Sunday, January 29, 2017

Misery - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Misery, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

First here's the original teaser:

Here's the first trailer:

While we couldn't find the trailer using "Little Drummer Boy" we mentioned in the episode, we weren't the only ones who remembered it. Here, Youtube creator Wheelsofterror has attempted to reconstruct that trailer:

Of course, Kathy Bates won the Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes. Here's the moment from the 1991 Academy Awards:

Bates would play the character one more time many years later for a DirecTV ad:

Not long ago, a viral video hit showing a woman going nuts on a bookstore employee (don't worry, he was in on it) over their lack of Paul Sheldon novels. The video turned out to be a promotional stunt for a local stage adaptation of Misery. From the looks of it they cast their Annie Wilkes well:

We mentioned the newest Broadway adaptation of the story with Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. Here's a behind-the-scene peek at that production:

And here's Stephen King visiting Willis and Metcalf backstage:

Finally, we mentioned the faux Misery's Return cover featuring King himself. Take a peek:

Thanks for listening!


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers the Little Drummer Boy trailer. I've been looking for that for forever!

    1. Me too! I really thought someone would have posted it somewhere. I'm hoping now that Scream Factory is releasing a blu-ray for Misery they'll include that in the extras.