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Stephen King Stories

Name these novels, stories, and series written by Stephen King.
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Last updated: September 4, 2017
First submittedFebruary 21, 2012
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Writer accepts a job as the winter caretaker of a haunted Colorado hotel
The Shining
Evil shape-shifting entity hunts children while disguised as a clown
It
Unwise highschool bullies play a prank on a disturbed, telekinetic girl
Carrie
Good-natured Saint Bernard gets bit by a bat and goes on a killing rampage
Cujo
Most of humanity is wiped out by a killer strain of influenza. The survivors must
choose between good and evil
The Stand
Miracle cemetery can resurrect dead animals, but afterwards they are a bit ... odd
Pet Sematary
After crashing his car in the mountains, a famous author is nursed back to health by his "#1 fan"
Misery
Gunslinger searches for a tower in a magical world where time does not make sense
The Dark Tower
Teenager buys an evil possessed car
Christine
Writer returns to the small town where he grew up. Unfortunately, many of
the citizens are now vampires
'Salem's Lot
Death row felon can heal people with magic
The Green Mile
Spaceship in the woods transforms people into genius inventors - but also makes them evil
The Tommyknockers
A small town is suddenly surrounded by an invisible, impassible force field
Under the Dome
After committing vehicular manslaughter, a man is the victim of a Gypsy weight-loss curse
Thinner
Nebraska town is run by evil pagan children who worship an agricultural deity
Children of the Corn
In the future, game show contestants run for their lives against hitmen
The Running Man
All cars and trucks suddenly become possessed killers
Trucks
Four boys go on a hike to find a dead body
The Body
Falsely convicted man escapes from prison with the help of a Rita Hayworth pinup
Rita Hayworth and
Shawshank Redemption
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level 69
Sep 25, 2014
Of course the scores seem to be proportional to the popularity of the film or miniseries adaptations. I didn't know that the "Maximum Overdrive" story was entitled "Trucks", but I appreciate the former being accepted!
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level 80
Sep 25, 2014
Agreed on that. I remember watching the Emilio Estevez movie when I was a kid, so that was my guess as well.
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level 38
Jul 5, 2016
It is based on the short story from Night Shift. It was like 5 pages.
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level 61
Feb 7, 2017
I also tried Maximum Overdrive and it was thankfully accepted. But I knew The Body was the original title of Stand By Me.
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level 63
Sep 25, 2014
I got 12/19, even though the only King book I've ever read is "Carrie." I have seen a lot of the movie adaptations, though!
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level 55
Sep 25, 2014
Thought for sure we would have seen The Mist or Dreamcatcher here. Otherwise not too bad at 14/19, surprised I remembered Trucks but missed The Shinning
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level 61
Feb 7, 2017
The Shinning...story of a kid who climbs trees.
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level 66
Aug 16, 2017
A tale of a possessed bed frame corner?
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level 58
Jan 23, 2018
Needful Things
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level 77
Sep 25, 2014
I got 15 just by naming the books I read, then another 2 by movies from the clue. I never heard of Under the Dome...
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level 63
Sep 25, 2014
There's currently an American TV show based on that book. It just had its 2nd season finale this week. I don't know how true to the book it is (since I've never read the book) but the show is twisty and strange and fun to watch. :)
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level 77
Sep 25, 2014
I guess its inevitable with anyone this extremely prolific, but some of his stuff is terrible. Other stuff is great. A talented writer, but often seems in desperate need of a team of very critical editors.
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level 66
Sep 29, 2014
You could sell a million copies of the Pierre, South Dakota phonebook if it said "By Stephen King" on the cover. :D That's why some of his crap gets published.
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level 64
Jan 23, 2017
Hey hey hey. Stephen King has done some great stuff. Just 'cause he's popular doesn't make him bad.
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level 61
Feb 7, 2017
Um...when is that coming out?
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level 54
Jan 25, 2018
You got something bad to say about Pierre? Coward, why don't you go say that directly to the entire population of Pierre, South Dakota? Go ahead. It will take you, like, an afternoon.
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level 79
Sep 2, 2016
Though Thinner was actually written by Stephen King I believe it is still credited as a Richard Bachman book. Not that it really matters, but it could ruffle feathers.
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level 49
Jan 23, 2018
Richard Bachman is a pseudonym, not sure whose feathers it would ruffle as he doesn't exist.
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level 69
Jan 23, 2018
I knew that there were a ton of films based on Stephen King books, but I had no idea about some of them.
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level 60
Jan 23, 2018
Just one of his books - Different Seasons - produced 3 movies, two great and one OK. Stand by Me, Shawshank Redemption and Apt Pupil
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level 67
Jan 23, 2018
Isn't that description in "Running Man" from movie, not the book?
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level 78
Jan 23, 2018
Read "Pet Sematary" as a teenager and couldn't look at my cat for weeks. Read "It" in my early 20's and now have a visceral fear of clowns. Stephen King owes me for therapy.
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level 58
Jan 23, 2018
"It" forever changed how see any clown.
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level 67
Jan 23, 2018
I always thought "The Langoliers" was one of his best. Hard to grasp Balki as one of the bad guys.
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level 63
Oct 20, 2019
Langoliers has definitely impressed me when I first saw it, makes you question reality
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level 59
Jan 23, 2018
It's sort of a fun coincidence that this quiz happens to be featured on the same day when I decided to visit the bookstore and buy another Stephen King book. I picked Mr. Mercedes.
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level 33
Jan 23, 2018
Great quiz. I love Stephen King.
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level 49
Jan 24, 2018
Read 12 of these, King being the only author I've ever read more than one book by.
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level 58
Jul 12, 2018
Eyes of the Dragon can't get a mention?
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level 79
Oct 7, 2018
Thanks for accepting "Stand by Me" for "The Body." I even got "The Stand" as a freebie!
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level 66
Sep 6, 2019
Seconded!