New Castle News

January 2, 2013

Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Movie adaptions of Stephen King's works are a must-see

Courtney Caughey-Stambul
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE —

Happy New Year!
In my first movie post a few weeks ago, I quoted Stephen King. I am a fan of his work.
As you probably know many of his short stories and novels have been turned into very successful films. I've decided to compose another top 10 list this week- my top 10 films based on the writings of Stephen King.
10. The Shining (1980)
Interestingly enough, Stephen King himself had some doubts about this film adaptation. He even had a few disagreements with director, Stanley Kubrick. If you get the chance, I recommend watching TCM's "Night at the Movies" with Stephen King.
9. Carrie (1976)
8. Misery (1990)
This is Kathy Bates at her very best. The promotional photo for this film, featuring Bates holding a large knife, says it all. This is a must-see for thriller/horror fans.
7. The Green Mile (1999)
6. The Mist (2007)
5. Pet Sematary (1989)
This film gives me the creeps, as I'm sure it's meant to.
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3. Children of the Corn (1984)
2. Stand By Me (1986)
"Stand By Me" is one of my favorite movies of all time. I love coming-of-age stories. If you're also a fan of this film, I recommend checking out the movie, "Now and Then," as well.
1. Secret Window (2004)
This, too, is one of my favorite movies of all time. The image of Mort Rainey, eating his corn-on-the-cob, is forever embedded into my memory.