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15 Stephen King Stories Made Into Films

Needful Things (1993)

This adaptation was a bit of a clunker, collecting more negative reviews than ticket sales. The movie didn't make much more than $15 million at the box office, which isn't too hot in terms of movie sales. The Faustian story, however, based on the King novel of the same name, is a strong one. Satan has a shop in a small New England town and gladly sells his customers whatever they need -- for a price. The best-known actor in the movie is Ed Harris, who plays doomed Sheriff Alan Pangborn.