History Literature / GeraldsGame

6th Jan '18 10:32:51 AM nombretomado
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[[IReadThatAs Definitely not to be confused with]] ''WesternAnimation/GerisGame''.

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[[IReadThatAs [[JustForFun/IReadThatAs Definitely not to be confused with]] ''WesternAnimation/GerisGame''.
30th Dec '17 1:34:32 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler: The Moonlight Man is revealed to be a serial killer who mutilates and sexually defiles male corpses.]]
25th Dec '17 9:40:48 PM creader
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* InnocenceLost: [[spoiler:When Jessie's father sexually molested her and manipulated her into silence, she loss her childhood and sense of self.]]



* LossOfInnocence: [[spoiler:When Jessie's father sexually molested her and manipulated her into silence, she loss her childhood and sense of self.]]



* MayDecemberRomace: {{Implied|Trope}}. Their ages are not specified, but Gerald is described to be older than Jessie.

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* MayDecemberRomace: MayDecemberRomance: {{Implied|Trope}}. Their ages are not specified, but Gerald is described to be older than Jessie.



* PlotTriggerinDeath: Gerald's death causes most of the plot.

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* PlotTriggerinDeath: PlotTriggeringDeath: Gerald's death causes most of the plot.


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* YourCheatingHeart: {{Implied|Trope}}. Hallucination!Jessie implies that Gerald would have "late work nights" and "trips" to cheat on Jessie.
25th Dec '17 9:32:11 PM creader
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Jessie's father is presumably never faced comeuppance for his crime.]]



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: References to a dog barking in the woods are spread throughout the first two chapters or so.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: References LossOfInnocence: [[spoiler:When Jessie's father sexually molested her and manipulated her into silence, she loss her childhood and sense of self.]]
* MaritalRapeLicense: Gerald gives off this vibe when he attempts
to a dog barking in the woods are spread throughout the first two chapters or so.rape Jessie despite her explicitly saying no to him.



* MayDecemberRomace: {{Implied|Trope}}. Their ages are not specified, but Gerald is described to be older than Jessie.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: References to a dog barking in the woods are spread throughout the first two chapters or so.



* PetTheDog: In the movie, Hallucination!Gerald is genuinely horrified that [[spoiler:Jessie was sexually molested by her father and gives her a proud farewell when she escapes her bondage.]]
* PlotTriggerinDeath: Gerald's death causes most of the plot.



* SecondaryCharacterTitle: The title of the book/movie is the protagonist's husband who dies early on.



* ShoutOut: In the film, “Gerald” calls the dog “Literature/{{Cujo}}”, which is another Stephen King work. He also mentions that [[Franchise/TheDarkTower all things serve the Beam]].

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* ShoutOut: In the film, “Gerald” "Gerald" calls the dog “Literature/{{Cujo}}”, ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', which is another Stephen King work. He also mentions that [[Franchise/TheDarkTower all things serve the Beam]].
25th Dec '17 9:21:08 PM creader
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Jessie's father sexually molested her when she was 12.]]
* AdaptationNameChange: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. It doesn't apply to a character's birth name, but ''nick''name. In the book, Jessie's father nicknamed her "Punkin", in the movie, it's "Mouse".



* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Jessie's father first appears as a caring, devoted FamilyMan but is really a manipulative, sexually abusive asshole.]]



* ContrivedCoincidence: ''Gerald's Game'' is set in motion by the stars aligning in such a ludicrous fashion that you kind of have to laugh. But the protagonist's ensuing predicament is awful enough that you won't be laughing for long.



* ContrivedCoincidence: ''Gerald's Game'' is set in motion by the stars aligning in such a ludicrous fashion that you kind of have to laugh. But the protagonist's ensuing predicament is awful enough that you won't be laughing for long.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Jessie's father is first shown as a loving father but shows his true colors when she sexually molests her. And just oozes his assholishness when he emotionally manipulates his daughter to keep his abuse of her secret.]]
20th Dec '17 2:13:48 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* ArcWords: "You're not real. You're only made of moonlight."
17th Dec '17 11:25:01 PM creader
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* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: [[spoiler:Joubert has acromegaly, as does the actor who places him, Carel Struycken.]]
5th Nov '17 6:04:50 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* CoolOldLady: Meggie Landis, the housekeeper Jessie hires to take care of her after her ordeal in the book. [[AdaptedOut She doesn't show up in the movie.]]
5th Nov '17 6:03:04 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* AscendedExtra: In the book, Gerald lies dead on the floor and never shows up in Jessie's head at all. In the 2017 movie, he serves as a major hallucination that tries to talk her down and manipulate her.
5th Nov '17 6:00:45 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* HearingVoices

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* HearingVoicesHearingVoices: In the book, Jessie hears four voices in her head: Ruth Neary (her old college roommate), Nora Callahan (a psychiatrist she stopped seeing), "Goodwife Burlingame" (a version of herself that is a devoted wife), and her 12-year-old self from the day the eclipse happened. In the 2017 movie, these are condesned into two characters: Gerald and herself as she is now.
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