When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
|Release Date||:||June 26, 2015|
|Genres||:||Drama, Horror, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Universum Film (UFA), Dragonfly Entertainment, Black Bear Pictures, Sobras International Pictures, Camp Grey, Lionsgate Premiere|
|Production Countries||:||Chile, United States of America|
|Director||:||Eli Roth, Pablo Atienza|
|Writers||:||Eli Roth, Nicolás López, Guillermo Amoedo, Anthony Overman, Michael Ronald Ross|
|Casts||:||Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas, Aaron Burns, Colleen Camp, Ignacia Allamand, Antonio Quercia, Dan Baily, Megan Baily|
|Plot Keywords||:||female nudity, sex, disc jockey, infidelity, rain, architect, nudity, seduction, cake, torture, violence, art, home invasion, threesome, seductress, vinyl, reference to facebook, father's day, marital infidelity, married man|
There are already ...261 (!) reviews for this B (or maybe C?) movie that came out only 2 months ago and that means something, i think.
First of all this is a remake of the movie "Death Game (1977)" starring Sondra Locke and Colleen Camp. The 2 women are serving as producers in the 2015 version while Colleen Camp also stars in a minor role.
This is Camp-y movie (pun intended!) with a lot of torture horror and a couple (mild in my opinion) erotic scenes. The 2 main actresses Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas look crazy enough but Keanu Reeves's performance leave a lot to be desired. Maybe we have used to see him as a hero (from the Matrix to John Wick) and we cannot accept to watch him being lame and weak.
There is obviously a moral here, but the question "who could resist" is also strongly present.
As a movie it's OK and you might have some fun watching it, but if you can't stand movies where the "hero" does all the wrong moves maybe you should avoid it. The direction of photography is bright and that's a plus, but if you are a careful viewer you will find a lot of goofs including numerous continuity errors which could ruin some of the fun.
In the end you might want for the movie to last a couple of minutes more to see the outcome or even the true motives of what just happened...
Overall: Not as bad as most of the other 261 reviews might want you to believe. (Some of them compare Keanu Reeves's recent choices to those of Nicolas Cage, so they might be driven by some hate). See it if you want a light campy thriller for the evening.