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  • Hey, everyone, I'm Rebecca and welcome to watch Mojo.

  • Today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 Best Stephen King stories book versus movie He's gonna be Oh, you dirty bird.

  • How could you?

  • When you're down here with me, you float Soul for this list will be determining which version of a particular Stephen King story is better.

  • The book or the movie will be analyzing the qualities of both, and at the end of each entry will be declaring which version is the one worth experiencing.

  • And be sure to let us know in the comments if you agree with our picks.

  • All right, let's check it out.

  • Thank Number 10.

  • The Missed Something in with Something in the Mist took John Lee, Stephen King and director Frank Darabont are spiritually in sync as their collaborations consistently result in the best adaptations.

  • King's novella The Mist is certainly worth reading, but it suffers from a few problems, primarily the short length of the story and the open ending in which the group heads out to Hopeful Sanctuary in Hartford.

  • Are we going?

  • Justus David kept it for secret window.

  • Darabont changed the ending to be much darker, having David euthanize everyone, including his eight year old son, literally seconds before help arrives.

  • It's one of the darkest endings in movie history, and it really leaves an impression by changing the story for the better.

  • It helps make the movie adaptation the definitive version of The Mist winner movie Thunder nine Kujoe.

  • This'd is by far one of King's most popular works, and like Jaws did for sharks, Kujoe effectively changed the reputation of ST Bernard's Forever.

  • Famously written on a massive Coke binge, Cujo is one of King's most relentless and grounded novels.

  • There are no supernatural creatures of any kind, just a rabid dog out for human meat.

  • It's not a E a Zwick the missed The ending for Kujoe is changed, but not as effectively.

  • The novels ending is far darker as Tad dies in the car from dehydration and heat stroke.

  • For whatever reason, this was changed for the film, and the stories impact is lessened because of it.

  • I mean, the movie is also dull, with mediocre acting and little visual flourish.

  • This goes to the book 1000 times over Winner Book No.

  • One, Number eight, The Green Mile again showing off the unique Darabont King.

  • Synergy is The Green Mile, a movie that took the world by storm and made $287 million in 1999.

  • What kind of game is this?

  • It's no game.

  • See for yourself.

  • King released the novel in a serialized format, releasing six novellas from March to August of 1996.

  • It's a great book, and it won the Bram Stoker Award for best novel.

  • But Darabont's just has a certain energy and filmmaking charisma that's hard to ignore.

  • E You can't go Wrong with either Tom Hanks or Michael Clarke Duncan, and the latter gave a touching, Oscar nominated performance as the now iconic John Coffee.

  • Don't put that bag for my face.

  • Don't put me to talk I was afraid, dog.

  • The movie is also wickedly faithful to the novel, making this one a toss up.

  • We'll give it to the movie, but it really could have gone either way.

  • Winner Movie number seven Misery.

  • This is one of King's most personal novels.

  • He wrote misery as a means to deal with his debilitating drug problem, using an E as a metaphor for the imprisoning nature of addiction.

  • I love you, Paul, your mind, your creativity.

  • That's that's all I meant.

  • He was also influenced to write the story after fans vehemently rejected his fantasy novel The Eyes of the Dragon, essentially chaining him to the horror genre.

  • You Dirty Bird.

  • How could you?

  • The 1990 film adaptation is wickedly captivating.

  • Featuring two powerhouse performances by Kathy Bates and James Caan.

  • Bates is simply spectacular is Annie Wilkes, and her Academy Award win makes Misery the Onley King adaptation to have won an Oscar.

  • The book is great, there's no doubt about that, but Bates is magical.

  • Winner movie.

  • Think of me as your inspiration.

  • Number six.

  • Pet Cemetery.

  • While Misery is King's most personal work, Pet Cemetery is his darkest, complete with the death and reanimated corpse of a toddler mattress side and fill aside, it's fun stuff.

  • Don't go on E o.

  • No matter how much you may feel, you have to do not go on to the place.

  • Pet Cemetery has been adapted twice once in 1989 and again in 2019 1989.

  • Film is good for a few scares but mainly falls flat, primarily owing to the bland filmmaking wouldn't acting and the goofy gauge scenes, It's quite difficult to make a two year old look threatening.

  • I brought you something, Mommy.

  • The 2019 version made some changes to the story, like killing Ellie instead of gauge and altering the ending.

  • He was decent, but it was also a little jump scare heavy stuff.

  • Neither version is particularly good, making this a case of the book being better than the movie Twice.

  • Winner Book number five Cary Kings First published novel.

  • Kerry remains Justus effective and relevant today as it was in 1974 year old Woman When you tell May Ma, it's a thrilling and terrifying book told through a unique epistolary form.

  • Two years after its publication, it was adapted by Brian De Palma.

  • And what an adaptation it is.

  • While certain parts of the movie are dated like that now laughable final jump scare, it contains a fantastic cast and one of the greatest climax has ever put to film.

  • The blood, the lighting, the editing style and sissy space.

  • Six horrifying eyes all combined to create one of the scariest sequences in movie history.

