Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Misery came out at a perfect time for me. It was right when I started reading Stephen King’s stuff. In 6th grade I carried around Cujo in my pencil box if that gives you an idea of how young I started my obsession over King’s work.
Now, I’m not gonna Annie Wilkes out and say I’m King’s Number One Fan. Lord knows there much more obsessive folks out there than I, but I’m definitely a Constant Reader and still one of those people that gets excited instead of grumpy when a new 900 page Stephen King book is announced.
When Misery hit my mom was the most excited. She read the book in one sitting when it came out, so I’m sure that excitement carried over to me even though I didn’t get to see the movie in the theaters.
God I remember the trailers, though… which oddly enough set me up to think the hobbling scene was going to be tamer than it ended up being. What a shock when poor ol’ Jimmy “The Dream” Caan’s ankles were cracked… whover did that effect, my hat’s off to them. It’s one of the most cringe inducing moments in movie history.
With Rob Reiner at the top of his game, giving us his second fantastic Stephen King adaptation after Stand By Me, and two leads who are brilliant Misery stands out as one of the top 5 King adaptations and one of the better horror thrillers of the last 30 years.
Thanks to Barry Rubin for sending this shot along! Click to embiggen!
You better check out tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic if you know what’s good for ya’, bub!