The Netflix scene so horrific people pass out

Amy Stevenson

While Stephen King's IT became a worldwide hit, another film adaptation of his work is so gruesome it has viewers passing out.

The latest adaptation of Gerald's Game, which is currently streaming on Netflix, follows Jessie and husband Gerald going to a secluded cabin in the woods to try and spice up their marriage.

Gerald's Game is not for the faint-hearted! Source: Netflix
In the flick, Jessie must escape the cuffs after her husband dies. Source: Netflix

However after some role-playing during a sex game goes wrong, Jessie is left handcuffed to the bed when Gerald stuffers a heart-attack and dies.

As a stray dog starts to naw at her dead husband's body on the ground, Jessie starts to hallucinate, seeing visions of herself and Gerald, as she works out a plan to escape. If you have a weak stomach look away now.

Remember suppressed memories from her childhood, Jessie ends up smashing a glass and slicing her wrist in order to get out of the cuffs.

And if that isn't enough to make your stomach churn, the flick's director Mike Flanagan said it caused some audience members to faint when it screened at the Fantastic Fest film festival. That's right, the scene actually made them pass out.

The scene has viewers passing out! Source: Netflix
The movie is being hailed as a success. Source: Netflix

Despite sounding (and looking) utterly horrific, Mike told Slash Film that he doesn't think they "took it as far" as what the original novel did.

"When I was reading it for the first time, I had to put the book down. It turned my stomach just reading it. Visually, I don’t think we even took it as far as he took it in the book," he told the outlet.

"I think the hand/glove came just about completely off. For us we had it kind of flop back down afterwards because it was just too grizzly. I heard people say: ‘Oh my God, it’s even worse than described’. I don’t think it actually is. I think the difference is, for all its description, the thing you never consider is the sound.

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"Even when I would look away while we were shooting it and when we were editing, you can’t get away from the sound. It’s some of the most uncomfortable noise and we just crank it right up," he added.

"We just wanted to hear every little squish and pop and stretch. It’s gnarly stuff. Someone fainted at the Fantastic Fest screening which is the coolest thing I’ve ever heard."

With the movie being hailed as a success and currently sitting at 91 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, even the author himself warned fans not to watch it alone.

Even author Stephen King warned viewers! Source: Twitter

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