Starring: Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Cara Buono, Stephen Lang and others

Well, the main character was lucky! To live in a marriage with a man for 25 years, and only by a happy coincidence discover that you are actually living with a real serial killer-maniac.

It turns out that it can be very useful to dig deeper into my husband's garage lockers. Sometimes you can find something there that will reveal your spouse to you from a completely different side. And, as can be seen from the film, this side is not always bright ...

45. Night shift (1990), 5.327

Director: Ralph S. Singleton.

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Mystic.

In chap. Starring: David Andrews, Kelly Wolfe, Andrew Divoff, Stephen Macht and others

Again, emergency, and again not far from Castle Rock. And this time, the "emergency" overtook the workers of the old weaving factory, who managed to fall into its depths, keeping in themselves not only terrible secrets, but also a creature-ugly in the form of a hypertrophied large bat, which will be soaked with great difficulty.

And not all will survive in the battle with the monstrous monster ...

46. Grinder (1994), 5.314

Director: Tobe Hooper.

Genres: Horror, Detective.

In chap. starring Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Jeremy Crutchley, Daniel Matmore and others.

This new England of yours is an eerie place, Mr. Stephen King. How people survive there in general is not clear! Another small town, and the next difficulties. And this time not in a textile factory, but in a laundry called "Blue Ribbon", in which one of the ironing machines constantly chews into itself the limbs of the staff who gape for one reason or another.

And everyone at least henna. So the detective cannot believe that something otherworldly can move into the ironing machine. But in the end, you have to believe it.

47. Carrie 2: Rage (1999) 5.251

Directed by Katt Shea, Robert Mandel.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller.

In chap. starring: Emily Bergl, Jason London, J. Smith-Cameron, Dylan Bruno and others

No, this is not a sequel to the infamous Carrie, but some interpretation of her, based in part, by the way, on real events that took place in a high school in Lakewood, California.

When a young girl Rachel decides to "slightly down", she throws at the party the local bully and others like them such a rustle, which the world has not seen since the days of the real Carrie.

48. The Devil's Gift (1984) 5.237

Director: Kenneth J. Burton.

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring Bob Mendelssohn, Vicki Saputo, Bruce Parry, Struan Robertson and others.

The film is based on the story "Monkey", which tells the story of a toy monkey hitting a skeet. Each strike of this monkey's plate means the death of a person. A terrible thing. People only think of everything late.

You can learn more about the expulsion of an evil spirit from a monkey by watching the entire film. Although you can watch the 10th episode of the 5th season of "The X-Files". It is called "Chinga" and is also based on this story. Only the toy here is the most full-fledged doll, and the episode of the series is staged much more interesting and sturdy than any full footage and short films shot on the basis of the above story. Here's the trailer for the movie.

Here's the trailer for Episode 10, Season 5 of The X-Files.

Which is more interesting?

49. Area 51 (1997) 5.222

Director: Chris Thomson.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama.

In chap. Cast: Timothy Busfield, Brenda Bucky, Roman Podhora, Aidan Devine and others

Another attempt to film a masterpiece based on the story "Trucks". This film is the most that neither is a remake of Stephen King's disastrous directorial debut "Maximum Acceleration". Moreover, he failed even lower than his predecessor with Emilio Estevez in the title role.

They say it's nonsense nonsense. But not in this case. In this case, nonsense is nonsense.

50. Mercy (2014) 5.040

Director: Peter Cornwell.

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystic.

In chap. starring Frances O'Connor, Shirley Knight, Joel Courtney, Chandler Riggs and others.

The film is based on the story "Granny", written by the author back in 1984. And despite the fact that it was filmed relatively recently, it can also be considered lame, as evidenced by its low rating.

The idea of how difficult it is at times to take care of a granny with "interesting" abilities is, on the whole, not bad. But incarnation ...

51. Mobile (2016), 4.731

Director: Tod "Kip" Williams.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Drama.

In chap. starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Sarullo, Isabelle Furman and others

You read the book - it seems everything is good. And you believe the author, and everything seems to be in its place. Why change everything? Why add some unnatural and senseless nonsense?

And there was so much nonsense in this "masterpiece" that even John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson did not save the tape. Who wants to see - we warned. It is bullshit. Although a true fan of Cusack, Jackson and King, after all, nothing cares. We were also warned. But we looked ...

But in vain. The trailer was more interesting ...

52. Children of the Corn (2009), 4.301

Director: Donald P. Borkers.

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring: David Anders, Candice McClure, Preston Bailey, Daniel Newman and others

The film is the sequel of the same name to the previous masterpiece of the same name, which runs at number 36 on our list. The slightly improved (as the authors thought) version, along with its sequel, which goes further down the list, turned out to be the most disastrous film adaptation by Stephen King.

The feed is weak, even if we consider that it was created only for broadcasting on TV. Well, why take off such a frank passing "something". Is there nowhere else to spend the money?

53. Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011) 3.275

Director: Joel Soison.

Genres: Horror, Thriller.

In chap. starring Joseph Baniki, Diane Peterson, Kelen Coleman, Kai Caster and others

Continuation of the great corn disappointment, which, in fact, has almost nothing in common with the "Children of the Corn", except as a passing reference.

If it were not for the policeman, the whole film hanging in the sky, and not for the final mess with the cars lying from the transporter, there would be nothing to watch. No plot, no acting, no, in fact, "Genesis".

This is where a kind of "filmography" based on the works of the great writer ends. Next year, a new and improved "Pet Sematary" and the sequel to the acclaimed sequel "It" will be released, in 2020 the premiere of the sequel to "The Shining" - "Doctor Sleep" and varnish is planned. We promise, as new products are released, be sure to add them to our list.

But that's not all. Next week, there will be material on the series ever filmed based on the immortal works of King.

In the meantime, good mood to everyone, and more cool films!

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