Game of Death – France/Canada/USA, 2017


‘It’ll blow your mind’

Game of Death is a 2017 French/Canadian/American horror-themed film directed by Sebastien Landry and Laurence Morais-Lagace. It stars Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond and Emelia Hellman.

The film features a synth score by Julien Mineau.

Visual effects were handled by Alchemy 24 whilst Blood Brothers are providing the gory special effects.


Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death. Unfortunately, seven millennials who ignored that rule. Now each one’s head will explode unless they kill someone. Will they turn on each other to survive, or will this sunny day be the last for the innocent people of their middle-of-nowhere town?


“As vigorously tasteless as it is in concept and tenor, “Game of Death” actually exercises a certain artful restraint in that most of its mayhem is implied (or only seen in gory aftermath) rather than graphically depicted. There’s a certain witty meta quality to the goings-on…” Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Admittedly, Game of Death has a really cool premise. The problem is that even at a scant 74 minutes (including credits), Landry, Morias and co-writer Edouard Bond have trouble utilizing it to full effect. Rather than delve into the internal conflicts these characters may have over being forced to kill innocent people (or each other), Game of Death opts to go for the most surface-level of approaches.” Trace Thurman, Bloody Disgusting

” …when a film sets the gore stakes as high as Game of Death does from the word go, it’d damn well better have plenty more savage surprises up its sleeves if it hopes to keep its audience engaged. Well, this reviewer is happy to report that Baz and Seb just keep upping that ante and delivering the gruesome goods right up to the final reel!” Howard Gorman, Scream magazine

“The scenario has a lot of oddities involved within it, including an incestuous brother-sister relationship and a retro-psychedelic love/killing segment that’ll have you reclining your head in awe and amusement at once […] Also, being only 74 minutes long, you know that the storyline and the killing have to get started rapidly, and they do. Everybody loves to watch obnoxious teens dying.” Simon Rother,


The cast and crew talk to Howard Gorman for Scream magazine

Main cast:

  • Sam Earle
  • Victoria Diamond
  • Emelia Hellman
  • Catherine Saindon
  • Erniel Baez D
  • Nick Serino
  • Thomas Vallieres

4 Comments on “Game of Death – France/Canada/USA, 2017”

  1. Shitty name for an even shittier movie. For once I agree with the negative reviews it got on many horror sites and mags.

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