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1922 Reviews

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January 24, 2018
[If] you're looking for something engaging or haunting, 1922 is about as barren as Wilfred's fallow fields.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 25, 2017
Bled dry of suspense and true horror, 1922 is a dismal affair. Perhaps Hilditch was aiming for slow-burn horror, but all he mustered was a patience-trying bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 19, 2017
Maybe this would have been a great episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, but as a film, it feels too small for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
October 20, 2017
The familiar case of a short story stretched too thin in a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 25, 2018
It's what comes after that killing that leads into 70 additional minutes of horror and misfortune for the James family.
January 24, 2018
It may not be particularly original, but the details are well-realized, and the film moves along at a brisk pace. A minor King adaptation, perhaps, but a good one.
January 19, 2018
The slow building dread makes 1922 a movie experience that does its due diligence to fester, just like the body that resides at the center of Wilfred's shame.
October 30, 2017
The progressive mental wear suffered by the character is transformed into ruthless torture and... this gradualism becomes frightening... [Full review in Spanish]
October 20, 2017
... Wilfred's guilt becomes a literal infestation. In the hands of a lesser actor, he could have become a caricature, but Jane stains him, revealing his toxic masculinity and vulnerability.
December 28, 2017
Still, if you're in the mood for something quick and creepy, 1922 will do the trick. It'll haunt you in just the right way, and then fade away like a specter.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 21, 2017
1922 is a fascinating exploration of what guilt does to a man, fueled by a strong lead performance from Jane and compelling direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2017
Atmospheric and sparing, 1922 is one of King's subtle nightmares, but it packs a punch by inspecting the familiar terrors of masculine pride gone wrong and the sinking spiritual punishment of a man who chooses his own damnation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 21, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2017
Not much happens and much more could have been made of the rural Gothic atmosphere, but this tale of vengeance from beyond the grave is still strong enough to warrant a watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2017
Zak Hilditch - like Gerald's Game director Mike Flanagan - knows that, even with the pathos behind it, this is still a horror story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 18, 2017
Months from now, or maybe years, we'll probably look at Zak Hilditch's "1922" as the most essential Stephen King adaptation produced in 2017.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 22, 2017
...a rock solid, astute, effective and thematically rich piece of modern horror cinema...
October 19, 2017
There's an unshakable menace that lingers, a tale of guilt and regret that burrows its way under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 19, 2017
It's a solid, straightforward thriller that gets the job done without much fuss, and it lands somewhere in the upper-middle of all King movie adaptations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2017
Thomas Jane's dramatization of rage is haunting and shrewdly comical in its overt and ultimately moving über-manliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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