What is the only horror movie that Stephen King couldn’t finish watching?
He may have walked out on Transformers but the successful author couldn’t bear another minute of one particular horror epic.
Stephen King, the master of horror novels and author of works including Carrie, The Shining, It and Misery, revealed on Twitter that there was only one occasion when he felt he had to leave the cinema. The film in question wasn’t a horror film - the genre he is known for, but it comes as a surprise that he could not stick it out to the end as it’s a move which raised over 700 million dollars at the box office all over the world and gave way to one of the most successful sagas in the history of cinema.
King left Transformers
Taking advantage of a tweet from fellow novelist Linwood Barclay in which he assured that Jurassic World Dominion is the first movie he has left in a long time, Stephen King recalled the film which made him get out of his seat and leave: “I’ve only come out with one movie as an adult: Transformers,” revealed the writer.
‘Transformers’ was released in 2007 under the direction of Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg among the producers and with a cast that included Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Kevin Dunn and Anthony Anderson. At the box office, it achieved figures that year that left it only behind other successful films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: At world’s end, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Spider-Man 3 and Shrek the Third.
In IMDb, it also appears with a valuation of 7 out of 10 - quite a high rating and not one which you would associate with a movie that is so bad that people leave before the credits roll.
The Horror Movie King Didn’t Finish Watching
However, it’s not the only movie Stephen King hasn’t finished watching. The novelist already acknowledged last year that he failed to finish The Blair Witch Project, a film which was a huge hit in the 90s.
Of course, in his defense it must be said that he was not at his best because he was in the hospital under the effects of different drugs.
“Halfway through, I said, ‘Turn it off, it’s too weird.’”