Stephen King

Movies You Never Knew Were Based on Stephen King Stories

It’s hard to keep track of how many Stephen King adaptations have been made or are in the process of being made at this point. It’s also hard to keep track of all the adaptations that don’t even go by the same name of the original stories or come from his many short story collections! In fact, there are so many, that it’s unlikely you know ALL of them…



Here are a few that might have slipped through the cracks.

1. Stand By Me


Stand By Me

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Based on: “The Body” from Different Seasons


Writer Gordie Lachance recounts his boyhood journey of finding the body of his missing friend.


2. Hearts in Atlantis


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Based on: “Low Men in Yellow Coats” and “Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling” from Hearts In Atlantis


A widowed mother and her son have their lives changed after a mysterious stranger becomes a new father figure for the family.


3. The Shawshank Redemption 


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Based on: “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” from Different Seasons


After being wrongfully accused of murder, Andy Dufresne is sent to prison for life. He befriends an inmate who helps him survive the torturous experience, and eventually thrive.


4. Secret Window

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Based on: “Secret Window, Secret Garden” from Four Past Midnight.


Author Mort Rainey is accused of plagiarism by another writer, who starts haunting him for justice. Mort’s personal life begins to fall apart as the situation escalates.

5. 1408



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Based on: “1408” from Everything’s Eventual


An author who debunks paranormal occurrences checks into the supposedly haunted room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel. Not long after settling in, he becomes trapped in the room and faces true terror.









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