After the huge success of the film adaption “It”, there is actually another Stephen King film adaption to be released, more than ready to steal ‘It’s’ thunder.
Directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Carla Gugino, Gerald’s Game is based on King’s popular novel about a couple who visit a secluded cabin in the woods in an attempt to spice up their marriage. This is the trailer:
It is available for streaming from today on Netflix and we all know what you will be doing this weekend. The film is earning better reviews than “It” which is now the highest grossing horror film in America. According to reviews, Gerarld’s Game is a must watch!
In the movie, Gerald and his wife Jessie go on holiday to a lake house in a bid to rekindle the flames of their marriage. During a sex game, Gerarld suffers a heart attack while his wife is handcuffed to the bed. Jessie starts to panic and fights to escape.
The more time she spends handcuffed, she begins to hallucinate and hear voices in her head and questions whether these visions are real or not. This is definitely something you have to see.
With a rating of 90 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and 77 per cent on Metacritic, Gerald’s Game is beating It. Andy Muschietti’s new take on the classic King novel It currently has 85 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and 70 per cent on Metacritic.
They are very different films and the ratings can change anytime.
Den of Geek gave the film four stars saying:
“Gerald’s Game is a brazen thriller filled with narrative audacity and a ‘locked room’ setup almost unheard of from studio chillers.
“For audiences who are willing to study with such detail the shadings of an enigmatic portrait, it is a worthwhile match between a woman, her mental demons and even perhaps some real ones.
“And all things considered, this might just be the one that you find tied to your mind when the lights (or spark) go out.”
IGN also praised the film saying:
“Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood are as superb as they have ever been, relishing in the opportunity to ask and answer all the big and little questions about Jessie, within the confines of an exquisite, simple, tortuously suspenseful thriller.
“The film glides from chilling to cheeky almost effortlessly, earning its dramatic revelations.
“Even when Gerald’s Game seems to go off the rails for a few scenes, right towards the end, we discover that this was all part of a greater design.”
— The Verge (@verge) September 26, 2017
Gerald’s Game from @flanaganfilm is Netflix’s best film! SEE IT!!
— Pedro Afonso (@AfonsoPedro96) September 29, 2017
Whoa, just saw GERALD’S GAME on #netflix. What an intense movie experience! I think it’ll go down as one of the finest King adaptations.
— Mateo Samora (@king_complex) September 29, 2017
Forget about It, stream Gerald’s Game instead,…or just watch both!