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Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:17 pm
by Photon Guy
Some of the movies, books, and TV shows by Stephen King deal greatly with SHTF and TEOTWAWKI situations. I thinking particularly of Under the Dome and The Stand but Im sure he's made many others that deal with such situations.

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:07 am
by arkieready
I've said it here before. The Stand freaks me out. DD & I both found, part way thru the book, ourselves with sore throats and sniffles. Totally psychosomatic, but weird.
I read it a long time ago, and again more recently, so naturally, reading it with a prepper's eye, I noticed "stuff".

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:57 am
by Illini Warrior
arkieready wrote:I've said it here before. The Stand freaks me out. DD & I both found, part way thru the book, ourselves with sore throats and sniffles. Totally psychosomatic, but weird.
I read it a long time ago, and again more recently, so naturally, reading it with a prepper's eye, I noticed "stuff".



The Stand starts out OK but then goes sideways - the whole Devil thing is too weird

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:44 pm
by Photon Guy
arkieready wrote:I've said it here before. The Stand freaks me out. DD & I both found, part way thru the book, ourselves with sore throats and sniffles. Totally psychosomatic, but weird.
I read it a long time ago, and again more recently, so naturally, reading it with a prepper's eye, I noticed "stuff".


I never read The Stand but I did see the television miniseries which I thought was quite good. I did listen to the audio book of Under The Dome and right now Im watching the series. You might want to try that out.

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:10 pm
by farmer_dude48
I read the Stand countless times and every time it seemed like I caught a cold....

The movie doesn't do it justice , but I guess that's true with almost all books

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:36 am
by arkieready
I tend to prefer the original book rather than a movie. Same with lonesome dove. That I watch the first movie, then read the book. Much preferred the book. Didn't bother with the remake movie.
I will keep an eye out for " under the dome"

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:37 pm
by AuntBee
The Dark Tower series, parts of anyway..It's more like a bleak Firefly but w/o the space ships. I don't know if they ever got the movie version off the ground. Maybe they'll resurrect it with all the interest in end-of-world movies.

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:00 pm
by angie_nrs
I remember watching the Langoliers on TV. I don't remember the whole concept, but I do remember a small group of people seemingly being the only people on earth. An airport they were in was completely deserted. I definitely get the 'vibe' you are talking about with that movie. Hmmmmm.....I wonder what Steve has in his basement. :eek: Second thought, maybe I don't wanna know.

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:07 pm
by Photon Guy
AuntBee wrote:The Dark Tower series, parts of anyway..It's more like a bleak Firefly but w/o the space ships. I don't know if they ever got the movie version off the ground. Maybe they'll resurrect it with all the interest in end-of-world movies.


The Dark Tower is what Stephen king considers his Magnum opus. Its sort of like science fiction in a western setting with the fabled Gunslingers such as Roland, the main character, being a bit like knights but in a cowboy setting. Supposedly all of Stephen King's stories are tied to the Dark Tower series somehow or another.

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:50 am
by Gunns
I read more then a few of Kings work. They all go sideways and to tell the truth they all start out good and go flat at the end.

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:58 am
by toxoph
I watch Under the Dome but wish I hadnt started but its like watching a train wreck. I once heard someone aptly describe it as;

"Really stupid people doing really stupid things"!

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:39 pm
by Cheyenne rose
Stephen King has always been my favorite author above all others. The way he writes seems as if you are right in the heads of the characters. Unfortunately if you have read the book first, the movies do not seem as good. Movies or series that have been inspired by books, seldom follow the books completely, (or that has been my experience anyway).
My understanding if I remember correctly, I heard that Stephen sleeps with his light on, afraid of the dark.

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:21 pm
by ArnoldBeck
I'm fond of Stephen King's books sicnce childhood. This is my favorive author. I've read almost all his works and wached movies. But I love not all film versions... Anyway I'm still fan of it, and I guess will be a long time :)

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:20 am
by pilgrimtr
dark tower was the worst story he has ever put pen to paper. the stand was his best. mic drop. pilgrim

Re: Stephen King movies

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 am
by Illini Warrior
unfortunately - King, like most of Hollyweird, went political against conservatives - donated a chunk of $$$$ and I believe even came out in support of ANTIFA ...