Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TOP FIVE BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIES

Stephen King is undeniably one of the iconic writers of all time. He managed to publish 50 novels (including those masterpiece under the pen name Richard Bachman) and nearly 200 short stories.  Most of his works were adapted into movies (and comics too) and in fact he is considered as one of the most adapted authors in films along with other writers like Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm and more. Listed below are five of my personal picks of Stephen King movies. Have fun!
TOP FIVE BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIES
Author's Note : This entry is listed subjectively. 

TOP 5 BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIE
"CARRIE"
I have watched the film several times and it's weird to say that I never get tired of it even though I know what's gonna happen if Carrie stand up on that stage. It's probably one of the most iconic Stephen King movies of all time and every scene is almost unforgettable even though the trailer actually made the film a little surprising. They said that Carrie's film adaptation is made way better than SK's book because it adds substance and style to it. Some of the best scenes in the movie includes the massacre in the gym hall where Carrie merely kills everyone. The moment where she kills her mom by telepathically moving kitchen knives is simply unforgettable. Oh and ending is quite a surprise too. 

TOP 4 BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIE
"THE SHINING"
"Here's comes Johnny!!" Well, who would forget that epic moment where Jack Torrence tried to kill his family. It is one iconic film indeed and the scene is being used in popular culture. The line also made it through our list of Top Five Most Remarkable Movie Lines. The film was highly embraced by critics praising Jack Nicholson for his very convincing performance as the psychopathic and evil possessed Jack Torrence. Stephen King, however is unhappy about Stanley Kubrick's film version as it made the main character less sympathetic and the ending was drastically changed as well. 

TOP 3 BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIE
"MISERY"
One of my personal favorites. I started admiring Kathy Bates after seeing her in this epic film adaptation of Stephen King's Misery. The story if about the writer Paul Sheldon who was saved by her ultimate fan Annie Wilkes. However, it turns out that Annie is more of a Psycho and a serial killer which made Sheldon's life a living hell. What I like about most Stephen King's movies is that they tend to scare not in a gory way. It makes you jump out of your chair due to some intense and suspense moments. One of the epic scene here is when Annie breaks Sheldon's ankles by smashing them with a mallet.. ouch!! Kathy Bates , by the way, won an Oscar from this film and it is a record breaking one because Oscars never paid attention to horror films but Bates gave a stunning performance that gave her an Oscar nod. 

TOP 2 BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIE
"THE GREEN MILE"
A Tom Hanks film directed by Frank Darabont and a derived from a Stephen king's novel? There's no doubt , this film is such a blast. I never thought that this film will make me cry and yeah I admitted that LOL. The characters were freaking awesome and they managed to deliver their roles very well and highly convincing. This is a three-hour film and I thought it will bore me to death but every single moment here is simply remarkable. The execution of John Coffey is such a heartbreaking scene and when Percy becomes mentally ill is such an overwhelming moment for me LOL. 

 THE  BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIE
"THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION"
What I like about this film is that it is very unpredictable (perhaps for me who haven't read the book yet). The character development is what I love the most. Remember when Prisoners was not really treated properly. They were treated very inhumanely until Andy started to make a move, changing the prison into an all new atmosphere where friendship and hope is possible. I also learned that Stephen King took Leo Tolstoy's "God Sees The Truth But Waits" as an inspiration that's why there are some sort of similarities. It happens to be one of my favorite short stories too (I remember myself playing Makar way back in high school). The revelation at the end of the film is such an epic moment that gives me goosebumps. Frank Darabont also directed this film along with other Stephen King movies like The Mists. 
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Other Notable Stephen King films include The Mists, Dolores Claiborne, Pet Cemetery, Red Rose, IT, Firestarter, Stand By Me and more

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