Stephen King returned to prominence in 2017 following the record-breaking success of Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of his bestselling novel IT, as well as a slew of other hits (and misses). We can forgive The Dark Tower and The Mist TV Series considering we were blessed with 1922 and Gerald’s Game, both of which premiered as Netflix Originals.
Gerald’s Game, specifically, was a powerful and nuanced creeper; a timely examination of gender politics and the long-term effects of assault. Though firmly grounded in reality, the film nonetheless ventures into the supernatural territory that’s King’s hallmark. Mike Flannagan, who previously directed the horror hits Oculus and Hush, continues his winning streak with Gerald’s Game.
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The most controversial part of the film is the Third Act conclusion which features lead actress Carla Gugino delivering a monolog as Jessie Burlingame. It details what happened in the years following the traumatic incident in the cabin and finally reveals the truth about the terrifying Moonlight Man.
Our friends at FoundFlix latest edition of Endings Explained is an engaging discussion and debriefing of Gerald’s Game. Even if you feel confident in your understanding of the film, the video includes compelling analysis and reveals some intriguing Easter Eggs you might have missed (specifically, connections to the other King-penned stories The Dark Tower and Delores Claiborne).
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: Ending Explained + Analysis for the Stephen King adaption GERALD’S GAME. Plus easter egg references to other of King’s works in the film.
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Official Synopsis: While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.
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