Halloween movies and shows: 8. Gerald’s Game
When it comes to Netflix classics, Gerald’s Game is on top of the list. This movie truly caught me off-guard. I received a trigger warning from a friend before watching the movie, but I brushed that aside thinking, how bad can it be? I’m familiar with scary movies and the genre in general. I was wrong!
There’s a scene, in particular, that is extremely cringy! You may not see it coming. The villain in the movie is also more frightening than expected. But the biggest fear the movie installs is fear of the unknown.
Gerald’s Game follows an older couple, Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) and Jessie (Carla Gugino), who take a trip to their remote vacation home, hoping to rekindle the spark in their relationship. But a kinky game takes a turn for the worse — and the nightmare begins.
Carla Gugino’s performance is what makes and carries the movie to the chilling success that it is. The story is told completely from her character’s narrative and mind, which can really test an actor’s acting chops.
Halloween movies and shows: 7. The Mist
The Mist is one of the biggest surprises, is that good or bad? All up to you! But I will say that this isn’t a movie for those who enjoy happy endings! Then again, I don’t think you would be on this list if that was the case!
The story follows David (Thomas Jane) and his son taking shelter inside a grocery store with other people from their town after a powerful storm creates a mist around them. The fog makes it impossible to see the threat that waits for them outside, but there are also dangers among them.