Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Misery (1990) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Save for The Shining, until Shawshank came along Misery was considered to be one of, if not THE best, adaptations of a Stephen King book.  You can see why – from Kathy Bates Oscar winning turn as Annie Wilkes to some tense direction from Robert Reiner and a great script by legendary screenwriter William Goldman – this was as big as it got back in 1990.  But beyond the storied  cast & crew it’s a great story to adapt – one of obsession, love and, rum, hobbling.  Yup that scene stills hurst over 30 years on. Misery holds up well and still, all these years on, keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Best Bit: THAT scene

Worth A Rewatch: Yes.  Holds up VERY well.

If You Liked this Try: The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, It: Part 1 (2017)

8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...