Gerald's Game is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller drama film directed by Mike Flanagan.

Official trailers

Netflix on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 released the trailer:
Gerald's Game | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Jessie and Gerald arrive at an isolated lake house in Fairhope, Alabama, for some time away. While Gerald takes Viagra, Jessie feeds a stray dog outside, but when re-entering the house leaves the door ajar. Jessie changes into a new slip, placing the tag on a shelf above the bed, and practices sexy poses. Gerald takes a second Viagra and leaves his glass of water on the same shelf. He restrains Jessie with one handcuff on each wrist locked to the bedposts; she seems a bit surprised by this, but goes along. He begins to enact a stranger rape fantasy, telling her to scream for help, knowing no one will hear. She half-heartedly plays along but soon becomes uncomfortable, telling him to stop and uncuff her; he replies, "What if I won't?" After a heated argument in which he accuses her of not even trying to rekindle their relationship, Gerald dies of a heart attack, falling onto the floor, leaving Jessie in handcuffs. The dog enters and Jessie tries to scare it away, but it bites a chunk out of Gerald's arm and eats it. Gerald stands up and begins talking, but Jessie notices his body remains on the floor. He taunts Jessie about the truths of their strained marriage and his erectile dysfunctions. He then informs her that she has wasted hours already doing nothing, and she is beginning to suffer from dehydration and fatigue. Jessie miraculously pulls a hand out of a cuff and breaks free. She gloats to Gerald, but then turns around and tells herself, the one still trapped, that it is easy to escape. Gerald and the self-assured Jessie tell things about herself and Gerald that she never had the courage to acknowledge. They trigger her to remember the glass of water above the bed, which she is able to reach but cannot bring all the way to her mouth. The hallucinations remind her of the tag she put on the shelf, which she rolls into a straw in order to reach the water.


Carla Gugino
Jessie Burlingame
Bruce Greenwood
Gerald Burlingame
Chiara Aurelia
Young Jessie
Carel Struycken
Moonlight Man
Henry Thomas
Kate Siegel
Adalyn Jones
Bryce Harper
Gwendolyn Mulamba
Judge McGarnagle
James Flanagan
Court Clerk
Charles Dube
Corrections Officer
Chuck Borden
Court Officer #1
Natalie Roers
Reporter #1
Mike McGill
Court Officer #2
Nikia Reynolds
Reporter #2
Bill Riales
Reporter #3
Dori Lumpkin
Teenage Girl
Prince (Dog)


Principal photography began on October 17, 2016, in Mobile, Alabama.

The film Gerald's Game was scheduled to be released on September 19, 2017 (BFI Southbank), on September 24, 2017 (Fantastic Fest) and on September 29, 2017 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 103 minutes.


Gerald's Game got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

IMDB: Gerald's Game

Wikipedia: Gerald's Game (film)

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