For some reason, a lot of Stephen King adaptations have been pretty awful, even the ones based on pretty good books. I'm not sure why this is... perhaps because a lot of them suffer from a lack of talent behind the wheel. Here are my five favorite Stephen King adaptations... Carrie (Directed by Brian De Palma) Salem's Lot (Directed by Tobe Hooper) The Shining (Directed by Stanley Kubrick) The Dead Zone (Directed by David Cronenberg) Creepshow (Directed by George Romero) So yeah, all five of those films have considerable talent at the helm, so perhaps that's why they're so successful. The other adaptations of his work range from very good (Christine, again helmed by John Carpenter) to pretty laughable (Dreamcatcher). What are your five favorite Stephen King film adaptions and why do you think so many of them are awful?