Jason Dietz, Metacritic Features Editor and Joal Ryan, for Metacritic – August 2, 2017
Last updated April 2019 to add the new Pet Sematary
Recent releases It and The Dark Tower have been erected on the most fertile, if haunted, of Hollywood grounds: Stephen King territory.
While conventional wisdom says King's horror tales "don't translate well to film," a Metacritic look at his theatrical releases shows that the vast majority of them received, at worst, mixed-to-average critical notices. Nine films, or about one-quarter of the titles, are in the green.