What Are Some Stephen King Movies?


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"The Shining," "Pet Sematary" and "Christine" are three movies adapted from books written by Stephen King. In addition to films, many of King's stories have been adapted to television shows and made-for-TV movies.

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Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "The Shining" stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, an unemployed writer who accepts a position as the caretaker at the Overlook Hotel. After moving in with his wife, Shelley, and son, Danny, Jack attempts to write a novel. Danny, who has psychic abilities, becomes terrified of the ghosts he sees in the hotel. Paranormal activity in the hotel increases and influences Jack until he tries to kill his wife and son is a psychotic rage.

In "Pet Sematary," the Creed family moves into a new town and is informed that a pet cemetery exists nearby that can bring dead animals back to life. When the family’s cat is killed, the father, Louis, buries the cat behind the cemetery and is shocked when the cat returns from the dead, now vicious and evil. When Louis’ son, Gage, is killed on the road, he buries him in the same cemetery.

In "Christine," Arnie Cunningham buys a run-down Plymouth Fury, named Christine by her previous owner. Arnie becomes obsessed with the car while restoring it and develops a haughty personality that disturbs his parents and friends. Arnie continues to work on the car, despite warnings that there is something supernaturally evil about it. Throughout the movie, the car kills several people.

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