As a child I used to indulge myself with weird entertainment such as: odd films, scary books with ghoulish creatures, spooky castles, murder stories, and haunted forests. I guess it’s kind of obvious from my previous posts I am still very much into the macabre world. I went through junior high binging the entire book collection of “Goose Bumps”. They were my favorite!
I have always enjoyed reading Stephen King books. Constantly sucked into nightmares which I could barley get over once I had finished a book. My first one was none other than “It”. SCARRRRY! I have to admit I could not handle the film. I have a thing with clowns as it is, and last thing I needed was yet another reassurance they are creepy (the scene from Poltergeist was enough).
I had an interesting conversation with a few friends about this brilliant author, and movies based on his spine-chilling literature. Some movies came as a surprise to me as I was told were adaptations of Mr. King’s books. I haven’t had the chance to watch all of them yet, but I am still young and have time.
So here are Sweet Archive’s top 10 Stephen King’s movie adaptations:
It (1990, Tommy Lee Wallace)
1408 (2007, Mikael Håfström)
Dolores Claiborne (1995, Taylor Hackford)
Pet Sematary (1989, Mary Lambert)
The Green Mile (1999, Frank Darabont)
Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma)
Misery (1990, Rob Reiner)
Stand by Me (1986, Rob Reiner)
Sweet Archive’s ultimate #1
The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)