Unlike its countless characters, horror films will never die. No matter what the trends are or what time of day it is, people still flock to see horror movies. Though it sounds like an unusual choice, many see horror films to escape. For one to two hours, viewers get drawn into a worst-case scenario that’s heightened and stylized to take them on a rollercoaster ride of emotions consisting of mostly terror. At the end of the ride, viewers are brought back to their everyday lives, except that’s not always the case. There are a number of great horror films that are so terrifying and intense that take viewers on a much darker ride, leaving them feeling uneasy even after the film is over.
“Misery” (1990) is one of these great horror films that is based on a Stephen King novel of the same name. After saving famed novelist Paul Sheldon from a car crash, his number one fan Annie Wilkes, played by Kathy Bates, rescues him, bringing him back to health while holding him captive, forcing him to write a new novel. When Annie is not happy with Paul’s new manuscript, she lashes out by physically harming him and locking him in his room. Although not a true story, the scenario is very true, as famous people encounter super fans on a daily basis.