'1922': Four Stars (Out of Five)
A new horror flick based on the novella, of the same name, by Stephen King. It tells the story of a farmer, in 1922, who murders his wife, with the help of their 14-year-old son, in order to keep their farmland. The movie stars Thomas Jane, Dylan Schmid, Molly Parker and Kaitlyn Bernard. It's received mostly positive reviews from critics, and it was released on Netflix through their streaming site. I found it to be effectively creepy and disturbing.
Wilfred James (Jane) lives on a farm in Hemingford Home, Nebraska (in 1922), with his wife Arlette (Parker) and their 14-year-old son Henry (Schmid). Wilfred and Arlette are unhappy in their marriage though, and when Arlette inherits 100 acres of land, she threatens to sell it and apply for a divorce. She wants to then move to the city, with Henry. Wilfred won't have it though, and Henry doesn't want to move either, because he thinks he's in love with a local girl (Bernard). So Wilfred convinces Henry to help him murder Arlette. The crime then continues to haunt the two, in extremely disturbing ways.
The movie isn't especially scary, or even that suspenseful, it's just really creepy; in pretty disturbing ways too. This is something I think Stephen King books have always been really good at, and their film adaptations (at least the good ones). I haven't read '1922', but it seems like classic Stephen King to me. Thomas Jane gives a great leading man performance in the film, and it's pretty effectively directed too. I'm both glad and sad that I watched it.
1922 (2017) 720p YIFY Movie
A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.
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The Synopsis for 1922 (2017) 720p
Featuring shades of Edgar Allen Poe's, "A Tale-Tell Heart", 1922, based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, centers on simple but proud farmer, Wilfred James, who, with his young son, murders his wife to gain ownership of her inherited land. Shortly after, however, strange and supernatural occurrences begin to plague both James and his farm. Is it just simple bad luck, or is it the work of something much more sinister?
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The Reviews for 1922 (2017) 720p
I haven't read '1922', but it seems like classic Stephen King to me.Reviewed byHellmantVote: 8/10
'1922': Four Stars (Out of Five)
Another weekend and another one of those Netflix originals. The second Stephen King adaptation from the Netflix stable did not live up to the 'above-average' show by its predecessor Gerald's Game. Although a big fan of Stephen King, this is one book/short story that I had not read and should have ideally kept me intrigued throughout as I didn't know the story.
However, this crime/drama/horror movie ended up just being a below average crime/horror flick with an average drama quotient. The story-line surrounds "A simple yet proud rancher in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate. (imdb)". This is all I can tell about the movie without revealing the very little the movie has to offer. From the word go, the movie was slow, boring and pertaining to a lifestyle I probably cannot fathom ?? . The lead actor Thomas Jane was very good in his role, ably supported by Dylan Schmid & Molly Parker. ? Nothing really wrong there. However, the script, CGI, direction and story were loose and unappealing.
Let me keep things short by saying I have seen a lot better movies in all three genres and I would have skipped this one had I read a review before ! 2/5
After all the ads my computer threw at me lately, I thought I'd give it a go. To be honest, my attention span now days does not allow movie viewing often. But, I love Steven King's writing, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Waste of time even though the actors were fine. It was disturbing to watch Thomas Jane talk with a clenched jaw out of one side of his jaw. Not compelling enough for a full length movie.