Movies & TV Shows Written By Stephen King

Stephen King is a famous novel and story writer. There are plenty of movies & TV shows which are based on novels and short stories written by Stephen King. However, the number of movies and TV shows are comparatively less than the novels and stories written by King designated for screenplays. Many of his scripts had been rejected and which does not go with the reputation of such a great novelist.

Here we will discuss every movie and TV written by Stephen King.


Creepshow is a horror movie released in 1982 and directed by George A. Romero. It was written by the famous writer, Stephen King. This film is a combination of five short stories, out of which two stories are based on the novels written by Stephen King.

Cat’s Eye

Cat’s Eye is another horror movie by Stephen King, which was released in 1985 and directed by Lewis Teague. This film includes three different stories, but all are connected with the cat shown in the movie. The first two stories are based on Stephen King’s short stories, and the third story is different.

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet is another popular horror film by Stephen King. It is directed by Dan Attias and released in 1985. This film is based on the novel, Cycle of the Werewolf, written by Stephen King. Silver Bullet was not a blockbuster film, but it still managed to get the popularity among the fans.

Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive is a horror comedy film written by Stephen King and the only film which was also directed by him released in 1986. This film is based on the short story, Trucks, by Stephen King.

Sorry, Right Number

Sorry, Right Number is a popular horror episode written by Stephen King of the show, Tales from the Darkside. The story revolves around a phone call that was coming from the future. It became a very famous episode of this show and gained a lot of fame in 1987.

Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary is another horror film written by Stephen King and directed by Mary Lambert in 1989. It is based on the novel, ‘Pet Sematary’, by Stephen King. It was the first film based on this novel in Hollywood. The second film based on this novel was released in 2019.

Golden Years

Golden Years was a thriller TV series written by Stephen King. This TV show aired in 1991. According to the story of Golden Years, the actor Harlan Williams was an elder janitor who was involved in an explosion that occurred in a lab where he used to work. After this incident, he felt some changes in that as he started to grow young day by day. The story revolved around this incident and how he managed to come out of this problem.


Stephen King’s ‘Sleepwalkers’ is another horror film directed by Mick Garris and released in 1992. Stephen King’s films are the adaptations of his novel, but he wrote the screenplay for Sleepwalkers before writing a novel on this story. It is an exciting story of vampires stealing the life force from virgin females.

The Stand

The Stand is a top-rated TV series of 1994 written by Stephen King. It is directed by Mick Garris. The Stand is again in works for adaptation and will broadcast on CBS. It is believed by the fans that Stephen King will write a unique ending this time.

The Shining

The shining is a horror movie directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. It is based on the story of the novel ‘The Shining’ written by Stephen King. This film was released in 1980. The film adaptation for the movie, The Shining, has proved to be the best movie of the director, Kubrick and the novelist Stephen King. This film has a huge fan-base and is highly liked by the people.

Storm Of The Century

Storm Of The Century is another top-class screenplay of 1990 written by Stephen King. It is one of the most popular TV miniseries among the fans of the horror genre. It is directed by Craig R. Baxley. It is also not based on the pre-written novel by Stephen King.

Rose Red

Rose Red is another popular TV series directed by Craig R. Baxley, and the screenplay was written by Stephen King. It is the most highly rated TV miniseries of 2002. However, some people gave negative reviews for this series, but the storyline of the series is excellent.

A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage is a thriller genre movie directed by Peter Askin, released in 2014. It is based on a novel of the same name, written by Stephen King. The lead actress Joan Allen is playing the role of Darcy, and the lead actor Anthony LaPaglia is playing the role of Bob in this film. According to the story of the film, Darcy got to know the secret of her husband after 25 years of their marriage. To keep her children safe, she does not reveal it in front of her children and faces many issues in keeping the secret unrevealed.

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