One Choice: 2000s Stephen King Movies

Inspired by the popular online game that asks people to choose one movie from a group of four, One Choice… is pretty much the same game. Readers will be given four similar movies and asked to choose one. Now here’s the catch, the other three movies will be gone forever, wiped from your brain as if they never existed. Are you ready to theoretically live in a world where you have The Empire Strikes Back but not Star Wars or Return of the Jedi? What about the 1989 Batman movie but not Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight? The choice is yours, screenager, so choose wisely.

It’s October, the time of year when ScreenAge Wasteland becomes ScreamAge Wasteland. However, for 2022 we’ve also decided to attach a theme to the month; this year, it’s Stephen King! So, what better way to celebrate the author’s vast body of adapted works than by making you all pick only one? This week, it’s four movie adaptations from the 2000s. Good luck!

Here are the 4 Movies:

Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, and Hope Davis

Synopsis: Widowed Liz Garfield and her son Bobby change when mysterious stranger Ted Brautigan enters their lives.

Secret Window (2004)

Cast: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, and John Turturro

Synopsis: A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

1408 (2007)

Cast: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mary McCormack

Synopsis: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

The Mist (2007)

Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laurie Holden

Synopsis: A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

So, will it be Hearts in Atlantis, Secret Window, 1408, or The Mist? It’s time to choose. What will be your One Choice?

Four Movies, One Choice: 2000s Stephen King Movies

What will be your One Choice?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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