Game of Death
Directed by Sebastian Landry, Laurence Baz Morais
After playing the game of death, seven friends quickly realize that if they don't murder people, their heads will literally explode. Hence, they go on a killing spree, taking the lives of anyone they meet in their middle-of-nowhere town. The killer-instinct in each of them bubbles to the surface as the search for victims unravels into chaos. Divided, terrified and confronted with their own mortality, their drive to survive blurs with their desire to win the game.
Seven millennials play a board game where if they don't murder people, their heads will literally explode!
Cast: Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond, Emelia Hellman
this movie did not know what it wanted to be. I think if it leaned fully into camp, it couldve work. but it took itself too seriously - was all over the place in tone and execution. ending was horribly unsatisfying.
You start off watching a bunch of complely unrelatable teenagers ruin their lives with little to no exposition and the whole thing spirals out into a high quality gore fest. If you're trying to turn your brain off and watch a bunch of dumb kids COVER themselves in blood this is definitely true to the genre fun.
What a pretentious piece of crap. The directors should be genuinely embarrassed. Look either make a cheesy movie with okay gore, terrible characters who are unfortunately both unattractive and super horny OR make an artsy horror flick about important ideas (ugh, that monologue at the end felt like it was written by an edgy 13 year old). One minute, the camera is jumping all over the place like found footage. The next minute, we're in the viewpoint of the victim with blood across the camera/eye. There's animation, some bizarre attempt at a romance, a hospital with a single employee (there were more people around in Halloween 2), and then our evil heroes take down the boring villains. It's a film school project with no vision, an awful script, pathetic acting, a lack of interesting rules for the "game," and a (fortunately) short run time.
Right from the start, the movie does a great job at making you hate every last one of these teens. Which, a teen-murder movie should do. But there has to be someone to root for, y'know? I just hated them all start to finish. The gore effects are spot on, and the soundtrack is amazing. It gets rather full of itself, with the French music video thrown in, and the "death is the bonus level" speech at the end. I get the impression the writer thought they were so damn smart while writing that clunker. If you're only in horror for the gore, give this one a shot. It's satisfying in that respect. If bad writing, directing, and acting keep you from enjoying something, avoid playing this game.
i enjoyed this movie, the gore was pretty decent.