25 films that were based upon Stephen King stories that I have seen, from Best to Worst. Im not including sequels like “Pet Sematary 2” or “Creepshow 2”, even though I thought C2 was better than the first “Creepshow”. Also, Im not including television adaptions, only theatrical ones, but if I did, there would be several of them at the bottom of the list, especially “The Stand” and King’s “redux” of “The Shining”, both directed by Mick Garris. The last film that I can say I actually enjoyed watching on this list was #17 “The Lawnmower Man”, so from 18+ are films that I pretty much didnt like at all, that were either bad adaptions of good stories, or bad stories in badly created films. And yes, I do think that “Stand by Me” (or as I call it, “Bland by Me”) is THE worst King adaption of all. I dont care how many people like it, I hated it.
For anyone interested in how “The Stand” should have been made, read this screenplay by Rospo Pallenberg that would have become an adaption by George Romero. (Hopefully the upcoming adaption will be an improvement.) http://subcin.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/the-stand-stephen-king/Read less