Netflix’s 1922 Adaptation is ‘Super Creepy’, Says Stephen King

Posted 2017/09/07 0 0

Stephen King praises Netflix's adaptation of his novella 1922, calling it 'super creepy'.


Netflix's 1922 is an adaptation of Stephen King's short novella of the same name from the Full Dark, No Stars collection and the legendary author is claiming that the rough cut that he saw of the movie is "super creepy" and that it "won't leave his mind."

“The one you want to watch for is, Netflix did an adaptation of 1922 from Full Dark, No Stars. I think that’s going to be out in October or something, and man, I saw a rough cut of that and it won’t leave my mind. That is super creepy!”

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.

Directed by Zak Hilditch, the film stars Tom Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James and Neal McDonough. It premieres at this year's Fantastic Fest and then hits Netflix October 20th.

It’s turning out to be a great year for fans of the author, with numerous movies and TV shows based on his work having arrived within months of each other. 2017 alone has seen The Mist and Mr. Mercedes adapted for TV, while King megafan J.J. Abrams is producing Castle Rock, a 2018 series set in the author’s fictional town. On the movie front, the long-awaited adaptation of The Dark Tower hit theaters in August, while this week’s IT film adaptation is set to become a huge blockbuster.

King  himself doesn’t have much insight when it comes to this sudden wave of adaptations, seemingly putting it down to the streaming services endless need for new material:

“It isn’t entirely random. I think some of it had to do with the success Hulu had with 11/22/63. That pushed, I think to some degree, Mr. Mercedes, which is on Audience Network, part of the AT&T Family. They would like to have a kind of showcase that will bring people in and make them aware, “Hey, we’re here.” So that’s part of it. And there’s a huge appetite for material on the streaming services now, so J.J. Abrams doing this show Castle Rock, which is based on some of the stories. But I think some of it is just f–king happened, I don’t know [laughs].”