Imagine if Jumanji made you kill people. That’s the impetus behind Game of Death as a group of millennials find themselves playing a board game where they have to kill (or be killed) to survive.
Morais and Sébastien Landry combine their backgrounds in film, video, art direction and game design to create a wild, highly stylized cinematic ride that’s one part black comedy, one part teen drama and one part bloody horror flick.
The film had its world premiere at SXSW, was officialy selected at SITGES, Toronto After Dark, Fantasia and FrighFest, and won 5 awards.
Game of Death is a schlocky gore-horror comedy plump with exploding heads, torrents of blood and torn apart torsos. Jumanji meets Natural Born Killers.
Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death. Sucks for 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?
- Cast: Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond, Emelia Hellman, Catherine Saindon, Nick Serino, Erniel Baez D., Thomas Vallieres, Jane Hackett
- Directed by: Sebastien Landry, Laurence “Baz” Morais
- Screenwritters: Sebastien Landry, Laurence Baz Morais, Edouard H. Bond, Philip Kalin-Hajdu
- Producers: Philip Kalin-Hajdu, Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard, Mathias Bernard, Antoine Disle
- Cinematographer: SPG
- Associate Producers: Michael Kraetzer and Nicolás Onetti