Game horror is alive and well. There's been a surge in competitive based dark fantasy movies. Think Battle Royale of course, The Hunger Games and sequel, Raze, 13 Sins, Saw... any number of obscure titles that I'm simply not thinking of right now. While I can appreciate the "80 Start and Only 1 Can Finish" concept, I didn't see much in trailer to suggest that this puppy is going to break any ground. It's been getting some positive spin from HorrorHound, and an unruly claim that this turns Game of Thrones on its ear.
It has one very strong thing in its corner, Xlrator. Not every movie from Xlrator wows me but more than do than don't. That means this has a shot at being pretty good. I suppose the trailer may be covering for a fucked up movie that might bury my moral sensibilities. We'd love reader feedback from those of you who watch it.
Releases this Friday. Full notes below.
AVAILABLE IN THEATERS, ON VOD AND iTUNES: June 13, 2014
CAST: Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T. Arthur Cottam, Fred Coury, Richard Gale
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Paul Hough
SYNOPSIS: Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?