The Woman in the Room (Stephen King's The Woman in the Room) (1983)
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Frank Darabont's first short film was also one of the first "Dollar Baby" shorts, in which author Stephen King would sell the film rights to a film student to adapt one of his short stories for the price of $1. Darabont is possibly the biggest success story to come from this, as he has gone on to make three major films based on King's work, all three are pretty great as well. This short is decent, you can see a bit of talent hidden in there, even if the end results aren't terribly exciting. Interesting for anyone who wants to see the earliest work of Darabont.
The film is not very popular among King's screenings. The author said that it is based on his personal experience that took place with his mother. So the tragedy of cancer illness is that the death comes slowly and there is much pain inside the patient. The main character decided to release his mother's constant cancer pain by giving her poison in order she stopped suffering. Later on the horror of murder follows him in his nightmares. He is haunted by his dead mother spirit . Well, not for entertainment at all. Serious and hard to see life story. Another necro realism masterpiece. I would not recommend this for people with strong imaginative nature, as it gives serious thoughts , not those modern day computer effects and funny Gothic monsters.
Flat, boring, and completely lacking in invention or story. It's literally nothing more than a man giving his mother an overdose of pills. Seriously, that's it. No plot, no tension, no character, no point! A "Dateline" special about assisted suicide is just as entertaining.
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