This movie is a horror drama film directed and written by Zak Hilditch, from Stephen King’s novel of similar title.
The Cast List:
Thomas Jane played as Wilfred James
Brian d’Arcy James played as Sheriff Jones
Kaitlyn Bernard played as Shannon Cotterie
Neal McDonough played as Harlan Cotterie
Dylan Schmid played as Henry James
Molly Parker played as Arlette James
The Story Line:
Wilfred James or “Wilf” goes to the city hotel to write his affirmation of the crime he performed in 1922.
In 1922, James was a farmer that lives in Hemingford Home in Nebraska together with Arlette, his wife, and Henry their 14 years old son. Arlette and Wilf were in a fight about selling or not the land they just inherited. However, Arlette wanted to vend up totally to use the money for opening a dress shop that is in Omaha. The couple discussed their divorce, and Arlette was resolute that Henry should be coming with her also. Wilf settles on convincing his son in assisting him to kill Arlette to shun him from being away, embracing the love interest of Henry, Shannon at stake. Henry unwillingly agrees.
James pretended to agree with the sale, soothing Arlette. She settles to celebrate, and became drunk. After bringing her to the bed in an intoxicated stupor, Henry and Wilf killed her, and with intentions of hiding her in a corn field. But, Henry fell down from an ordeal and James settles to throw her remains inside a well. The following day, they also toss the cow to the well, to give an aim for filling inside the well. But, Sheriff Jones had the suspicions following a disappearance. He questioned Wilf regarding Arlette, and with Wilf saying that she goes by herself.
Henry became isolated, causing the girlfriend Shannon to develop concerned. He started to resent the killing. Later, Shannon is exposed to be pregnant. Shannon was sent to the religious organization until this baby is born alive and be given away. But, however, runs away together with Shannon, sending Wilf alone.
The Writers View:
Based on the novel of Stephen King’s of similar title, 1922 is just like Stephen King’s personal edition of Allen Poe’s eternal classic stories that set around Wilfred James, the Nebraska farmer with the bitter wife known as Arlette and the loyal son known as Henry. The hardworking but not that successful farmer discovers himself with increasing pressure from the wife when she visibly begins to express her aggravations living in the state and wanted to find her all of that 100 acres land that she take inheritable and transferred to the huge city. The movie is beautifully done, with an effective slow-burn horror and drama and the unrecognizable Thomas Jane gave his best performances here in his entire career. He is deeply sincere and really a committed performance was given in this movie. The movie is one of the best and deserves some recognition.