A young couple who are into kinky "mind games" get more than they bargained for when a mysterious woman comes into their lives.

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Lisa Schindler
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Paul Montgomery
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Harry Gordon
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A bored art-collecting Manhattan couple invite an interesting aging cosmetics saleswoman to enliven their dull lives by directing sex and death "games." Featuring a corpse encased in plaster and displayed in the living room as art, and a twist ending. Written by alfiehitchie

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Passion wears a mask of terror in this strangest of all games! See more »

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1 December 1967 (France)  »

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Satanische Spiele  »

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According to director Curtis Harrington, the credited set decorator provided by the studio proved unusable so he was given a paid vacation during the production. Costume designer Morton Haack actually did the set decoration but, because this was against union rules, he was not credited for his work. See more »

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In the scene where Lisa Schindler has her back to the dresser and facing Caan and Ross, you can clearly see a man (wearing a checkered jacket) in the vanity mirror. See more »

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Crafty, serpentine thriller
13 May 1999 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

Crafty little thriller about a wealthy, bored young couple (James Caan and Katharine Ross) who resort to playing kinky games for kicks. The games turn deadly though when mysterious stranger Simone Signoret insinuates herself into their lives. After a rather slow start, Games soon segues into an exciting, serpentine mystery that seems way ahead of its time for 1967. Although modern audiences have become too adept at sniffing out clues and predicting twist-endings, this film is still very effective at keeping its audience guessing. Rarely shown on tv, but if you do have the opportunity to see it...do!


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