News Review: Gerald’s Game is One of the Best Stephen King Adaptions Ever Made Published 1 year ago on January 12, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet When Jessie and her husband Gerald spend a romantic weekend in an isolated lake house a sex game goes awry. Gerald dies of a heart attack after handcuffing Jessie to their bed. She’s forced to survive dehydration, a hungry dog and the tricks her own mind begins to play on her. It’s one of the best Stephen King adaptions ever made. The cast, particularly leads Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood give exceptional performances as the unlucky couple. “Twin Peaks” and Addams Family star Carel Struycken is also fantastic as the “Moonlight Man”, a vision entity that appears to represent Death but is later revealed to have an even more sinister purpose. The film is a mix of 2010’s Buried and King’s other brilliant work Dolores Claiborne. While contemplating her impending death Jessie has flashbacks to her abusive childhood, choosing to spend her remaining time alive coming to terms with the unresolved horrors in her life. Fans of King will recognise his usual tropes of fragmented, unreliable memory, monstrous father figures and antagonistic canines. The visuals are gorgeous, especially in the third act. The story goes in wonderfully unexpected directions. In particular the creepy shocker of an ending elevates the film, making it one of 2017’s best horrors. At it’s heart the film is a story of feminine courage, surviving past traumas and facing death. It manages to be uplifting, extremely tense, grisly, nightmarish and full of dread without ever feeling like a jumbled mess tone wise. Everyone behind and in front of the camera deserves praise for this movie. It left me feeling emotionally moved while also compelling me to turn all the lights on. Related Topics: Up Next Jason Blum Wants to Bring Jason Voorhees Back in a New ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot! Don't Miss “Expendables of Horror” film ‘Death House’ Comes to Theaters in Multiple Cities This February Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News15 hours ago ‘Child’s Play’ Receives an R-Rating; Producer Seth Grahame-Smith Says it’s Intense and Gory News17 hours ago Sony’s New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie Targets 2020 Release Date News2 days ago Don Shanks Talks Lost SWAT Team Massacre from ‘Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers’ News2 days ago [Trailer] Hear Chucky Speak in Lars Klevberg’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake News3 days ago Akela Cooper Attached to Write ‘The Nun’ Sequel for New Line Cinema News4 weeks ago Metallica’s Kirk Hammett — Guest Curator for Shudder News3 weeks ago Halloween Movies Digs Deep and Finds the Long Lost “Dr. Death” Opening to ‘Halloween 5’! News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares a Pissed Off Shot of Baby in ‘Three From Hell’ News2 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Might Be Ready for Another ‘Halloween’ and Wants Micheal Myers to Return News4 weeks ago Blumhouse Productions is Producing ‘The Craft’ Reboot, Shooting This July! News2 days ago [Trailer] Hear Chucky Speak in Lars Klevberg’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Video Games4 days ago [Video] We Play and Review Indie Horror Game ‘The Padre’ from Shotgun With Glitters News5 days ago [Trailer] Memorial Documentary on Jason Voorhees Actor Steve Dash to Debut on YouTube News1 week ago [Trailer] ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Documentary Explores Alvin Schwartz’ Book Series News2 weeks ago [Trailer] Carl Lindbergh’s Original ‘Bunnyman’ is Getting a Grindhouse Edition Director’s Cut Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!