YMMV / Gerald's Game

  • Ending Fatigue: A common criticism of the movie version. While it only clocks in at a reasonable 103 minutes, some have found that the ending voiceover goes on for just a bit too long.
  • He Really Can Act: Henry Thomas as an incestuous child molester.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This isn't the first film in which Carla Gugino had her hand peeled off.
  • Iron Woobie: Jessie's situation turns her into one. She's completely helpless, but is willing to do whatever it takes to escape.
  • Nausea Fuel: How Jessie escapes from the cuffs. She degloves her hand and uses her own blood as a lubricant.
    • This and the after-effects of Prince's dining on Gerald's face are presented in all their gory glory in the film version, too.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Of course, it's a King novel. The description of the Space Cowboy in the corner, and the way Jessie's never quite sure if he's there or not, is particularly terrifying. Especially if you're the type of person who is disoriented when you wake up.
    • The way she escapes from the cuffs at the end. She flays the skin off her hand, using her own blood to grease the cuffs enough to slide her hand free. Holy mother of God.