Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Stephen King’s ‘1922’ | Film News
Unsurprisingly, Netflix knows their consumers. Having already announced season 2 of Stranger Things for Friday, October 27, they have now announced a release date for the film adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1922: Friday, October 20.
Okay, it’s not rocket science to release horror-centric content near Halloween – David Fincher‘s highly-anticipated serial killer series Mindhunter also arrives on Netflix Friday, October 13 – but Netflix are treating their customers well this October.
1922 is an adaptation of King’s 131-page novella which is a confession from Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette. But things take a strange turn after he buries her and he begins to believe Arlette is haunting him.
The film is directed by Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours) and stars Thomas Jane (star of another King adaptation, The Mist) and Molly Parker (The Road).
Film adaptations of King’s work have been hit and miss, which is no surprise giving the sheer volume of content produced from his written work. Hopefully 1922 will lean towards the hit section. The film isn’t the only King adaptation set to hit Netflix in the coming months, with Mike Flanagan‘s adaptation of Gerald’s Game arriving on the service sometime this autumn.
Netflix, of course attempting to please every demographic with their huge spending, are especially trying to reel in every horror fan this October.