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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The Lawnmower Man (1992)
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25. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

Aside from featuring a lawnmower man – and a sequence where the lawnmower runs by itself and turns homicidal, because of course – this notoriously kitschy Nineties techsploitation flick had so little to do with King's original short story that the author successfully sued to have his name scrubbed from the credits. But like a half-wit turned God-like homicidal megalomaniac whose cognitive powers erase the line between the real world and a pixelated realm of terrifying possibility, the film lives on. At the time, The Lawnmower Man introduced audiences to virtual reality, which would, it warned, surely lead to psychosis and mind control! Now, it's more like The Net, a technophobic freakout that time has rendered hilariously quaint. ST

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