Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Stephen King Movies

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

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9. 'Christine'

John Carpenter was one the hottest horror directors in the industry in the early 1980s. His Halloween series basically invented the slasher films of the era, though his 1982 remake of The Thing struggled when it opened up against E.T. He followed that up with a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 book Christine. It's the story of a haunted 1958 Plymouth Fury that many King fans see as one of his lesser works, but Carpenter assembled the awesomely Eighties cast of Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul and Harry Dean Stanton and made it into a surprisingly watchable film. 

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