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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Misery (1990) and What Makes It So Scary?


"I'm your number one fan. There's nothing to worry about."
Starring: James Caan | Kathy Bates
Directed By: Rob Reiner
Written By: (Novel) Stephen King | (Screenplay) William Goldman
"Watch Misery," they said. "You'll love it," they said. While my film-loving peers were not incorrect in their assumption that I would love the film, they did not warn me of its content. However, I appreciate that they didn't because while this was the most uncomfortable 107 minutes of my lifetime, Misery did suprise me in the aspect that it is not your conventional horror film, especially if it is being compared to the many horror films released today.
Misery is about a highly successful author named Paul Sheldon (James Caan) who becomes the prisoner of a nurse named Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who claims to be his biggest fan. Paul writes these largely sappy, historic romance novels about a women named Misery, but he longs to write something more serious. Shortly after he's finished the manuscript for the book that he hopes will reinvent his career post-Misery, he gets into a car crash and breaks both of his legs. Annie Wilkes finds him and nurses him back to health 

2 comments:

  1. I love this movie. Kathy Bates is one of my favorites to begin with, but she is one crazy b---- in this movie.

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    1. She really was. But it was amazingly well acted on her part.

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