The five best film adaptations

The master of terror turned 74 on September 21, his work is so impressive that he has sold more than 350 million copies of the more than 60 books he has written, not to mention blockbuster adaptations such as ‘Carrie’, ‘It’, ‘The Fog’, ‘The Shining’ or ‘The Green Mile’.

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The born on Portland, USA He has not had an easy life, as he was abandoned by his father at the age of two, his mother being the fundamental pillar for his upbringing and that of his brother David. In addition, he evidenced when one of his best friends was run over by a train, after being trapped on one of the rails.

Tragic and traumatic events like these were his inspiration for stories so morbid and creepy, in addition to being recognized by phrases such as “Monsters are real and ghosts live inside us and sometimes they win” and “Life can be worse than any nightmare.”

But the author is multifaceted, since you have stated that you are creating a book based on the environment in 2021 and the changes that were produced by the pandemic caused by the Covid-19.

That is why, in his honor, EXPRESS brings you the 5 most iconic movies of the American writer and screenwriter.


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The adaptation of 97 minutes from the director Brian De Palma, tells the story of Carrie White, a withdrawn and bullied girl constantly by his peers, added to the constant abuse of her mother, who is also a religious fanatic, provoke the anger of the young woman with telekinetic powers, that will make everyone pay and every one of those who offended her.


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The person in charge of adapting again one of the works most loved by King’s fans, was Andy Muschietti, with a cast as memorable as Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard known for his work on the Netflix series ‘Strager Things’ and Jack Dylan Grazer who voiced Alberto in the Disney blockbuster movie ‘Luca’.

The story transports us to Derry, a remote place where children disappear every so often, and the villagers seem to know the truth. A gang of kids, calling themselves ‘losers’ confront the author of the disappearances on malicious entity Pennywise.


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The film of 127 minutes long, was directed by Frank Darabont known for works like ‘The green mile’ or ‘Life sentence’ who knew how to get the most out of one of King’s shorter stories.

As expected, the story directs us to a little town called Maine, where a storm that devastates everything in its wake, after this a fog reaches the tiny population, causing death and destruction.

The thick fog brings with it supernatural beings that terrorize everyone, culminating in a heartbreaking ending.


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Directed by Stanley Kubrick, tells a haunting story, with a protagonist as praised on the big screen as he is Jack Nicholson, who embodies Jack Torrance who with his wife and son accepts the position of vigilante of a stranger and secluded hotel.

Little by little your little son Danny perceives strange presences, which begin to exercise their power in those who live in the place, causing the loss of judgment of his father who will try to assassinate to each of the members of his family and only the possessor of the radiance will be able to stop it.


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Masterpiece directed by Frank Darabont, and has the talented Tim Robbins y Morgan Freeman, was nominated for an Oscar for best picture, but lost to Forrest Gump.

The film tells the story of Andrew, condemned and wrongly held to life imprisonment for him murder of a woman, which over the years leads him to develop an escape plan.

The work has been recognized and praised by 92% of the critics and listed as the best movie ever.


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The five best film adaptations