For anyone who ever had doubts about Stephen King and his ability to f**k with our minds with novels in various genres like horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science-fiction and fantasy; the 2017 release, ‘It’, cleared all those doubts. His evil clown tale narrates the ordeal of some kids who put up a fight against a clown with a history of murder and violence in a small town in Maine. Although Andrés Muschietti’s directorial venture is yet to hit the theatres, it has already kept us on edge with the eerily exceptional performances. Having said that, while ‘It’ has raised the bar for thriller movies really high, Stephen King’s talents knows no bounds and the upcoming Netflix original ‘Gerald’s Game’ is proof of the same. The film is based on Stephen King’s 1992 novel of the same name.
There are some stories that lose their essence when turned into a movie, but some stories become eternal once adapted into a movie and by the looks of the trailer, ‘Gerald’s Game’ has the potential to be that movie. The trailer starts on a fun note where a couple is trying to spice up their sex life, in a remote cabin, while on their romantic trip. To take things to the next level, Gerald handcuffs his wife Jessie and while she is handcuffed to the bed, she accidentally kills Gerald, leaving her with her no means of escape. With no one around, Jessie is left with nothing but to listen to her own voice and depend on some weird and painful memories to stay alive. Things turn scary when a hungry stray dog starts wandering the vicinity and tries to attack her. How she lets her inner voice take centre-stage to get out of this situation weaves the rest of the movie.
Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood both look highly promising as Jessie and Gerald. The movie is being directed by Mike Flanagan who has given us horror gems like ‘Oculus’, ‘Hush’ and ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’. While we loved reading the novel, the movie adaptation is bringing some much-needed life to the characters and we must say that so far, we are truly impressed by the trailer. This Netflix original is slated to release on September 29th.