That is sad, but I never knew that The Shinning (1980, starring Jack Nicolson) was the first..

According to the new surver conducted, The Exorcism tops the scare list followed by The Shinning and Alien is next.

Here’s what we read:

he Exorcist, William Friedkin’s iconic 1973 movie, has been voted the best horror film ever made, according to a new poll of British filmgoers. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, the 1980 film of Stephen King’s classic novel, was placed second in the survey, followed by Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie Alien.

Four other films in the top 10 were released between 1970 and 1984 – Wicker Man (1973), The Omen (1976),Halloween (1978) and Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

The three others featuring at the top of the list were The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Ring (1998 and Saw (2004)).

FW Murnau’s Nosferatu is the oldest film on the list, having been released in 1922, while The Mist and Shutter, the DVD versions of which were released this year, are the most recent.

More than 6000 people were surveyed by entertainment retailer HMV on its website between September 19 and October 20 for the poll.

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Children of the Corn Remake

September 17, 2008

honestly, I haven’t seen the movie nor read the Stephen King book “Children of the Corn” so I’m not really sure if the movie is great (but the book must be great.. :D)

“Children of the Corn” was originally one of King’s short stories that was later compiled in the anthology “Night Shift.” The 1984 film based on the story starred Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton. Many sequels have followed.

I’ve read that the book will have a remake movie? Let’s wait and see

http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-childrenofthecorndavidanderskandysemcclure,0,6806122.story

Mr. Stephen King has this unfinished, unpublished short story that is being released on original graphic video called simply “N”.

The 25-part animated film are being shown every weekday which started this week until August 29, 2008!

This is exciting news for all Stephen King fans out there!

The (new and upcoming) videos can be seen on free at nishere.com. It’s also available for purchase on iTunes.

Here’s the first part of the series of that much talked about graphic film.. here’s episode 1 take from utube video collection:

Here’s a few qoutes from the video/dialogue:

“Burn This”

“Dear Charlie, IT’s seems strange and perfectly natural to call you that although the last time I saw you, I was half that age I am now and you were the preeminent medical expert.”

“I opened it. I wish I hadn’t”

There’s a mention of Stephen King on one of io9‘s article – about STD on space. 🙂

Let’s qoutes: (spelling intentional)

there is the excellent space disease that comes in a meterorite in one of the short stories in 1980s classic movie Creepshow. Stephen King in a rare movie acting role plays a dim-witted guy in Maine who touches the meterorite and slowly turns into a giant plant creature.

I’m not sure if I’ve seen this movie.. probably not, I can’t recall.. nor read the book.. but for Stephen King to appear on a movie based on his work is not at all that surpringsing. He always do that.. There quite a number of films where he was in character and on scene for a couple of seconds.

Can you name one?

Pet Cematery for example…?