Death Game (1977)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  May 1977 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 452 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 16 critic

Two young girls come to the home of a businessman whose family is away on his birthday. They seduce him and afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him and trash his house.


(as Peter Traynor)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon
Trance (1982)
Drama | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The hero-worship that Simone has for a pop singer is built to a crescendo until she passes out when she finally sees him up-close in a crowd of fans pushing him for autographs. She is later... See full summary »

Director: Eckhart Schmidt
Stars: Désirée Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger, Simone Brahmann
Night School (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder
Society (1989)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards
Nightmare (1981)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than ... See full summary »

Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of forest rangers go camping in the woods, and trespass into an area where a backwoods mama likes to kill people who come onto her turf.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr.
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mimi Miceli Jr. is, the son of a Mafia don who was exiled back to Sicily. He wants to get back into the family business and transplant it from New York to Hollywood. After the kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Duke Mitchell
Stars: Duke Mitchell, Vic Caesar, Lorenzo Dodo
Sci-Fi | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. ... See full summary »

Director: John Coney
Stars: Barbara Deloney, Sun Ra, Raymond Johnson
Dead of Night (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus
Evilspeak (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese
Bad Ronald (TV Movie 1974)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch


Complete credited cast:
Michael Kalmansohn ...
Ruth Warshawsky ...
Mrs. Grossman


Two young girls come to the home of a businessman whose family is away on his birthday. They seduce him and afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him and trash his house. Written by

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Donna and Jackie. Every man's fantasy. One man's nightmare. See more »


Horror | Thriller


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Seducers  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Shot in thirteen days. See more »


George Manning: You have the manners of an alley cat.
See more »


Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »


Good Old Dad
Lyrics by Iris Rainer
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Performed by The Ron Hicklin Singers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great movie--where do I get the soundtrack?
12 December 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

A middle-aged husband and father left alone on his 40th birthday decides to celebrate it with two 20-year-old hitch-hikers he lets in his house on a stormy night. After a steamy, delirious three-way sex scene in a bathtub, the two girls claim that they are both underage and reveal themselves to be obviously psychotic as they destroy his house and torment him with increasing violence. You have to hand it to the movies. In real life it is almost always the older men abusing young women, but in movies like this of course it's always the opposite. Someone once described this as "a middle-aged male sex fantasy gone wrong". That seems like a pretty accurate description.

On the plus side the story is never COMPLETELY unbelievable, although if it had been based on true story, you definitely would have heard the story. The acting is good. Seymour Cassell is always good even if he's rarely the lead. Colleen Camp brightened up both small roles in many big-budget movies and larger roles in many low-budget movies in the '70's. She's good here as always and has a few surprising nude scenes. Even Sondra Locke is pretty good (ironically, years later Locke would sue ex-husband Clint Eastwood for ruining her career--well, this is the kind of stuff she was doing before she met him).

On the negative side this story is still pretty unbelievable. The antics of the two girls are often more annoying (for both the protagonist and the viewer) than truly frightening. There's some gratuitous animal cruelty (and delivery boy cruelty). Worst of all, is the song "Good Old Dad", which as annoying as it is, is ironically appropriate to the movie at least, but the filmmakers insist on playing it at length again and again and again. It reminded me of the similar Umberto Lenzi-Carroll Baker film "Paranoia" where the villains try to drive the heroine insane by playing one annoying song repeatedly, except that it's not part of the plot here--the filmmakers are doing it to the viewers. I wonder if there is a soundtrack to this movie available. If so it probably a double LP of this one song playing over and over and over. The movie also features one of the most ridiculous deus ex machina endings since "The Bad Seed" (and it is also surprisingly similar to the ending of the English-language version of "Paranoia"). And look what's written on the side of the truck in the last scene. I guess they didn't didn't think too much of that thing with the cat.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
true? sweet_renaissance_maiden
Death Game mary-jervis
Discuss Death Game (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: