A Good Marriage (2014) - Trailer
Cast: Stephen Lang, Cara Buono, Kristen Connolly, Susan Blommaert, Doris McCarthy, Nancy Ellen Shore, Joshua Pickel, Anthony LaPaglia, Roe Hartrampf, Robert Hogan, Brian Patrick Murphy, Mina Sundwall, Kris Lundberg, Pun Bandhu, Sean Dugan
Director(s): Peter Askin
Stephen King"s A Good Marriage (2014) hits movie theaters and iTunes this October 3, 2014 from director Peter Askin. This movie reminds me of HBO"s Dexter the serial killer through the eyes of his wife. I am not sure how to call this movie yet but I will give it a chance. Starring in A Good Marriage are Kristen Connolly, Joan Allen and Stephen Lang.
Synopsis: When her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.
Stephen Kings Inspiration for the story
This story came to my mind after reading an article about Dennis Rader, the infamous BTK (bind, torture, and kill) murderer who took the lives of ten people–mostly women, but two of his victimes were children–over a period of roughly sixteen years. In many cases, he mailed pieces of his victims’ identification to the police. Paula Rader was married to this monster for thirty-four years, and many in the Wichita area, where Rader claimed his victims, refuse to believe that she could live with him and not know what he was doing. I did believe–I do believe–and I wrote this story to explore what might happen in such a case if the wife suddenly found out about her husband’s awful hobby. I also wrote it to explore the idea that it’s impossible to fully know anyone, even those we love the most.
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