Your Favorite Stephen King Adaptations

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  1. Demon

    Demon Don't Fuck With Dolly!

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    Stand By Me Is one of my favorite films of all time, I'm a big fan also of The Shawshank Redemption, Christine, Carrie, It, Pet Sematary, and The Green Mile.

    Theres probably more, King is King!!
     
  2. My question is who are they gonna get to play Collie Entragen (sp?)? When he's introduced in the story he's a giant.

    ...also I wanna see director Peter Jackson playing the character of Peter Jackson...when I read Desperation and The Regulators I pictured director Jackson as character Jackson
     
  3. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    1. Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (I don't give a fuck what anyone says, the TV version blew ass. I don't care how faithful it was. It SUCKED.)

    2. Carrie

    3. Creepshow

    4. John Carpenter's Christine

    5. (tie) Pet Sematary, Maximum Overdrive

    honourable mentions:

    The Stand (miniseries)

    Creepshow 2
     
  4. Nemesis

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    someone likes The Langoliers other than me? :banana: :banana:
     
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    Just a reminder: Bag Of Bones airs tonight.
     
  6. Anthropophagus

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    1. Christine (Buddy Repperton-The John Travolta/Missing Link hybrid)
    2. The Shining
    3. Cujo
    4. Pet Semetary
    5. Silver Bullet
     
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    Ugh. The Langoliers is one of the most regrettable pieces of shit I've ever seen! I watched it and thought to myself when the fuck am I going to get those three hours back?

    I stopped reading King about twenty years ago so my reading and seeing his stuff on film (and TV) is limited but Carrie, Cujo and Pet Semetary all come to mind as really fine adaptations. Misery, The Stand, Shawshank, It, The Shining and Stand By Me are all fine films in their own right, but I have not read the source material. In fact, on reading this thread and composing my reply it occurred to me that I actually preferred the adaptations of some of them. I remember Pet Semetery taking me about 12 months to read, this on the back of quick reads of Cujo and Carrie (both of which I enjoyed and still have, IIRC). The Tommyknockers was similarly dull and I gave up reading King shortly thereafter. This isn't necessarily a reflection on King, more the fact that I liked to read young adult material, and some twenty odd years later, still do. Hmm, maybe I do have ADD after all? :D
     
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    1-The Dead Zone
    2-Carrie-1976
    3-The Mist
    4- Salems Lot- Hooper
    5-The Shinning- Kubrick-
    6- Needful Things
    7- Stand By Me
    8-Cujo
    9-Misery
    10-Shawshank Redemption
     
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    "The Langoliers" is so bad it's wonderful! You've got the cliche King gifted child, this time in the form of an androgynous blind teen. Is it a boy? A girl? Does it matter? Add in uber-sexy Patricia Wettig and David Morse as the "attractive" leads, Dean Stockwell picking up a paycheck as a Stephen King stand-in and Bronson Pinchot chewing more scenery than the ridiculous Pac-Man looking title monsters and you've got an entertaining mini-series! Poor Christopher Collet probably thought "Sleepaway Camp" was the low-point of his career. Wrong!
     
  10. Hatchetwarrior

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    The Shining
    Stand By Me
    The Mist
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Dead Zone
    Carrie
    1408
    Creepshow
     
  11. MarkWarner

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    Carrie
    The Shining
    Creepshow
    The Dead Zone
    Christine
    Maximum Overdrive
    Stand By Me
    IT
    Misery
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Green Mile
    Secret Window
    1408
    The Mist
     
  12. spawningblue

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    In order...

    GREAT

    The Shining
    Creepshow
    Stand By Me
    The Mist
    The Dead Zone
    Salem's Lot
    Shawshank Redemption
    Misery
    Christine
    1408

    GOOD

    Cujo
    It
    Maximum Overdrive
    Carrie
    Pet Sematary

    OKAY

    Cat's Eye
    Silver Bullet
    Secret Window
    Graveyard Shift
    Children of the Corn


    TERRIBLE

    The Stand
    Dreamcatcher
     
  13. Vortex

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    The Stand, The Mist, Cujo and The Shining are the best King films. The Dead Zone felt too episodic, but was decent enough.
     
  14. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Is this trivia true?

    Lawnmower Man (1992):

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104692/trivia

    I saw the movie in the theater (gulp) and wondered what the connection was to King since it had nothing at all with his short story.
     
  15. MarkWarner

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    Yeah, they have nothing to do with each other, although a short film was made in the 80s based on the short story (according to IMDb anyway).
     
  16. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    i get that. I meant is it true that King sued the filmmakers?
     
  17. dave13

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    i've heard that from a variety of sources, so im pretty sure its true. i dunno why he picked THAT particular one to get upset about. surely there are worse adaptations out there.
     

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