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What Does Stephen King Think About Movie Adaptations Of His Works?

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Stephen King has written about a bajillion stories, and there have been nearly as many movie and TV adaptations made of his works, about one or more a year since the 80s.

With so many of his works being adapted each year there are bound to be some stinkers, but King's opinion on those movie adaptations may surprise you.

He has been up front about his hatred of Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining from the very beginning, stating:

"I’d admired Kubrick for a long time and had great expectations for the project, but I was deeply disappointed in the end result. Parts of the film are chilling, charged with a relentlessly claustrophobic terror, but others fall flat."

So if he doesn't like an adaptation many people consider to be a classic then which films does he like?

King has stated that he's fond of Cujo, The Dead Zone and Misery in terms of horror, and he loves The Mist because "it's just an all out balls-to-the-wall horror film".

But what about his non-horror stuff? Surely he doesn't hate on those prison classics like he hates on The Shining?

Apparently he approves of The Green Mile adaptation, although he says "The film is a little 'soft' in some ways", but The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me are both Grade A adaptations approved by the Master of Horror.


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