Experimentation goes horribly wrong in Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game trailer

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

While sexual experimentation can be a healthy, therapeutic, and invigorating exercise, it remains imperative that all participating parties give their consent before engaging in any foreign practices. In the forthcoming Netflix film GERALD'S GAME based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, a couple is about to discover that trying new things could prove deadly to not just their relationship but their lives as well.

Directed and adapted for the screen by Mike Flanagan, GERALD'S GAME finds Jessie Burlingame (Carla Gugino) and her husband, Gerald Burlingame (Bruce Greenwood), looking to spice up their marriage with a little role play while visiting a remote location. After handcuffing his wife to the bed, Gerald dies of a heart attack, leaving Jessie stranded without anyone within earshot to help rescue her. As the hours tick by, Jessie is forced to contend with threats such as hunger, thirst and insanity as she tries her damnedest to make an escape.

Wow! So it's just Stephen King all the time now, huh? I remember reading Gerald's Game way back in the day, and being mightily disturbed by Jessie's harrowing tale of survival. For me, the trailer looks to be capturing the vibe of the book quite well, which has me hoping that this will be (at the very least) a semi-faithful adaptation of the source material. Obviously, some things about the story are bound to change, though personally, I think that's part of the fun of seeing a novel adapted for the big or small screen. I don't know about you, but I'm game.

GERALD'S GAME will invite you to play along when the film hits Netflix on September 29th

Source: JoBlo

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.