Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)... Written by
Andrew Backhouse (andback74)
In the original idea for the novel "Misery," Annie planned to kill Paul Sheldon by feeding him to Misery the Pig and take his skin to bind the book he had written. The title would have been "The Annie Wilkes 1st Edition." See more »
When Paul tests the powder from the capsule before stashing it in the paper holder, he then pours the powder from each half of the capsule. In reality (and in fact in the shot where he opens the capsule) the powder would only be in one half. See more »
Now the time has come. I put two bullets in my gun. One for me, and one for you. Oh darling, it will be so beautiful.
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Misery has to be the best adaptation of a Stephen King novel. A close runner up is Stand By Me, but for suspense and tension that just gets tighter and tighter, watch Misery. Kathy Bates can go from nice and cheerful to downright crazy like someone turning on a light switch. While watching James Caan suffer through the torture that Bates puts him through, you can't help but sympathize with the guy. Rob Reiner presents us with the problem, and he slowly escalates the tension and the dread that creeps over the movie. Even though the book was different in the "hobbling" process, Annie Wilkes' method of hobbling still gives me the chills whenever I watch it.
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