Are there any SK adaptations that you absolutely hate?

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Gerald

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Haven't seen The Dark Tower yet.

I don't hate movies that quickly, but there are some I dislike/care little about: Graveyard Shift, Pet Sematary Two, Sometimes They Come Back and its sequels, The Mangler (there's even a sequel which I haven't seen). Return to Salem's Lot and Firestarter: Rekindled I don't remember that well, but I believe I didn't like those either.

A lot of the other weaker adaptations I put in the 'so-so' category. Something like Creepshow 2 isn't very good, but still The Hitchhiker segment is entertaining.

From what I recall, Pet Sematary Two comes the closest to 'hating' for me.
 

Gerald

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The Dark Tower is coming on the movie channel I'm subscribed too halfway June, so I'm glad I held off buying the blu-ray.

The latest word is that the forthcoming tv-series WON'T be connected to the movie anymore (which will make most people happy no doubt) and that it will be completely new and not focus on Wizard and Glass most likely, as previously reported. Glen Mazzara (Walking Dead first three seasons, Damien) will be showrunner. It's one of a number of original series for Amazon and being developed and written, but hasn't been fully greenlit yet.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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I like the Christine movie for some reason but I did read the book first - I don't know if it's the music or what but I like John Carpenter as a director - another good one of his is a movie called The Thing.
Don't get me wrong, I like John Carpenter films, The Thing is my favorite horror movie next to Psycho, I just don't like this one
 
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Does Sleepwalkers count? Probably not as it was a screenplay right off the bat. And I wouldn't say that I *hated* it per se. I loved the idea, hated the execution. And as much as I dislike remakes, it is one of those stories that might do better with a retelling.
And I'm gonna go out of a limb and say that I didn't hate "The Dark Tower" as much as absolutely everyone else did. I actually liked it. My problem is that it never should have been made a movie. The series is a wonderful series(a huge part of my teen years), but I knew from the moment they announced the movie that it was gonna bomb. I mean, even if they'd stuck to the book, I don't see how they would have been able to translate it appropriately.
A tv series might've worked better, probably.
 

Gerald

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It's strange (at least compared to the rest of his output) how with some screenplays he seems to take a far less serious approach from the start. Mostly with Maximum Overdrive and Sleepwalkers. It's kind of like he wanted to create cheesy B-movies from the beginning - he loves cheesy B-movies after all. But it just looks bad against his usually more sophisticated and intelligent approach to the genre.
Doesn't Sleepwalkers have a police officer who goes patrolling with his CAT? That makes the entire movie impossible to take seriously, and it's so purely put in, in the least subtle way, just because the story demanded it.
 
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