15 Scariest Stephen King Movie Moments

Sometimes, film-makers actually get King right...

The Shining Old Woman
Warner Bros.

If there's one thing Stephen King knows, it's fear. The master of horror has written 54 novels, 6 non-fiction books and almost 200 short stories, selling more than 350 million copies and inspiring a sub-genre of movie adaptations along the way.

Some have been great: The Shining, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption and this year's It adaptation all belong on the Great rung of the cinematic ladder of quality, but it's a sad reality that too many simply haven't been able to match up to the quality of the source.

Perhaps it's because horror works best when it's in the imagination of the reader. Perhaps adaptation takes something away from that exchange between King and his fans. Perhaps it's just that few film-makers are truly able to get what his vision should be... Whatever the case, the scariest King moments tend to still come on the page.

But even saying that, there have been a good number of legitimately scary moments in the pantheon of King adaptations that stick with you, and because of their comparative rarity, they deserve celebration all the more...

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