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THE SHINING (1980) Stanley Kubricks take on Kings
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THE SHINING (1980) Stanley Kubricks take on Kings classic novel of slow-burn insanity counts King himself among its detractors, but the surreal 1980 shocker, starring Jack Nicholson (Heres JOHNNY!) and a genuinely terrified Shelley Duvall, has lost none of its power in 31 years.(Credit: AP )

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Stephen King books and movies

Stephen King isnt just a bestselling horror and fantasy author hes a bona fide pop culture phenomenon, whose stories have reached even wider audiences through some unforgettable film adaptations. Here are the 10 books and movies that every King fan should check off his or her list. Sam Thielman

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