SPOTLIGHT: Stephen King

We all know that Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers out there -- but seeing all of his titles and credits on the same page will blow your mind. If you need inspiration to get busy writing, here it is!

Film adaptations:
 
  • 1976 Carrie (based on the novel from 1974)

  • 1979 Salem's Lot (based on the novel from 1979)

  • 1980 The Shining (based on the novel from 1977)

  • 1982 Creepshow (consists of five short films; two based on the short stories "Weeds" from 1976 and "The Crate" from 1979, the rest King wrote specifically for the film)

  • 1983 Cujo (based on the novel from 1981)

  • 1983 The Dead Zone (based on the novel from 1979)

  • 1983 Christine (based on the novel from 1983)

  • 1984 Children of the Corn (based on the short story from 1977)

  • 1984 Firestarter (based on the novel from 1980)

  • 1985 Cat's Eye (consists of three short films; two based on the short stories "Quitters, Inc." from 1978 and "The Ledge" from 1976, the other one was written specifically for the film)

  • 1985 Silver Bullet (based on the novella Cycle of the Werewolf from 1983)

  • 1986 Maximum Overdrive (based on the short story "Trucks" from 1973)

  • 1986 Stand by Me (based on the novella The Body from 1982)

  • 1987 Creepshow 2 (sequel to the 1982 film, consists of three short films; one based on the short story "The Raft" from 1982, the other two were written specifically for the film)

  • 1987 The Lawnmower Man: A Suburban Nightmare (short film based on the short story from 1975)

  • 1987 A Return to Salem's Lot (sequel to the 1979 mini-series)

  • 1987 The Running Man (based on the novel from 1982)

  • 1989 Pet Sematary (based on the novel from 1983)

  • 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (consists of three short films; one based on the short story "The Cat from Hell" from 1977, the other two have no connection to King)

  • 1990 Graveyard Shift (based on the short story from 1970)

  • 1990 Misery (based on the novel from 1987)

  • 1992 The Lawnmower Man (based on the short story from 1975)

  • 1992 Sleepwalkers (original screenplay)

  • 1992 Pet Sematary Two (sequel to the 1989 film)

  • 1993 Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (sequel to the 1984 film; only sequel to be released theatrically)

  • 1993 The Dark Half (based on the novel from 1989)

  • 1993 Needful Things (based on the novel from 1990)

  • 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (based on the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption from 1982)

  • 1995 The Mangler (based on the short story from 1972)

  • 1995 Dolores Claiborne (based on the novel from 1993)

  • 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (sequel to the 1993 film; first sequel to be released straight to video)

  • 1996 The Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (sequel to the 1992 film)

  • 1996 Sometimes They Come Back... Again (sequel to the 1991 TV film)

  • 1996 Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (sequel to the 1995 film)

  • 1996 Thinner (based on the novel from 1984)

  • 1997 The Night Flier (based on the short story from 1988)

  • 1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (sequel to the 1996 film)

  • 1998 Apt Pupil (based on the novella from 1982)

  • 1998 Sometimes They Come Back… for More (sequel to the 1996 film)

  • 1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 (sequel to the 1976 film)

  • 1999 Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (sequel to the 1998 film)

  • 1999 The Green Mile (based on the novel from 1996)

  • 2001 Hearts in Atlantis (based on the novella Low Men In Yellow Coats from 1999)

  • 2001 Children of the Corn: Revelation (sequel to the 1999 film)

  • 2001 The Mangler 2 (sequel to the 1995 film)

  • 2002 Firestarter 2: Rekindled (sequel to the 1984 film)

  • 2003 Dreamcatcher (based on the novel from 2001)

  • 2004 Secret Window (based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden from 1990)

  • 2004 Riding the Bullet (based on the novella from 2000)

  • 2005 The Mangler Reborn (sequel to the 2001 film)

  • 2007 Creepshow III (unofficial sequel to the 1987 film; consists of five short films, none of which were written by King)

  • 2007 1408 (based on the short story from 1999)

  • 2007 The Mist (based on the novella from 1980)

  • 2007 No Smoking (based on the short story Quitters Inc.)

