Stephen King’s TV Adaptations, Ranked From Worst to Best

Stephen King’s catalog has seen numerous big-screen adaptations, some successful (The Shining, Carrie, The Shawshank Redemption) and some not-so-much (Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return immediately comes to mind, doesn’t it?). Considering his tendency for thousand-page novels, it’s no surprise that the breadth of his books have also received the small-screen treatment. With CBS’s 13-part adaptation of Under the Dome currently underway (much to fans’ dismay, despite King’s endorsement of the series), here’s a ranking of Stephen King novels that have played out on our television sets. 


15. Children of the Corn (2009)

How many times has some variation of Children of the Corn proven that the story of murderous, religious fanatic kids is of evergreen interest? Nine. Nine! Obviously, the 2009 TV remake of the original was as needless as the first film’s seven sequels.