One of my favorite channels is Lifetime. But I must admit, I only came across this channel while I was browsing and flipping through the channels one day and saw Grey's Anatomy on. I had heard a lot about the show but I hadn't seen an episode so I had this urge to watch it and have been glued ever since. The channel shows reruns of the show and three episodes are shown every afternoon.
A couple of weeks ago a movie by Stephen King entitled Big Driver was advertised. It was going to air on Lifetime. The husband being a fanatic Stephen King follower, I made a note of when it was going to be shown and at what time. The clips of the movie shown on TV were what I consider a little scary and a bit disturbing, and not my kind of film to watch, but since the husband is a fan, I thought, why not watch it.
And yesterday, both the husband and I watched it. It was aired on Saturday night at 8 o'clock in the evening but the husband decided to record it on the DVR and watch it the following day. Our Saturdays are busy and we feel it is always best to watch a movie on a lazy Sunday.
After only a few minutes of watching the film, something dawned upon me. The story plot seemed familiar. And then I realized, I had read the story...in the book that I had given the husband as a gift on my first Christmas here in the US. It had been four years since I read the story so I think it's only normal that I'd forgotten about it, right? I really don't have memory gap yet, for certain. Wink wink! And the husband had totally forgotten about it too. Well, at least I wasn't alone. #harhar
Here's the book. We paused the film during a commercial break and checked the book.
And...we both exclaimed..."We did read it!" We were both amused.
The book Full Dark, No Stars is composed of four novellas. All four stories are typical Stephen King fare which can be strange and scary and thrilling. Big Driver is a story where you grit your teeth for the abuse being done, but would lighten your face up after the revenge was taken. I know revenge is not always a good thing, but when you see somebody being abused like that, you would be glad if the victim would come back with such a sweet revenge.
The film was visual, as far as I am concerned, and there were times actually that I had to cover my eyes because I didn't want to see what's going to happen next. I am a scaredy cat like that. That's why I don't like those kind of films. But, surprisingly to me, I enjoyed the film. It was interesting to say the least. I think I am ready to watch another Stephen King film. The hubs would surely be glad to know that. And seeing that a movie based on the hub's most favorite ever King book, The Stand, is in the process of being made, I know that will be the next one I see. Maybe... there's already a movie out right now based on A Good Marriage, another one of the novellas in Full Dark, No Stars.
Are you a Stephen King fan too? Any latest movie that was based on his work been on your viewing list?