Stephen King on TV

by cartman_1337 | created - 05 Aug 2014 | updated - 13 Aug 2014 | Public

What's your favorite TV series, miniseries or TV movie based on a Stephen King work?

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1. Under the Dome (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too.

Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford

Votes: 94,218

Based on his novel

2. Bag of Bones (2011)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Rose

Votes: 7,774

Based on his novel

3. Haven (2010–2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Everyone in the coastal town of Haven, Maine has a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

Votes: 32,112

Based on his novel "The Colorado Kid"

4. Children of the Corn (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

While traveling, an unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

Director: Donald P. Borchers | Stars: David Anders, Kandyse McClure, Daniel Newman, Preston Bailey

Votes: 5,032

Based on his novel

5. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )

480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

Votes: 4,238

Based on his short stories

6. Desperation (2006 TV Movie)

R | 131 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish, Charles Durning

Votes: 10,045

Based on his novel

7. Kingdom Hospital (2004)

608 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

Stars: Jamie Harrold, Diane Ladd, Bruce Davison, Jack Coleman

Votes: 6,624

Based on his adaptation of the Danish TV series Riget (1994)

8. Salem's Lot (2004– )

TV-14 | 181 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 8,801

Based on his novel

9. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The wife of an oil tycoon becomes engrossed in the sinister evil residing within her Seattle mansion home.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Lisa Brenner, Steven Brand, Kate Burton, Tsidii Leloka

Votes: 3,199

Based on his characters

10. The Dead Zone (2002–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams

Votes: 7,870

Based on his novel

11. Rose Red (2002)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 19,710

Based on his novel

12. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 8,577

Based on his novel

13. Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002– )

Not Rated | 168 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A young woman who has the ability to start fires with her mind, must now face the trauma of her childhood by battling with a group of very talented children and their cruel leader, John Rainbird.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Malcolm McDowell, Dennis Hopper, Danny Nucci

Votes: 2,531

Inspired by his novel "Firestarter"

14. The Shining (1997)

Not Rated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 13,689

Based on his novel

15. Trucks (1997 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi

Aliens arrive, parking in a geostationary orbit over Nevada. Using powers unknown to us, they declare war, and use unmanned trucks as weapons.

Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Brenda Bakke, Aidan Devine, Roman Podhora

Votes: 2,566

Based on his short story

16. Quicksilver Highway (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales: a psychotic hitchhiker falls prey to a relentless dangerously-sharp set of chattering teeth, and a human hand that comes alive.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Matt Frewer, Raphael Sbarge, Missy Crider

Votes: 2,060

Based on his short story "Chattery Teeth"

17. The Langoliers (1995)

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland, Kate Maberly

Votes: 23,968

Based on his novel

18. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 28,025

Based on his novel

19. The Tommyknockers (1993)

R | 181 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley

Votes: 9,604

Based on his novel

20. Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, Chris Demetral

Votes: 8,001

Based on his short story

21. It (1990)

TV-14 | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

Votes: 99,095

Based on his novel

22. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 187 min | Horror

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 17,665

Based on his novel

23. Golden Years (1991– )

232 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An elderly janitor hurt in an explosion at a secret army lab run by "The Shop" starts to grow younger. A ruthless operative is sent to cover it up, so the janitor and his wife go on the run with the help of a sympathetic female agent.

Stars: Keith Szarabajka, Felicity Huffman, Ed Lauter, R.D. Call

Votes: 2,498



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