What is your favorite Stephen King movie or book?

The Shining - A Stephen King movie.
@dfollin (12510)
United States
June 10, 2008 9:22am CST
I like alot of Stephen Kings stuff.I like "The Shining" best.Great story and acting.Jack Nicholson was awsome.I do not like "Children of the Corn".Too weird! Oh well,my opinion.Do you like the books or movies best or both the same? I think I like them both.
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• United States
11 Jun 08
You know what's funny is that I like Stephen King as an author, but I haven't really read any of his novels. The only Stephen King I have read is his book about writing (which is something of an autobiography) and the articles that he sometimes writes for the last page of Entertainment Weekly. (I actually started subscribing to Entertainment Weekly for the Stephen King articles, after sitting in a tire shop and reading through a stack of the magazines with his articles at the end. Good stuff!)
@dfollin (12510)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Stephen King - A great author
You really need to read his books they are great.I have not read his articles or his autobiography.So,look's like we'll have to switch places,lol.Have you read the article he wrote at ew.com? It's about the Harry Potter books.J.K. Rowling is my second favorite author.I enjoyed reading this.go to ew.com.It is Stephen King: The Last Word on Harry Potter.The article is called J.K. Rowling,Minestry of Magic.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I used to read all his books, then he started putting out lots of them and they weren't that good. I don't have an opinion about his latest books, I haven't read them. One of my favorites was "IT", that book was awesome, I liked the "Shining" too.
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@dfollin (12510)
• United States
11 Jun 08
it - A great Stephen King movie
Lol,my daughter was scared of clowns for awhile after watching "It".
@dfollin (12510)
• United States
11 Jun 08
John Ritter - He was a great actor and comedian that is truly missed by many.
I really enjoyed it too because some of my favorite actors made that movie.There was Richard Thomas,who was John "Boy" Walton in the show "The Waltons" I watched as a child.And the late,great John Ritter.He was in shows and movies that were my favorites.He was one of my favorite people.When he passed away I was shocked and upset.And I just knew him from tv,can you imagine how his family and friends felt.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jun 08
I liked the shining also and his new book Point Dumas. I am a great fan of Stephen King's books and have read most of them. I liked some of his movies but not all of them.
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@dfollin (12510)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Stephen King - An excellent writter of mostly horror books.
I too have been a Stephen King fan for years.He is a wonderful writter.Did you know that he has done a small part in almost every movie that is based on his books?
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
10 Jun 08
The Shining was my first intro to Stephen King and I loved it!! My favorites are The Dark Half, Firestarter, The Stand, and my all time favorite is The Eyes of a Dragon. It's like a fairy tale. Have you read that one? I love all of them! I do prefer the books because it's "my" vision of his story and not always the director's, although I though Christine stuck to my vision quite well. The original Shining with Jack Nicholas was better but the TV version hit all of the parts left out in the theater movie. My least favorite was Misery.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Haha, do you want to hear something cute? Back in the mid 80's I bought this old 1973 Dodge Polera, a HUGE and long old car. It was great and I would still have it today if it did not use so much gas. Well, it sort of looked like Christine, so we started calling the car Christine. When I sold it to someone I told him, "Her name is Christine, take good care of her." He wrote me a note, a year later, "Christine is doing fine, thanks for a great car!"
@paid2write (5202)
10 Jun 08
I really like the movie of The Shining and when I read the book I found it was quite different, so I liked both of them for different reasons. I also heard Children of the Corn being read on the radio. It is a strange story and I would not have read the book itself but it was interesting to hear it. I have not read any other books by him.
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@dfollin (12510)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I have not read "Children of the Corn",but I started watching the movie and it was too weird and I turned it off.
@jofeli (504)
• Indonesia
10 Jun 08
I would say that "The Rose" is the greatest movie of Stephen King. It's about a house which seems to be alive. One feature about Stephen King's movies is the long duration. This movie even lasts for about 3 hours. But I enjoy throughout the whole movie. Recommended
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@dfollin (12510)
• United States
10 Jun 08
"The Rose" was a good one too.
• United States
10 Jun 08
The Shining is an awesome movie. There hasn't been anything lately that could ever top that. I also like watching Pet Cemetary. The whole meaning of that story haunts me and it's really depressing. I also like the movie Storm of The Century. To me, that is the creepiest story of his. And personally, I'd rather watch the movies more often than reading the books.
