Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Stephen King Movies

See what movie managed to beat 'Misery,' 'Carrie' and 'Stand by Me'

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7. 'Carrie'

Stephen King was living in a trailer park and barely able to afford diapers for his kids when he dreamed up a tale of a bullied teenage girl with telekinetic powers that unleashes a brutal revenge against her tormenters. The 1974 book was an instant hit, and just two years later Brian De Palma turned it into a movie starring Sissy Spacek. It became one of the most beloved horror films of the decade, though the subsequent sequels and remakes have all been quite disappointing. There was even an ill-advised Broadway version, and a remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz just two years ago. Ignore all of those and check out the original. 

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