The Quantum Leap Halloween episode has some really great turns to it. The ending at first is a let down, but then it gives you a nice twist to set everything right again.

Those are fire ants. This happened to me when I was little, but on my hands while retrieving the newspaper from the front yard for my father.

Those are fire ants. This happened to me when I was little, but on my hands while retrieving the newspaper from the front yard for my father.

The Night Flier (1998)

The Night Flier (1998)

How do you turn a 60 page story like Dolan’s Cadillac (2009) into an 80 minute movie, especially when about 35 of those pages are about a man digging a hole and then filling it in? The answer is by adding a lot of heavy-handed scenes, foreshadowing your ending and some repetitive scenes driving home how awful the bad guy is. Add to that a bad lead actor, and you have one of the worst Stephen King adaptations in a while. Christian Slater is pretty good, but most of his important scenes are played to a pile of dirt —though that is a good metaphor for the lead actor’s performance, here I mean it literally.

How do you turn a 60 page story like Dolan’s Cadillac (2009) into an 80 minute movie, especially when about 35 of those pages are about a man digging a hole and then filling it in? The answer is by adding a lot of heavy-handed scenes, foreshadowing your ending and some repetitive scenes driving home how awful the bad guy is. Add to that a bad lead actor, and you have one of the worst Stephen King adaptations in a while. Christian Slater is pretty good, but most of his important scenes are played to a pile of dirt —though that is a good metaphor for the lead actor’s performance, here I mean it literally.

The best parts of Haven are when they do homages to other Stephen King works.

The best parts of Haven are when they do homages to other Stephen King works.

Drew Barrymore’s voice as a little kid is not nearly as grating as her voice as an adult.
Firestarter was awful because the dad was a terrible actor.
Firestarter was amazing because it has a little kid going crazy and killing tons of people.
Every time I finish reading a Stephen King book, I watch the film to see how bad of an adaptation it is. This one was pretty good, except for all of the holes regarding character motivation which made most of the characters seem one dimensional.

Drew Barrymore’s voice as a little kid is not nearly as grating as her voice as an adult.

Firestarter was awful because the dad was a terrible actor.

Firestarter was amazing because it has a little kid going crazy and killing tons of people.

Every time I finish reading a Stephen King book, I watch the film to see how bad of an adaptation it is. This one was pretty good, except for all of the holes regarding character motivation which made most of the characters seem one dimensional.

50 ways seems like an awful lot.

50 ways seems like an awful lot.