The Sacrifice Game (2023)
December 10, 2023 6:42 PM - Subscribe

It's bad enough that boarding school students Samantha and Clara can't go home for the holidays, but things take a deadly turn when a murderous gang arrives on their doorstep - just in time for Christmass.
posted by kittensyay (4 comments total)
Based on the cover, description and first five minutes, I expected to be entertained by this little horror movie but not impressed. I watch a lot of horror at this point I'd say I can correctly predict plot twists maybe 60-70 percent of the time.

With this movie I was wrong. every. time. In the best way.

It's a bit gory in parts and not particularly "scary" in any jump-scare, spooky or existential way that will keep me up at night, but boy, this was entertaining. I also enjoyed that the typical uncomfortable bullying torture scene was paid back in full by the end.

I'm game for a buddy cop-style sequel, quite honestly.

Curious to know what others thought.
posted by kittensyay at 6:52 PM on December 10, 2023 [2 favorites]

Just watched this now, and I agree with your take. I know the point of FanFare is to discuss the movie, so spoilers are not supposed to be a concern, but since this just came out I’m going to be coy. More interesting and enjoyable than I was expecting when I put it on, and some great performances from the two youngest cast members.
posted by ejs at 9:16 PM on December 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

I watched this based on your review kittensyay and completely agree! Going in blind was the right choice. Some slightly wobbly special effects aside, I thought this was really clever and fun.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:13 PM on January 4

This is the kind of pretty good, little bit of flair, some nice twists indie horror that Shudder used to scoop up one or more of every month. After a bit of a lean year comparatively (though not witghout some great ones), this was a treat.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:38 AM on January 9

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