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April 27, 2009

Horrible Horror

I just watched 1408, yet another movie adaptation from a Stephen King horror story. Sigh... why do I keep falling for Stephen King movie adaptations. I should know better by now!

When asked what my least favorite movie is, of all time, the first that comes to mind is It (technically a made for TV movie). I should have stopped after an early scene where It pulled a little kid into the sewer (admittedly creepy) because after that, it just turned into THREE hours of long, drawn out nonsense. Three hours of my life I'll never get back. Pet Semetary was actually not bad as a dark comedy, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't its intended genre; props for zombie cats though! And then there was Dreamcatcher. All I can really remember was that it was horrible and I assume my subconscious blocked out all of the details for self-protection.

Given how low my expectations were, it's amazing that I was still disappointed by 1408. It had John Cusack and Samuel Jackson, so I figured it must be decent, but no, 100% Grade A crap. If someone has a personal suggestion they think will change my opinion, I'd love to hear it. Until then, I'm done with Stephen King horror*.

On the other hand, if you're looking for some good slasher horror that I can recommend, check out these short videos of my knee surgery [1, 2, 3]. Mmm... flowy blood and tissue.

* Ok, Carrie wasn't horrible, but that was before I was even born. Also, I just noticed that The Green Mile was adapted from a Stephen King book, and I thought that was very good, but it's not horror, so my position stands.
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