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15 Stephen King Stories Made Into Films

The Dead Zone (1983)

A talented cast including Christopher Walken, Tom Skerritt, and Martin Sheen plays out this story of a schoolteacher involved in an auto accident that puts him in a coma for five years. When he awakens, he's got a knack for seeing the future. This is not as fun as it sounds and scary stuff ensues. The story is loosely based on the life of Peter Hurkos, a famous psychic. While this film hasn't reached the cult status of some other King adaptations, it's regarded as a pretty decent movie. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror named the film Best Picture.