Sunday, November 15, 2009

Worst Stephen King Adaptations

Well, what can I say about the worst Stephen King adaptations? For a start, I am a huge fan on his and I am not inclined to dislike anything written by him, but when filmmakers ruin something by just changing the story etc then I have to say that I don't like it. Here are the movies that I consider to be below par and not great. You might not agree with me, but in my opinion, they aren't good.

Firstly, the remake of Carrie(2002). There was no need for a remake and it wasn't up to much. I like the original and this rehash wasn't good at all. Then we had some sort of a sequel called The Rage:Carrie 2(1999)! What the hell is it with all of the sequels to Children of the Corn(1984)? I liked the first sequel and then it began to get ridiculous. We had Children of the Corn 3: Urban Harvest(1995), Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering(1996),Children of the Corn 5:Fields of Terror(1998) and Children of the Corn 666:Isaac's Return(1999) and lastly and hopefully it WILL be the last, Children of the Corn 7:Revelation(2001). Come on, why so many crappy sequels???They weren't even good sequels like the Friday the 13th or the Saw series!

Then we come to another lot of sequels which were not a patch on the original. We have Sometimes they Come back...Again(1996) and Sometimes they Come Back...For More(1998). They were not great movies and it is a pity because I loved the original Sometimes They Come Back(1991). One movie I hated was Riding the Bullet(2004). It was complete rubbish and as I had read the story, it was all changed and everything was different. I was not a fan of that movie. Another movie I was not a fan of was The Mangler(1995) and I was horrified to find out that there were sequels!!!! The Mangler 2(2001) was a mess and The Mangler Reborn(2005) was not a movie I would watch again.

Another film I wasn't very pleased with was Graveyard Shift(1990). I thought that it wasn't very well made and I didn't like it at all. It could have been better. The Night Flier(1997) didn't do much for me and I did not enjoy it. Firestarter: Rekindled(2002) is another pointless sequel with nothing to add to the original. There was also another pointless sequel, Pet Sematary 2(1992).

That is all I can think of, but if I remember any more, I will post them soon..Let me know your least favourite Stephen King adaptations ..


Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree with you more about all of these, especially the COTC sequels. Every one of those were disasterous and absolutely sloppy. They were just trying to make a quick buck off the name.

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