With Halloween just around the corner, it might not be a bad idea to start getting ourselves into the spooky feel of the season. What with all the plastic pumpkin cuteness lets take a look at some dark closet scares. Who better to provide the horror but its literal "King" Stephen that is. Here are but a few, in no particular order.
Carrie (1976) - With its theatrical remake looming lets relish the original. Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is a classic case of bullying gone horrible bad. Her jilted, bible thumping witch of a Mother (Piper Laurie) dooms her from birth and the high school horde literally bring the gory rain down upon her. Too bad for them that she has been gifted with the supernatural. After burning down the town, it is her last scene scare that will haunt your dreams.
Pet Sematary - A Psychiatrist once said that he had more patients book an added visit after viewing this film than any other one they had seen before. Something about death and the zombie return of a child and the subsequent need to kill ones own baby boy again brought them back in droves. Truthfully if Gage Creed (Miko Hughes) was the only nightmare in this film he would be enough, but there are so many more scares to be found in this story.
The Mist - King's short story translated beautifully to the big screen. A tale of a government screw up that tears a hole into another dimension can become cheesy real fast, but 'The Mist' is truly terrifying. The monsters are truly frightening and the humans are equally scary.
Misery - Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) is a trip. She is a maniac as farmhouse Fraus. She loves writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan) nearly to death. She is the kind of horror that we can all relate to, a smothering lunatic with malintent. A monster in sheep's clothing.
Christine - Nerd meets nostalgia in this story complete with Doo-Wop and a 1958 Plymouth Fury that falls in love. Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) is smitten to the death of all around him. No one is safe with this odd couple at the wheel.
These are but a few of the films that sprung forth from the novelist as horror master himself, Stephen King. It seems like the perfect place to start stirring your All Hallow's Eve desire.