VS. Worst Film Adaptation of a Book

Greetings, fellow travelers of the Kingdom. It is I, Revis Edgewater, First Knight of this land and Master of the Versus arena. During the last few bouts in the arena, I’ve asked for your help. I’m here today to do the same.

Normally, when we do these, we put fictional characters up against each other. That’s not what we’re doing today. Instead, we’re putting movies up against each other. Specifically, we’re putting movies based on books/novels against each other.

We want to know which is the worst.

Here’s where we need your help. We need you to comment on what you think the worst movie based on a novel (written word, not graphic) is and give us at least a sentence or two on why you think your choice is the correct choice. The reasons behind your choice can be anything from the movie straying too far from the source material to it just being a bad movie. The choice is yours.

One week from tonight, I will collect all of the entries and create a poll, letting your fellow readers vote on who they agree with.

So, put in your entries, everyone, and let the games begin!

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19 thoughts on “VS. Worst Film Adaptation of a Book

  1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight….
    The movie, if you can even call it that, glosses over more important parts of the book than I can count and the animation is so terrible, both poorly drawn and doesn’t flow together, that it detracts even further from what is one of the greatest fantasy stories ever written.

  2. The Amityville Horror. I was fourth in line to read it in Grade 5. I read the book when I was 10 years old. The cover freaked me out. The book cover had a house with eyes and flies. The red glowing eyes were creepy but what happened with Kathy being possessed and levitated by an elderly woman made my skin crawl. Mom told me she would not feel sorry if I had nightmares. Then came the movies. Yes, both of them.

    I saw the first release in the early 80s. The music was the creepiest element of the movie. The movie itself focused mostly on George. Disappointing.

    The remake was worse. It focused on the gore and left elements critical to the creep factor out. For crying out loud, the remake did not even have a pig. I’m glad I rented it. I would have left the theater fuming.

    Oh well. My two cents!

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