Stephen King’s Adapted Works Timeline


 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

Stephen King is one of the most prolific horror writers of our generation. With an exhaustive list of books adapted to the big and small screen, below you’ll find a list of everything adapted from the 70’s right through to upcoming releases.

Feel free to click on the logos or text underneath each film to read our review and we’ll be sure to update this page frequently as more shows and films are announced!

 

1976-1990

1976 – Film

The first and perhaps most iconic of King’s works, Carrie is a supernaturally charged coming-of-age horror.

1979 – TV Series

Stephen King tackles a chilling vampire story but this time adapted for TV and split across 2 episodes.

1980 – Film

Highly regarded as one of the best adapted works, Stephen King himself wasn’t a fan of Kubrick’s The Shining but it’s unsettling and chilling nonetheless.
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1982 – Film

A horror/comedy anthology feature, Creepshow is an eclectic film that combines several stories together.

1983 – Film

A good old-fashioned survival story involving a Mother and child stuck inside their car during a heatwave.

1983 – Film

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has psychic abilities.

1983 – Film

A boy buys a strange car with an evil mind, consequently finding his own mind start to slip into darkness.

1984 – Film

A dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

1984 – Film

A couple with telekinetic powers give birth to a child who’s pyrokinetic.

1985 – Film

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

1985 – Film

A simple story that sees a werewolf terrorizing a small city

1986 – Film

A group of people try to survive when machines come alive and become homicidal.

1986 – Film

A writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

1987 – Film

Three more bone-chilling tales in King’s second anthology film.

1987 – Film

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

1989 – Film

After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home

1990-2000

1990 – TV Series

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later they return to finish what they started.

1990 – Film

A textile mill with a serious rat infestation sees the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

1990 – Film

A famous author is rescued from a car crash only to find himself caught in a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

1991 – TV Series

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

1992 – Film

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

1993 – Film

A writer’s fictional alter ego wants to take over his life.

1993 – Film

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town with a price far heavier than expected.

1993 – TV Series

An alcoholic poet discovers the secret of the Tommyknockers in a small town.

1994 – Film

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption.

1994 – TV Series

A deadly plague kills most of the world’s population, splitting the remaining survivors into two groups – good and evil.

1995 – Film

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon.

1995 – Film

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested.

1995 – TV Series

Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

1996 – Film

An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

1997 – Film

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

1997 – TV Series

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

1997 – TV Series

Aliens arrive, parking in a geostationary orbit over Nevada. Using powers unknown to us, they declare war, and use unmanned trucks as weapons.

1997 – TV Series

Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales in another anthology film.

1998 – Film

A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

1999 – Film

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges – a black man accused of child murder and rape.

2000-2010

2001 – Film

A mysterious stranger enters Liz and her son Bobby’s life.

2002 – TV Series

A shy girl unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town.

2002-2007 – TV Series

A TV adaptation of the novel of the same name that run for 6 seasons.

2003 – Film

Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they’re vacationing is plagued by parasitic aliens.

2004 – Film

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked by a would-be scribe.

2004 – Film

A hitch-hiker on his way to the hospital is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

2004 – TV Series

The TV adaptation of the film by the same name. Stephen King’s original vampire story comes to the small screen.

2006 – TV Series

A sheriff arrests a group of people in the deserted town of Desperation, leading them to fight for their lives.

2006 – TV Series

The TV Adaptation of Stephen King’s collection of short stories.

2007 – Film

Checking into the fabled Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel, a man confronts genuine terror.

2007 – Film

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town.

2007 – Film

A surreal story about a man, his addiction of smoking, and a mysterious and powerful organisation.

2009 – Film

A young man attempts to seek to avenge his wife’s death after she is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster.

2009 – TV Series

The TV movie adaptation of the book with the same name.

2010-2015 – TV Series

Running for 5 seasons, in the coastal town of Haven a dormant curse or “trouble” could trigger at any time for any reason.

2010-2019

2011 – TV Series

After his wife’s sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitation.

2013 – Film

A shy girl unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town.

2013-2015 – TV Series

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon the small town of Chester’s Mill. Run for 3 seasons.

2014 – Film

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

2014 – Film

After 25 years of marriage, Darcy discovers her husband’s sinister secret.

2014 – TV Series

A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.

2016 – Film

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

2016 – TV Series

A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
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2017 – Film

Stephen King’s fantasy epic is condensed down to a 90 minute film.
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2017 – Film

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting clown that preys on the children of Derry.
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2017 – Film

Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.
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2017 – Film

A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain.

2017 – TV Series

After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats.
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2017 -TV Series

Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired detective who tries to bring him down
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2018-2019 -TV Series

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
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2019 – Film

The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

2019 – Film

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
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2019 – Film

After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out

UPCOMING PROJECTS

2020 – TV Series

The Outsider

2020 – TV Series

Lisey’s Story

2020 – TV Series

The Stand

TBA – Film

Salem’s Lot

TBA – Film

The Long Walk

TBA – Film

From a Buick 8

 


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