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Stephen King named the movie adaptation that turned out to be better than his own book

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Stephen King named the film adaptation of his book that surpassed the original. Source: IMDb

The American writer Stephen King has always been frank and merciless when it comes to his own works. The famous author is always ready to admit mistakes or praise himself, and his fans respect him for his honesty.

Even when talking about some of his most iconic books, the "King of Horror" can safely admit that the director of the film adaptation was even more skilled in his craft, Starte Facts writes. In particular, King considers Brian De Palma's 1976 film Carrie to be one of his best.

Stephen King named the movie adaptation that turned out to be better than his own book

Screen adaptations of a writer's works should be recognized as a separate genre. The quality of such films varies greatly, from cult classics to garbage that should never have been released. Fortunately, the first category is iconic enough to compensate for the more numerous and unsurpassed second.

Stephen King named the movie adaptation that turned out to be better than his own book

But only one film adaptation was called "better than my book" by Stephen King himself: "Brian De Palma's Carrie in 1976, based on the author's novel of the same name. "I heard the buzz about a remake of Carrie. Why [remake it] when the original was so good? I don't mean Casablanca or anything like that, but a really good horror movie with tension, much better than the book," the celebrity said in 2011.

Stephen King named the movie adaptation that turned out to be better than his own book

There must have been something really special about Carrie in 1976 for a writer as famous as Stephen King to openly call it the best version of his work. Luckily, the "King of Horror" himself perfectly described what impressed him about the film adaptation. Brian De Palma's Carrie was stunning. He deftly and artistically handled the material and got a great performance from Sissy Spacek. The movie is much more stylish than my book," the author explained.

Stephen King named the movie adaptation that turned out to be better than his own book

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