  • 2009 Dolan's Cadillac (based on the short story from 1985)

  • 2011 Children of the Corn: Genesis (sequel to the 2001 film)

  • 2013 Carrie (third adaptation of the novel from 1974)

  • 2014 A Good Marriage (based on the 2010 novella, Screenplay by Stephen King)

  • 2014 Mercy (based on the short story "Gramma" from King's 1985 collection Skeleton Crew)

  • 2016 Cell (based on the 2006 novel, Screenplay by Stephen King, post-production)

  • 2017 The Dark Tower (based on The Gunslinger from 1982, first movie in a planned series, pre-production)

  • 2017 It (2017 film) (based on the 1986 novel, pre-production)

  • 2017 Gerald's Game (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • 2017 1922 (Based on the novella of the same name)

  • 2019 Pet Sematary (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • 2019 It Chapter Two (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • 2019 In the Tall Grass (Based on the novella of the same name)

  • 2019 Doctor Sleep (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • (TBA) Salem's Lot (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • (TBA) The Long Walk (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • (TBA) From a Buick 8 (Based on the novel of the same name)

 

Television (series/movies):
 
  • 1979 Salem's Lot (mini-series based on the novel from 1975)

  • 1990 It (mini-series based on the novel from 1986)

  • 1991 Sometimes They Come Back (based on the short story from 1974)

  • 1991 Golden Years (TV series, original screenplay)

  • 1993 The Tommyknockers (mini-series based on the novel from 1987)

  • 1994 The Stand (mini-series based on the novel from 1978)

  • 1995 The Langoliers (mini-series based on the novella from 1990)

  • 1997 The Shining (mini-series; second adaptation of the novel from 1977)

  • 1997 Trucks (based on the short story from 1978)

  • 1997 Quicksilver Highway (consists of two short films; one based on the short story "Chattery Teeth" from 1993, the other is based on a short story by Clive Barker)

  • 1999 Storm of the Century (mini-series, original screenplay)

  • 2002 Rose Red (mini-series, original screenplay)

  • 2002–2007 The Dead Zone (TV series; second adaptation of the novel from 1979)

  • 2002 Carrie (second adaptation of the novel from 1974)

  • 2003 The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (prequel to Rose Red)

  • 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV series based on Lars von Trier's mini-series The Kingdom)

  • 2004 Salem's Lot (mini-series; second adaptation of the novel from 1975)

  • 2006 Desperation (based on the novel from 1996)

  • 2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes (mini-series; eight episodes based on eight short stories)

  • 2009 Children of the Corn (second adaptation of the short story from 1977)

  • 2010–2015 Haven (TV series loosely inspired by characters and situations from the novel The Colorado Kid from 2005)

  • 2011 Bag of Bones (mini-series based on the novel from 1998)

  • 2013–2015 Under the Dome (TV series based on the novel from 2009)

  • 2014 Big Driver (TV movie based on the 2010 novella)

  • 2016 11.22.63 (Hulu Original Programming based on the novel from 2011)

  • 2017 The Mist (TV series based on the 1980)

  • 2017–present Mr. Mercedes (Based on the novels Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch)

  • 2018–present Castle Rock (Based on the eponymous fictional city and also characters created by King)

  • 2019–present Creepshow (Following the same anthology formula as the Creepshow films)

  • 2020 The Outsider (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • Lisey's Story (Based on the novel of the same name)

  • The Stand (Based on the novel of the same name)

 

Various TV Episodes:

 

  • 1984 "Word Processor of the Gods" (episode of Tales from the Darkside based on the short story from 1983)

  • 1986 "Gramma" (episode of The Twilight Zone based on the short story from 1984)

  • 1987 "Sorry, Right Number" (episode of Tales from the Darkside, original screenplay)

  • 1991 "The Moving Finger (short story) " (episode of Monsters based on the short story from 1990)

  • 1997 "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson" (episode of The Outer Limits based on the short story from 1984)

  • 1998 "Chinga" (episode of The X-Files, original screenplay)

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