This is a pretty big week for Stephen King fans.
First and foremost, "IT" hits theaters this weekend. I am reading lots of positive buzz, and it seems like people are buying pre-tickets in droves. I think Andres has made a palpable and faithful adaptation, but also making something of his own. All the positive buzz is making my heart fill up with more and more joy. I can't wait to see this movie.
Stephen King fans also got one more surprise this week. Netflix is releasing another King adaptation at the end of the month. "Gerald's Game" is a book where King nearly dips into erotic thriller. A couple vacation to remote cabin in the woods. They get frisky, and to jazz up their intimate life, the husband handcuffs her wife to the bed. He suddenly has a heart attack and dies, leaving his wife handcuffed with nobody near to help her out of the cuffs.
Yeah, it only gets crazy from that moment on...
This looks like another great adaptation. I love Carla Gugino, I have for a long time, so I am very much looking forward to this. Mike Flanagan made the incredible "Hush," a home invasion horror film with a little bit of a twist, and I cannot wait to see what he does with a King book.
2017 could be the year where Stephen King horror adaptations got back on track. I am praying, praying that this is the case.