I am not sure if there is a writer that has had more of his work adapted for the screen than Stephen King. There have been so many King stories brought to the screen (and many more coming) that he has nearly become his own genre. In New England King is basically seen as a local hero as this guy from Maine seems to have been able to capture the imaginations and send shivers down the spines of people all over the world. His IMDB page lists 59 credits on major motion pictures alone. Then there is the work that has been adapted for television. It would seem Hollywood and the general public can't get enough of Stephen King and his dark visions. So, because I was trying to look at King stories that have been turned into films and because there is so much King material on the way to movie screens (The Dark Tower, It, Gerald's Game, 1922 all due out this year!) and a new special edition of Children of the Corn coming from Arrow...I thought an entire discussion should be devoted to Hollywood's favorite writer. Plus there are just so many King films I have not seen them all and I am curious what people thought of these. Of course, I am looking for you to list your favorite King adaptations, the films you thought were terrible, or the films that most frightened you, the best of what is on blu-ray...but because there is such a large body of work to choose from I thought we would break things down into decades and we could begin with the first decade of Stephen King at the movies... 1976-1986 This pretty much covers the period that begins with Brian De Palma's Carrie and ends with Rob Reiner's Stand by Me. Here are the films: 1986 Stand by Me (novella "The Body") 1986 Maximum Overdrive (film by) / (written for the screen by) 1985 Silver Bullet (novella "Cycle of the Werewolf") / (screenplay) 1985 Cat's Eye (screenplay) 1984 The Devil's Gift (short story "The Monkey") 1984 Firestarter (novel) 1984 Children of the Corn (short story) 1983 Christine (novel) 1983 The Dead Zone (novel) 1983 Cujo (novel) 1982 Creepshow (screenplay) / (short stories "The Crate and Weeds" - uncredited) 1980 The Shining (novel) 1976 Carrie (novel) Also in this time there was a television Twilight Zone episode based on a King story and of course Toby Hooper's Salem's Lot the first big television mini-series event of King's work. So, feel free to comment on those if you so desire. In this first decade directors like Kubrick, De Palma, Cronenberg, and Carpenter all brought versions of King stories to the screen and the man himself took his first and I think only turn in the director's chair with Maximum Overdrive.