Friday, April 23, 2010

Death Game (1977)

DEATH GAME is a forgotten gem that plays out like a reversal on LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. George gets more than he bargained for when he allows two young girls in to use his phone. Things get hot and heavy quickly when the girls decide to seduce the married man, but he soon finds himself at their mercy after they take him captive and force him to play their sick games! The two leading ladies are sufficiently twisted, providing enough menace to the roles as they manipulate and torture their victim. They then draw fiendish faces on themselves with George's wife's make-up as they play dress-up and destroy the house while George watches on in horror. DEATH GAME possesses all of the ingredients for a successful Exploitation feature, complete with gritty filming, a sick plot, and plenty of gratuitous nudity. Director Peter Traynor never attempts a completely serious tone, however there are many moments that achieve a surreal, nightmarish mood thanks to key lighting borrowed from Mario Bava and strong performances indebted to his kooky actresses. 70s sleaze aficionados should be sure to seek out this little known title!

Rating: 7/10.
Number of views: 1.

If you liked DEATH GAME, check out:
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, DRILLER KILLER, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.



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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like it's good for at least a viewing. I'll have to look for it.

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  2. This was an unexpected surprise, I had zero expectation for it but I was thoroughly entertained!

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