12 Facts About Annie Wilkes


Annie Wilkes is the main antagonist in the 1987 novel Misery, by Stephen King.

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Annie Wilkes has studied psychological disorders as part of his research for the Misery series, and suspects early on that Wilkes is mentally unstable.

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Annie Wilkes is furious when she discovers Sheldon killed off Misery at the end of his latest novel.

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Annie Wilkes tells him she has not called a hospital or told anybody about him and makes a veiled threat on his life.

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Annie Wilkes holds him captive in her home and subjects him to a series of physical and psychological tortures.

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On one of his trips out of his room, Sheldon finds Annie Wilkes' old scrapbook and learns from the newspaper clippings inside that she is a serial killer whose spree dates back to her childhood in Bakersfield.

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Annie Wilkes was tried for their deaths, but acquitted due to lack of evidence.

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Annie Wilkes then says they should "celebrate" the new novel in a murder–suicide.

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Annie Wilkes believes her profile is typical of people who stalk celebrities, although she more accurately depicts borderline personality disorder, often confused for bipolar disorder.

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Annie Wilkes is mentioned in Kim Newman's novella, The Other Side of Midnight.

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In one of them, Annie Wilkes is played by Mari Turunen and in another, by Henna Haverinen.

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Version of a young Annie Wilkes appears in the TV series Castle Rock, and is portrayed by Lizzy Caplan.

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