A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers
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Mercy Movie Trailer in HD – 2014
The original story by King dealt with a little boy forced to stay with his senile old grandmother while his mother went to visit his older brother in the hospital. The boy, George, is terrified of Gramma. Everyone in the family is terrified of Gramma. She’s prone to violent episodes and the mother is nervous about leaving the boy alone with her, but it will only be for a few hours so she figures it will be fine. Of course, Gramma dies while George is supposed to be looking after her, and it’s scary enough in terms with a kid having to take the responsibility of handling a death. But then Gramma wakes up and starts calling for him.
The movie takes a few liberties, naturally, as the short story is more of an extended scene than anything else. The core of the story is still intact, but most everything else is different. This time, the mother and the son are the only two people who actually like their grandmother (the titular Mercy) while everyone else in the family is terrified of her. This time, George is much older (and is played by Chandler Riggs, best known as Carl on The Walking Dead) which takes some of the inherent scare factor out, but he does a good job with the material he is given. George goes with his family to take Mercy out of the retirement home and move her back into her house where they can begin to take care of her. There are some alarming incidents right off the bat, mostly Mercy talking and mumbling things that sound vaguely like Satanic prayers. These aren’t too much of a concern, apparently, as long as Gramma’s still taking her meds. At his uncle’s behest, George waters down her medicine and that’s when Gramma starts to get her strength back. And naturally everyone suffers for it.
Mercy is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written by Matt Greenberg and directed by Peter Cornwell and is loosely based on the short story, “Gramma”, by Stephen King.It was produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions banner and McG. The film was released on October 7, 2014, straight to video by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.