The Stand is one of my favourites....I like IT too but mainly because of Tim Curry
I totally agree here lenny64 - The Stand was another beloved favorite of mine as well .
As for SK's IT - IMPO - only the fine Tim Curry could make this role of " Pennywise the Monster Clown " be so scary and comedic at the same time ( and could never see anyone else playing this unique role other than him - ever ) .
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"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' — she always called me Elwood — 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." — James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd
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Big King novel fan...so Ive seen the majority of the films/series based on his novels. I liked the IT miniseries as a kid, and Salems Lot 79 is still creepy af. I think the only one I watched as it happened was Desperation, some of which was pretty solid (Perlman) and some of it not so much.
Salem's Lot and Rose Red. I don't like any of his other mini-series. I saw Salem's Lot as a kid and was terrified about the window scene, as a lot of others were too, apparently
Rose Red had a very powerful build-up. It's extremely effective, very nicely done. Ultimately, it did kind of lose that tension, the ending is abrupt and not very good, but that build-up alone makes it quite good imo.
Of his other mini-series, I dislike The Stand and The Shining the most. The Stand was a horrible attempt to portray that novel, imo. None of the actors worked well, Molly Ringwald was horrible. Gary Sinise wasn't bad, but still. The opening scene is about the only good thing about it all. The Shining I seriously dislike because of the kid who played Danny. I started to root for the hotel about halfway through. Seriously dislike that character.
IT wasn't very good either, imo, but that did have Tim Curry. He was great as Pennywise.
"It" is my favorite. I'm also a big fan of "The Stand" and "The Shining" (Kubrick's movie is WAAAAY overrated).
YEEEESSSSS!!! I just KNEW I couldn't have been the only person on the planet who wasn't worshipping at the altar of Kubrick's "Shining". Heck, I thought "The Simpsons" parody had more scary scenes than the movie!