What is Your Favorite Stephen King Movie?
30 Jan 07
I've got quite a few Stephen King favorites when it comes to the movies he's made. I've enjoyed a lot of the movies because they aren't the normal every day stories. Every one has a dark twist to it that really appeals to me. I like so many of them it's really hard for me to pick just one. I even got my other half into liking a lot of the movies he's made. He had only seen a handful of Stephen King's movies before we started dating. He now really like them and can list at least five that he could watch over and over again...not saying there aren't more that he likes! One of the classic movies/miniseries that I liked from the first time I saw it was Stephen King's "It". Tim Curry did such a great job of being a creepy clown and he made me think differently of clowns ever since I saw that movie. I was never a huge fan of his acting, but I can't look at a clown now without thinking he's going to become some child stealing, sharp toothed demon straight from hell because of that movie. My other half had seen that movie when he was younger as well and that one is on his top five list of Stephen King movies he'd watch again. Another movie that was made more recently that I enjoyed from Stephen King's catalog was "Apt Pupil". I remember renting this movie just thinking it was going to be alright and I was really surprised at Stephen King's ability to write drama as opposed to horror. He really made Ian McKellan's ex-Nazi crazy. When I saw him dressed up in his SS uniform repeating the marches he did in World War 2 Germany, I really thought the guy was crazy. I remember also seeing "Stand By Me" and that was another movie where Stephen King tried drama over horror. It impressed me because it showed that he was not limited to just one style of writing. He was fully able to write a good story about four childhood friends and make it believable and not far-fetched. I remember the part of the movie where they were all sitting around and the one kid was telling them the story about the kid at the pie eating contest. When they showed the part where the kid started a chain reaction puking festival....It was gross. It took me a long time to get my hands on one Stephen King movie that I hadn't seen in a long time. I was looking for "Pet Semetary" for the longest time and finally found one copy for $10.00. I was so happy and when I watched it I remembered how good it was. It's another one that tops my other half's list of favorite Stephen King movies. So, in conclusion, those movies are just a few of the Stephen King movies I like. I have quite a few favorites other than the ones I just mentioned and I'll list them here before I finish: Rose Red, Maximum Overdrive, Pet Semetary 2, Dolores Claiborne, Misery, The Rage: Carrie 2, Sometimes They Come Back, The Shining, Sleepwalkers and Children Of The Corn. I think Stephen King is by far the best writer or horror movies nowadays and I like that he's versatile enough that he doesn't just do horror films, he tries to mix it up with some dramatic movies at the same time.
• United States
27 Jan 07
I have to agree with you. It was a really good creepy movie. The beginning where you hear the piano playing, to the clown standing in the library. I try to read the book before I see it on tv or the big screen. I like to compare the book with the movie. Back to the clown, I read somewhere that Stephen King was the clown in the library and that he was the truck driver in Pet cemetary. I can't remember the other movies that he was supposely in. Just interesting though I think.
27 Jan 07
I'll have to go with Needful Things as someone already mentioned before around here. I find it to be extremely underrated and it's one of few of those that can hold my attention for beggining to end, with a climate of suspense predominating all of the time.
• United States
20 Nov 06
It's a tie between The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. I simply love the message in the Shawshank Redemption - I hope. The actors were fantastic - Morgan Freeman is one of my favorites, as is Tim Robbins - but the entire cast was great. And, of course, any movie that Tom Hanks plays in has to be fantastic. But The Green Mile was so well-cast in every role that it would have stood alone even without Tom Hanks. Both movies were made much better than many of the other movies from his books. They were definitely A movies as compared to the B and sometimes C quality of some of his other movies.