Arguably the most successful writer in history, Stephen King blazed a trail that no one has yet to follow. Everything he touches seems to turn to gold and that gold transfers to the big screen in many of his books, essays, and short stories. With dozens of movie adaptations, television series’ and comic book and stage plays, his work can be found at your fingertips for your viewing pleasure. King is a bigger than life human being who really shrugs it all off with a gleam in his eye. We feature some of Stephen King’s successful and some not-so successful movie adaptations below.
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(Based on the novel of the same name from 1981)
The story is simple. A family drives their vehicle to a mechanic on the outskirts of town. A Saint Bernard named Cujo is the mechanics pet and introduced to the wife, Donna and son, Tad of the owner of the vehicle that is needing fixed. Later, Cujo is bitten by a bat when he sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong. As the movie progresses Cujo becomes more agitated. He gets sicker and begins attacking and killing the mechanic’s friend and the mechanic. Donna and Tad drive the Ford Pinto to the house to get fixed, but runs into the crazed Cujo, who by now is full on rabid. They become trapped in the car in the boiling heat and Cujo thwarts every attempt of their escape. Finally, Cujo gets his in the end, but not before putting everyone through hell!
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What can we say about Alfred Hitchcock that hasn’t been already said and rehashed a million times on the mighty internet? Great Director. Check. Fat guy. Check. Perverted. Check. Makes cameos in his movies. Check. Died. Check. How about Alfred was born on August 13th – Friday. His directorial debut was to be the film “Number 13”, but was shut down after a few scenes due to “financial difficulties”. Rumors has it that he had no belly button. He was born with one, but doctors stitched it up after a stomach surgery. One more thing, chocolate syrup was used for Janet Leigh’s blood in the shower scene in “Psycho”.
So here is Alfred’s best and not so best of the best movies and quotes in “Good, Bad, and Ugly” form:
Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse is what they will tell you when you first become a rock star. What they won’t mention is the indignity of meeting your end floating face down in a pool or sitting on the toilet with your trousers at your ankles.
Some of the most popular and inspirational rock stars of all time died in shocking ways and here are some of the most shocking rock star deaths which shook the world.
Kurt Cobain Death Conspiracies
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It is hard to believe that the Nirvana frontman died almost 20 years ago. At just 27 he was tragically young when he apparently committed suicide and it is impossible to imagine what a 40 something Cobain would have been like. Drug addiction, illness, depression and relationship problems are cited as being the reasons behind his suicide but there are plenty of Kurt Cobain conspiracy theories around to keep you intrigued as well. Some people will tell you that he was murdered, some will tell you that he is still alive and still others will maybe even tell you that he was never even born. There is even a theory that he died because he played the guitar left handed (as this was possibly the cause for his stomach pain which caused him to take so much heroin).
One of the big problems with making movies is that you pour your heart and soul in making a compelling film which will be your legacy to the world and some internet geek comes along and points out that your characters are wearing watches while battling with dinosaurs or eating pizza in the ice age. Never mind, here are 25 movies with obvious anachronisms to look out for.
Back to the Future
I always thought that writing the script for this film must have been a nightmare and it is certainly full of errors. One clear anachronism is that Marty McFly plays a Gibson guitar which didn’t exist yet (no, he didn’t take it back with him).
Finger monkeys, these tiny monkeys do exist.
Many people have seen pictures of tiny monkeys so small that they’re able to cling onto a human’s finger. They have become increasingly popular with the rise of photo-sharing websites. This leaves many people searching for information on what type of monkey it is, where they can own one, and whether or not the images are edited. Fortunately, these ring-tailed adorable creatures do exist; here, you will find a little more information on “finger monkeys” and their origins, as well as whether or not you can own one of those furry little buddies for yourself.