59. Thinner (1996)
Based on King’s novel of the same name
The book is a long way to go for a deliciously dark ending, but the film can’t even get that right. The only two elements that work here are the fat suit makeup and the presence of Joe Mantegna. The rest is little more than a poorly acted, tone-deaf slander against gypsies as an overweight lawyer finds himself cursed for accidentally hitting and killing an ancient woman with his car.
58. A Good Marriage (2014)
Written by King and based on his novella of the same name
Joan Allen is an immense talent, but she’s wasted here as a whiny and worthless wife and mother who discovers her husband is a serial killer. Anthony LaPaglia fares better as her killer husband, but even he fails to convince.
57. Trucks (1997)
Based on King’s short story of the same name
This movie, about trucks that suddenly come to life and begin killing people, is far more faithful to King’s story than Maximum Overdrive, but it’s also far, far less memorable.