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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Jennifer Montgomery
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Norman
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Harry Gordon
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Miss Beattie
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Nora
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Dr. Edwards
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Winthrop
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Celia
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Terry, Party Guest
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Count, Party Guest
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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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Where the Normal is Not and the Bizarre Is See more »

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1 September 1967 (West Germany)  »

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Satanische Spiele  »

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2.35 : 1
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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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Features The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) See more »

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Top Notch Mystery Thriller
23 August 2003 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

Stylish photography, very well acted and very well written and directed thriller that will keep you guessing until the end. Katherine Ross and James Caan as the bored kinky NY couple are outstanding in one of their early roles. Made in 1967 this film was way ahead of it's time with it's themes. If you like offbeat mysteries "Games" is a game you will want to play! Hard to find on tape, not on DVD and rarely on TV. Too bad because this film is like one of those lost cinematic gems. Hopefully a DVD distributer will release in a (hopefully)widescreen. Recommend this one highly.


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