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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12. 'The Dark Half' (1993)

After he tries to exorcise the pen name under which he's written some of his schlockier, more popular books, a writer's dark side manifests itself in person – in the form of the deranged, unborn twin. The late, great George Romero's film of King's surprisingly personal tale was, sadly, not a hit. But horror legend was still the ideal director for this material, thanks to his ability to balance comedy, suspense and character. The result is one of the more moving of King adaptations, as Timothy Hutton's tortured family-man scribe does battle with his scarred-up, bourbon-swilling doppelgänger (also played by Hutton), while resisting the temptation to simply give into his demons. It's vastly underrated. BE

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