Children of the Corn is one of Stephen King’s most successful Horror stories. On more than one occasion, a movie franchise was adapted from it.. It is one of the greatest films of the Evil children Sub-genre. Unlike other Evil Child movies like Orphan, The Good Son, and Bad seed, This franchise doesn’t focus on a single evil child. The Children of The Corn is an Army of them.
Firestarter is an adaptation Stephen King novel about a little girl with Pyrokinesis. Pyrokinesis is the ability to emit, control flames and burn things by thinking alone. If you are a fan of Stranger Things you are for a treat, because both Firestarter and Carrie are inspirations. For instance, you can see shades of them with Eleven. Carrie White who is telekinetic has similarities with Charlie. The only difference is Charlie has the support system of a loving family but things will change when her powers manifest. She and her father will be on the run. Her anger can destroy a whole city and burn it to cinders so the government will see her as a weapon.
The boys are back in town: the town of Derry, Maine, plauged by an evil child-chomping clown 27 years ago. They thought they killed him then, but he’s back to terrorize a new generation. The members of the Losers Club have returned to finish him off once and for all!
IDW Publishing announced this week that they’re adapting the Stephen King novel Sleeping Beauties into a ten-issue graphic novel, with illustrations by Alison Sampson.
Is there any possible taller order than trying to make a sequel to The Shining? Stephen King wrote a followup to his own book in 2013 called Doctor Sleep, about a grown-up Danny Torrance. The task now falls on Warner Bros. to make a movie out of that book without the guidance of Stanley Kubrick — while at the same time pleasing King, who hated Kubrick’s movie.
Stephen King’s The Stand has had a tumultuous ride through Hollywood. The book has been in print since 1978, and during ALL THAT TIME, one person or another has been trying to make a movie out of it. The big problem is that The Stand is one of King’s hugest books, and fitting the entire story into a two-hour sit would require a lot to be cut out or rewritten.
Pet Sematary is one of Stephen King’s most recognized novels, and the original movie adaptation is one of the most well-known based on his books (which is saying something, as there are over 30 such movies). As it is the nature of successful things to be regurgitated, a new Pet Sematary is heading our way in 2019. Today the first trailer was released.
The Dead List, a horror anthology release from High Octane pictures out this May, is a rickety roller coaster ride of low-budget terror, that straps the viewer in for high-concept Hollywood nightmare fuel. The twisted minds of writer/director Holden Andrews and his collaborators pay homage to classic horror of the 80’s and 90’s, while upping the fear factor with their own brand of scares.
“It” is a big smash! It’s wowed critics, charmed audiences, and burned up the box office, earning $132 million during its opening weekend. That’s the most lucrative opening a King movie has ever had…..and it’s also one of the highest-earning openings of any September movie in history, the best opening day ever for a horror movie, and the second-highest-grossing opening for an R-rated film (behind Deadpool).
Stephen King published Gerald’s Game in 1992, at the height of Hollywood’s hunger for adapting his work. However, the book was entirely glanced over until now, and when you hear the plot, you understand why: it takes place entirely on a bed. So why, you might ask, did they not pull a Lawnmower Man and write something completely different out of the premise? Because the premise revolves entirely around bondage sex, which until Fifty Shades of Grey was completely unthinkable to build a mainstream movie around.
Despite its iconic popularity as one of Stephen King’s most well-known novels, It has never been made into a movie. This is because it was made into a TV miniseries instead, and the miniseries proved popular enough, leading to a rash of subpar King sweeps events like “The Langoliers.”