What's your favorite horror movie?
We have all grown up reading Stephen King's books. In fact, as a horror fanatic, reading King's books started out as a mere hobby and soon turned into a lifetime of joy. Even now, there's a sense of happiness every time I pick up a book written by the master of horror himself.
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If you are a hardcore King lover, you would know it all started with Brian De Palma, who adapted his book Carrie into a film back in 1976. And then there was no looking back. King worked with some of the most notable names in the film industry like Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, George A. Romero and, even Mike Flanagan on Doctor Sleep last year, reports Farout Magazine.
“When you get a really gifted director in particular who wants to guide the process of the film, the actual creation, that filmmaker wants to work with the screenwriter in order to get certain effects that they want,” King once told Deadline while addressing his collaboration with directors. “There was a time when I distrusted that process very much. But having been around the business with so many films, I have more of a tendency to trust good directors than I used to.”
He added: “I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that’s been made from one of my books, I know that it isn’t going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I’ll like because that idea occurred to me, and I spent a year, or a year and a half of my life working on it.”
And now in a recent interview, King finally revealed his favorite 22 horror movies. Here's the complete list, according to a JoBlo report.
1. The Autopsy of Jane Doe – André Øvredal, 2016
2. The Blair Witch Project – Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, 1999
3. The Changeling – Peter Medak, 1980
4. Crimson Peak – Guillermo del Toro, 2015
5.Dawn of the Dead – Zack Snyder, 2004
6. Deep Blue Sea – Renny Harlin, 1999
7. The Descent – Neil Marshall, 2005
8. Duel – Steven Spielberg, 1971
9. Les Diaboliques – Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955
10. Final Destination – James Wong, 2000
11. Event Horizon – Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997
12. The Hitcher – Robert Harmon, 1986 and Dave Meyers, 2007
13. The Last House on the Left – Dennis Iliadis, 2009
14. The Mist – Frank Darabont, 2007
15. Night of the Demon – Jacques Tourneur, 1957
16. The Ruins – Carter Smith, 2008
17. Sorcerer – William Friedkin, 1977
18. Stepfather – Joseph Ruben, 1986
19. Stir of Echoes – David Koepp 1999
20. The Strangers – Bryan Bertino, 2008
21. Village of the Damned – Wolf Rilla, 1960
22. The Witch – Robert Eggers, 2015
Which ones are your favorite from this list? Let us know!