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2022-12-07 9:17:32 PM  
I guess I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious.

Blair Witch? Annoying kids lost in the woods. Scary.

Deep Blue Sea? You sure you can't think of any other shark-related movie that might be better?

Stephen King has shiatty taste in horror movies.
 
2022-12-07 9:55:26 PM  
List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs
 
2022-12-07 9:56:40 PM  

Mugato: I guess I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious.

Blair Witch? Annoying kids lost in the woods. Scary.

Deep Blue Sea? You sure you can't think of any other shark-related movie that might be better?

Stephen King has shiatty taste in horror movies.


Are you saying that he should stop liking things that you don't like?
 
2022-12-07 9:59:12 PM  

lindalouwho: Mugato: I guess I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious.

Blair Witch? Annoying kids lost in the woods. Scary.

Deep Blue Sea? You sure you can't think of any other shark-related movie that might be better?

Stephen King has shiatty taste in horror movies.

Are you saying that he should stop liking things that you don't like?


He can like whatever he wants, I was just making an observation.
 
2022-12-07 10:18:14 PM  

MrBallou: List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs



They're King's favorite horror movies, not necessarily his movies.

I remember The Langoliers though. It was like a year after Jurassic Park, when everyone thought they too could do CGI in their films. Everyone was wrong,
 
2022-12-07 11:38:49 PM  

Mugato: I guess I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious.


I used to be indifferent to it until some motherf*cker wrote this article:

https://screenrant.com/mist-movie-ending-mrs-carmody-right-human-sacrifice-stephen-king/

/THANKS I HATE THE EXPLANATION BUT KINDA HAVE TO LOVE THE ENDING WITH THAT IN MIND
//a king film adaptation making.... the jeebus freak right?? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh
 
2022-12-08 2:50:35 AM  

Mugato: MrBallou: List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs


They're King's favorite horror movies, not necessarily his movies.


Are they though? The article more reads like synopses of films that he's mentioned in the past than some definitive list with any actual input from the man.
 
2022-12-08 3:05:33 AM  

Mugato: MrBallou: List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs


They're King's favorite horror movies, not necessarily his movies.

I remember The Langoliers though. It was like a year after Jurassic Park, when everyone thought they too could do CGI in their films. Everyone was wrong,


In fairness though The Langoliers wasn't a big budget Hollywood movie, it was made for TV.  But yeah, in the mid 90s there were quite a few Hollywood movies that thought they could do CGI as well as Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park, and they really couldn't.

/ looking at you, Lawnmower Man...
 
2022-12-08 3:26:46 AM  
The scariest movie I've seen in a while was The Nun. During the movie I straight up wondered out loud "Why do people believe in demons? They're terrifying."
 
2022-12-08 3:27:46 AM  
The list fails without the original Halloween and The Evil Dead.

Honorable mentions:

Evil Dead 2
Fright Night
Friday the 13th Parts 1-4, 6.
Halloween 2 (1981)
 
2022-12-08 3:35:33 AM  

gameshowhost: Mugato: I guess I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious.

I used to be indifferent to it until some motherf*cker wrote this article:

https://screenrant.com/mist-movie-ending-mrs-carmody-right-human-sacrifice-stephen-king/

/THANKS I HATE THE EXPLANATION BUT KINDA HAVE TO LOVE THE ENDING WITH THAT IN MIND
//a king film adaptation making.... the jeebus freak right?? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh


King's books Desperation and it's twin The Regulators both (or at least one) had characters that talked with God to save the day. If I can recall without spoilers, God was handing out hall passes.
 
2022-12-08 3:57:35 AM  
King's taste is questionable. He had his hands all over the last version of The Stand and the Vegas community was done in the exact opposite way of the novel. The significance is that a key difference between the two communities was the way they were run. Plus, a very big reason certain people went to Vegas was because how it was run. King was involved in a mini series that mutilated his story far more than Kubrick did. King Kubricked himself and did it to terrible effect whereas Kubrick made The Shining into a movie that will live forever.
 
2022-12-08 4:41:03 AM  
I'm glad "The Witch" is on that list. Nicely creepy, and lots of lovely historical references.

And, yes, I'm all in for living deliciously.
 
2022-12-08 5:00:27 AM  

gameshowhost: Mugato: I guess I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious.

