Stephen King’s properties are getting a serious kickstart again back into the film and TV these days and early buzz for IT is very promising. As someone who first read King’s The Stand in grade 4, I’m super thrilled about this. Gerald’s game, though not my favorite story from the horror master, it was one I did enjoy and seeing that Netflix is giving it it’s own film on the service is exciting. Just from the trailer I can see that they kept quite true to the source material and I’m looking forward to watching it on September 29. Check out the trailer below:
Directed by Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hush, Oculus), the long-awaited adaptation stars Carla Gugino (The Space Between Us, San Andreas, Watchmen) and Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Star Trek) as Jessie and Gerald, respectively. The film also features Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial), Carel Struycken (Twin Peaks) Chiara Aurelia (Big Sky) and Kate Siegel (Hush).
Gerald’s Game follows Gerald and Jessie Burlingame, who have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. Still handcuffed, she is trapped and alone. Painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the voices that populate her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom.