Originally Posted by Avistew
I think I've been told the King rule was that movie adapted from his novels tend to be bad while movies adapted from his short stories tend to be good.
Honestly, I could see that with most adaptations. Books are a much more dense media, movies aren't that long, I could see how a short story would convert well into a movie, but a full-length novel would work better as, say a TV series.
The Shining is great. As far as TV series I still think the vampire at the end of the original Salem's Lot is one of the creepiest ever put on film.
I think the rule is any movie based off King after the late 80's is a flop. Carrie, Cujo, Christine, Stand by me & Dead zone are all good movies IMO. With a few flops in between like Firestarter.