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I think the adaptation depends upon who's writing and who's directing. "The Shining" was incredible, as was "Apt Pupil." But "Sleepwalkers"?

The Boyfriend and I enjoyed "1408," and it's true that it was scary like blood-guts-monster-popping-off-the-screen, the psychological aspect was great. John cusack did a fine job. And if Samuel L. jackson tells you not to go into a room, don't go into the room.

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Hey Fermat, I saw Apt Pupil, it was a promising movie, but I didn't like it. Ian was great in it, but the movie wasn't that good, but that's just me.
Thanks for your comment!


Shawshank Redemption comes from the collection of short stories or novellas called Different Seasons by Stephen King. Also from the collection is The Body, which was made into Stand by Me, and Apt Pupil from which the movie was made of the same name starring Sir Ian McKellen.

Apt Pupil has some homoerotic undertones, but nothing implicit or explicit occurs in the novella.

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Hey Adam, thanx for your comment! Shame on me, not for my slam of Stephen King, but for not having seen all the movies you mentioned, except for Shawshank, I saw it when it came out and loved it, but I don't think that's from a King story -- I believe he adapted someone else's story. But thinking back, I also saw Green Mile, and that was okay too... ;-)


I have to disagree about the Stephen King slam, uhh... The Shining, Misery, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, Carrie, just to name a few. The man may be a shitty EW columnist today, but he's churned out some great stuff in his past.

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