What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

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What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby maytess12 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:44 pm

Question: What's Your Favorite Stephen King story? If you've ever read a Stephen King book or seen a movie or spoof that you really like, share it with us. My favorites are:

• Carrie
• Salem's Lot
• The Shining
• Rage
• Firestarter
• Cujo
• It
• The Dark Half
• Dolores Claiborne
• Hearts in Atlantis
• Lisey's Story
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Clyde D » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:53 pm

My favorite has to be It. It was a very good book and a scary, yet funny, movie! Well done Stephen.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Dr Sleep » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:01 pm

While Stpehn King has written medicroe books recently, he's a good author. And I've read a lot of his books.

My favorite Stephen King books:

• Carrie
• Salem’s Lots
• The Stand
• The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
• Cujo
• Christine
• Pet Sematary
• The Running Man
• The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
• Different Seasons
• The Dark Tower III: The Wastelands
• Misery
• The Green Mile
• The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
• It
• Bag of Bones
• The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
• The Dark Tower VII: Song of Susannah
• The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
• 11/22/63

My favorite Stephen King films are:

• The Shawshank Redemption
• Stand by Me
• Carrie
• The Shining
• Misery
• Pet Sematary
• The Shining

My favorite Stephen King spoofs:

Arkham Redemption
The Joker's Execution
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Dr Sleep » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:23 am

Oh yeah, there Stephen King spoofs within SP. Episode like Majorine*, Ginger Kids**, and The Wacky Molestation Adventure*** are great examples:

* Pet Sematary
** Salem's Lot
*** Children of the Corn

I'm surprised Parker and Stone went by the description from the books and not the movies.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby maytess12 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:22 am

Dr Sleep wrote:Oh yeah, there Stephen King spoofs within SP. Episode like Majorine*, Ginger Kids**, and The Wacky Molestation Adventure*** are great examples:

* Pet Sematary
** Salem's Lot
*** Children of the Corn

I'm surprised Parker and Stone went by the description from the books and not the movies.

Holy crap I never thought of it that way. Good catch.

Come to think of it; Stan, Kyle, Kenny & Cartman do remind me of those four boys from SK's The Body (or Stand by Me). You know, the ones that go looking for that dead kid.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Unassumption » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:00 am

I've only watched movies based on his books. From them, I don't think he writes villains well, but is good at relationships. Therefore (just from the films) I guess whatever Stan By Me is based on is his best.

Wacky molestation adventure is one of my favourite SP episodes, but I'm not that big a fan of children of the corn.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby (ugly)Bob » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:03 am

The one about the football fan who got lost in the forest and fantasizes about some footballer. dies from pneumonia. was it?
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Dr Sleep » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:45 am

Unassumption wrote:Wacky molestation adventure is one of my favourite SP episodes, but I'm not that big a fan of children of the corn.

Me neither. They made an entire franchise off the first film and they all suck.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby James--76 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:56 am

I ilke

It
Misery
Thinner
Salem's Lot

I really liked that miniseries of IT that was made in 1990 i remember watching it at time and thinking this is pretty creepy.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby maytess12 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:29 am

James--76 wrote:I ilke

It
Misery
Thinner
Salem's Lot

I really liked that miniseries of IT that was made in 1990 i remember watching it at time and thinking this is pretty creepy.

They're doing another film adaptation of IT
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Dr Sleep » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:02 pm

I was just on the Stephen King website, and apparently he's writing a sequel to The Shining. Ironically, it's called Dr. Sleep. Hmmm...

http://www.stephenking.com/future_works.html
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby maytess12 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:18 pm

Dr Sleep wrote:I was just on the Stephen King website, and apparently he's writing a sequel to The Shining. Ironically, it's called Dr. Sleep. Hmmm...

http://www.stephenking.com/future_works.html

Doctor Sleep, you never told us Jack Nicholson tried to kill you as a child!

I'm just teasing you :lol:
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Zazaban » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:21 pm

I haven't read a lot, but of what I've read, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.

He frurstrates me, honestly, because I feel he has the talent that his work could be a lot better if he really wanted it to be. But he prefers to, essentially, just have fun, which I guess is fine too. But still, sometimes he reads like a rough draft.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby Dr Sleep » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:34 pm

Zazaban wrote:I haven't read a lot, but of what I've read, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.

He frurstrates me, honestly, because I feel he has the talent that his work could be a lot better if he really wanted it to be. But he prefers to, essentially, just have fun, which I guess is fine too. But still, sometimes he reads like a rough draft.

He did do The Dark Tower. His talent reflected there.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Stephen King Story?

Postby M00ndragon69 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:14 am

UnAssumption, you should really read the books..

I loved IT, The Stand, The Dark Tower Books, Carrie, Misery, Needful Things ( the book, not the movie, the first half of the movie wasn't bad, but the 2nd half had nothing to do wtih the book), and many, many others..

And, come to think of it, I really want a dvd or bluray of Cujo..I was at a horror convention last month, and Dee Wallace was there. She was really nice and cool, and during her question and answer session, she talked a lot about working on Cujo. I need to watch it again, since it has been awhile.
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