Writer Stephen King is regarded as one of the great masters of suspense (no disrespect to Mr. Hitchcock, of course) and his contribution to entertainment over the five decades has been huge. His thrilling, spooky, and often campy stories have been turned into countless film and TV projects, delighting horror and sci-fi fans alike on-screen since "Carrie" got doused in pig's blood back in 1976.

King has dozens of TV adaptations to his credit, including current CBS hit "Under the Dome," so we think now's a great time to look back at a few standouts. Here are 9 creep-tastic Stephen King TV adaptations worth getting scared by. (Spoiler alert: If you live in a small and sleepy New England town, prepare to be extra freaked out.)