Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game and 1922

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It’s been a eventful year for adaptations of the work of Stephen King. This month brought moviegoers The Dark Tower, while next month sees IT arrive to terrify horror lovers. TV series based on The Mist and Mr. Mercedes are also currently airing.

The above titles aren’t all that King fans have to look forward to in 2017 though, as Netflix has two original movies on tap that adapt stories by the horror master.

Stephen King's IT trailer 2017

The first is Gerald’s Game, based on King’s 1992 novel. The story concerns Jessie Burlingame (Carla Gugino), who accidentally kills her husband Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) after a kinky sex game at a secluded cabin goes horribly awry. Handcuffed to a bed, Jessie is faced with little hope of rescue, and begins to crack mentally under the pressure.

The second is 1922, based on a novella from King’s 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. Set in the titular year, the story focuses on Wilfred James (Thomas Jane), a farmer who sees his life go further and further off the deep end after murdering his wife Arlette (Molly Parker.)

Gerald's Game book cover

It’s unclear whether Netflix planned ahead to make two King-based movies both centered on the murder of a spouse this close together, but it’s a fun turn of events either way.

As for when subscribers can see them, Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan (Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil) took to Twitter recently to reveal that his film will debut on September 29th. Elsewhere, Bloody Disgusting reports that 1922 is set to arrive on Netflix on October 20th, just in time for the Halloween season.

Horror fans have a lot to look forward to in the near future on Netflix actually, as in addition to Gerald’s Game and 1922, antichrist comedy Little Evil arrives on September 1st, while Stranger Things season 2 hits on October 27th.

Thomas Jane in 1922

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  1. Aaah ‘Gerald’s Game’; I haven’t been this excited about a Stephen King adaptation since Rob Reiner’s ‘Misery’. From the moment I started reading it it was like somebody Clockwork Orange(d)’ my eyes open! I mean I was glued to the pages. The instant I finished it I immediately said “ok when are they going to make this into a movie?!” This was back in 2005 and it only took me 1 1/2 days to get completely through it (my own personal record). So imagine my excitement when I first heard about this being made. Then I got the proverbial cherry on top when I heard that Mike Flanagan was directing it! In my opinion I really like him as a director and he seems to be a new up and coming Horror talent! There’s 4 other directors I could’ve lived with: Frank Darabont, Mickey Keating, Ti West, or Robert Eggers. Don’t get me wrong there’s a lot of great directors in the Horror genre, I’m saying specifically for this movie. With King himself giving praise to Flanagan’s movie it makes this even more of a must see for me, besides the fact that I’ve been patiently waiting for 12 years for this to be made!

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