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(2017)

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The woman from the dream Jessie describes as standing over a well during an eclipse is Dolores Claiborne, the main character from Stephen King's 1992 novel of the same name.
The book (Midnight Mass) that Jessie throws at the dog in this movie, was written by Kate Siegel's character from Hush, also directed by Mike Flannigan
Gerald refers to the dog as Cujo, which is a reference to the Stephen King book by the same name.
When Gerald says "all things serve the beam" this is a reference to Stephen King's Dark Tower novel series.
Features virtually no soundtrack during the course of the film.
The headboard of the bed is the lower half of the Lasser Glass from Oculus (2013).
When Jessie talks about the Moonlight Man's Bag of Bones, this is a likely reference to Stephen King's novel of the same name.
Gerald saying "we should take our medicine" is a reference to the novel The Shining by Stephen King where Jack tells Danny to "take his medicine".
This is the fourth collaboration between Kate Siegel and Mike Flanagan since Oculus (2013), Hush (2016) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016).
Based on Stephen King's 1992 homonymous novel.
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In Brazil, Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne novel/movie were named Eclipse and Total Eclipse.
This is Henry Thomas' first Stephen King project since Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006).
Bruce Greenwood is 15 years and 17 days older than his on screen wife Carla Gugino.
This is the second collaboration between Henry Thomas and Mike Flanagan since Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016).
In the novel, the solar eclipse in question is the one of July 20, 1963, whose path of totality crossed Maine. In the movie, it is presumably the one of May 30, 1984, whose path of totality crossed New Orleans.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

At the start of the movie, when the couple are driving in the car a radio news report can be heard discussing the grave robber ('The Moonlight Man')'s latest crimes.
Jessie states that Moonlight Man suffers from a disorder called acromegaly which causes enlargement of the hands and feet, as well as his forehead and chin. That is also why he is so tall. Carel Struycken - the actor who portrays Moonlight Man - does actually have this disorder.
The events of Dolores Claiborne (1995) take place during the same eclipse featured in Gerald's Game (2017).
When Jessie is walking down the hall towards the Moonlight Man, there is a shot of a rooks skull hanging from his neck. This is a reference to Cuthbert in the Dark Tower series. He was known for having a rooks skull hanging around his neck.
In the Stephen King book, the makeshift "straw" Jessie uses is actually a subscription offer card from the inside of a magazine.
Both the solar eclipse and the acts of incest between Jessie and her father is a motif which also takes place in Stephen King's novel Dolores Claiborne.

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