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Favorite Stephen King Books To Be Turned Into A Movie

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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 11:37 AM
There have been a lot of Stephen King's books that have been turned into movies. I heard that there have been over fifty of them. I have seen some of them. My favorite ones have to probably be "The Shinning", "The Green Mile", "Misery", and "Carrie". I didn't like "Graveyard Shift" that much though. What do you think? What are your favorite Stephen King books that have been turned into movies?

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 01:48 PM
The Green Mile was a pretty good movie, but it's pretty hard to beat Misery. I don't think you mentioned Pet Cemetary or Needful things. They are not on the same scale as the previous two I mentioned, but not too bad.

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 02:13 PM
I have not seen "Needful Things" but I have seen "Pet Cemetary" and it is a good movie. I also thought the movie "Cujo" was good.

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 02:15 PM
It's hard to beat Misery. Kathy Bates should have gotten an Oscar for that role.

The TV movie It was pretty good with that demented clown.


edit: Strike that, she did win the Oscar. My bad!

[edit on 22-3-2006 by Dr Love]

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 02:52 PM
I liked the movies "Thinner" and "Christine". How about the movies "The Shawshank Redemtion" or "Salem's Lot"?

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 02:54 PM
Oh man I forgot about Salem's Lot!

That part with the vampire kid floating at the window kept me up for weeks.


posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 03:01 PM
I haven't seen all (or even most of them), but I really liked Carrie. IT was good too.

Wasn't "The Running Man" based on a Stephen King book?

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 03:13 PM
I just checked and "Running Man" was based on a Stephen King book. The book "Heart Of Atlantis" by Stephen King was also turned into a movie. The Movie "Riding The Bullet" was based on a short story by Stephen King and which I thought it was a good movie.
As were the movies "Insomnia" and the movie "Dreamcatcher".

[edit on 22-3-2006 by The_Truth_Seeker]

posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 04:40 PM
TO be frank most of the King adaptations have been pretty bad.

The best hand down IMHO is 'The Shinning". Good cast, the cinamaphotgraphy was spot on, the use of music....... Still send chills down my spine

The TV adaptation of the "The Stand" gets my second spot and Misery the third.

The RUnning Man was based on a King novella published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

To see the effect music has on a movie watch this "differnt" shining trailer

and who can forget the Simpsons parody

[edit on 3/22/06 by FredT]

posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 09:54 AM
Other Stephen King books that were turned into movies were:

1. Children Of The Corn
2. Dolores Claiborne
3. Secret Window
4. Rose Red
5. Firestarter
6. The Stand
7. Creepshow (which had a sequal)
8. The Stand
9. Apt Pupil
10. Silver Bullet
11. The Dead Zone
12. The Dark Half

The movie "Salem's Lot" also had a sequel called "A Return To Salem's Lot".

[edit on 27-3-2006 by The_Truth_Seeker]

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