Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his
“number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is
convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she
discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to
write a new “Misery” novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go
anywhere. The irate Annie writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.