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Javier Campos
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Re: Stephen King Movie Adaptations

Post by Javier Campos » 01 Dec 2017, 07:54

I have watched many but I have never read a book from him. Just half of the mist. I rather watch movies first and the read the books.

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Post by Steph K » 08 Dec 2017, 12:39

I generally like his movies. There have been some great ones, but like you said, some were more low budget B-movie fare. Dreamcatcher stands out in my mind as particularly bad. I would recommend the Hulu miniseries adaptation of 11/23/63. It was one of the best Stephen King adaptations I've seen.

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Post by Butterflybookworm » 13 Dec 2017, 01:39

I love Stephen King books. The trend I've noticed is that if the book wasn't as good the movie wasn't either. My favorite book and movie adaptations were the Shining, The Stand and The Green Mile.

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Post by CaitlinGonya » 19 Dec 2017, 18:55

I don't really have a Stephen King movie adaptation but there is a mini series called Rose Red. I make my husband watch it every Halloween and whenever I'm feeling in a certain mood.

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Post by pink boy » 14 Jan 2018, 18:01

As a big fan of Stephen King, I always watch the movie adaptations after I read his books. I typically enjoy the newer ones more than the older ones.

I hate the films Pet Sematary (my favorite S.K. book) and The Shining.

I love The Green Mile, 1922, and Carrie (all three versions).

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Post by Cate Mbevi » 02 May 2018, 07:46

I do not see any sense in watching a movie of a book I have read. The movie always comes out shallow. Stephen King's books should just remain books.

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Post by pricklypurple » 27 Jun 2018, 18:49

I've watched some. Usually they seem like low-budget movies. The Green Mile was good. The Shining was so much better as a book.

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Post by ea_anthony » 21 Jul 2018, 20:55

I have watched "The mist" but haven't read the book. I was haunted for days by the way it ended (in fact need to get the book). Took my son to watch The Dark Tower last year, I was so excited about the movie and was following it on the internet till release date. And come to think of it, it seems the movie wasn't all that great,but with Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and the surrounding hype, it was satisfying. As for the novels, The Gunslinger and Drawing of the Three are among top 1000 of all times to be preserved for all generations (just kidding)
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