Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Book Review: Stephen King Goes To The Movies by Stephen King

This is a collection of five Stephen King stories that were made into movies.
1408 is about a writer who writes books debunking supposed hauntings who gets more than he expects when he tries to stay the night in a certain hotel room. It's like something out of a really bad nightmare. Very surreal.
The Mangler is about a demonically possessed clothes folder in a laundry. Who but Stephen King could write about such a thing and actualy end up making a pretty good story?
Low Men In Yellow Coats is about an old man running from mysterious and inhuman creatures. This is a really good story and it's even better if you've ever read the Dark Tower Series as they are connected.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is about a man who is wrongly convicted of murder and gets sent to prison. Of the five stories in this book, this is the only one with no fantasical elements. Yet it's my favorite of the five, which is odd because I don't usually like more realtistic stories. It's also, in my opinion, one of the very best movie adaptations of a Stephen King story.
Children Of The Corn is about a couple who end up in a town overrun with insane, homicidal children. I don't like this story. Never have. In fact, it's the only King story I've ever read that I didn't like.

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