The Stephen King Scorecard

#40
Adjusted Score: 35.439%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Four short horror stories from the "masters" in the field. A mummy terrorizes a college dorm. A hitman tries to... [More]
Directed By: John Harrison

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 37.419%
Critics Consensus: Children of the Corn's strong premise and beginning gets shucked away for a kiddie thriller that runs in circles.
Synopsis: Narrator Job (Robby Kiger) relates the tale of Gatlin, NE, where one day the children, led by a boy preacher... [More]
Directed By: Fritz Kiersch

#38
#38
Adjusted Score: 37.5%
Critics Consensus: The Lawnmower Man suffers from a predictable, melodramatic script, and its once-groundbreaking visual effects look dated today.
Synopsis: A mentally handicapped gardener (Jeff Fahey) allows a scientist (Pierce Brosnan) to experiment on him. Marnie: Jenny Wright. Timms: Mark... [More]
Directed By: Brett Leonard

#37

Firestarter (1984)
38%

#37
Adjusted Score: 39.322%
Critics Consensus: Firestarter's concept hews too closely to other known Stephen King adaptations, though it's got nice special effects (including scenery-chewing George C. Scott).
Synopsis: Firestarter is based on a bone-chilling novel by Steven King. Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGee the young daughter of Andrew... [More]
Directed By: Mark L. Lester

#36

Secret Window (2004)
47%

#36
Adjusted Score: 51.109%
Critics Consensus: Depp is quirkily entertaining, but the movie runs out of steam by the end.
Synopsis: From writer/director David Koepp (Stir of Echoes) comes this filmed adaptation of Stephen King's novella Secret Window, Secret Garden, one... [More]
Directed By: David Koepp

#35
Adjusted Score: 47.617%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this horror film, based on the novella Cycle of the Werewolf, by Stephen King, a werewolf is terrorizing a... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Attias

#34

Pet Sematary (1989)
48%

#34
Adjusted Score: 49.295%
Critics Consensus: Pet Sematary is a bruising horror flick that wears its quirks on its sleeves, to the detriment of its scare factor.
Synopsis: After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family... but not for long.... [More]
Directed By: Mary Lambert

#33

Carrie (2013)
49%

#33
Adjusted Score: 54.912%
Critics Consensus: It boasts a talented cast, but Kimberly Peirce's "reimagining" of Brian De Palma's horror classic finds little new in the Stephen King novel -- and feels woefully unnecessary.
Synopsis: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers... [More]
Directed By: Kimberly Peirce

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 53.134%
Critics Consensus: Hearts in Atlantis is well-acted and beautiful to look at, but the movie is nothing more than a mood piece.
Synopsis: One of the short stories in a best-selling collection by author Stephen King becomes this mystery adapted for director Scott... [More]
Directed By: Scott Hicks

#31

Big Driver (2014)
50%

#31
Adjusted Score: 21.67%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A famous mystery writer seeks revenge against a serial killer who assaulted her and left her for dead.... [More]

#30
Adjusted Score: 40.326%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ten passengers on a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston discover that they are not the only people on the... [More]
Directed By: Tom Holland

#29
Adjusted Score: 55.604%
Critics Consensus: A somewhat disturbing movie that works as a suspenseful thriller, yet isn't completely satisfying.
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old high school student Todd Bowden has uncovered a deadly secret. Far from suspicion, Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander has... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Singer


#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 57.185%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on one of Stephen King's bestselling novels, this is a story told in flashbacks. In a small town, a... [More]
Directed By: Tommy Lee Wallace

#26

The Dark Half (1993)
57%

#26
Adjusted Score: 57.963%
Critics Consensus: The Dark Half is a highly serious psychological study that can be faulted for being more curious than actually scary.
Synopsis: Writing under the name of Richard Bachman, Stephen King's twisted musing on his own experiment with an alter-ego spawns this... [More]
Directed By: George A. Romero

#25

Cujo (1983)
58%

#25
Adjusted Score: 60.386%
Critics Consensus: Cujo is artless work punctuated with moments of high canine gore and one wild Dee Wallace performance.
Synopsis: Cujo is a frightening, but uneven horror tale of a rabid St. Bernard dog who terrorizes a woman and her... [More]
Directed By: Lewis Teague

The Mist (2017)
62%

#24
Synopsis: A mysterious mist threatens a small town.... [More]


#22

The Running Man (1987)
63%

#22
Adjusted Score: 65.475%
Critics Consensus: The Running Man is winking sci-fi satire with ridiculous clothes and workmanlike direction.
Synopsis: An unjustly accused prisoner in 2019 is given a slim chance at freedom if he enters a battle-to-the-death on a... [More]
Directed By: Paul Michael Glaser

Under the Dome (2013)
64%

#21
Synopsis: A small New England town is sealed off from the world by an enormous transparent dome that inexplicably appears and... [More]

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