‘1922’ Review: ‘The Shining’ Meets ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ in the Year’s Most Impressive Stephen King Adaptation — Fantastic Fest

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The Netflix-produced “1922” has jolts of violence and sweeping period details, but in a year overrun with Stephen King adaptations, it’s also the simplest of them: “It” features a ludicrous shapeshifting clown, “The Dark Tower” is an inter-dimensional sci-fi western fantasy, and “Gerald’s Game” has kinky sex gone wrong and a giant goal. In “1922,” a guy kills his wife and feels guilty about it. That’s the gist of its premise, and while nothing groundbreaking, the story mines a degree of profundity out of the traditional supernatural thriller tropes at its core.

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As directed by Zak Hilditch (whose 2013 debut “These Final Hours” was an expressionistic apocalyptic tale), “1922” (originally a King short story) has the merits of a solid “Tales From the Crypt” or “Masters of Horror” episode, with a


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Movies & TV

The Dark Tower (2017)
Twin Peaks (1990)
Red Room (1999)
The Late Late Show (1999)
These Final Hours (2013)
Tales From the Crypt (1989)
Masters of Horror (2005)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953)
The Shining (1980)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Days of Heaven (1978)
American Gothic (1995)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
In the end (2016)
Stay (2005)
Gerald's Game (2017)

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