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Stephen King calls Mike Flanagan's GERALD'S GAME horrifying & hypnotic

02.13.2017by: Mike Sprague

Director Mike Flanagan hit us with a horror-flick two-punch last year with the terrifically terrifying Netflix original HUSH and the better than it had any right to be sequel OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

Turns out Flanagan and Netflix had such a good working relationship on HUSH that the streaming service gave the greenlight to Flanagan's passion project, an adaptation of Stephen King's "unfilmable novel" GERALD'S GAME.

The master of horror himself Stephen King recently caught a rough cut of the film, and took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the film, which he calls "Horrifying, hypnotic, terrific. It's gonna freak you out."

Hell yeah. 

Here is a synopsis of GERALD'S GAME for those not familiar:

When a harmless sex game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house. Among those she confronts are ghosts from her past and a vicious dog

I became a big Mike Flanagan fan after seeing ABSENTIA back in the day and my love for the man's skills behind the camera has only grown in the years since. I've been a huge King fan since, well, since I can remember. The combination of the two has me nothing but bursting at the seams for a reviewing of GERALD'S GAME.

Plus, you know, the film stars Carla Gugino. So there's that draw as well...

Extra Tidbit: "The Space Cowboy" in GERALD'S GAME is named after the Steve Miller song, "The Joker"
Source: Twitter

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