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
Fun and interesting!
The concept of the movie was overall pretty decent. Reminded me something similar to 13 Sins, but a more dark comedy take. However, the writing in it definitely needed help and felt like it was trying very hard to be profound, but not well done. Not sure if it was the acting or the writing itself, but it was not clear if the "profound" moments were meant to be satirical. The editing was... interesting. There were times where it was cool to see different styles used within the same scene, however, it felt like the director was trying to jam in as much as possible. Ending was lackluster and left a lot to be desired. Decent enough to put on in the background, too boring to deserve a re-watch.
I love the premise. Definitely my kind of movie. Its actually quite unique. Its been done, but not quite like this. But the ACTING! Woof. The dialog doesnt help either. It could use a redo later down the line with real actors and a good script. Its a hard watch just for the overwhelming amount of terrible line reads. I waited and waited for it to get better, and it just....didnt.
Definitely a case of having potential but not succeeding. Visually it was an okay movie, but the abundance of poorly written and delivered lines made it fail on the overall. This really wanted to be a good "bad horror" movie but it didn't pull it off. I'm not upset I spent my time watching it, but I wouldn't recommend it.