Masters of Terror 2020: Stephen King's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stephen King’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Misery

An injured author is held captive by a deranged fan of his.
Psychological Thriller
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Character Focus: 
Professional Film
Sadist: 
Torturer
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Storm
8
You'll be this film's #1 fan!
4
7.04
8
8
4
4
4
Performances
Editing
Ambiance
Here’s the ultimate 1990's thriller. It is so intense that it can also be considered one of the best horror movies ever made. It is based on a novel by Stephen King; what more can you wish for? Small characters aside, this is a condensed emotional duel between Kathy Bates and James Caan. Misery is the perfect storm: perfect cast, perfect novel, perfect script and one hell of a director!
Bates plays a dangerous nut job and Caan the vulnerable victim; the writer she's a die hard fan of. If genders were inverted, these would be stereotypes. King explores a writer’s nightmares, as he often does, but this is one of his greatest works. The film is sad, violent and extremely stressful. Some scenes will make you hold your breath and keep you on the edge of your seat.
Every subplot is executed with calculated timing. Nothing feels superfluous and there are no slow moments. The film is somewhat slow-paced but something horrible is at all times developing or getting out of control. This is one of the best Stephen King adaptations out there. Misery is, quite simply, nothing less than a perfect film. You need to see this… now!
My Movie Reviews

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• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
• 200 pages, 6" x 9"

My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
• 120 pages, 6" x 9"

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