Fans of not shitting yourself, look away now. Because Stephen King's got another adaptation in the pipeline. In the library. With Professor Plum. Wait, no, that's Cluedo.
It's been a busy time lately for live-action interpretations of the author's work, with the recent cinema version of It grossing $630,629,521 (£476bn) and an adaptation of Gerald's Game hitting Netflix last month. And it looks like the streaming service is about to get another dose of terror. Watch the trailer for 1922 to see why:
The year 1922 wasn't a bad one in America. The economy was doing alright and the country wasn't at war. But in King's 1922, things are not good. Based on a novella from the horror legend's Full Dark, No Stars (2010), this adaptation will hit laptop/tablet/mobile screens on 20 October - a very scary day in the calendar, maybe.
The plot follows Nebraskan farmer Wilfred James, a man who manages to convince his son Henry 'Henners' James to kill his own mother. Ungrateful little shit.
When his wife Arlette, tired of country life and hoping to move to Omaha (Nebraska's biggest city) declares that she's selling her share of the family's land, Wilfred's mind takes a turn for the sinister, with bloody consequences and one dead wife/mother.
Here is a not very good song by Counting Crows called 'Omaha'. It's arguably more terrifying than the series.
Mmm, okay, not terrifying, but not very good either.
The new series focuses on the aftermath of James' crime, with a suspicious local sheriff checking out why Arlette has 'left town', a body (Arlette's, played by Molly Parker of House of Cards fame) down a well and rats. Lots and lots of horrible rats. The father and son, having done the deed, quickly descend into a life of paranoia and fear.
Indeed, it looks terrifying, so if you were scared shitless by Pennywise the clown or rendered immobile with fear by the suspense of Gerald's Game, you might want to stick to something else on Netflix. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia isn't very scary, although Danny DeVito's back hair admittedly provides a grim reminder of the horrors that may await us in later life.
Scary times ahead.
Words: Ronan O'Shea
Featured Image Credit: Netflix