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The Trailer for Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ is Cruel and Intense

The Trailer for Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ is Cruel and Intense

The year of Stephen King continues with the latest adaptation, Gerald’s Game, which hails from Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Hush director Mike Flanagan.

In the film, based on King’s 1992 novel, “A woman accidentally kills her husband after being handcuffed to a bed, leaving her unable to free herself. As time passes and she realizes that rescue is an all but hopeless thought, she begins to slip into insanity, the voices in her head manifesting into visions.”

Netflix just shared the trailer for the film arriving on the streaming service Friday, September 29. It boasts a potent performance by Carla Gugino, who finds herself trapped in a bed while her husband lay dead on the ground beneath her feet. It’s got a Misery-vibe, although the antagonist in this adaptation is the woman’s hallucinations. I found myself incredibly uncomfortable watching this trailer that’s not just intense but also quite cruel. It’s a unique survival tale that’s quite different from those that take place in the wilderness. This one looks like a winner.

Here’s what King recently tweeted after seeing a rough cut: “Horrifying, hypnotic, terrific. It’s gonna freak you out.“




  • I’m so down for this.

  • Cool!

  • Kyle Cole

    Looks amazing!!!

    • Necro

      You ever read the book Kyle?

      • Kyle Cole

        Yep. Only once though back when i was in college. Cant wait to see the movie!

        • Necro

          Yeah the book was great and with Flanagan doing it he should do it justice.

  • Pumpkin Witch

    Looks really cool! I’m so gonna watch this movie. I only thought the woman killed her husband. Would be a bit cooler that way… not just a random death.

    • Kev Weldon

      Why would she intentionally kill him while she’s handcuffed?

      • Matt Graupman

        In the book, she kicks him away, he cracks his head, and has a heart attack, so she was partially responsible for his death.

        • David Tucker

          It looked like she may have kicked him, they just edited it to look differently in the trailer. In one of the overhead shots she has her foot on his chest- although it might have just been him starting to keel over on her…

          • Matt Graupman

            Possibly. It’s hard to tell. I’m definitely watching this as soon as it drops on Netflix, though.

      • Pumpkin Witch

        He obviously was making her uncomfortable and demanded something from her that wasn’t consensual. That’s why it’d make more sense, if she killed him (at least accidentally). But maybe that’s the case and the trailer just doesn’t show it, as people here are suggesting.

  • Necro

    Fuck Yeah!!!! I’ve waited over 11 years for this and the time is almost here! Personally I’ve enjoyed every film by Flanagan and I’m glad he’s behind it.

  • David

    Anybody else reminded of 127 Hours?

  • MrX13

    Looks really good! Never read the story but I have time before the movie comes out

  • KnightOfTears

    Looking forward to this!!!

  • J Jett

    i really had no interest in this until i watched the trailer, but now…hell yes! it looks great! Carla Gugino is an excellent actress and is IMO very underrated. the situation her character finds herself in is terrifying to me. to be trapped like that (and with a loved one dead right there in the same room) is genuinely terrifying to me. i also flinched/yelped out loud at the scene where the dog/wolf(?) bites her leg. lol.

  • C3PO Cereal

    Is it going to have the corpse-eater in it?

    • David Tucker

      I hope so- that was one of the creepiest moments in the book- the feeling of a presence in the room with her only to find out at the end she was right…

  • Matt Graupman

    They said it was unfilmable but this looks perfect.

    • khail19

      yeah. never thought they’d do this one. Now somebody try Insomnia and Rose Madder!

  • Alex

    I’m not as hype on Mike Flanagan as most – thought Ouija and Hush were “eh” and hated Oculus – but am really curious to see how this plays out. The trailer’s already got the claustrophobic tension fluttering and I am excited for Carla Gugino. I hope this brings her some much-deserved attention.

  • silverfishimperitrix

    She should be way more unclothed.

  • HalesTales

    I’m pretty excited.

  • yolktok

    am I the only one that thinks this looks corny?

    • J Jett

      yeah, i think you are. 🙂

  • Dennis Chenier

    This was the first Stephen King book I ever read and am so excited to see how it turns out.

    • laurinq

      mine too!

  • Iaminky

    Except that she didn’t accidentally kill him…

    • King Warbeast

      She didn’t mean for him to die, she just kicked him in the gut trying to get him to stop and he had a heart attack.

  • This looks so freakin’ good and Gugino is a babe

  • khail19

    I know it ain’t gonna happen, but KATHY BATES AS DOLORES CLAIBORNE!!!

    • The Fucked Up

      Come on man didn’t you see the sign at the entrance? Don’t feed the trolls

  • dgrayson007

    I’m in!

  • Looks as lame as most of Flanagan’s other movies.

  • Dennis Giles

    Dolores C book did mention a “scene” with a well ??
    Been a long time since I read that book ..Gerald’s Game was a good read.

  • Darkhearst

    I’m definitely gonna check this out. I read a hundred or two pages as a kid, but I was really bad at finishing books back then, so I don’t know how it ends!

  • Bluegrasslass

    I love Mike Flanagan’s work. It looks like he actually read the book, unlike a lot of King’s adapters.

  • thecap38 .

    Terrible looking!!!.

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