I used to be indifferent to it until some motherf*cker wrote this article:

https://screenrant.com/mist-movie-ending-mrs-carmody-right-human-sacrifice-stephen-king/

/THANKS I HATE THE EXPLANATION BUT KINDA HAVE TO LOVE THE ENDING WITH THAT IN MIND
//a king film adaptation making.... the jeebus freak right?? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh


Agreed, the ending makes sense with that in mind. Sort of: the military rolls through almost immediately after those people are killed. There's no way everything would just immediately snap back to normal minutes after the "sacrifices" occurred, or at the very least there wouldn't be a convoy of calm military people just puttering along, escorting that supremely smug lady who left the store earlier and was indignant that nobody was willing to walk her home. Here she is, all self satisfied up in a personnel carrier while the people we actually cared about are dead.

Blech.

I'd prefer an "everyone dies" ending to it, or even the open-ended "... and they drove off into the mist" ending of the original that King apparently hated but couldn't really come up with a better ending at the time.
 
2022-12-08 6:40:13 AM  

Mugato: MrBallou: List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs


They're King's favorite horror movies, not necessarily his movies.

I remember The Langoliers though. It was like a year after Jurassic Park, when everyone thought they too could do CGI in their films. Everyone was wrong,


...slowly tears sheet of paper in half....

/His dad was right, you know
 
2022-12-08 7:30:53 AM  
I'm glad to see the VVitch but..not hereditary in lieu of some of that other drek?
 
2022-12-08 8:31:17 AM  
Quick list of some better ones...
The Exorcist
Halloween (original)
The Shining
Alien
Night of the Living Dead
 
2022-12-08 9:03:22 AM  

Mugato: Stephen King has shiatty taste in horror movies.


That's putting it very mildly.

I also think King's ending of the Mist makes a lot more sense than the movie's.  I thought it was great at first but then the more I thought about it, the more illogical and dissatisfying it was.
 
2022-12-08 9:18:57 AM  
The only film on the list I was actually scared by (having seen 10/10, except I saw the original Last house on the left not the remade drek) is Autopsy of Jane Doe. That one was super creepy.
 
2022-12-08 9:46:54 AM  

Birnone: King was involved in a mini series that mutilated his story far more than Kubrick did


What sucks is that The Shining really does lend itself to a miniseries length. Jack needs more time to go crazy. Maybe in a few years they can try again. Just keep King out of it. And no one from "Wings".
 
2022-12-08 9:58:10 AM  
List fails without Game 6.
 
2022-12-08 10:37:15 AM  
The Mist deserves a spot on a horror favorites list, but I'd also nominate another movie adaptation of King's work that came out in the same year.

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2022-12-08 11:50:06 AM  

BullBearMS: The Mist deserves a spot on a horror favorites list, but I'd also nominate another movie adaptation of King's work that came out in the same year.

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I think outside the big 4 for King (Misery, Shawshank, Green Mile, Shining) that 1408 is easily the best. I love that movie and I normally dislike horror, but it's so well done. Maybe Cusack's best role too.
 
2022-12-08 12:43:29 PM  
Stephen King is like 80 now, so his list should be mostly diet and excercise videos, a how-to Excel home spreadsheet maker, plus maybe a short instructional on colonoscopy pre-test food and drink intake.
 
2022-12-08 12:47:59 PM  
Very strange list. Who considers Deep Blue Sea horror?

I do think that Blair Witch is situationally scary. It encapsulates what 'real' supernatural horror would look like well. It works even better on you if you have spent a lot of time in the woods and hiking. The VVitch does it without the found footage sloppiness.
 
2022-12-08 1:40:08 PM  
The Changeling is amazing, more people should check it out.

Also should check out The Exorcist III
 
2022-12-08 1:44:52 PM  

madgonad: Very strange list. Who considers Deep Blue Sea horror?


If I worked at a video store* and I had to choose a section I guess it would be horror but no, it wasn't really scary.

But LL Cool J and the guy who is almost but not quite the lead guy in Avatar were the only survivors, making it one of many horror films to dispel the "black always dies in horror movies" trope.

Yes, Sam Jackson (hilariously) dies but he was also Asshole Money Guy and that wins over all.

* you see kids, video stores were...nevermind.
 
