Cinema: Misery

Gruesome! Psychotic! But oh so literary! Based on a Stephen King novel and featuring a writer as hero, Misery is a rather scary take on our age of obsessive fandom. Kathy Bates swept up the Best Actress Oscar for her stand-out performance. 

Among other things, Misery emerges as a great picture of fan obsession, and of that curious mix of hero-worship and hero-bashing personified in supermarket tabloids and trash TV. Tulsa World

It's Kathy Bates' Oscar-winning turn as a smiling psychopath that still provides the film's cold, cold heart and makes for one of cinema's greatest, friendliest, monsters. Total Film