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Stephen King Has Seen Netflix’s ‘Gerald’s Game’; “Horrifying” and “Terrific”

While we wait for this year’s big screen adaptations of Stephen King’s It and The Dark Tower, let’s not forget that Netflix is hard at work on an adaptation of King’s Gerald’s Game. Tentatively set to hit the streaming service sometime this year, the feature adaptation is being directed by Mike Flanagan (Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil), and King himself just saw a rough cut!

What did he think, you ask? King tweeted over the weekend:

Saw a rough cut of Mike Flanagan’s GERALD’S GAME yesterday. Horrifying, hypnotic, terrific. It’s gonna freak you out.

In the Netflix film, based on the 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.”

Flanagan and Jeff Howard adapted the novel.

The cast includes Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, and Kate Siegel.


44 Comments
  • zombie84_41

    sounds ok we’ll see how it turns out.

  • The Drucifer

    That book fucked me up! I have a lot of faith Flanagan and company will do this justice.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Flanagan cannot be stopped. Shame he didn’t ended getting the job for Halloween. Maybe he didn’t interest? I don’t know. But he definitely should have been the man.

    • I’m sure that Mike Flanagan was as highly interested as Adam Wingard was in yearning for that job,but is upset about not getting the gig yet he’s taking the high road in saying positive things about Jason Blum’s and John Carpenter’s involvement in the film and stating that the film will be spectacular. I just hope that Netflix gets a DVD/Blu Ray division going just for everyone that diesn’t have access to Netflix gets to be able to see both HUSH and GERARD’S GAME(and all of Netflix’s other goodies).

      • Ocelot006 .

        Yeah where the hell is the Hush Blu-Ray? The movie is nearly a year old. Netflix are quite the cunts on this front.

  • Aaron Johnson

    I remember vividly actually screaming on one part of that book. I have never looked at yellow mustard the same either. Never thought it could possibly be a movie for obvious reasons. We shall see. Frankly, I don’t know if I want to go through that experience again. Just like “The Long Walk”. I will never watch a movie based on that.

    • baronterror

      Agreed about “The Long Walk”. I absolutely loved that story, and was scarred by it. As young as I was it just left a mark. I remember when Hunger Games came out I thought of “The Long Walk”. I can only imagine if someone tried to make that a movie.

      • Justin McGill

        I’d say a mini series and if Gerald’s Game works out..I think we may have a good template to lay out over several hour long episodes..

      • TLW would be a terrible movie, but it was a crazy-good story. I think of it often, as I run half-marathons… it’s creepy.

    • David Marvin

      I’ve re-read The Long Walk quite a few times.
      More than any other King book.
      Which is funny because Ray’s girlfriend Jan hates when he re-reads books.

  • Carlton Fisher

    I’ve only read the book once–back when it first came out–and I still remember it vividly, which can’t be said of a great deal of other writing (including some of King’s other books, even). It’s premise that never should have worked as well as it did for an entire novel–but King nailed it in every way. It’s going to be a difficult book to adapt to a movie, but I hope they do it well. On the plus side, King hasn’t typically been one to mince words when he has been unhappy with an adaptation of his work, so his endorsement of it is promising.

  • J Jett

    does the fucking add for CURE FOR WELLNESS have to take up half the fucking page? it’s obnoxious.

    • Evan3

      It’s got you talking about Cure for Wellness, doesn’t it? I’d say the ad worked like gangbusters.

      • Jeff Rittenour

        yeah gangbusters. If the guy is fed up enough to hate this site and that movie and not come back here ever. Yeah, that’s gangbusters alright. Idiot.

        • Evan3

          Don’t be so hard on yourself. I’m sure you’re not an idiot.

    • KaseyJones

      Adblock for Chrome is a marvelous thing! I can’t even see the ad of which you are speaking. 🙂

      • Meisha’s Taint

        We shouldn’t have to use that to read an article

        • KaseyJones

          Do you think that website content should be free? Why do you think that people write articles to entertain you with at all? They do it because they get paid. That money to pay them comes from ads. The ads may be annoying and take up large portions of the page, but it costs money to bring content to the consumer. Im sure you have a job, and you expect to be paid for doing that job. This is how content providers get paid. If you don’t want to deal with the ads then you will have to install an adblocker.

