Coming to the streaming service Shudder starting December 8, 2023 is the horror film The Sacrifice Game.
The Sacrifice Game stars Mena Massoud, Olivia Scott Welch, Chloe Levine, Madison Baines, Georgia Acken and Gus Kenworthy.
The film is set back in the early 1970’s.
Samantha (Baines) is a student at the Blackvale School for Girls. She is looking forward to spending the holiday with her father, but he is too busy for work and she is forced to remain at the school. Another student, Clara (Acken) is also staying at school because she cannot go home for Christmas. Two teachers, Rose and Jimmy, stay at school to look over the girls.
During this time a group of mass murderers are also on the loose.
The murders make their way to Blackvale School for Girls, but what they have in mind is not just your typical killing spree. Their destination is the Blackvale School for Girls. What exactly are they looking for? Will they succeed on their nefarious endeavor, or will something totally unexpected happen to greatly alter their plans? To find out, check out The Sacrifice Game on Shudder staring December 8, 2023.
This is an interesting film because I never anticipated the major twist to the plot line. I thought it was going to be a case of the young girls trying to escape the killers, or maybe outwitting them (think Home Alone), but that was not the case at all. Kudos to the writers for the major plot twist that was not anticipated.
The acting was decent. I give credit to the young girls in the film (Baines and Acken). They did a great job, considering this is a horror movie.
Speaking of horror movie. Even though this is a horror movie, I didn’t find it scary. I honestly don’t think anyone would find it scary. It’s gross at times (lots of blood). If the sight of blood makes you queasy, just know you have been forewarned. But if you are looking for a scary movie that will keep you up all night with the lights on, this is not the film for you.
This is a different twist on a “holiday horror” film. There seems to be a lot of horror movies these days centered around Christmas. What’s next? Easter? Ha Ha.
Overall I enjoyed the film. It kept my attention from beginning the end. There were a few times that were a bit silly, but that is fine.
Would I watch this again? Yes. I subscribe to Shudder, so chances are I’ll watch this again.
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Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.