Are there any SK adaptations that you absolutely hate?

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Blake

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I didn't really like the last IT movie much. It wasn't scary and I found it quite boring. I started laughing in one section because it was stupid. The original is more scary and better. I thought the older Pet Sematary was better and scarier as well.
 

Deviancy

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The 1990 version of IT was destined to be on my top 10 dislike tv and film list for various reasons but one of them was the cast.

Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Tim Reid, Harry Anderson, Seth Green, and Annette O'Toole, its like my least favorite list of actors all in one place. The only exception in that list is John Ritter, I liked him in Three's Company back in the day and Problem Child. But notice how I left out Tim Curry, I liked Tim Curry in the 1990 version of IT but while he was a great actor, the mini series was just too heavy for him to do all the lifting. The other kids in the mini series were also decent but the new kids did a better job. However, as I said in another thread, the second half of the reboot isn't even out yet so its too soon to properly judge it because the second half could totally bomb and the adult cast could suck. I'm not really familiar with any of the adult cast, so I have zero expectations when it comes to their abilities when it comes to doing horror. They may suck or they may rule...

Time will tell.
 
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Marty Coslaw

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I don't absolutely hate any of them but of the ones I've seen the weakest would be,

Mercy
The Dark Tower
The Langoliers

The Lawnmower Man
I haven't seen Mercy or The Dark Tower because I've heard similar opinions, but I'm with DooWop on Craig Toomey and the Langoliers. I know it's campy, but the actors really commit, and the CGI is on par with everything else made for tv around that time so I still enjoy it. I think we can all agree on Lawnmower Man, but honestly, can you imagine adapting that story in any way that audiences would accept? I'd probably like it, but it's a weird one.
 
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Doc Creed

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I'm with Steffen and GNT and others- hate is probably not the right word. However, my least favorite novels are Rage, Rose Madder, and Cell.
Once again...where are my glasses? Adaptations...(clears throat)...I'd say The Lawnmower Man is the worst, for obvious reasons. My least favorite adaptations are Cell and The Tommyknockers. The new Pet Sematary movie and The Dark Tower will probably be added to this list, but I haven't seen either one.
 

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Just my opinion but right now this board is like a hospice patient on a morphine drip. I think people join this community to have some sort of connection to the author. And that connection was always Ms Mod. With her impending retirement the connection will be severed. Look at recent events: Hot Topics was shut down. The board is only open three days a week. Ms Mod barely participates any more. As a result, we see less people join and less members participate. Like it or not these things make it easier to shut down the board when the time comes next year. And IMO they're doing things the right way to make the end less painful for the diehards here.

Speaking just for myself, the reduced hours on the board don't line up with my work schedule, so I'm not as active anymore. I joined osnafrank 's site which is pretty cool, and I try to post as often as I can there. It's the only online forum other than the SKMB that I participate in. It's where I learned that our wonderful moderator is winding down the working phase of her life, so I wish her all the best and thank her profusely for allowing me this time on the board. I made lots of friends here and it's unlike any other forum I've been a member of (and I'm back from the dial-up days of the Internet and bulletin boards, so that says something).

I actually joined the SKMB after Revival was published, and I came here because I just couldn't stand the trolls and jerks on SK's Facebook page. I'm still on FB, but only to keep up with the work of artists (writers, musicians, film-makers) that I like. Social media is just a huge cesspool of idiocy.
 

Marty Coslaw

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Just my opinion but right now this board is like a hospice patient on a morphine drip. I think people join this community to have some sort of connection to the author. And that connection was always Ms Mod. With her impending retirement the connection will be severed. Look at recent events: Hot Topics was shut down. The board is only open three days a week. Ms Mod barely participates any more. As a result, we see less people join and less members participate. Like it or not these things make it easier to shut down the board when the time comes next year. And IMO they're doing things the right way to make the end less painful for the diehards here.
Wow I really had no idea this was in the works. I guess I should have been scouring the general discussions more. So, for someone out of the loop, it sounds like the staff in charge of the boards is retiring? Do we have a closing date?
 

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Wow I really had no idea this was in the works. I guess I should have been scouring the general discussions more. So, for someone out of the loop, it sounds like the staff in charge of the boards is retiring? Do we have a closing date?
I'm the only paid moderator as I work directly for Stephen and the others volunteer their time. I will be retiring at the end of June 2020 and the Board will be shuttered then. Many of the current SKMB members also participate in the Board started by member osnafrank which you can check out here.
 

Marty Coslaw

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I'm the only paid moderator as I work directly for Stephen and the others volunteer their time. I will be retiring at the end of June 2020 and the Board will be shuttered then. Many of the current SKMB members also participate in the Board started by member osnafrank which you can check out here.
Wow, well, thank you for your hard work (and the info). I guess I imagined a small team of techies in different time zones around the world scrutinizing all the activity on the board, probably with high BDNF levels. Anyway--sorry to hear it but all good things come to an end, and thanks again.
 

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Wow, well, thank you for your hard work (and the info). I guess I imagined a small team of techies in different time zones around the world scrutinizing all the activity on the board, probably with high BDNF levels. Anyway--sorry to hear it but all good things come to an end, and thanks again.
Thanks! You might want to check out the Playground as you'll see mostly familiar faces there and it's my understanding it will continue on after this one shuts down.
 
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