Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen
Plot: Famous author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is rescued from a car accident by local nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). Broken and bedridden in her remote cabin, Paul soon realises that his ‘number one fan’ has no desire to let him leave.
Misery is one of three Stephen King adaptations to feature in Thn’s HalloweenFest and remains the only King feature to receive an Academy Award. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her portrayal of the deeply disturbed Annie Wilkes and it’s not difficult to see wh Introduced as a caring and eccentric woman, Annie’s mask gradually slips as we discover her true nature. Pure psychological horror, Annie is Misery’s monster.