She's your number one fan. Annie Wilkes is horrifying because she is psychotic but she is a nurse - she can keep you alive for a looooong time in total agony. When she hobbled James Caan's character, Paul, the entire theater begged her to reconsider before screaming along with Paul. Not too many horror villains can make that happen.
Misery (1990) R 107 minutes Former nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) saves her idol, romance novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan), after he crashes his car during a blizzard. But when she learns he plans to kill off her heroine in his next volume, Annie morphs from nurturing caregiver to sadistic jailer. Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall