Book Vs. Movie Stephen King

Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep “Firestarter” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast: Bonus Mini Ep


Margo D.  is joined in this bonus mini episode with Chris Smith of The Dorking Out Show podcast to talk about one of the earlier Stephen King adaptations Firestarter. Smith listened to the book and they both watched the movie and decide which they like better–the book or the movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • Their picks for their favorite and least favorite Stephen King adaptations
  • The basic plot of the book and how it differs from the film
  • Stephen King’s writing style (and quirky dialogue choices)
  • The all-star cast including Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Art Carney and George C. Scott
  • A very disturbing subplot in the book/movie most people would miss
  • The real villain of this movie–the director!
  • What is Stephen King’s obsession with fat people?
  • All of the books from the 1980s he now owns the rights to once again (Firestarter is on there!)

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Charlie (Drew Barrymore) uses her powers on her mom (Heather Locklear)

Charlie uses her power on the feds

Outro Music: “Don’t Fear the Reaper”  by Blue Oyster Cult


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Book Vs Movie Stephen King’s “The Dead Zone” 0


Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep

“The Dead Zone” 

with Margo D. and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast

Margo D. and Deana of Twisted Philly meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie ‘The Dead Zone.’ 

In this special bonus ep they discuss:

  • Differences between the 1979 novel and the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film.
  • The almost insane sexiness of Christopher Walken and his amazing navy-colored pea coat.
  • The A-list cast and incredible outdoor locations.
  • Whether or not King was foreshadowing the future with the character of Greg Stillson.
  • Why every parent should listen to a reluctant psychic
  • Why on earth was Johnny waiting for his wedding night?

Which did we like better? Listen to the show to find out.

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