Worst Stephen King Adaptation?

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Worst Stephen King Adaptation?

  1. Children of the Corn

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Graveyard Shift

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. The Night Flier

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Sometimes They Come Back

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Thinner

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Needful Things

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Langoliers

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  8. The Tommyknockers

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  9. Storm of the Century

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  10. The Mangler

    9 vote(s)
    23.1%
  11. Maximum Overdrive/Trucks

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  12. Other

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Hack's back with another putrid poll dedicated to the worst in horror. Grab those barf bags and vote!
     
  2. Erg0n

    Erg0n My Baby Picture

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    i hated max overdrive

    but many people liked that film.
     
  3. Cujo108

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    Good god man, you put a lot of films that I love on there!! I love The Night Flier, Maximum Overdrive, Graveyard Shift, and The Mangler. Yeah, you heard me right, I liked The Mangler. It was very entertaining to me. Those films definitely don't suck in my book. The Night Flier is the best of the bunch. Anyways, I voted other. The worst is definitely The Dark Half. :p
     
  4. Erg0n

    Erg0n My Baby Picture

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    yeah the dark half sucked hard

    i liked the mangler, though
     
  5. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Damn!

    I forget about The Dark Half! (Romero's only misfire, IMO.) My vote went to Graveyard Shift, an awful film that features a silly looking rat/bat creature. (It makes The Boogens look frightening in comparison!):)
    Maximum Overdrive and Children of the Corn are guilty pleasures.
     
  6. Jason25

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    Thinner all the way, what a pile of shit. The only reason I'd even watch it again is to see Kari Wuhrer, damn she is fine.
     
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    Lets not forget Firestarter that one realy sucks
     
  8. keith70

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    Cat's Eye

    Where's Cat's Eye? Actually I like that film. But I don't see it as a choice. By the way, is Cat's Eye on dvd? I haven't seen it anywhere, but I want it. I love the bit with James Woods and Alan King. The troll creature that attacked Drue Barrymore was cool. You don't think they got that from Trilogy of Terror do you?
     
  9. AceRimRat

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    Hackin' away

    I voted for the Night Flier, because I loved the story, and I thought the movie just butchered it - it's one of those short stories that better remains a short story, the lengthening for a feature pads it with stupid stuff. IMO.

    Graveyard Shift is pretty stinkin' awful, too.

    Of course, so is Maximum Overdrive, and most everybody likes that.
     
  10. PELOQUIN

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    langoliers sucked big time waisted my time 3 weeks in a row.
    find the story boring and thought the film was only a gamic to get good viewing for tv...
     
  11. rhett

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    I would have voted for Children of the Corn (sorry Mark! :D ) but I thought the book was equally as bad. I really enjoyed the Thinner book though, and the movie was such a steaming pile of shit, it gets my vote.

    I really liked Needful Things, and Maximum Overdrive is a guilty pleasure. Good poll!
     
  12. Hellbilly

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    Tommyknockers

    ....just another cheap and cheesy adaption made for TV. Tracy Lords was the only reason i watched this lame-ass pile of crap...did anyone liked the tv-version of "the shining"?
     
  13. Mark Relford

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    Stephen King + TV= Turkey

    There are a few exceptions. (Salem's Lot, It, and The Stand.) The same can't be said for the lousy Shining remake. (Sorry, Hellbilly.) Sure, it was more faithful to the novel, but the execution put me to sleep.
     
  14. Hellbilly

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    Re: Stephen King + TV= Turkey

    oooops! did i forget to mention that i did not like the tv-version of The Shining ? ...silly me :D ...i was just wondering if anybody liked it at all...
     
  15. rhett

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    I didn't mind the TV version of The Shining, but it doesn't even compare with the Kubrick version. It is shaped much more closely to the novel, and maybe that is the downfall...the novel can be very slow at times, and the hedge animals bit just doesn't translate well to screen. Still though, I thought it was decent, but could have been much better. Tommyknockers sucked, and The Langoliers wasn't much better.

    I hope The Dead Zone TV version will be good. It is my favorite King novel, but the Cronenberg version was so good, this one is pretty much doomed to failure too...
     
  16. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    I loved the TV version of The Shining. It did for the King book what the Dune miniseries did just recently. Between two adaptations you get a complete book. I suppose it was because I read The Shining years before I ever saw the Kubrick film. I recognised Kubrick's liberties, much like Mann's Manhunter, as postive attributes, but I also missed some of the important points that weren't discussed. the TV Shining finished it for me, there you go then. Thinner got my vote, what a pile of shit.
     
  17. David666

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    "Other" took my vote here.

    Although Thinner is a pretty gawd-awful film (particularly offensive), the worst adaptation would have to be his own reworking of The Shining for network TV. I think this film was just ignorant. The fact King was so involved only makes it all the worse, a spit in the face so to speak to his fans, or even people like me who are ex-fans who only like his films because his books have gone steadily down hill over the last 15 years.
     
  18. Cactus

    Cactus Guest

    I voted for "other".

    "The Shining" for TV was horrible.
    "The Stand" was horrible.
    "Golden Years" was horrible.
    "Apt Pupil" was horrible.
     
  19. The 'new' Shining

    WHY is the 'new' made-for-tv "The Shining" with Rebecca Demornay on the list? That was THE worst piece of dodo .
    :OP
     
  20. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Apt Pupil is a great film.
     

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