Written/Inspired/Adapted by and from Stephen King's Brain
I always feel like I have to defend myself when I say I'm a fan of Stephen King. Like, people think you're shitty if you enjoy reading his books or watching the films based on his work because they, themselves, are so evolved and "true bibliophiles" and if you read Stephen King you're an idiot with no literary taste. This is where I say "Fuck you." Get off your high horse and leave King fans alone. At least I'm reading something other than the internet, that says a lot for me personally. I'm not well-educated when it comes to authors, works of fiction, etc, etc, I have a short spectrum of what I enjoy reading: Stephen King, true crime novels, books about movies, trashy Sookie Stackhouse books, Harry Potter, Lovecraft, occassional Jack Ketchum, Barker and Richard Laymon. I don't really expand on that much because I'm stubborn and I like what I like! Although I once read a Poppy Z. Brite book and when I was done I threw it in the garbage. I've obviously read some classics when I was in high school that I enjoyed but wouldn't go out of my way to read on my own. So, now that I'm done with my little defensive, uneducated, belligerent temper-tantrum let's be done with it.
I wouldn't be signed up for letterboxd and flooding your activity feed with random lists if I didn't love movies. I often give a little nod to Stephen King when it comes to that because the first movie memory I have is of Creepshow 2. I also watched Stephen King adaptations on TV in the early 90s when they originally aired and I started reading his books around that same time and I've read a majority of his work over the years. I LOVE The Dark Tower series so, so much and I will leave it at that and spare you all of the sentimental stuff.
In reading much of his work I've also watched a majority of the films based on King's work. In this list I've included all of the movies and mini-series I've seen. There are still a few missing that I've been meaning to get to: Quicksilver Highway, Bag of Bones, Dolores Claiborne to name a few.
While it's fantastic that Stephen King has Frank Darabondt it's NOT fantastic that he has this red-headed step-child Mick Garris.
I've ranked this list to the best of my ability from favorite to least. I'm ranking the movies on the movies themselves, not the original stories from whence they came (if that was the case Kubrick's Shining would be near the bottom and I would be giving some serious love to The Stand).
If you're still reading at this point, please, share with me your thoughts on these films and how you'd rank them. Are you a fan of his novels and short stories too?