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SCall13
01-28-2007, 12:30 PM
Wow. This trailer is awesome. Looks like some pretty scary stuff and it stars John Cusack and Samuel Jackson. I will definitely mark this one on my calender. Enjoy:




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SCall13
01-28-2007, 12:33 PM
AND here is an early review for it. Looks like it will be pretty good.

Here's an excerpt:

And what a ride the movie gave us! The scares kept coming and coming, and I was surprised, and delighted to find myself jumping out of my skin repeatedly ... the movie did NOT telegraph its scares so they could be anticipated, and moved too quickly for this viewer, at least, to detach from the experience. At one point an "oh!" was forced out of me, in a high girly voice, in response to a particularly intense sequence ending in a violent scare. Even though the music was "temporary" it seemed to be very effective, and the sound effects were amazingly supportive of the feeling of impending doom. The story is laced with typical King-sentiment, which provides relief from the intensity, and which had me in tears a couple of times. I would probably have been able to take the terror straight, and still walk out grinning, (my only gripe is that a certain subplot gave the cynical Cusack character a not very deserved unselfish motivation .. I enjoy seeing ******* characters get their comeuppance, and wouldn't have minded a totally dark movie) but as it was, I think the film balanced it just right for the audience I saw it with. The movie got an appreciative, spontaneous round of applause at the end, and I'm certainly glad I was there with them. A rather smelly and sweaty looking individual was talking to the kids collecting the reaction cards afterwards, and saying it wasn't a good movie for people with heart conditions. I'd say that's true, but MY heart appreciated the workout.


You can read it all here:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31372

Crypt Keeper
01-28-2007, 12:57 PM
It will probably be like every Stephen King book/movie. The entire thing will rock, but the ending will suck.

Jimi
01-28-2007, 02:45 PM
This is one of his short stories from the book Everythings Eventual. I enjoyed the story very much and am looking forward to the movie.

Colorado Dolfan
01-28-2007, 03:26 PM
This is one of his short stories from the book Everythings Eventual. I enjoyed the story very much and am looking forward to the movie.

Great story from Everything's Eventual... :yes:

Phinz420
01-28-2007, 03:41 PM
This trailer has me hooked already.


I love King's stories. "The Long Walk" is one of my favorite all time short stories by King, I havn't read anything in "Everything is Eventual", but this film is seething with promise.

Clark Kent
01-28-2007, 03:58 PM
Anyone have a link to read the short story online?

Pennington's Rocket Arm
01-28-2007, 05:09 PM
the best stephen king movies (the only good ones actually) have been of the non-horror genre. ironic.

Amars
01-28-2007, 05:13 PM
Looks good. I would like to read it before
I go see it.

Amars
01-28-2007, 05:18 PM
Anyone have a link to read the short story online?

http://www.ebooks.com/ebooks/book_display.asp?IID=136275

$6.99.

Phinz420
01-28-2007, 05:20 PM
the best stephen king movies (the only good ones actually) have been of the non-horror genre. ironic.


What about The Shining, Creepshow, Salems Lot, Silver Bullet, Children of the Corn(original..not sequels), Thinner, Pet Cemetery, Needful Things, Missery, and Carrie?

Some of those could be argued as Suspense and not horror I will say though.

While I may be biased due to enjoying his writing so much(and much more than the movie adaptations), I think he has done well in his horror movie cache.

Non Horror titles I enjoyed were The Lawnmower Man, The Stand, Dolores Claiborne, The Green Mile, The Running Man, and I somewhat enjoyed Dreamcatcher.

Now I understand many of those movies are "love em or hate em", but I think King's stories have done well- and could have been much better had his stories been followed more closely to what was written instead of basic ideas.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
01-28-2007, 05:46 PM
of those, i only liked The Shining, but king himself doesn't endorse it, and he made his own, which was awful. 'Salems Lot, Silver Bullet, Thinner...awful.

DonShula84
01-28-2007, 05:49 PM
What about The Shining, Creepshow, Salems Lot, Silver Bullet, Children of the Corn(original..not sequels), Thinner, Pet Cemetery, Needful Things, Missery, and Carrie?

Some of those could be argued as Suspense and not horror I will say though.

While I may be biased due to enjoying his writing so much(and much more than the movie adaptations), I think he has done well in his horror movie cache.

Non Horror titles I enjoyed were The Lawnmower Man, The Stand, Dolores Claiborne, The Green Mile, The Running Man, and I somewhat enjoyed Dreamcatcher.

Now I understand many of those movies are "love em or hate em", but I think King's stories have done well- and could have been much better had his stories been followed more closely to what was written instead of basic ideas.

You forgot Shawshanke Redemption

Phinz420
01-28-2007, 05:53 PM
of those, i only liked The Shining, but king himself doesn't endorse it, and he made his own, which was awful. 'Salems Lot, Silver Bullet, Thinner...awful.

I'll give you those 3 :D, and Creepshow was half-written by Horror film guru George Romero. I actually liked the Thinner story, but the film was a poor adaptation I would agree. The same with Salem's Lot.

Don't blame the remake of The Shining on King, it was a made for TV movie with sub-par actors. The book is tremendous.


