Top 30 Stephen King Movies, Ranked

From haunted hotels to prison-yard blues, 'Carrie' to 'Christine' – the major adaptations of the iconic author's work, from worst to best

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'1408' (2007)
John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson Everett Collection27/30

27. '1408' (2007)

A jaded author (John Cusack) who reviews supposedly haunted tourist traps checks into a New York hotel room that is, as the establishment's manager (Samuel L. Jackson) puts it, "fucking evil." While he dodges slashers, shivers through tundra conditions and tries to avoid a window that's determined to make him jump, the travel writer is tormented by reminders of the tragedy that destroyed his marriage. Along with a premise that stacks clichés like suitcases in a bellhop's outstretched arms, the movie serves up plot twists you can see coming from 13 floors away. The only real draw is Cusack's Nicolas Cage-level scenery chewing, in an unhinged, often solo performance. JB

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