2022-12-08 1:46:32 PM  

Mugato: madgonad: Very strange list. Who considers Deep Blue Sea horror?

If I worked at a video store* and I had to choose a section I guess it would be horror but no, it wasn't really scary.

But LL Cool J and the guy who is almost but not quite the lead guy in Avatar were the only survivors, making it one of many horror films to dispel the "black always dies in horror movies" trope.

Yes, Sam Jackson (hilariously) dies but he was also Asshole Money Guy and that wins over all.

* you see kids, video stores were...nevermind.


You wouldn't put it in the thriller section?
 
2022-12-08 2:04:38 PM  
I'm surprised The Evil Dead isn't on the list given that King's rave review of the movie was a huge help in making it a success.
 
2022-12-08 4:35:10 PM  
My first thought was "How many of his own films will he have on the list?" and, yup, first movie is one of his.

I find the article weird in that King says "The Autopsy of Jane Doe is 'visceral horror to rival Alien and early Cronenberg'" but then the list is missing Alien and any Cronenberg films. Mind you, he didn't write this list. Some writer with a deadline pulled together a list of movies King once mentioned.

Also, Crimson Peak was one of the most disappointing and bland horror films I've seen in a long time, to the point that I'm just not that interested in Guillermo Del Toro films anymore. Not that I wont watch them, they usually have an interesting idea somewhere and they look gorgeous.

On the flip side, though, The VVitch was fantastic! Pair that with The Lighthouse and I now make it a point to watch anything Robert Eggers directs, though I still haven't seen The Northman.

Also, I'm now curious about The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Even it turns out to be crap, hey, Brian Cox!
 
2022-12-08 5:29:00 PM  

UberSmyth: Also, I'm now curious about The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Even it turns out to be crap, hey, Brian Cox!


It's not bad.
 
2022-12-08 7:25:59 PM  
Interesting that King would like "The Mist."

I thought the ending was cruel and pointless, I guess he was impressed he never thought of it in the first place.
 
2022-12-08 10:01:52 PM  

MrBallou: List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs


I got to be a extra in Langoliers as a teenage.
 
2022-12-08 10:15:17 PM  
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2022-12-08 10:32:52 PM  

jumac: MrBallou: List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs

I got to be a extra in Langoliers as a teenage.


cool
 
2022-12-09 12:48:34 AM  

whidbey: Interesting that King would like "The Mist."

I thought the ending was cruel and pointless, I guess he was impressed he never thought of it in the first place.


It was very cruel and nihilistic.  The guy kills his own son to spare him a gruesome death, then like 5 minutes later the military shows up to save the day.  It was brutal.  I don't normally like endings like that but I couldn't help but appreciate it, it it really made the movie memorable to me.  The only other thing I really recall from it was people in the theater cheering out loud when that crazy religious woman in the grocery store got shot.

And I've never read the book, but King is sort of infamous for not knowing how to end a story so it wouldn't surprise me to learn the movie had a better ending.
 
2022-12-09 11:03:24 AM  

whidbey: Interesting that King would like "The Mist."

I thought the ending was cruel and pointless, I guess he was impressed he never thought of it in the first place.


The point is that you can do everything right and still lose.
 
2022-12-09 11:07:28 AM  

Neondistraction: whidbey: Interesting that King would like "The Mist."

I thought the ending was cruel and pointless, I guess he was impressed he never thought of it in the first place.

It was very cruel and nihilistic.  The guy kills his own son to spare him a gruesome death, then like 5 minutes later the military shows up to save the day.  It was brutal.  I don't normally like endings like that but I couldn't help but appreciate it, it it really made the movie memorable to me.  The only other thing I really recall from it was people in the theater cheering out loud when that crazy religious woman in the grocery store got shot.

And I've never read the book, but King is sort of infamous for not knowing how to end a story so it wouldn't surprise me to learn the movie had a better ending.


The ending in the story does run out of steam, admittedly.  Still, I love playing parts of this movie over and over again, it's so well done and I love the characters and the casting.
 
2022-12-09 11:19:05 AM  

jumac: MrBallou: List fails without "Langoliers".

/s

//Silver Bullet is one of my favs

I got to be a extra in Langoliers as a teenage.


a teenage what?  turtle?
 
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