Featuring shades of Edgar Allen Poe's ["A Tell-tale Heart" and] "The Black Cat", 1922, with a Bonny and Clyde sub-plot, 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?
Did You Know?
Wilfred appears reading books twice. First "Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe" novel by George Eliot, published in 1861. And secondly "The House Of The Seven Gables" written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1850s. See more
The movie is set in the years 1922-1925. Many of the vehicles shown were later models. For example, there is at least one Ford Model A in the beginning of the film, a model not introduced until 1927. See more
To whom it may concern. My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession. The issue that led to my crime and damnation was 100 acres of good land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska, willed to my wife, Arlette Christina Winters James, following the death of her father. It was much my intention to add her 100 to our 80-acre freehold farm, as it was to someday pass it all on to my boy, Henry Freeman James, and to his thereafter.