Really very close. The changed details were so minor, they’re barely worth mentioning. I think the biggest one was that Elvis as the ghost was not there, the colors of uniforms of the bowling workers were different, and the element that happens in the “secret room” of Robert Robertson’s house worked a bit differently. But otherwise, very much the same. Down to the ice cream flavors. The details of Odd’s family life and his parents were missing, aside from a brief moment in the beginning where Odd mentioned his mom being crazy.
They did a great job of making Stormy and Odd seem less strange. When I read the book, Stormy especially was almost non-believable and at times, I had a hard time believing that they were so much in love. Though they’re still a little bizarre in the movie—I mean, that’s just how they are—they were much more believable.
Since it was mostly the same as the book, it was just as good. The condensed time for the sake of the movie only heightened the tension and suspense. All the key plot points were the same and played out in the brilliantly masterful way that Koontz has of weaving his thrillers.
Very nicely done. The CGI and special effects were beautiful, visually impressive. Loved the way the bodachs were shown and when Odd sees something in the next life. The movie was done in a way that maximized the tension and suspense so that overall, I really liked it. I don’t know why this movie got so little attention. If you liked the book, I think there’s a good chance you’ll like the movie.
My Book Review
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Did you see the movie? What did you think?