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‘Gerald’s Game’ Makeup Artist Shares Behind the Scenes Moonlight Man Makeup Pics

After watching director Mike Flanagan’s Gerald’s Game on Netflix back in September, I found myself unable to sleep comfortably. Visions of the “degloving” scene danced in my head, but more specifically, it was the evil “Moonlight Man” that kept me awake.

Played by “Twin Peaks” star Carel Struycken, the Moonlight Man appears nightly at the foot of the bed Jessie is shackled to, and he’s nothing short of pure nightmare fuel. In fact, I’d argue that the Moonlight Man is the downright scariest character in a horror movie this entire year.

Peeling back the curtain, makeup FX legend Robert Kurtzman just shared some behind the scenes shots from the Gerald’s Game set over on Facebook, highlighting the process that went into turning Struycken into a nightmarish movie monster.

In light of all the talk about the de-gloving in Gerald’s Game, I thought I would share a couple of my favorites of me with the Moonlight Man,” said Kurtzman. “Pleasure to work on Carel Struycken with this makeup. What a trooper! Had a great time working with all. Mike Flanagan (director), the amazing performances by Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood, along with the rest of the cast and great crew!

[Related] Why the Last 10 Minutes of ‘Gerald’s Game’ Elevate the Film to Greatness

Netflix films don’t come with special features, so it’s awesome to see these pics!



  • Brandon

    Hey John, heads up, the actor’s name is Carel Struycken, with an “e,” not Carl.

  • Simon Allen

    Geralds Game …..another movie the critics raved over and i found rather dull .

    • Hayden Koutras

      I mean, it’s all personal opinion at the end of the day and i respect yours completely, but i found it wonderful, a strong female protagonist with a tragic past to root for, a creepy antagonist and a very tense ride throughout the whole film. for a novel that King and many others once called “unfilmable”, the reception and film was pretty awesome.

      • Simon Allen

        Fair enough.

  • Necro

    Very cool! Very cool indeed!

  • SpacemanSpliffz

    the one thing i don’t get about this flick is how people think she made it out of that bed. she died in that room people!

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