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?
Due to Christopher Lambert's popularity in Europe, the film was released theatrically first in the UK, Asia and Australia before being sent to the theaters in the US. See more
When Capt. Sedman interviews Sanderson after the murder of Debi Rutlege he states that she is not listed in the directory. Yet when Kathy later goes through Sandersons directory to look for a pizza place there is an entry for Debi Rutlege which Sanderson has marked. See more
[On why the killer attacked her in the asylum
What if he came here because he's really a patient? An out patient?
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