Aside from the disaster of the adaptation of The Dark Tower by Sony, 2017 has been one of the greatest years for Stephen King. You just have to take look at the numbers: IT has raised 640’000.000 dollars worldwide and is already ranked as the most watched horror film of all time (R-rated and Supernatural) as well as the best adaptation of Stephen King over films icons such as the Green Mile and the Shining . And Netflix could not be happier.
And the risks taken by the web content platform committing for two adaptations of the so-called Master of Terror could not come at a better time. The first adaptation, Gerald’s Game quickly generated the most diverse opinions and feedbacks on social networks, on behalf of its rawness, its approach to the original material, moments of suspense and of course, their criticism of objectification of women. Now, in October Netflix launches its Second King’s adaptation, this time of 1922, a novella released in 2010 in a book called Full Dark, No Stars
And, as it usually happens with every single work from Stephen King, written or adapted, it is necessary and mandatory to read carefully and analyzing what is going on. So, if after the credits rolled, you were left with some questions about 1922 , you are in the right place. Without further ado, let’s start over with the analysis and explanation of 1922 .
1 ^ Where does the story of 1922 take place?
The story of the film takes place in a town in Nebraska, called Hemingford Home. This, unlike many of the towns and villages that King mentions in his work, is a real town that today counts about 850 inhabitants, in the middle of one of the least densely populated states of the American Union.
Hemingford Home is also interesting because it is mentioned in other works of Stephen King as The Stand as the place of origin of one of the main characters of the story: Sister Abigail. Also, Gatlin, Nebraska – where The Children of Corn takes place – is a neighboring village to Hemingford Home, to the point that the film sequel takes place precisely in Hemingford.