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8 Most Ridiculous Stephen King Adaptations Of All Time

12 March 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With sales in excess of 350 million copies, Stephen King is one of the bestselling authors of all time and has seen his work adapted for film, TV and stage more than any other, but to paraphrase a remark made by the man himself, you soon realise that if you don’t keep your sense of humour when it comes to adaptations of his work, you’re done for.

It’s apt that King, who once likened his own popularity to that of a Big Mac and large fries, should occasionally be brought to the screen by directors with the filmmaking instincts of Ronald McDonald. Instead of learning their craft, they just slap something together according to a formula and serve it up to a demographic too undemanding to complain.

Movies that mangle the source material, such as the needless Needful Things, or are simply cash-grabs (Sometimes They Come Back… »

- Ian Watson

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