  • Forget the 2013 remake Theo, 1976 Film remains exceptional, and it barely squeaks above the novel winner movie.

  • He's Gonna Number four.

  • The Shawshank Redemption E guess it comes down to a simple choice.

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  • Get busy living.

  • Get this you die.

  • Kings novellas often make for the best movies.

  • Stand by Me is based on the body and remains one of King's greatest adaptations, not to mention the Mist, which was previously discussed.

  • But when it comes to novella adaptations, nothing will ever beat The Shawshank Redemption.

  • His first night in the joint handed to frame cost me two packs of cigarettes.

  • He never made a sound.

  • Another King Darabont contribution to movie history The Shawshank Redemption is widely heralded as a classic ranking for many years as the top rated movie of all time on I.

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  • B and generating seven Academy Award nominations, the most of any Stephen King film.

  • Nothing against King's novella.

  • But there's simply no arguing against that kind of reputation.

  • This one again goes to Darabont winner movie.

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  • Catch my drift or am I being up to number three?

  • The Shining Here's Johnny This'll is a tough one not because Q Bricks adaptation is bad, but because it's so wildly different from King's novel, Tha s the novel is more personal detail ing the debilitating effects that the Haunted Hotel, the cabin fever and the lack of alcohol all have on jack sanity.

  • Jack is also more of a loving and protective figure in the book.

  • In The Haunting is more overt.

  • On the other hand, Kubrick portrayed Jack and a far colder and more negative light, and he introduced many ambiguous elements to the story that were not present in the straightforward novel.

  • King famously dislikes Kubrick's iteration, and it's easy to understand why.

  • For that reason, it's impossible to find a true winner.

  • It entirely depends on what you're looking for.

  • A street forward and personal horror story or Stanley Kubrick can play with us, Danny.

  • That said, The Doctor Sleep movie is excellent winner.

  • It's a tie number two it Hi, Georgie.

  • What a nice boat doing it.

  • Despite being one of King's most popular works, it will forever remain on inherently flawed story owing to one glaring problem.

  • The adults in both the miniseries and the film's all sense of escalation and mo mentum is killed in the second half when the story shifts to the adults, I believe in the Tooth Fairy E Don't Believing You.

  • The miniseries contains some truly dreadful acting, and despite a strong cast, the 2019 film fell disappointingly short of its 2017 predecessor.

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  • Let's dance, Give me kind.

  • This issue isn't so glaringly obvious in the novel, as Kings Characterization is stronger, and he structures the story in a more palatable manner.

  • There's also a lot more to the book, owing to its unbelievable length, which includes a lot of great character work, action and expanded lore.

  • Decent movie.

  • Siri's But Way Better novel Winner book.

  • See You With Your Dreams, Oh, come back anytime.

  • Bring Your Friends.

  • By the way, it's partly my fault that we have the Shining as a tie because I much prefer the book.

  • But I will watch the movie a million times if I can avoid the travesty of an adaptation that we have at our number one pick So constant reader.

  • Let's look through some honorable mentions before we name our best Stephen King story, and whether it's better as a book or a movie Gerald's game winner movie.

  • Carla Gugino is incredible.

  • Performance pushes the movie over the edge.

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  • Fine.

  • Can you help?

  • Thinner Winner book?

  • Not one of King's better efforts, but certainly better than the movie you're putting the way back on.

  • Well, then, that's wonder.

  • Today I skipped lunch instead of coming in £3 lighter when I got home from the office.

  • I'm £6 lighter CC Heidi.

  • I have, like, 14 08 Winner movie.

  • This movie expands on its short source material in rich and horrifying fashion.

  • Oh, sell, Winner book.

  • This one isn't even close.

  • Good.

  • Always conquers evil.

  • I believe that the Dead Zone Winner movie.

  • You just can't go wrong with Christopher Walken.

  • You're gonna die.

  • I'm gonna die.

  • You wanna know if you're gonna die tomorrow?

  • Is that right?

  • You wanna know why your sister killed herself?

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  • Number one.

  • The Dark Tower.

  • This is King's Magnum opus, but I saw your dreams deceived you, boy.

  • I told you what you want to hear.

  • Not on Lee Does the story span eight novels and one short story.

  • It combines the lore of kings other stories through this so called multiverse, while the Siri's undoubtedly Wayne's A Little After Wizard and Glass.

  • It remains King's most thrillingly ambitious work, and it makes for some truly engrossing reading.

  • The movie, on the other hand, is horrible.

  • Get ready.

  • Tall, dark and handsome is about to crash the party despicable.

  • Stay far, far away.

  • Treat it like the dead lights and don't even look at it.

  • Compression issues aside, it's just a poorly edited, incomprehensible mess of a movie.

  • It's technically a sequel to the novels and not an adaptation, so diehard fans may want to check it out.

  • For closure sake, don't winner books.

  • Shame on you.

  • I know I have some hot takes when it comes to Stephen King, but I do not think that is one of them.

  • So do you think we got it right?

  • Which do you prefer?

  • The book or the movie.