The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption may be King's most critically acclaimed adaptation, garnering seven Oscar nods and grossing nearly $30 million at the box office. The story came from King's Different Seasons short story collection. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins star as Red and Andy, two inmates in prison beginning in the 1940s who strive to reconcile their fates in different ways. This story is effectively frightening not because of supernatural events but because of the terror of watching one's life pass by.