Stephen King’s newest hit movie “IT” is a must-see for lovers of the horror genre and the writer himself. If you are going to see “IT” you may need a King-style movie primer and Netflix has you covered. You wouldn’t want to see a King movie without proper preparation. There are a surprising number and variety of Stephen King titles to choose from and get your jump scare reflexes primed for Pennywinse.
The Mist is based on Stephen King’s short story with the same title.
What is The Mist about?
After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain their morality and sanity.
What I thought about The Mist
I like the apocalyptic feel to this show and I can’t wait for the second season. There are some cringe-worthy scenes, especially between the mother and daughter, that I can forgive. Overall a neat series that did not follow the book very closely but has its own direction.
Mercy, the movie, is based on a short story called Gramma and the story was also made into an episode of Twilight Zone. Gramma can be found in King’s 1985 collection called Skeleton Crew, a must read for all Stephen King fans.
What is the movie Mercy about?
A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.
Secret Window is based on Secret Window, Secret Garden, a novella in a collection of four novellas in the book Four Past Midnight (1990) by Stephen King.
What is the movie Secret Window about?
Famed mystery writer, Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house. This stranger claims that Mort has stolen an idea for a story from him. Mort says he can prove he wrote his first, but whilst Mort waits for the evidence to appear, the stranger becomes more and more violent.
The movie Cell Phone is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The screenplay is also co-written by King and Adam Alleca.
What is the movie Cell Phone about?
When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England. Stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
Gerald’s Game is a 1992 suspense novel released by Stephen King.
What is the movie Gerald’s Game about?
The story is about a woman who accidentally kills her husband while she is handcuffed to a bed, and, following the subsequent realization that she is trapped with little hope of rescue, begins to let the voices inside her head take over.
watching a couple of the above titles on Netflix you are ready and primed for “IT”. Enjoy!
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