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Death Game (1977)

R | | Thriller | 13 April 1977 (USA)
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.

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Peter S. Traynor (as Peter Traynor)
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Complete credited cast:
Sondra Locke ... Jackson
Colleen Camp ... Donna
Seymour Cassel ... George Manning
Beth Brickell ... Karen Manning
Michael Kalmansohn Michael Kalmansohn ... Deliveryboy
Ruth Warshawsky Ruth Warshawsky ... Mrs. Grossman
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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USA

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English

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13 April 1977 (USA) See more »

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Handful of Hours See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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First American Films See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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In 2015, horror film director Eli Roth wrote and directed "Knock Knock", the official remake of this movie, starring Keanu Reeves, Roth's wife Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas. The remake was produced by the female stars of "Death Game", Colleen Camp and Sondra Locke. However, there's also a much older unofficial remake of "Death Game" - the 1980 Spanish erotic thriller "Viciosas al desnudo" a.k.a. "Vicious and Nude", with Jack Taylor, Eva Lyberten and Adriana Vega. See more »

Quotes

George Manning: You have the manners of an alley cat.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Darkness: Buio Omega (2015) See more »

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We're Home
Lyrics by Guy Hemric
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Yeah, it's bad -- but it's also great!
10 February 2006 | by Nikolaus MaackSee all my reviews

It's a bad movie from the 70s about killer lesbian hippies taking on the establishment. Sort of like a "Thelma & Louise" without any feminism. Both painful and compelling, the film had tense and giddy, while also wishing it would just end.

And then the end came and I was utterly baffled and amused. The final 10 seconds of the movie over, I blurted over and over, "What the hell was that?" I backed up, watched it again.

Then I forced my girlfriend (who had not seen the movie) to watch it.

"That is pretty weird," she said.

Pretty weird? It makes no sense at all! Wow! If you enjoy odd, bad film, I think you'll love this movie. Even when it's at its worst, it's fun. There's the 1970's moustache "wakka-chikka" aspect. Then there's the campy screaming semi-naked young women. And then there's the goofy, straight-faced, comical horror movie aspect.

Given the ending, I assume the people making this film knew they were joking. They had to know. Or else they thought the ending was deep. I don't know. But I am forced to admit that I really, really enjoyed this film a lot.


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