A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.
about the film:
how far are you willing to go to get what you want? how much are you willing to sacrifice? in the year 1922, wilfred james is about to learn the price he'll have to pay for the ultimate sin.
- Director Zak Hilditch
- Starring Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Bob Frazer, Brian d'Arcy James, Neal McDonough
- Writer Zak Hilditch
- Based on the Novella by Stephen King
- Director of Photography Ben Richardson
- Editor Merlin Eden
- Composer Mike Patton
- Production Designer Page Buckner
- Producer Ross M. Dinerstein
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Genre: horror / crime drama / drama based on book
Running time: 102 minutes
scripted film - 2017
Hilditch deserves credit for generating and sustaining suspense throughout a slow-burning drama that is more fatalistically tragic than traditionally horrific, and for delivering the goods when old-fashioned shocks are called for.
1922 is a terrific example of just how powerful horror movies can be. Not only does writer-director Zak Hilditch employ a gorgeous, psychological slow-burn approach to the storytelling, he punctuates it with sudden bursts of visceral horror. It’s a film that strides just as confidently through scenes of duplicitous dialogue as it does in moments of shocking gore.
There’s an unshakable menace that lingers, a tale of guilt and regret that burrows its way under the skin.
Hilditch directs with a sharp eye for disturbing imagery... These horrific bits are few and far between, but when they hit, they hit hard.
There are no creepy killer clowns or journeys into fantastical realms, but for those King fans who know nothing is more horrifying than the horrors of man, 1922 delivers a mix between There Will Be Blood and Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, featuring Jane at his darkest and most disturbing.