Six Pix: Stephen King

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

How novel are Stephen King’s movie posters? Find out in this Six Pix!

Stephen King: Horror Movie Posters

Included are: Carrie (1976); Creepshow (1982); Christine (1983); The Shawshank Redemption (1994); Misery (1990); and Needful Things (1993).

Turns out that some of the best film adaptations of King’s stories have strong accompanying one-sheets as well. While they’re all quite lovely (in a dark way) my top three would be Creepshow, Shawshank, and Misery. As a devotee of Bernie Wrightson and Weird Tales, for me the choice is easy: Creepshow.

Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else, like the Carrie remake out on home video this week? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)

  • Movie Fan

    I liked Stephen King’s television adaptations much better than the movie releases. My favorite Stephen King movie release is “The Green Mile,” but I don’t remember what the poster showed. Of the six posters shown in this article, I like “Needful Things” best. I read the book, then saw the movie on cable. Human folly…ain’t it great?

  • Doc Ostrow

    The best Stephen King movies or TV mini-series are Carrie (1976), Salem’s Lot (1979), The Shining (1980), Stand By Me (1986), It (1990), and The Mist (2007).

  • Wayne P.

    Carrie or Christine are equally fine posters and/or films. The old-school stylings of the artwork on Creepshow is my fave pick here, though, for that reason alone!

    • Bruce Reber

      “Carrie” and “Christine” are the only two I’ve seen multiple times. I like the “Christine” poster the best – IMO it’s the most sinister looking – like some mutant animal with eyes glowing in the dark, waiting to jump you and tear your guts out!