Stephen King is credited with single-handedly reviving the horror fiction genre. For over 50 years, the accomplished author has terrified audiences with the scariest horror stories of our time.
Not the type to be shy about what he thinks, King recently revealed the worst horror movie he’s ever seen.
Stephen King is the undisputed king of horror fiction
Newsweek calls the 73-year-old author “a literary icon and the king of horror,” crediting him with selling 350 million copies of his 62 novels and 200 short stories, many of which have become “classic movies.”
King’s Scariest Novels Include Carrie, Pet Sematary, and that. Interestingly, the master of fiction was not happy with Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of his 1977 novel. The brilliant. One of the best-known films of all time, King was not happy with the casting choices. He also felt that the “essence” of the story didn’t translate well on the big screen. Fans disagreed, as the film is one of the most iconic horror films ever made. The brilliant has achieved generational pop culture status.
King has revealed that his favorite film adaptation of one of his novels is Eli Roth’s horror story. He said, “If I had to say what’s the only movie that’s really, really scary and fair, relentless, I would say, probably Rob Reiner’s. Misery.”
This is the worst horror movie Stephen King has ever seen
The author of Lisey’s story recently took to Twitter to announce his contempt for the film Blood feast, saying it was the worst horror movie he had ever seen.
While King never says why he thinks the movie is so bad, Cinema Blend theorizes that it could be the movie’s “extreme depictions of violence”. They noted that King “doesn’t have much of an ‘exploitation’ side of horror in his writing, as he instead chooses to unearth terror through character development, emotions, and circumstances (with a regular touch of paranormal).”
That’s not to say that King doesn’t include his fair share of gore in his writing, but he never throws free blood and guts just for shock.
The man responsible for many of our nightmares told Best Life that the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project is “the worst nightmare you have ever had”. He said: “This may be the only time in my life that I stopped a horror movie in the middle because I was too scared to continue.” King admitted, “I was just freaked out.”
What makes “Blood Feast” so bad?
Credited as the first ‘Splash Film’, Blood feast is a 1963 project by Herschell Gordon Lewis. With a minimal budget of $ 25,000, the drive-in horror film was shot in its entirety in less than a week.
The film centers on a serial killer who collects parts of the female body. The Egyptian caterer plans a feast of dismembered women to resurrect Ishtar, the ancient goddess of good and evil.
Famous film critic Roger Ebert presented a review of Blood feast on his Simon Abrams website. The film critic called it a “terrible film, and also historically important.” Abrams said it was the “first film to make the exploitation of violence its main selling point.” He noted that Blood feast was “the first horror film expressly designed to attract viewers with blood-soaked sets”.
Turner Classic Movies also paints a disturbing picture, as they portray the groundbreaking ’60s film, saying: eyes wide open. “They noted,” Moviegoers had never seen anything like it. “
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