I think Garris is dead on when he says:
"The lousy King movies are the ones that think it's just about the monster in the closet. To me the good ones realize it's about the people who live in the house with the monsters in the closet. King's appeal, like that of Charles Dickens in another era, is that he lives in the world of his audience. He isn't telling a story, but living it with you. His people have a rich emotional core."There's a lot of these at youtube.