Monday, October 25, 2010

Movie Monday -- The King of Horror

If the world was to be banned of all Stephen King productions but one, which would you save for posterity - to represent the only visual adaptation of his work for the future generations to see? Share your selection, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

Carrie. My first King, and still my favorite. How good is this movie? Sissy Spacek got her first Oscar nomination as best actress for it. The Academy doesn't often pay attention to horror, but this one is so good it couldn't be ignored. Not only is the lead performance terrific, the story is unbeatable. It depicts teenage angst at its most extreme and gives us a sympathetic serial killer we can root for!

Special note: Carrie is closest to my heart, but it never appears in my nightmares. That book IT has that honor. Unfortunately, it was a made-for-TV movie and not just of the quality of Carrie.

7 comments:

  1. I have yet to see Carrie. Hopefully it'll be on tv soon.

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  2. I watched Carrie on TV as a young teen. It ran til 2 am, and then I had to take out the garbage. I kept high-stepping to avoid having my ankles grabbed by a ghostly hand!

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  3. I know the actual person Carrie is based on... she was a student of King's when he taught public high school.

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  4. I read that book in one sitting - in the TUB! The water was chilly by the time I got out (of course). I forced my then boyfriend to take me to see the movie and scared the heck out of myself. Had to sleep in my mom's room (yes, I was 16) for a week with the lights on.

    Good movie - don't think I'll watch it again, though. EEEK!

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  5. That movie made me so sad. Poor Carrie. No wonder she went mental. That spinning dance scene always makes me dizzy though!

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  6. Anonymous12:43 AM

    Sadly, I've never seen this one!

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  7. I don't really like scary movies, but I did watch Stephen King's IT, so I'll vote for that one.

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