What was the first Stephen King movie that you watched?

It - The movie It
@deesamps (653)
United States
April 22, 2007 1:07pm CST
The first Stephen King movie that I had seen was "It". I watched it over at a friend's house. She was having a slumber party, and had 4 other girls over plus me and my sister. I was about 10 or 11 and I remember laying there on her living room floor with the other girls after the movie. And thinking that I saw that evil clown looking in the window at me. It freaked me out. Needless to say, I was to scared to go to sleep that night. Then I watched it again in my 20's with my husband, and it was so not scary and some what on the cheesy side. It still is a great movie!
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@fawcey (928)
• Australia
8 May 07
The first movie I ever saw was The Dark Half I think. It is hard as I have seen so many of his movies and read so many of his books. The first story of his I ever read was The Mist which was in a collection of one of his short stories. My husband and I love him totally, our book shelf and video/dvd shelves are full of his works. Our favourites would have to be It, The Stand, Needful Things, Dreamcatcher,Sleepwalkers, Carrie, Firestarter, The Shinning, Desperation,Misery, actually all of them.
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@fawcey (928)
• Australia
8 May 07
That one was in the same collection Transdisc but it was The Raft. That was a good one!!
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
8 May 07
Oh yeah I do read under his other name too. I forgot to say that in my last post.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I think that it was the movie It also. I remember the one movie more though about the huge rat in the factory. That would a good one and cannot remember the name. All of Stephen Kings movies have been great on screen. The Stand, Thinner, Sleepwalker, Tommyknockers, Dreamcatcher all all good to own on Dvd. We have them and visit them fairly frequently.
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@deesamps (653)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I have seen the movies Thinner, The Stand and Tommyknockers. In fact I got Tommyknockers for my husband for Christmas. He is a HUGE Stephen King fan. They were very good. I have also seen the movies Rose Red, The Green Mile and It.
@fawcey (928)
• Australia
8 May 07
Just thought I would add that the movie with the rats in the factory was Graveyard Shift. That was a good one, in the end it is actually a giant Bat. It had millions of rats in it though and I hate rats!!
• United States
8 May 07
"It" was my first Stephen King movie as well. I read the book first and then watched the movie. I was expecting to be disappointed because the book is always better to me than the movie and I thought they would never be able to give the book justice in a movie. I was wrong. It was a very good scary movie and really did a good job on it.
• United States
7 May 07
It may have been the shining. My friends and I use to read all of his books. We went through this phase and then it pasted and I haven't read a book of his in over 10 years.
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• Philippines
7 May 07
"IT" was my first Stephen King movie. I watched this when i was 12 with my classmates (in highschool) one afternoon. i even read the novel itself. took me a ver long time to finish. i bought a movie cd 2 yrs ago, and is till keeping it so that my daughter could watch it too. i love the story. i alsi love the character BILL played by Jonathan Brandis.... First time i watched this.... i think i had some kind of phobia with clowns hehehe... i let my husband watch it too and he liked the story also...
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
Yes!! Mine was the movie "It" too. I was in elementary during that time when my older sister and I went to rent some videos and we saw this movie IT. My older sister has read books of Stephen King that's why we rent it. We had a movie marathon, and the last one we watched was this movie... Well, it really scared me a lot. After watching the movie, I was afraid to go to the bathroom alone and I had a few nightmares too. But when I watched it again years later (highschool days), I wasn't afraid anymore... Ahihihi.. But still it's a great movie, and one of Stephen King's best!!^_^ I haven't read the book though, but if ever I found it on Book Sales, I'll definitely read it.^_^
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@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
23 Apr 07
I think 'It' was my first King movie as well. It was on Tv as a mini-series over 2 nights, when I think I was about 10. It scared the crap out of me! I remember telling my flatmate how scary it was when we were about 20....then we wathced it and it wasn't really very scary lol I think 'The Green Mile' is probably the best movie from Stephen King's books, some of the other ones tend to end up a bit confusing if you haven't read the book. My boyfriend didn't understand Dreamcatcher at all, I had to keep explaining things all through the movie!
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• Philippines
13 Jun 07
I first watched the TV movie "THe Shining" (not the one by the director of "Clocwork Orange," but the TV movie. I was the reason why I am a big fan of Stephen King's books.
• United States
4 Jun 07
pet cementary i tired watching it and it scare me
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
23 May 07
"It" was also my first Stephen King movie, i too was horrified i think i might of been a little younger then 10 when i saw it but i never acaully did watch it again i personaly dont like clowns or any movie that has freaky clowns in it i think it may have al stemed from watching "It" at such a young age. I hear alot of people say that it isnt really that scary that it is cheesy but i just cant bring myself to watch it. My favorite Stephen King movie is "Rose Red" and then probually "The Green Mile" But really all of his are really good.
• United States
18 May 07
The first one I watched was Carrie. I have been hooked on Stephen King ever since. Christine is one of my fave movies as well as Rose Red and my all time fave is The Stand.
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
18 May 07
I have read every novel that Stephen King has ever written and own most of his movies and have view every movie that man has ever put out. I remember my first as it was yestersay the first on i ever watched was called the Shining about the caretaker of a hotel up in the mountain that went crazy from the isolation it was so cool. I dont think i have watch one i didnt like.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
18 May 07
The first I remember was Fire Starter it is a good movie as well. it was great also.
• United States
8 May 07
Hmm. That's a tough one, but the earliest memory I have of a Stephen King movie is Salem's Lot, which goes to show how old I am. I distinctly remember being scared senseless when the newly-made vampire boy went to visit his brother in the middle of the night. There he was, scratching at the window, begging to be let in.