Stephen King is promoting his latest thriller film A Good Marriage, based on his 2010 novella of the same title, with leading lady Joan Allen (The Bourne Legacy, The Notebook, Nixon). After 25 years of a good marriage, Allen’s character Darcy discovers her accountant husband Bob (Anthony LaPaglia) has been hiding a sinister secret. Without giving away too much: it includes sadomasochistic photographs of women and children and a series of murders. Compared to A Good Marriage, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl book and soon-to-be-released film starring Ben Affleck looks like a walk through the park.
During a pre-Halloween interview with People, Stephen King – the king of horror – was asked what scares him the most (answer: spiders). The scariest film he’s ever seen is The Blair Witch Project. And the scariest book he’s read not written by him is 1984. He mentions the terrifying rats at the end. A Good Marriage, which does not include spiders or rats, opens October 3 on VOD and in theaters.