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GERALD'S GAME (2017)

Some of the best horror in the genre come from the 'king' himself, Stephen King. GERALD'S GAME might have been of his lesser known efforts before being made into a movie concerning a couple who decide on a romantic getaway, to indulge in some dangerous gameplay involving handcuffs. Every worst fear comes to fruition when after the wife is chained to a bed during one of these intimate games, her husband dies of a heart attack and she is left to fend for herself. Surviving impending dog attacks, paranoia, hallucinations, and a is-he-or-isn't he-there creepy guy who seems to emerge from the shadows every now and then. The whole flick rests on Gugino's performance and she does a terrific job. While it may seem like this sort of plot would get old fast, there are enough tricks and twists and turns to turn this into a full blown psychological thriller. If you're looking for something similar to an old school slasher, look elsewhere. If you're looking for something new for a great psychological thriller, try this game.

SLASH SCENE: The creepy tall guy

SLASH SCORE: 4/5

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