The Stephen King Horror Movie Showdown

We pit the 16 best-reviewed Stephen King horror adaptations against each other in a bracket style tournament of terror. Which movie do you think should win?

by | September 6, 2019 | Comments

With It: Chapter Two hitting theaters this weekend, we decided to look back at the some of the best movies based on the works of Stephen King and take a stab at determining which one rules them all. In the latest installment of our “VS” video series, Mark Ellis breaks down the 16 best-reviewed Stephen King horror adaptations in a bracket-style showdown, pitting classics like Carrie and The Shining against lesser known titles like Cat’s Eye and The Dark Half. Since this is a horror showdown, certain beloved films like Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption aren’t included, but there are still plenty of iconic movies facing off. Check out the video and let us know in the comments which Stephen King horror adaptation is your favorite!

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