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Phil’s Top 5… Worst Stephen King Adaptations

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:


Close but no cigar: Carrie (2013), Lawnmower Man, Maximum Overdrive, Thinner


5 – Carrie (2002) Mini Series

Oh why?  Why does King insist on letting his best adaption’s be remade into torrid watered down versions of the films we loved?  There is nothing to like here. Move along…


4 – The Cell

Boring.  Yup what could have been 28 Days Later good (okay well 28 Weeks Later At least) ended up being Day Of The Dead remake bad, despite the good source material and strong cast.   The changed ending won no fans either.


3 – Dreamcatcher

All I remember about this is the scalaogical parts.  That say’s it all really.


2 – The Rage: Carrie 2

Along with the Birds 2, Carrie 2 sits there as one of the examples of why a sequel doesn’t need to be made.


1 – The Mangler

A possessed laundry mangler kills people. Sound fun? It’s not.  Watch paint dry instead…



About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years and now writes and edits for his own site Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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