Gerald’s Game is psychological horror movie released on Netflix recently. It is based on a story of the same name by Stephen King. I’ve never read the story but my brother told me that I just had to watch the movie because it was so good, so I did. Did I think it was amazing? Read my thoughts after the plot to find out.
Gerald and Jessie Burlingame are going on a romantic weekend trip to try to save their marriage and rekindle their sex life. Soon after arriving at their isolated lake house, Gerald handcuffs Jessie to the bed and tries to act out a rape fantasy. However, Jessie is outraged and disgusted. She demands that he unlock her handcuffs but he refuses leading to an argument. During the argument Gerald has a heart attack and dies, leaving Jessie handcuffed to the bed with the key out of reach. After a few hours Jessie begins to hallucinate. She sees herself, Gerald and has flashbacks of the past. These hallucinations help her figure out how to escape. It won’t be easy and will be quite bloody but wouldn’t you do whatever it took to survive?
I’m going to be honest when I say this movie bored me to tears. I think it’s a good story and that I would enjoy reading it but I did not enjoy watching it. There were a few moments that were suspenseful and shocking but it’s mainly just Jessie on a bed talking to herself and remembering her painful past. If slow paced psychological horror really freaks you out then you’ll love this but I need a bit more action to be entertained.
If you’ve seen this movie, let me know what you thought about it. Different opinions are always welcome. Thanks for reading and have a great day!