A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer urging him to try and figure out the game, he cooperates with police and a psychologist to try and catch the killer, but doubts linger about the grandmaster's innocence as the string of grisly murders continues. Written by
Ed Sutton <email@example.com>
When genius becomes twisted...Murder becomes the ultimate game [uk video cover]
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Did You Know?
Midway through the film Peter Sanderson and Frank Sedman are conferring with a computer whiz. When we see a full view of the table that the men are standing around it's not Sedman but Tom Skerritt
's stand-in - his face is in full view. See more
What is this?
I'm just trying to get to know you better.
By atacking me.
Attack you? You set your life up like one of your chessboards. YOu're impassable. You've become trapped behind your defenses. You're cut off from everybody around you.
What are you talking about? You don't know me.
Features Super Mario Bros.
I Put A Spell On You
Composed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(as Hawkins)/Herb Slotkin (as Slotkin) (United Artists)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley See more