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Old 09-18-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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Just thought this was interesting.. Half these movies I've already seen and I do have a job so trying to watch 13 movies in 15-ish days would be pretty tough..



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The only ones I haven't seen are Dreamcatcher and Thinner. Though, I haven't seen some of the remakes.. check that.. I haven't seen ANY of the remakes, though I am interested in seeing the remake of It


Never was a fan of The Shining. Children of the Corn was excellent... Creepshow was actually quite good, but skewed more to comedy than horror at many points. Misery was a great suspense movie, not so much horror.. but it did have perfect casting with Kathy Bates. Pet Sematary was good as well.



The rest.. Meh. I liked the original It, liked most of the others.. But they weren't great.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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Thinner was.......interesting. Lol, Misery was a most excellent movie. The horror came when she swung down on James Caan's leg!!
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:32 PM
 
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Thinner was.......interesting. Lol, Misery was a most excellent movie. The horror came when she swung down on James Caan's leg!!

Yeah.. I just have a hard time classifying it as "horror".. Which.. I don't think this is quite as much an argument like the whole "Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?" thing.. But I just don't think Misery is properly classified as a horror movie. Wiki says it's a "Psychological Horror", so I may be wrong.. I can accept that subclassification.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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If they recorded my heartrate during children of the corn, it would be my REM cycle heartrate. That movie is painfully boring
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:50 PM
 
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If they recorded my heartrate during children of the corn, it would be my REM cycle heartrate. That movie is painfully boring

Really? It's been a long time since I've seen it.. I originally saw it when it first came out, so that was '84.. I'd have been 11.. Loved it. Now, the MANY sequels were too much. 10 of them, NOT counting the remake.



Pet Sematary I just loved Fred Gwynne.. To me, he was half the enjoyment of that movie.







MODS - Maybe we should kick this over to Movies.. I was going for them offering a job aspect of it, but.. Perhaps this would have been better off over in the movie forum as I think it's going more that direction.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:43 PM
 
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I have seen these movies and read the books when they first came out -- Carrie, Christine, Cujo, Mist, Pet Cemetery, Salem's Lot, The Stand, The Shining and Misery. The books, all of them, were better by far then the movies, but some of the movies were pretty good.

I used to be a huge fan of Stephen King in his very early years. Salem's Lot scared the daylights out of me. I still remember feeling the fear when little Danny Glick came back as a vampire. Yikes! I was hooked on King after that.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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I have seen these movies and read the books when they first came out -- Carrie, Christine, Cujo, Mist, Pet Cemetery, Salem's Lot, The Stand, The Shining and Misery. The books, all of them, were better by far then the movies, but some of the movies were pretty good.

I used to be a huge fan of Stephen King in his very early years. Salem's Lot scared the daylights out of me. I still remember feeling the fear when little Danny Glick came back as a vampire. Yikes! I was hooked on King after that.

I can't think of a Stephen King book that has a movie that's better than the book. I suppose you could say Shawshank Redemption, but those are so different, because the 'book' was just a short story.


The only one that, to me, comes close is "The Stand".. The miniseries.. If you haven't watched that.. it's 8 hours, but worth every minute. Even so.. The book is still better. There's things they couldn't put in the miniseries, which aired on network television.. The entire character of "The Kid" and his trek across the country with Trashcan Man was omitted from the miniseries.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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I can't think of a Stephen King book that has a movie that's better than the book. I suppose you could say Shawshank Redemption, but those are so different, because the 'book' was just a short story.


The only one that, to me, comes close is "The Stand".. The miniseries.. If you haven't watched that.. it's 8 hours, but worth every minute. Even so.. The book is still better. There's things they couldn't put in the miniseries, which aired on network television.. The entire character of "The Kid" and his trek across the country with Trashcan Man was omitted from the miniseries.
You're right about Shawshank. I read the story before seeing the movie. The movie is far superior and very well done.

I loved reading The Stand. You're right about Trashcan Man. Too much of the old woman was also left out of the movie. Very disappointing. Also, the character that player Harold in the movie didn't mimic the character in the book.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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i met steven king ...one Halloween he came out to say hi...

that's a tradition....


hack saw movies to me aren't that scary

love the old first time suspenseful movies.....

carrie…..salems lot ..was scary Halloween the first one was scary ..

the exorcist was scary..... my mother wouldn't let us kids see that one.

I loved the first poltergeist... jaws was a shocker and scary …



when we were quite young in the early 70's we use to watch ghost story ...then circle of fear...… I loved that scary stuff!!

then the night stalker was good and night gallery
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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i met steven king ...one Halloween he came out to say hi...

that's a tradition....


hack saw movies to me aren't that scary

love the old first time suspenseful movies.....

carrie…..salems lot ..was scary Halloween the first one was scary ..

the exorcist was scary..... my mother wouldn't let us kids see that one.

I loved the first poltergeist... jaws was a shocker and scary …



when we were quite young in the early 70's we use to watch ghost story ...then circle of fear...… I loved that scary stuff!!

then the night stalker was good and night gallery
For me it was Twilight Zone. I was eight years old when that came on TV. It scared us kids silly, yet we loved every episode.

I liked the first Poltergeist as well. Halloween too, but only the first one. The Exorcist still scares me. Another good old scary movie was Omen with Gregory Peck and Lee Remick.

Your comment about your mother reminded me of something. My mother wouldn't let us kids go see West Side Story, but she let us go see Jack the Ripper. I'm in my late 60s now, but I swear, that movie damaged me. LOL. Parents were just as strange back then.
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