Stephen King Adaptations

Cujo | 1983 | Directed by Lewis Teague

Cujo is a rabid St. Bernard dog who terrorizes a woman and her son who are trapped in a stalled car. Donna and her son are forced to stay in the car for several days as the dog prowls around outside the car and they try to find a way to escape – READ THE FULL REVIEW

Graveyard Shift | 1990 | Directed by Ralph S. Singleton

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement – READ THE FULL REVIEW

Misery | 1990 | Directed by Rob Reiner

Paul Sheldon is completing work on his latest novel, a break from his popular series of novels featuring the character Misery Chastain. He gets into a severe car accident and is saved by Annie Wilkes, a reclusive woman who nurses him back to health. Annie is a huge fan of the Misery novels, and she finishes reading the new one while Paul is convalescing. She becomes enraged when she discovers that Paul has killed off Misery. Annie injures Paul’s foot severely so that he is unable to leave her house, and forces him to write a new Misery novel. A local sheriff and Paul’s agent both attempt to track down what happened to the missing author – READ THE FULL REVIEW

Needful Things | 1993 | Directed by Fraser C. Heston

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected – READ THE FULL REVIEW

Pet Sematary | 1989 | Directed by Mary Lambert

After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family… but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery – built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall, hides the cemetery’s darkest secret until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected – READ THE FULL REVIEW

Rose Red | 2002 | Directed by Craig Baxley

Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there – READ THE FULL REVIEW