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Joining the gold rush of Stephen King adaptations is “1922,” with writer/director Zak Hilditch taking inspiration from 2010 novella from the famous horror author. It’s been a big autumn for King, who dominated multiplexes with “It,” and raised anxiety levels with “Gerald’s Game,” and “1922” is another striking creative success, respecting the source material’s macabre interests and Edgar Allan Poe tribute, while offering a sharply visual endeavor that communicates terror superbly. Hilditch has some difficulty turning a 131-page story into a 100-minute movie, but he’s mostly successful when it comes to locating gruesome highlights and maintaining a haunting viewing experience, managing a dark tale of murder and expanding guilt with style and care for King’s wicked interests in the corrosion of soul and the blurring of reality.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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