2017 has already seen two Stephen King film adaptations, with the releases of The Dark Tower and IT – the latter of which is now the highest-grossing horror of all time – and we have Gerald’s Game coming soon (of course, this year also saw the release of the TV adaptation of The Mist, as well). But, Netflix is at it again with the release of this new trailer for their adaptation of 1922.
The film takes place is 1922 (obviously) and follows a poor farmer, played by Thomas Jane, who decides to murder his wife, with the help of his reluctant son, after she decides to leave him and sell their farm. However, his perfect murder plot turns bad when he begins to be haunted by his wife, and a legion of rates.
The official synopsis for 1922 goes:
“1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page story telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.”
The film also stars Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James and Neal McDonough, and with Zak Hilditch’s rich and atmospheric direction, this adaptation seems to encapsulate King’s style completely.
1922 arrives on Netflix October 20th.