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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'Maximum Overdrive' (1986)
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26. 'Maximum Overdrive' (1986)

The tail of a rogue comet sends machines into a weeklong homicidal rampage (cue rabid electric knife, lethal Walkman, predatory lawnmower). And when a gas-starved convoy of sentient long-haulers – including an 18-wheeler with a Green Goblin face plate – lay siege to the Dixie Boy Truck Stop, short-order cook Emilio Estevez and customers keep the big rigs at bay with hand grenades and a bazooka. King's gonzo directorial debut (and last behind-the-camera excursion to date), based on his short story “Trucks,” is one looney-tunes junkyard mess, all set to the head-banging hits of his favorite band, AC/DC. Who made who, indeed. SG

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