The Yellow WallPaper



When I was in elementary school I spent an insane amount of time in the school library.  At recess time, I would often ask permission to go to the library instead of playing outside. I worked my way through every book that looked even slightly interesting. Finally, I got to the box of un-shelved books that the librarian kept behind her desk. These were books that had been judged inappropriate for children; books that the school board didn't want us to read. Our librarian, being a librarian, could not bring herself to discard them, so stuffed them away in a corner out of site. 

Among those books was a collection of horror tales. The title of the book has long since vanished from my mind, as have all but one of the stories in it. The one that made a permanent imprint in my brain was The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. After reading it I could have slept were it not that I had bad dreams. 

This tale has been filmed in the past, with varying degrees of success. Now Alexandra Loreth and Kevin Pontuti are bringing a new version to the screen. 

The website  for the film gives this summary:

"Jane, a writer and young mother, is prescribed a rest treatment by her physician husband John, who takes her to a remote country estate for the summer. She becomes obsessed with the peculiar yellow wallpaper in the bedroom he has chosen for her. In her isolation, she secretly writes about a woman trapped in the wallpaper—that she must free."

That sounds right, but the real  excitement comes from the new trailer: