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The Latest Adaption Of A Stephen King Book Looks Spine Tingling

The Latest Adaption Of A Stephen King Book Looks Spine Tingling

If you're squeamish about rats then you should probably look away

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

If the movie It hasn't tickled your fancy (or if you're bored of hearing about it) and you're looking for some other spicy Stephen King inspired goodness then you this might be for you. The renowned author penned the novella 1922 seven years ago, and it was attached to his Full Dark, No Stars collection.

It's set in, you guessed it, 1922, in rural Nebraska, and centres on Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) and his family. Tensions between him and his wife, Arlette (Molly Parker), start to rise when she expresses her desire to move to the city.

Check out the creepy, bone chilling trailer here:

Credit: Netflix

The mood before Wilfred decides to kill Arlette looks reminiscent of The Shining, where husband and wife are locked in a bitter mental battle. However, the real fun starts to emerge when rats begin appearing everywhere.

King leaves the ending up to the reader's imagination, so it will be interesting to see whether director Zak Hilditch will do the same. The movie will be released on Netflix on October 20. 1922 is now the third story within Full Dark, No Stars to be adapted in either a movie or TV-movie.

A Good Marriage was released in 2014, which follows a woman named Darcy, as she discovers her husband's 'sinister secret' and the steps she takes to prevent it from getting to her children. That was followed by Big Driver, which details the tense journey of Tess Thorne after she's brutally attacked in Massachusetts.

Fans of Stephen King have been able to enjoy plenty of adaptations of his work recently. Brendan Gleeson stars as recently retired detective Bill Hodges in the psychological thriller Mr. Mercedes. Hodges is contacted by a person claiming to be the driver who ploughed a Mercedes vehicle into a crowd. That has received a huge amount of praise from viewers, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it 85 percent.

Credit: Audience/AT&T

The rating website's critical consensus reads: "Mr. Mercedes propels its tense, creepy narrative with quick-witted dialogue, strong characters, and terrifying surprises."

But if you're looking for something even more messed up, maybe Gerald's Game is more to your liking. The movie is about a couple who head out to a remote part of New England in search of relaxation, recuperation and kinky fun times. However, during foreplay, Gerald suffers a heart attack, while his wife is handcuffed to the bed.

As is the way with Stephen King books/adaptations, shit gets suspenseful, scary and tense pretty quickly.

That's due for release at the end of September.

Sources: Netflix, IMBD, Rotten Tomatoes

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Topics: Netflix, Stephen King