SXSW is upon us and one particular Midnighter flick that’s resolutely dead set on causing a bloody stir amongst festivalgoers this March is Sebastien Landry and Laurence Morais-Lagace’s Grand Guignol Game of Death.
Whilst touted as Jumanji meets Natural Born Killers, the first trailer has me predicting Game of Death is about to do for “Simon” what Jackson Stewart’s Beyond the Gates did for “Nightmare” this time last year.
Starring Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond and Emelia Hellman, the film finds a bunch of partying teenagers compelled to embrace their killer-instincts when they unwittingly unbox a retro electronic game with evil intentions: The only way to win is to kill or be killed. As is gloriously portrayed in the trailer below, things get gruesomely out of hand and I’m dying to see just how far the filmmakers dare to push those bloodshed boundaries.
Game of Death will be debuting at SXSW this March 13th, with a couple of encore screenings on the 14th and the 17th. In the meanwhile, we’ll leave you to soak up the blood spatter in the following new stills.