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rhett
10-09-2012, 09:37 AM
Inspired by Chunkblower's recent review of the 90s relic, NEEDFUL THINGS (http://horrordigital.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=982), this poll asks you what is your favorite film from Stephen King's fictional town of Castle Rock. Some quality titles to choose from here, make a choice or have Ace make it for you!

Katatonia
10-09-2012, 09:44 AM
Stand By Me would be my favorite. It's infinitely watchable and timeless. The Dead Zone would come in next.

JGrendel
10-09-2012, 11:38 AM
Yeah I took Stand by me as well, It had a great cast of actors just starting to make an impact in the business & I'm a big fan of Rob Reiner. Runner-up would be Cujo, mostly for Dee Wallace.

Copyboy
10-09-2012, 11:41 AM
Cujo for me. My only gripe is that the ending from the book wasn't retained in the film. I loved reading these books as a kid and coming across the references to events from other stories. Anyone know if we'll ever see a release of the extended cut of Needful Things? I've never seen it but hear it's much better than the theatrical cut.

JGrendel
10-09-2012, 11:43 AM
Cujo for me. My only gripe is that the ending from the book wasn't retained in the film. I loved reading these books as a kid and coming across the references to events from other stories. Anyone know if we'll ever see a release of the extended cut of Needful Things? I've never seen it but hear it's much better than the theatrical cut.

Hopefully it will find it's way on to blu-ray one day.

Workshed
10-09-2012, 06:40 PM
Stand by Me - very easy choice for me, as I love the short story/novella and the film does it great justice.

Anthropophagus
10-09-2012, 07:30 PM
Cujo.

dave13
10-09-2012, 08:00 PM
stand by me is fine, but its never been a favorite of mine. the dead zone all the way.

fattyjoe37
10-09-2012, 08:04 PM
Stand By Me is an all time top 5 film for me, so it's an easy choice.

Mutilated Prey
10-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Cujo it is. Stand by Me is good and all, but I'm leaning towards horror.

Paff
10-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Earlier this summer, I had to attend one of those corporate retreat things. One exercise was an interview where specific questions were asked. One was if you could only eat one food the rest of your life, what would it be. Of course, I answered "Cherry Pez".

crikan
10-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Cujo

othervoice1
10-10-2012, 12:26 AM
Stand by Me with Cujo second

jcannon
10-10-2012, 01:12 AM
The Dead Zone

Erick H.
10-10-2012, 05:43 AM
THE DEAD ZONE,but only by a whisker over STAND BY ME.I actually like all of those films.

Chunkblower
10-10-2012, 06:23 AM
The Dead Zone, though if were talking books I would go with The Dark Half.

Kim Bruun
10-11-2012, 04:56 PM
Easily Cujo for me - it's a well-oiled scare machine with compelling performances. It accomplishes what horror is basically about for me.

The Dead Zone is very good as well - I love the ethical dilemma of the whole thing (i.e. "if you knew someone was gonna be the next Hitler").

spawningblue
10-12-2012, 02:36 AM
Stand By me followed by Dead Zone and Cujo.

vampyr789
10-12-2012, 07:29 AM
The Dead Zone, I've always loved it

kingtut13874
10-16-2012, 06:00 AM
I go with Stand By Me - IMO a perfect film from beginning to end - with a great soundtrack to go along with the film.

startide
10-16-2012, 06:41 AM
Wow. Cujo by a whisker, I think. In saying that though, at one stage I knew Stand By Me by heart. Had me a Wil Wheaton crush. :o

I tried reading The Dark Half at one stage sometime after its release. I'm still not sure if I finished it, but I do remember it boring me senseless! Needless to say, I haven't seen the film. :D

Haven't seen The Dead Zone in forever. Do I need to revisit?