One Choice: ’90s 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 and 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 ’90s. Good luck!

Here are the 4 Movies:

Misery (1990)

Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, and Richard Farnsworth

Synopsis: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Gunton

Synopsis: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Cast: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Christopher Plummer

Synopsis: A big city reporter travels to a small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman for whom she worked as a housekeeper.

The Green Mile (1999)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, and David Morse

Synopsis: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

So, will it be Misery, The Shawshank Redemption, Dolores Claiborne, or The Green Mile? It’s time to choose. What will be your One Choice?

Four Movies, One Choice: '90s Stephen King Movies

What will be your One Choice?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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