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Movies Inspired By Stephen King Stories

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Movies Inspired By Stephen King Stories game quiz
"All of these movies were inspired by a Stephen King book or short story."

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1. (1983) Arnie is your basic high school geek, who really has only one friend. He falls in love with a bright red, '58 Plymouth Fury and spends hours restoring her to her former glory. Before too long people start noticing changes in Arnie, some of them good, some not. And strangely enough, anyone who messes with Arnie turns up mysteriously dead.
    The Dark Half
    Carrie
    Christine
    Rose Madder


2. (1995) Kathy Bates is terrific as a woman who is wrongfully charged with the murder of her employer. When she is arrested, her estranged daughter, now a big time, New York City reporter, comes home for the first time in years. As mother and daughter get to know each other again, dark secrets from their shared past surface, secrets so painful that they've been repressed for years. Soon we learn that Bates' character has indeed committed murder, but only to protect her daughter from the father who was abusing her.
    Dolores Claiborne
    Rose Madder
    Gerald's Game
    Christine


3. (1984) A couple of college students earn a few extra dollars by participating in some medical experiments, run by the government. At the end of the tests they find that they have each developed some telekinetic abilities, which sometimes come in handy. But it's the child that they have together that has the real power, and the government is willing to do just about anything to get their hands on her.
    The Dead Zone
    Firestarter
    The Shining
    Children of the Corn


4. (1999) After years of working death row, Paul Edgecomb and his team have seen the worst that human beings have to offer. So they are totally unprepared to deal with John Coffey, a man who is not only innocent, but has the amazing power of healing.
    The Dark Half
    The Chamber
    The Green Mile
    The Shining


5. (1980) Jack Torrance has had some troubles in his life, but he's determined to turn himself around, and make things better for his wife and psychically-sensitive son. Unfortunately he takes the job of caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, in the mountains of Colorado, a hotel that has a long history of violence.
    Answer: (two words, first one 'the', next one 7 letters)


6. (1990) Paul Sheldon is a successful author who is rescued from a car wreck by his 'number one fan'. When she finds out that he's planning on killing off his popular heroine, so that he can stop writing romantic stories, her anger is something to be feared.
    Bag of Bones
    The Dark Half
    Needful Things
    Misery


7. (1996) After accidentally killing an old gypsy woman, an overweight lawyer has a curse put on him, and starts losing weight. At first this seems wonderful, but soon he can't stop losing weight, no matter what he does. If the curse isn't lifted soon, he is going to die.
    Answer: (one word, 7 letters)


8. (1985) Three King short stories are drawn together by a mysterious grey tabby cat. A tennis player, caught fooling around with a mobster's wife, is forced to play a deadly game. A man signs up with a clinic that guarantees it will help him stop smoking. And a young girl is terrorized by monsters.
    The Stand
    Cat's Eye
    It
    Needful Things


9. (1976) Brian DePalma directed this first book of King's to make it to film. It's about a confused teen, with telekinetic abilities, struggling to get through in life despite the efforts of her psychotic mother. When she becomes publically humiliated at her high school prom, it's too much for her to take and she snaps.
    Christine
    Dolores Claiborne
    Rose Madder
    Carrie


10. (2001) Bobby's father is dead, and his mother is too wrapped up in her own life and disappointments to give Bobby the time and attention he needs. So when Ted Brautigan moves in upstairs, life gets a whole lot better for Bobby, until the 'lowmen' come to take Ted back.
    Apt Pupil
    Hearts in Atlantis
    Desperation
    Cat's Eye


11. (1983) Donna Trenton thought things were bad enough when she learned that her husband found out that she was having an affair. But she soon finds that they can get a lot worse when she and her son are trapped in a sweltering, broken-down car by a rabid dog, and no one knows that they're there.
    Answer: (One Word, 4 letters)


12. (1986) A teenager is missing and feared dead. In a trip that becomes one of self-discovery, four friends go looking for the body. To make matters more interesting, a group of the town's bad boys are looking for the same thing, and it becomes a race to see who can get there first.
    Children of the Corn
    Stand By Me
    Desperation
    The Long Walk


13. (1983) Imagine waking up from a coma and finding out that you've lost five years of your life. Now imagine that somehow you've managed to acquire psychic abilities. All you have to do is touch someone to know things that are going to happen to them. Now further imagine that you've met someone who you know is going to start WWIII, and maybe even destroy the world. What would you do?
    The Dead Zone
    Desperation
    Firestarter
    Dreamcatcher


14. (1993) Leland Gaunt is the Devil, really, he is. He opens a store that manages to have exactly what everyone needs, or desperately wants. Of course payment for that priceless article is corruption, and before long everyone is doing something nasty to everyone else.
    Storm of the Century
    Needful Things
    Golden Years
    Salem's Lot


15. (1994) Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, crimes that he didn't commit. Still he settles down to do his time, becoming a model prisoner and making himself useful to the warden and the guards. He's so successful at not causing any problems, that no one suspects he's slowly digging out an escape route, hidden by a poster hung on his wall.
    Graveyard Shift
    Desperation
    The Green Mile
    The Shawshank Redemption


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