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.“