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5 Other Stephen King adaptations to look out for

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By Gwen Ong

5 Other Stephen King adaptations to look out for


There is no shortage to the kind of storytelling that only Stephen King can conjure up. The author is a brilliant author with a treasure chest full of wicked plotlines and sinister characters. The latest remake of It is currently enjoying box office success and this is just the beginning of a thrilling ride. With a career spanning four decades and counting, Stephen King is the master of horror and you can bet there are more of his books heading to the production realm to haunt our waking dreams.


Castle Rock

This is perhaps one of the most engaging premises of a TV series. Set in a fictional town called Castle Rock, the story interweaves some of Stephen King’s most iconic characters and settings from various novels into one. J.J. Abrams will produce the TV series and the cast includes Bill Skarsgård, who currently can be seen as Pennywise in It. Wait for the series’ debut this 2018.


Gerald’s Game

The story is set around a married couple – Gerald and Jessie – who goes on a retreat in a secluded cabin for a little rest and romance. But things go awry when the husband dies during their rendezvous and the wife is left chained to the bed. Stuck in an empty house in the middle of nowhere, she starts losing her mind. Or could there be something more sinister at play? Watch it on Netflix this 2018.



Another Netflix adaptation that is getting a lot of praise from the author himself. Based on his novel Full Dark, No Stars, the story follows a farmer, Wilfred James, who murders his unhappy wife with the help of his son. But soon after her death, Wilfred is convinced that his wife’s spirit is haunting him.


Suffer the Little Children

This supernatural thriller was first published as a short story in 1972. It revolves around a schoolteacher and her group of unusual students. The teacher is cautious of these children whom she suspects may be responsible for some mysterious deaths. No word yet on the release date but production is confirmed with director Sean Carter at the helm.


Doctor Sleep

This is the highly anticipated sequel to the untouchable classic, The Shining. The story follows an adult Danny Torrance who has been traumatised by the events at the Overlook Hotel. The ghosts of the past are still after him and his psychic ability. Oscar-winning screenwriter, Akiva Goldsman, is set to write the screenplay.



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