Stephen King’s 10 greatest TV adaptations, ranked worst to best

What’s that eerie Stephen King-like sound effect? That’s the whistling hole in our collective viewing soul now that “The Outsider” has concluded 10 taut episodes. The supernatural mystery where good and evil duke it out using humans as game pieces is classic King. With “The Outsider,” HBO has a miniseries adaptation for the ages.

This 10-part series ends crying for another 10. In the meantime, how to fill that whistling hole demanding King thrills? I want my small-town apocalypse. I want my battle between good and evil. I want my fast-talking devils that steal all the best lines. We have chased down the best of the best King home-viewing options that have ever scared the hell out of TV audiences. Check out these 10 greatest Stephen King TV adaptations, ranked from worst to best.

– Original text and gallery published in March 2020.