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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'Cat's Eye' (1985)
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Drew Barrymore, Candy Clark, Robert Hays REX15/30

15. 'Cat's Eye' (1985)

Because the author's long, winding novels are often hard to translate into two hour movies, it's too bad more filmmakers haven't gone the anthology route, adapting multiple pieces of his short fiction to the big screen. The King-penned 1985 triptych is a good model to work from, adding one original story to two adaptations of Night Shift pieces – one with James Woods as a guy who signs up for a cruel smoking cure, and another with Robert Hays as a desperate man forced to circumnavigate a narrow ledge on a skyscraper. (The third features the Firestarter herself, Drew Barrymore, a feline and a killer troll.) It's terse, tense and way more fun than some of the more ambitious takes on his work. NM

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