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Old 01-06-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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Maybe this thread has been done before-if it has, my apologies...


What's your favorite/least favorite Stephen King movie(s)?

Favs:
The Shining
Christine
Dead Zone
Creepshow

Least fav:
Pet Semetary (the beginning scenes with the toddler is very disturbing for me)
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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As a MAJOR Stephen King fan (have all his books and then some)

90% of his movies suck. They come across amazing in story but putting them on screen it loses alot of what makes them special.

His best would have to be Misery.
AND (though this one was not a book but written for the screen) Storm of the Century. That miniseries was GREAT!!!!!!.
Pet Semetary wasn't done too bad by the book.
The Stand wasn't too bad. Actors didn't fit how he/I pictured them in the book (IMO) but all around the telling of it on screen was definitely passable.

Worst? IMO almost all.
The Shining was horrid. JN was terrible as Jack and they screwed the entire ending up. Movie wasn't creepy at all.
Carrie... just ugh
Christine.. one of his best books and the movie was ridiculous
Running Man .... NOTHING like the book. They changed to premise completely.
Needful Things .. My FAVE SK book and they demolished it in the movie. Unwatchable.
The Mist... .Short story was creepy and well told. Movie SUCKED, SUCKED AND SUCKED.. especially the ending!!
Secret Window (Secret Garden).. they even screwed up the title and JD DID NOT fit the role. boring.
It. .... ruined another of one of my all time fave King stories. Characters were all annoying in the movie and they cut too much out.

SK movies I'd LOVE to see on the screen (if done right w/the right director and cast?)

The Long Walk
The Talisman
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
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Best: "Stand by Me"
"Misery" is a classic too.
And that's coming from someone who ain't no S. King fan.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Swamps of Florida
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I absolutely love:
Misery
Cujo
Storm of the Century

other favs. are
Langoliers
Dolores Claiborne
Stand
Pet Cemetery
Green Mile
Dreamcatcher

I love the movies, but i can't read his books, they are too hard to follow for me.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Best:
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Misery
3. The Shining
4. Stand By Me
5. The Stand

Worst:
1. The Mist
2. Dreamcatcher
3. Needful Things
4. Langoliers
5. Rose Red

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Old 01-07-2009, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Best:
Misery
Storm of the Century
Dolores Claiborne

Worst:
Maximum Overdrive
Dreamcatcher
Langoliers
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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Best:

The Shining
Misery
Stand By Me

Worst:

All the rest. Stephen King movies are just plain horrendous, little more than cheesy B-movies, mainly because he sells his right to sh1tty directors.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Langoliers is HORRIBLE! The movie looked like it had a $100 budget.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I like IT,Rose red,Thinner,Misery....
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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My favorites would have to be 'The Shining' and 'Stand By Me'.

The worst? 'Children of the Corn'. And that was a genuinly creepy story, but the film was nothing like the story, they changed the characters and the ending. The movie was just terrible!
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