You forgot Shawshanke Redemption

Damn, I was thinking about it during that post - I have no clue how I managed to forget to put that in. That is one of my favorite movies of all time.

spydertl79
01-28-2007, 05:56 PM
Good story, should be a good movie if they portray it correctly. I usually don't care for horror movies though. The most recent horror movie I liked was the Descent and I thought the Omen was good too.

Amars
01-28-2007, 06:10 PM
You forgot Shawshanke Redemption

Wow I didnt know that was a S.K. book. Very good story.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
01-29-2007, 09:57 AM
You forgot Shawshanke Redemption
:yes: better than the book!

ILPhinFan88
01-29-2007, 10:22 AM
King Rules, this looks awesome.

PhinzN703
01-29-2007, 01:37 PM
Trailer looks pretty good! Wonder why they'd still have a room 1408 if all that stuff happens in it. I'm sure the movie will explain it though.

Looking forward to it

wazzy
01-29-2007, 02:10 PM
I think when you read a Stephen King book it puts so much pressure on the movie to be good and they usually don't have a huge bankroll so a lot of his movies come out as half *** B movies but with that said this movie looks good and I will go see it!

DrAstroZoom
01-29-2007, 04:22 PM
Love Stephen King. Love John Cusack. This should be awesome!

Maynard the Hammer
01-29-2007, 04:37 PM
trailer is surprisingly good

Clark Kent
03-28-2007, 11:56 AM
http://www.silveraspen.net/1408.html

Really good story...

Mike13
03-28-2007, 01:27 PM
What about The Shining, Creepshow, Salems Lot, Silver Bullet, Children of the Corn(original..not sequels), Thinner, Pet Cemetery, Needful Things, Missery, and Carrie?

Some of those could be argued as Suspense and not horror I will say though.

While I may be biased due to enjoying his writing so much(and much more than the movie adaptations), I think he has done well in his horror movie cache.

Non Horror titles I enjoyed were The Lawnmower Man, The Stand, Dolores Claiborne, The Green Mile, The Running Man, and I somewhat enjoyed Dreamcatcher.

Now I understand many of those movies are "love em or hate em", but I think King's stories have done well- and could have been much better had his stories been followed more closely to what was written instead of basic ideas.

The Green Mile was based on a King novel?
I thought it was good.

Don't forget Cujo.

Phinz420
03-28-2007, 01:49 PM
The Green Mile was based on a King novel?
I thought it was good.

Don't forget Cujo.

Yeah, Green Mile & The Shining are probably his two biggest successes on the big screen. Sadly though, the version of the Shining with Nicholson was a very butchered script compared to King's novel. There was an attempt to follow closer to King's story, but it only made it to a Network movie - which basically killed any chance at an entertaining film.

Still, I give Stan Kubrick his due credit- the original Shining is still up there in my favorites of all time.

I cannot wait for 1408.

Sethdaddy8
03-28-2007, 02:17 PM
Christine was great horror flick for the time.
For non-horror, Running man is a great movie, IMO.

1408 does look very good.

bullseyeguy
03-28-2007, 02:25 PM
No love for "It" in here? I still get images of Pennywise in my head that scare the crap out of me...

Phinz420
03-28-2007, 02:32 PM
No love for "It" in here? I still get images of Pennywise in my head that scare the crap out of me...

Yeah, I enjoyed IT as well.

"Kiss me fat boy!"

LtDan
03-28-2007, 08:37 PM
John Cusack is up there on my favorite actor list

mainer
03-28-2007, 08:39 PM
This movie looks great

Phinz420
03-28-2007, 08:45 PM
John Cusack is up there on my favorite actor list

:yes:

Quelonio
03-28-2007, 08:45 PM
No love for "It" in here? I still get images of Pennywise in my head that scare the crap out of me...

To this day, I cannot be comfortable next to a clown.... I hate that movie. (it has scarred me for life)

LtDan
03-28-2007, 09:06 PM
The Stand was a nice little mini-series

NaboCane
03-28-2007, 09:10 PM
Great trailer, looks like it could be a great movie.

I read the story, and it's one of King's creepiest, from a standpoint of sheer, claustrophobic, the-walls-are-reaching-for-me terror.

Can't wait.

NaboCane
03-28-2007, 09:13 PM
To this day, I cannot be comfortable next to a clown.... I hate that movie. (it has scarred me for life)

Pssst...Quelonio, look down...




























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UCFinfan86
03-28-2007, 09:35 PM
this movie looks really good

Quelonio
03-28-2007, 10:05 PM
[SIZE=1]Pssst...Quelonio, look down...

Not nice... really not nice... man that thing freaks me out

Phinz420
03-28-2007, 10:32 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/03/204461821_2c8169d2e0-1.jpg?v=0

:D

Jimi
03-28-2007, 11:09 PM
Great trailer, looks like it could be a great movie.

I read the story, and it's one of King's creepiest, from a standpoint of sheer, claustrophobic, the-walls-are-reaching-for-me terror.

Can't wait.


Agree 100%. Starts with the crooked pictures and then the horros just keep coming in waves nonstop.

PhinzN703
03-29-2007, 11:26 AM
Pssst...Quelonio, look down...




























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