      • Jeff Rittenour

        Ublock is better.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      The ads on this site are getting out of control. I’m just about fed up with Bloody disgusting

  • J Jett

    no offense to Mr. King but it’s really impossible to take his opinions seriously anymore. he also thought every season of UNDER THE DOME was excellent and we all know how that show turned out to be especially seasons 2 & 3).

    • KaseyJones

      It’s a matter of personal taste. I enjoyed the show, though had never read the books. Conversely, I love his novel “Cell”, but I thought the movie was awful. However, many other people thought Cell the movie was great.

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      • Jeff Rittenour

        no it’s a matter of money – he likes it. Don’t be so naive.

    • Evan3

      That show got worse after Season 1? Is that even possible?

  • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

    Could be the best movie ever if it stays faithful to the book… that is, if Carla Gugino is naked for most of it. -pervmode

    But seriously, it is one of my favorite books all-time… better not mess it up like they usually do.

    • Tom Williams

      It’s being made into a TV show, not a film. Not sure how that’s going to work exactly, I think it would make a better film than TV series myself.

      • Kram Maniak

        But with a format like Netflix,they have more room to do what they want without having to worry about movie studious butting in the production.

      • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

        You sure on that? Says film here, listed as one on imdb. I thought people were just assuming, preproduction, that it was a series since it was Netflix… but lately they’ve been makin movies too.

        I don’t see how a show format would work… a mini-series maybe. Not enough content for many episodes unless they go way off the rails.

    • Evan3

      *activates pervmode* I am now ready for this movie.

  • Mike tantatelli

    This was the first King book I ever read. Great book. Really fuckin creepy I thought. It made me a fan of King and I read a bunch more of his books because I liked this one so much. I always thought it would make a cool movie and doesn’t/shouldn’t require a huge budget.

  • joewaters

    12 audio cassettes!!! thank goth times have changed

  • Michael Votta

    I sent Gerald’s Game to him to sign it for a present for my wife’s birthday. He gladly obliged.

  • Carla Davis

    Can’t wait!

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Wow that sounds brutal. Count me in

    Dear Netflix, I subscribe as long as there is horror related content to watch. Once I’ve seen it all I stop paying. I can’t be the only one like this please go crazy with the horror content I will shell out $ all day, every day if you provide me with more good stuff like this! THANKS!

  • Jeff Rittenour

    Hope this is good – IT looks fucking ridiculous. Tim Curry’s PW would kick the shit out of that faggy looking laughable clown. When I saw the new PW I laughed, and I laughed and I laughed. Bitch ass clown.

    • turk

      Gay slurs in 2017? My, aren’t you the timely bigot.

      • Antagonis

        Just go feed the horse, I bet your armor needs a polish aswell.

        • turk

          Or you could grow the hell up and stop trying to hide your own insecurities and self-hatred by denigrating anyone you fear might expose your hidden desires.

          • Antagonis

            That’s alot of assumtions, good for you, I see I’ve rattled your cage, do you fear I’m going to expose *your* hidden desires?

          • turk

            Are you asking me out? But here we go again with you assuming calling someone homosexual is a derogatory. In 2017.

      • DarkMonk

        Thanks for the virtue signaling. Call the PC Police, snowflake.
        (Real gay people aren’t nearly as sensitive as the non-gay lefties who supposedly support them.)

        • turk

          Project much? You voted for a guy who told you be afraid of everything and everyone who might be “different. Cowardice doesn’t even begin to cover it. You pants-wetting righties are a joke with your tough guy antics and your sad little “snowflake” meme.

  • Christopher Bishop

    I just read this one recently… found it both deeply disturbing and intense. So glad they aren’t making a two hour version for the theaters with an R- rating. I would love to see this as a four hour mini series.

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