Featuring shades of Edgar Allen Poe's ["A Tell-tale Heart" and] "The Black Cat", 1922, with a Bonny and Clyde sub-plot, based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, centers on simple but proud farmer, Wilfred James, who, with the reluctant help of his teenage son, murders his wife to gain ownership of her inherited land. Shortly after, however, strange and supernatural occurrences begin to plague both James and his farm. Is it just simple bad luck, or is it the work of something much more sinister?
Did You Know?
There is a Hemingford, Nebraska (in the northwest corner of the state) which some residents claim it to be the town mentioned in The Stand and 1922. Based on the description from the novella, Hemingford Home is likely somewhere on an arc between Norfolk and Weeping Water, in the southeast of the state. See more
Several times the abbreviation NE is used for Nebraska. The 2-letter abbreviations didn't start until 1987. In 1922, the abbreviation for Nebraska would have been Neb or Nebr. See more
To whom it may concern. My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession. The issue that led to my crime and damnation was 100 acres of good land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska, willed to my wife, Arlette Christina Winters James, following the death of her father. It was much my intention to add her 100 to our 80-acre freehold farm, as it was to someday pass it all on to my boy, Henry Freeman James, and to his thereafter.