I’m Your Number One Fan: ‘Misery’ and Toxic Fandom

By Brian Keiper

John Boyega as Finn and Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (2017).
Novel (1985) and film (1990) versions of Stephen King’s ‘Misery.’
Author Stephen King inside his home office in 1982.
Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes and James Caan as Paul Sheldon in ‘Misery’ (1990).
Top row: ‘Ghostbusters: Answer the Call’ (2016), director Paul Feig, ‘A Simple Favor’ (2018). Middle row: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ (2018), directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018). Bottom row: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (2017), director Rian Johnson, ‘Knives Out’ (2019).

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