35. The Electronic Lawnmower Man
Movie: The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Stephen King isn't a fan of The Lawnmower Man, which uses the name of one of his tremendous short stories, as well as its main character, but bears little resemblance to King's work. One can imagine that the author, probably already angry over the film's existence, bought a ticket to see it for himself, was indifferent about director Brett Leonard's output for awhile, and then wanted to rip dude's head off once the film's depictions of a computerized landscape displayed its rampant silliness. Another person who would've been ready to avenge himself against Leonard: Max Headroom.