Cards of Death

Cards of Death

Directed by Will MacMillan

Sad souls play a deadly game in this 1986 shot-on-video rarity which was briefly released in Japan, then faded into obscurity before receiving a retro-VHS-release in 2013. When police discover a criminal contest where players kill each other to win, they must infiltrate a dangerous domain populated by sickos who slice off noses with cheese graters and strangle people with barbed wire. Seriously, this one’s like, weird to the max, man, with a Casio soundtrack and a surprisingly gritty sensibility courtesy of actor-turned-one-time-director W.G. MacMillan (THE CRAZIES).

Sad souls play a deadly game in this 1986 shot-on-video rarity.

Cast: Will MacMillan, Ron Kologie, Shamus Sherwood

Member Reviews

I never heard of this movie but got excited seeing how obscure it was. Obscurity occurs for a reason. This isn’t in the “so bad it’s good” category. It’s just pretty bad. I like the strange aesthetic of the 80s low budget lens flares and thrown-together costumes.

Wsavage
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25 days ago

I watched this one because of its notorious obscurity. While I'm glad I watched it, its a pretty terrible movie. Poorly acted, poor effects, and an incomprehensible story. This one should have stayed lost

SCPOSteel13
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a month ago

I have no freaking idea what the plot line in this thing was. It's like a group of college kids picked up women at the bar claiming to be movie producers. They then woke up the next day and the women would leave so they did a line of coke (that they later used as a prop) and went "damn grab the Betamax recorder we have to throw some crap together, I guess we're making a movie" It literally looked like it was filmed in the back room of a haunted house down to the black trash bag crusher walls. 2 skulls because I liked the card came idea and the freaking cheese grater nose death is kinda cool.

hj4024
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3 months ago

omg, not enough crackers in the world for this much cheese. Laughably horrible.

martinis_at_midnight
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5 months ago

Eh it was OK, if it wasn't for this film being very difficult to find I don't think there would be much excitement over it. It's less of a slasher film and more of a early version of Hostel, some decent kills but the pacing is glacial, it has the worst theme music i've ever heard in a horror film(one part of the score literally sounds like nails on a chalkboard, and don't even get me started on that horrible song in the end credits, easily the worst original song composed for a movie i've ever heard) the acting isn't the worst i've ever seen, but it never rises above the level of a college play, at times this film was a real chore to get through, I found myself getting distracted by other things multiple times. So while I don't regret signing up for a free trial just to see this film, it's really not worth it's holy grail status, honestly i'm not surprised it didn't get a U.S. release for so long. So if you're a slasher completest like me check it out for curiosities sake, but otherwise you can skip it.

darkrage6
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6 months ago