Gerald’s Game is an American Psychological horror thriller directed , written and edited by Mike Flanagan. The film is based on the 1992 published novel Gerald’s Game by Stephen King who is also known for psychological horror thriller novers – one of the superhit adaptation is The Shining.
Gerald’s Game was released on September 29, 2017 on Netflix and had it’s world primiere at BFI Southbank on September 19, 2017. The film is a must watch for people who like psychological thriller and horror movies , it also comes as a woman centered film.
- Overall : 9 /10
- Bananas for acting : 9/10
- Bananas for Direction : 8/10
- Bananas for Story : 8/10
- Bananas for Screenplay & Cinematography : 8/10
- Bananas for Music : 8/10
- Bananas for Hype : 7/10
- Bananas for Commercial Performance : 8/10
Gerald’s Game has a direction that keeps you binded to each and every scene and you can’t escape it because you want to feel the next thing coming. With Carla Gugino as Jesse Burlingame tied to handcuffs as a result of her husband’s sexual games, we start thinking what we would have done if we had been in her place. The film is a must watch and is counted among one of the best psycho thrillers out there!
Gerald’s Game follows the struggle of Jesse as she goes on a small vacation in an isolated house far away from any human occurrence. They plan to spice up their love life playing a sexual game in which Jesse is handcuffed while her husband dies due to a sudden heart attack in between a small fight. Jesse is now left handcuffed to suffer through the horrors of the darkness at the night and the place. She sees a moonlight man every night who comes to take her like a devil which symbolises all her life , she only met those moonlight men whether it was her assaulting father or the husband who never used to like her.
Carla Gugino’s performance in Gerald’s Game is amazingly praiseworthy along with Bruce Greenwood as Gerald Burlingame. Both the actors have done a great job. Carla is present 95% of the screentime present in the movie.
The great screenplay is written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard. The cinematography is performed by Michael Fimognari who did a pretty intense job making each and every scene come with a goosebump. Music is provided by the Newton Brothers which feels throughout the pains of Jesse that she has gone through.