News Review: Gerald’s Game is One of the Best Stephen King Adaptions Ever Made Published 9 months 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 Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News12 hours ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News13 hours ago Dakota Johnson Gives Her Soul to the Dance in New ‘Suspiria’ Clip News15 hours ago Mezco Toyz Releasing New 15″ Mega Scale Talking Pennywise ‘IT’ Figure News2 days ago Featurette Tells the Story of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” News3 days ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!