This past year has definitely been Stephen King’s year. With IT currently raking in positive reviews and The Dark Tower premiering last July, it definitely comes in three as Netflix finally dropped another King novel turned into film with Gerald’s Game.
Set to premiere on September 29 exclusively on the popular streaming app, Gerald’s Game was one of those novels often pegged unable to ever be translated into film with its heavy psychological themes. Mike Flanagan, the man who gave the world films such as Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil, however took on the challenge and the rest as they say, is history.
Gerald’s Game narrates the eerie and disturbing tale of Jessie Burlingame and her husband Gerald who set off to their secluded cabin for some much needed alone time (iykwim) only to have a kinky sex game go wrong and leave Gerald dead with Jessie handcuffed to a bed and without anyone to help her.
From there, Jessie is haunted by her dark past and finds herself facing demons that make her question her sense of reality.
I know what it sounds, the sex games bit seems kind of off but check out the trailer and well, I think you’ll start thinking otherwise with how Flanagan managed to interlace all the right bits of suspense and horror into this first trailer.