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@gamgee (116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I like books by Stephen King, I think they are well written and quite stimulating, I even remember losing the langoliers, I left it in a cab, because I was planning to bring it to work and read during my break, I was so keen on finishing the book. But with the movies, I'm quite disappointed, specially with firestarter, wasnt how I imagined it to be. And to think firestarter was my first King novel.
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@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I prefer his collections of short stories. Movies based off of his books are hit and miss with most being misses. His novels are too long-winded and dull, but in short story form he hits the right points usually and entertains.
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• United States
10 Jun 08
I'd Say that The Shinning is the most memorable. I think that alot of his books work better on the big screen, especially The Green Mile which is a really excellent movie. I also like Misery quite a bit. Still have never seen Shawshank Redemption though
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@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
I've never read any of his books - too intensly weird for me, but I've seen a couple of movies. The best ones that I've seen are Delores Claiborne and the Green Mile.
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• Canada
10 Jun 08
My favorite King movie is Misery. There are only two characters. It takes masterful skills to make such a simple movie to deliver suspense for the audience. Shining is another one. This movie may make lasting impacts on some audience. Imagine someone lives in a big empty building. Imagine when security guard doing round in the building in the night. What do they expect when entering a long hallway. Imagine one's spouse having problem, drifting away to his/her own weird word.
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• Malaysia
10 Jun 08
Hie Dfollin, I love his movies and always intrigued with horror shows or books. But he's the mastermind of all. The first time I saw his face on one of his books I couldn't believe what I saw, he just made a lasting impression in my mind....lol I like "The Shining" but I prefer 'The Stand' and it gave me the creeps the most. The Langolier was pretty cool too. Nowadays I feel not much real gripping horror shows like it used to be. I am still hoping he will come up with something great again either shows or books.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I haven't read any Stephen King novels yet. But I've watched some of his movies and I can say that my favorite is THE IT. It scared the hell out of me. I wasn't able to turn off the lights in my room the night that I watched it. I've watched The Shining also, it was okay but it didn't scare me the way The It did.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
I would say that I perfer the movies over the books anyday. Sometimes if the movie intrests me I might read the book but otherwise I wouldn't. There are so many great films out by Stephen King and I think he does a wonderful job at it. He is very talented.
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• United States
12 Jun 08
I have read a few of Stephen King's novels. They are almost always superior to the movie versions. Much of King's writing is psychological. We get to "hear" what the characters are thinking. This narrative device is often omitted onscreen. Also, King tends to be very verbose. The movies often cut out plot points to make the length of the movie reasonable so the public will sit through it. That's also why many of his books have been adapted into TV mini-series instead of feature length movies.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
i like ROSE RED... even its too long! i like stephen king movies...
@ReoTwo (194)
11 Jun 08
My favorite Stephen King book is "Salem's Lot." The movie was just lousy to me. I can't (or don't want to) even remember who was in it. I prefer the books much better, because most of the time to me, the movie just doesn't do the book justice. Especially, a somewhat pyschological/vampire thiller, without coming off as silly. I have been a fan since "Salem's Lot, and have since read and seen of movies of: It, Carrie, Cujo and The Shining, to name a few.
• United States
11 Jun 08
Stephen King is my absolute favorite author! The first I read was "Pet Cemetery" and it was much better than the movie! The first movie I saw of his was "The Shining" I saw it in the theater (I know I'm dating myself) and I was absolutely terrified! Its really not possible for me to pick a favorite, especially after reading all the responses, and being reminded of how many there are-and I love them all, and read quite a few of them, saw ALL the movies. PS....on my profile the only photo I have so far is a picture of two of my kids in front of his house. We went to Bangor, Maine in March to check out a college for my daughter. You can't see too much of the house itself, but the gate they're in front of has a spider web and bat design on it!
@fiona08 (454)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I really am not your typical Stephen King fan. That is to say, his books are not my usual choice of reading material. I have read a few of his books, and loved them all. Those included, The Stand (long but fabulous), Misery, The Green Mile, Bag of Bones, and Dolores Claiborne. They are very good books and, of course, you gotta love The Shining!