Houston Press -- 10 Best SK Movies -- SERIOUSLY ?

I'm suffering through the many lists of "10 best" that come out this time of year.  They're completely subjective -- but some of them are just ridiculous.

Take for instance Houston Press' article, "Top 10 Stephen King Movie Adaptations."  #10 is Creepshow 2, #8 Firestarter and #7 Children of the Corn.  Really?  Seriously?  Of all the Stephen King movies, these do not belong anywhere near the top ten!

The complete list has short explanations of why they are  super-duper movies along with clips.

10. Creepshow 2
9. Cujo
8. Firestarter
7. Children of the Corn
6. Carrie
5. It
4. Dolores Claiborne
3. Shawshank Redemption
2. The Shining
1. Stand By Me

About their top pick,  Stand By Me, Abby Koeng writes, "Everything about this movie is spot on perfect. It's as heartbreakingly sad as it is laugh-out-loud funny. There are so many beautiful shots, quotable lines and the pudgy version of Jerry O'Connell is so -- huggable. "Chopper, Sic Balls!"

I'm not arguing that The Tommyknockers or  Sleepwalkers be ont his  list. . . where is Themist or Pet Sematary ?  Really. . . Children of the Corn beat out Pet Sematary?  What about Christine -- it's  got to bebetter than Firestarter.  Finally. . . WHERE  IS MISERY?  IT was better than Misery?  And I thought The Dark Half was pretty great --but I seem to be alone in that  opinion.

The full article is HERE.


  1. Just wanted to say that I loved The Dark Half, so you're not alone there :-) But I didn't like Pet Sematary at all, and I really think I'm alone in that opinion, lol.

  2. AND WHERE IS THERE GREEN MILE on such a list ?

    1. Exactamundo.

      Lists like this wear me out; they always make me so indignant, which, frankly, can be exhausting.

      Heck, I don't even mind Carrie making the list. I'm not a fan of the movie, but its reputation alone makes it deserving of a spot, and probably closer to the top. But no Green Mile is just silly.