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Why does everyone hate this? It's the most faithful SK adaptation since Stand By Me (The Body)!

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I liked it, and I loved the novella as well. Since this is a much more psychological thriller, it translates to a slower moving film. I think people were expecting tons of gore, or the supernatural. This was a smart, thoughtful thriller. As long as you are in the right mindset, this film was very good!

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Plus, several of his later novels are more thriller than horror. The movie was very much in line with the novella. Good stuff.

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I liked it too. I have no idea why the low score and horrid comments.

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Maybe they don't like it because it's quite dull?

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Well maybe that's why we all have our opinions. :-) keeps life interesting. Others found it dull some of us found it suspenseful.

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I personally found it a little of both. a 6/10 in my book. I can recommend it to some but not to most people.

In a way the film was romantic and felt like a film from the 1950s. Today films like this are considered much less exciting than they seemed back then. It's certainly not thrilling, like the thriller Nightcrawler, but it works. The acting, directing and story are all fine by me, but not something I look forward to sharing with someone close to me.

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I loved Nightcrawler but I didn't find it thrilling. I found it distasteful in an entertaining way. (Total oxymoron I guess) I knew exactly what was going to happen and just like that car crash you can't help but look at I kept on watching. Very well acted but not thrilling. I can't think of the right word but I wouldn't use thriller. But you know the old saying; Opinions are like...

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Smart? She discovers her husband is a serial killer and does nothing about it for how long? It was one of the most idiotic plots I've ever seen.

Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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I imagine many were caught out by "Oh a SK film, great, I fancy some good horror." And it wasn't horror, more a Hitchcock type.

Now I'm a Hitchcock fan, so it worked fine for me--but I bypassed it a few times thinking it would be gore and demons, which are not my thing.

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It's the most faithful SK adaptation since Stand By Me (The Body)!
I agree. I don't quite get the posters stating they loved the novella, but hate the movie, when the film is so obviously faithfully adapted.šŸ­

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