Are you one to sit through The Conjuring or the Insidious series all alone — screaming your lungs out but still not hitting pause? If you have the slightest inkling towards horror, then you’re probably aware of Stephen King’s great contribution towards the genre.
His novels have the power to give people nightmares — more so when adapted into screenplay and brought to life! But don’t take my word for it.
Catch these wicked Stephen King adaptations on Netflix, and find out for yourself:
1. Gerald’s Game
Mike Flanagan’s directorial is 103 minutes of edge-of-the-seat drama!
Jessie and hubby Gerald wanted to spice things up. But, how an intimate night turns into the most horrifying experience of her life, is a thriller that’s sure to give you the chills. Gory and creepy, this film is only for the brave!
2. Bag of Bones
This one’s a mini-series and you will love each and every episode of it.
It stars Pierce Brosnan in the lead, spinning the story of how the best-selling author gets involved in a fight for custody, and how things start getting paranormal and spooky around him.
Plus, if you love jazz and blues, this show’s music will stay with you even after its two parts end.
Be prepared to scream while watching this flick. The 102-minute movie is based on a novella by King that was published in 2010’s Full Dark, No Stars. It’s about a farmer confessing to his wife’s murder, which opens up a pandora’s box of creepy events.
4. The Mist
Not to be confused with the 2007 film based on the same novel, this is the TV series we’re talking about.
Currently running on Netflix, the horror series is set in the town of mist-covered Maine, where people must battle mystifying happenings. Only one season has released thus far, and it’s an absolute must-watch for thrill seekers.
5. The Shining
The cult horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick is based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel.
It’s about a father named Jack Torrance, living in a creepy, lonely hotel and terrorising his wife and young son. Trust me when I say that Jack’s drift into insanity will give you nightmares for days. Clearly, this ain’t for the faint-hearted.
The 2013 adaptation of the 1974 Stephen King novel of the same name spells creepy all over. How a shy, small-town girl unleashes her telekinetic terror on the people who push her around, is scary AF! It makes for a supernatural horror flick you simply can’t miss.
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