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Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Stephen King’s ‘1922’; First Images

Netflix has just announced an October 20, 2017, release for 1922, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novella that follows the events after a man kills his wife.

Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) and Molly Parker (The 9th Life of Louis Drax, The Road) stars in the adaptation with Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian D’Arcy James and Neal McDonough.

“1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page storytelling 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.”

1922 was directed by Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours), who also adapted the novella. Ross M. Dinerstein produced.

Netflix will also release Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game this fall, while David Fincher’s “Mindhunter” premieres on October 13th with “Strangers Things” Season 2 premiering on October 27th. Netflix also just announced Little Evil for September 1st.



  • Jada Maes

    Jesus Christ… Next to A Good Marriage, this might be the darkest thing he’s ever written. If you haven’t read the short novel, do NOT expect a happy ending.

    • MrFrankowski

      It’s Stephen King we’re talking about – when did he ever give us a happy ending? Bitter-sweet is best he can do.

      • Scott. F. feighner

        Multiple times. I take it you’ve never read a SK novel, otherwise you wouldn’t be making such a pointless claim.

        • MrFrankowski

          Give me an example of Stephen King’s novel where we have a hunky-dory kind of ending, full of fairies, unicorns and rainbows? Enlighten me, oh mighty Titan of Intellectual Debate.

          • Joey Carver

            talisman, eyes of the dragon, dark tower saga, the stand etc etc etc, there are very few that end on a dark note really

          • Garbageface

            I agree with you for the most part but The Dark Tower ending isn’t a happy one and The Stand ends with a nuclear explosion.

          • Joey Carver

            the dark tower ends with roland starting over, so none of the people that died actually died, and it would be easier the next time around. the stand actually ends with flagg returning, but for the people we know it all ended well even though i don’t care for the deus ex machina ending myself. It is another that ends well with a handful of kids beating an ancient evil

          • Garbageface

            That’s an incredibly optimistic way of looking at it.

          • MrFrankowski

            This is exactly the point! They don’t end on a dark note but they don’t give us/our protagonists the resolution we’re all hoping for. Hence the bitter sweet conclusion.

          • Joey Carver

            the talisman the kid get’s home just like he wanted, the stand they put an end to the “evil” city just like they wanted, the dark tower roland get’s to start over with the horn of eld which he thought he needed, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon makes it out of the woods alive. under the dome, they get out, It they beat an ancient evil and ensure the safety of people from it for generations after

            etc etc etc, how much “happier” do you need?
            his short stories, and anything written under ‘richard bachman’ tend to have a bit darker endings but even them for the most part have toned down greatly

          • Joey Carver

            how sickly sweet do you need it? and how is beating an immortal evil, getting out of the forest alive, having a chance to start over with something you need etc “bittersweet”? do you need everyone to get free blowjobs and puppies at the ending for you to consider it happy?

            the movie ending of the Mist was “bittersweet” the short story just stops with no real ending, but for most of his novels that’s not the case (i find most of them end on far too happy of a note)

          • Beatnation

            Lisey’s Story

            For me his best book, ends with an happy ending.

          • Romantic Placebo

            Shawshank is pretty much the definition of hope.

          • MrFrankowski

            Great example! Hope – yes. But is it a happy ending? Will Andy ever be free? Will he enjoy the life without fear of being caught and sent back to Shawshank? Even when Stephen King gives us a feel-good kind of ending, we’re being left with unsettling questions that quickly spoil that feeling.

      • Jada Maes

        Well, there’s Fair Extension but that does make you feel a LITTLE guilty 🙂

  • thegunshow

    Great novella. My favorite from “Full Dark, No Stars.”

  • Frank Gambino

    Damn that was a fucked up story. I remember having a hard time finishing it. They should do an adaptation to the story where the gay guy gets locked in the portopotty

    • Aaron Johnson

      I was scared to death reading it. The ending left me shaken. I don’t know if I can watch the movie.

    • Jada Maes

      Not sure if the world is ready for that one… On the other hand, maybe Fair Extension with Danny DeVito as George Elvid?

  • 2017 is shaping up to be the year of Stephen King adaptations it seems

  • Shay Lauderdale

    I have all of the Stephen King Collection…. As long as any new shows are a step up from the terrible The Mist series. That show is just the worst! And I love all SK usually no matter what, so you know that show is the pits if I do not like it. It is as bad as Under the Dome!!!

    • Necro

      Agree! I hope (not that I’d watch it anyway) it doesn’t get a second! It really is pitiful!

  • Necro

    That bottom picture almost looks like ‘The Punisher’ symbol in the dirt.

    • YeerkOnTheBrain

      Secret sequel?

  • cat

    brrruuuh I’m actually pretty excited for this, “Full dark, No stars” was the first body of work i had ever read from King and I really hope that this does well. A Good Marriage was like just okay and I never watched Big Driver, but this one was my favorite I’d never read something …so grisly and terrifying that story gave me nightmares.

  • Beatnation

    Darkest Stephen King stories:

    Survivor Type (maybe the nastiest)
    A Good Marriage

  • dustin

    Josh Boone, the inexperienced director who has filmed “X-men” and “Stuck in Love”, is currently responsible for the new remake of “The Stand”. This needs to be stopped. Somebody please do something.

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