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10 Stephen King Adaptations The Author HATES

Safe to say the Master of Horror wasn't a fan of The Shining...

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He's the master of horror and his books have inspired countless screen hits. From his 70s breakthrough with Carrie to the pair of recent IT movies breaking box office records, Stephen King has been a consistent source of page-to-screen success.

Himself a big movie fan, King has been vociferous in his praise for the filmmakers who have adapted his work and really nailed what he was going for. The likes of Rob Reiner (Stand By Me, Misery) and Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist) are very much in the writer's good books.

But the author reserves a poison pen for those film directors who don't quite measure up to his exacting standards.

Sometimes these are movies that are widely agreed to be horrific in all the wrong ways, sometimes they are critical darlings that King just thinks missed his point. Either way, though, the man whose job it is to find creative ways to make people suffer isn't shy about pointing out when someone has failed to get his work right.

These are just the ten adaptations of his books of which Stephen King is the most vocal in his hatred.

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