Oh Children of the Corn (the original...not the hundreds of sequels) was kick ass too.
Ok, now did anyone read Night Shift and/or Skelton Key? Two books comprised of short stories. A number of which were made into movies - Children of the Corn, Jerusalem's Lot(a/k/a Salems Lot) etc....
But one in particular was The Lawnmower Man (in Night Shift). Dunno if anyone else read this or not, but it was eventually made into a movie.
Here's the kicker: The movie had absolutely zero, zip, nada, nothing, zilch, null set in common with the written short story.
The story as it appear in Night Shift....and bear with me cuz it's been awhile and my memory ain't what it used to be.....was about a dude who advertised himself for hire as lawn care/landscaping. A homeowner contracts this guy to come over and do some landscaping.
SYNOPSIS of the short story:
Harold Parkette decided to sell his lawnmower after a tragic accident where one neighbors dog chases another neighbors cat under the running mower.
The lawns begin to get quite high, so Harold decided to hire in a contractor called "Pastoral Greenery and Outdoor Services" to mow his lawns. They arrive soon, but they have an interesting way of mowing - the mower runs automatically while the lawnmower man crawls along naked behind eating up all the cut grass and bugs and mice and a cat.
Harold calls the police, but the lawnmower man decided that there is time for a quick trim of Harold as well. (eats him too)
Now check out the synopsis of the movie
A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments.
You have no idea how bad I demanded my money back after that let down!!! And yea, if you're wondering it was advertised as "based on the short story by Stephen King"
Very big let down.
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