Stephen King adaptation 1922 gets twisted first trailer
With The Dark Tower and It on the big screen, Gerald’s Game coming to Netflix, and Hulu about to tackle Castle Rock, we’re getting to the point where we must ask ourselves, what’s left of Stephen King‘s illustrious library of horrors to mine for Hollywood? The answer’s come with the first trailer for 1922.
“To whom it may concern: My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession. In June of 1922 I murdered my wife…” So begins the unreliable narrator in King’s 131-page novella.
Thomas Jane, who starred in the King-based 2007 film The Mist, plays Wilfred in the Netflix original film opposite Molly Parker as wife Arlette and Dylan Schmid as son Henry. Once the body is dumped in the well of their Nebraska home, however, Wilfred begins seeing visions of rat swarms and the decaying corpse rising again.
“I hope there is no God because if there’s no heaven, there’s no hell,” Henry says in the chilling trailer.
Director Zak Hilditch, known for his sci-fi thriller These Final Hours, helms 1922 and penned the screenplay based on King’s story. With a cast that includes Kaitlyn Bernard (The Healer), Brian d’Arcy (Spotlight), and Neal McDonough (The CW’s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow), the film is coming to Netflix on Oct. 20, just in time for All Hallow’s Eve.
The film will first premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Watch the trailer above.