SLASHER MONTH: Chill The Killing Games (2013)

Noelle Bye and Meredith Holland co-directed and co-wrote this movie with Roger Collins, who plays Kyle. The college in this film used to play a game in which players took a piece of paper from a box and learned if they were a killer or victim and acted according. The game ended in 1988 when one player went too far and killed eight students. The game has been illegal since then, but one person wants to bring in back and make it go viral.

This year, the game is going to get played in a theater on campus and live streamed for the whole world to watch. If you’ve seen Stage Fright, you know what’s coming. And despite its low budget, Chill takes the Satanic Panic role playing game mania, ads in some modern internet and isn’t afraid to get talky and have some backstory before getting to the killing.

While not all the acting is great, the filmmakers were smart about their script, the lighting and the kills. That’s what we’re here for, right? Chill is a real surprise, a solid effort that was a rewarding watch. Sometimes taking a chance on new slashers can pay off.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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