17 Scary Stephen King Movies to Watch This Spooky Season

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Stephen King is the king (no pun intended) of horror and terrifying stories. His books, short stories, and movies have spanned decades and have scared generations.

He may look like your best friend's dad but there is some seriously sinister thoughts going on inside that man's head. An accomplished author, Stephen King has adapted many of his books and short stories into feature films that guarantee to scare the bejeezus out of you.

These movies are all terrifying in their own ways. Some are gory, others are pure horror, and then there are the psychological thrillers that will mess with your mind for years after you watch.

The following movies the best of the best of Stephen King's film adaptations and these are the movies that define him as the most accomplished horror writer of our lifetime. Don't watch alone. Grab your girls and scream together for the ultimate scary movie night.

1. The Dead Zone (1983)

Paramount Pictures

An early adaptation, this 1983 film was a huge success both financially and critically. A young (and surprisingly handsome) Christopher Walken stars as a teacher who awakens from a long coma to discover that he has psychic abilities. These abilities appear as him being able to see certain deaths, futures, and horrible outcomes.

This is both a blessing and a curse. While this isn't a gory horror film, it is a psychological thriller that is highly entertaining, has its scares and fits perfectly in the month of October.

Find it on Amazon to rent for super cheap or buy it, still for really cheap.