If you’ve watched any film adaption of Stephen King’s books, you’ll know that they’re not for the faint-hearted.

From IT and Pet Sematary, to The Boogeyman and Children of the Corn, it’s safe to say these movies are the type you’d not want to watch before going to bed.

In recent years, Netflix has acquired the rights to reboot many of the original films based on King’s novels – as well as create some firsts.

One movie created exclusively for the streaming platform is Gerald’s Game, starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood.

It’s also directed by acclaimed horror movie director, Mike Flanagan. He’s best known for projects such as The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, The Midnight Club and Midnight Mass.

Released in 2017, the movie’s synopsis reads: “A woman accidentally kills her husband during foreplay. They had driven out to a remote area in an attempt to reignite their flailing relationship. Handcuffed to the bed, she soon becomes delirious.”

Gerald's Game stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. (Netflix)

Gerald’s Game stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. (Netflix)

While it was released a few years ago, a Netflix fan recently posted to the Netflix Bangers Facebook group and asked people for their thoughts on Gerald’s Game.

One person replied: “Good movie, even better book!”

“Loved it – seen it 3x lol,” replied another. “Can be uncomfortable in certain scenes but worth a watch.”

“Well it is Stephen King!!!!! It’s good!!!” insisted a third.

Elsewhere, someone warned: “Be careful. The big climactic scene made me sick to my stomach. I had to take a break before I could come back and finish watching it.”

A different person described it as ‘terrifying’.

Echoing similar sentiments at the time of Gerald’s Game’s release in 2017, another person said they nearly passed out while watching it.

The X user wrote: “Okay, I genuinely nearly just passed out. #GeraldsGame has been on pause for ten minutes. A film has NEVER affected me like that before.”

Gugino plays the lead of Jessie Burlingame. (Netflix)

Gugino plays the lead of Jessie Burlingame. (Netflix)

They added in a follow up tweet: “Can’t believe it affected me like it did. I swear I’ve seen worse. But I genuinely felt faint. Had to run to the loo and everything.”

Despite its extremely gruesome scenes, the King favorite boasts a very impressive 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

One critic enjoyed Gerald’s Game so much they argued that the movie was better than the book.

“There are few movies that manage to outdo their source material,” they penned on the review site. “There are fewer still movies that are based on a Stephen King book and still manage to outdo the source material. Netflix original film Gerald’s Game is one such movie.”

Good luck to all those planning on giving it a watch…

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