Possibly inspired by the box office success of that other Stephen King adaptation currently sitting pretty at the top of the public consciousness, Netflix released the trailer today for its upcoming King movie 1922. Starring frequent King adapter Thomas Jane, the film quickly reveals itself as a faithfully nasty recreation of one of the author’s darker novellas, a Dust Bowl take on Poe that first appeared in 2010's Full Dark, No Stars.
Jane stars as a taciturn farmer who takes his wife (Molly Parker) and her desire for a divorce about as poorly as it’s possible to do so, and is then forced to deal with either her vengeful ghost, or the murderous manifestations of his own guilt. Either way, it makes for a lot of tense scenes with local police, arguments with his son, and also malevolent ghost rats trying to eat his face, which seems to us like it might be the worst part of the deal. Directed by Zak Hilditch, the film debuts on Netflix on October 20.