Favorite Stephen King movie

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    Oct 14, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    AMC has been having a Stephen King Marathon for the past three days. They have shown Carrie, Thinner, Silver Bullet, and Dreamcatcher.

    Silver Bullet was the scariest movie to me when I was a kid. The scene on the bridge with Marty and the preacher...

    What is your favorite Stephen King movie?
  • aznmtl

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    Oct 14, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    The Greene Mile, The Mist, Shawshank Redemption
  • cookingitswee...

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    Oct 14, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    Misery, Pet Cemetary, Carrie, and Needful things all were chilling to me
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    Pet cemetery, It and The Shining.
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    Oct 14, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    having read several short stories and novels by Stephen King, I think the movies rarely do him justice.
    especially the scary movies are a bit disappointing. "Misery" was a good one though.

    of the non-horror movies, Stand by Me was very nice.


  • KingDan

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    Oct 14, 2011 6:09 PM GMT
    Definitely Misery... and Under the Dome's gotta be my favorite book... icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    I'd forgotten about Dreamcatcher...What a terrible, terrible movie.

    Misery was great because of Kathy Bates, what a stellar role she played. I recently saw The Mist and was surprised by how much I liked it.

    As far as above and beyond film masterpieces, Shawshank Redemption does take the cake, though. But it's obviously a much different genre than what King is known for on a popular level.
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    MISERY LOL
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    The Shining.
    ....but with more credit to Stanley Kubrick than Stephen King.
    King's version of the movie, made later for TV, was a steaming pile of tripe in celuloid form.
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    Not a King fan, but I'd have to say Misery. Carrie was also good.
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:28 PM GMT

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  • fitdude62

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    Oct 14, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    I really liked The Stand. It was a TV mini- series in the 90's.

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    Oct 14, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    This man is more responsible for putting movies of my 'favorites' list than anybody else. My top 10 of his:

    10. The Green Mile
    9. Christine
    8. Cujo
    7. Firestarter
    6. Stand By Me
    5. The Dead Zone
    4. Misery
    3. The Shining
    2. The Shawshank Redemption
    1. Carrie (the acting, cinematography, music, and direction are all impeccable; the only thing that makes me wary of it is that it's Tarantino's favorite movie, and I hate his stuff hahaha)

    #1 through #7 are among my favorite movies of all time. I think #1-#4 are all masterpieces actually.

    Cujo caused me to have a fear of dogs that lasted into my teens; rewatched it as an adult and it's a pretty good film. It caused me to have a fear of clowns that I still have. And I still get chills walking past cornfields due to Children of the Corn. Ditto with Mack trucks and Maximum Overdrive. Eff you Stephen King.

    Also, Misery caused me to have a fear of fat white women...thank you Stephen King.
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    The mist!!! I was very surprised. Loved the atmosphere.

    The shining also, and as mentioned above more due to Kubrick.

    I feel like I have to mention Shawshank. But that movie didn't stick with me like it did with every other person on the planet.

    Also loved the stand as a book. But haven't made it thru the mini-series.

    IT was the first movie that freaked the hell out of me. Haven't seen it since.
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    Of all the Stephen King I've read, I can't think of any movies that did the book justice. I'm certainly in the minority in that I didn't like The Shining. The book had so much more in it, and was genuinely frightening. The movie, meh.

    I would agree that Misery was probably the most faithful and well acted. Carrie would be a close second, but the book was so much better. The Stand is my favorite King, and the mini series is pretty faithful, but the effects are pretty cheesy.
  • calibro

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    Oct 14, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    I think the this thread is basically the same answer over and over again. Shawshank and The Shining were classic interpretations, with Misery and Carrie being great works in their own right. You have Stand by Me and The Mist as surprisingly good. Then you'll have some people with personal favs that were eh, but enjoyable. Maybe Cujo, Pet Semetery, or Christine.
  • Mepark

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    Oct 15, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    I like the Green Mile and Storm of the Century if you consider that a movie, but.... can somebody please tell me what the movie about a plane with little creatures lurking around was called?? I've been trying to find it but I can't.
  • Lincsbear

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    Oct 15, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    I generally prefer his novels and short stories to any movie/television adaptions. They always seem to water down the horror of the books.

    My favourite movie is the same as the novel: '`Salem`s Lot'.
    'Storm of the Century' was very good as well.
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    Oct 15, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    Carrie, Pet Sematary, IT
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    Oct 15, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    Mepark saidI like the Green Mile and Storm of the Century if you consider that a movie, but.... can somebody please tell me what the movie about a plane with little creatures lurking around was called?? I've been trying to find it but I can't.


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