It seems that people still haven’t their lesson in messing with forces beyond their comprehension. They think they know it all until they learned a lesson in humility. All that and more is what we see in the latest holiday horror The Sacrifice Game.
The story takes place in the 70s at an all girls boarding school during the holidays. Three girls are left spending Christmas at the school when a group of strangers arrive bringing not such good tidings and fear. They plan to use the girls in their evil scheme to raise a demon only to find out things are about to not go the way they expect.
We definitely get a bit of that 70s horror vibe with how ruthless those type of movies could be. There is a cult involved trying to emulate the Manson family. But being very boneheaded about it. The “leader” is very vicious and enjoys killing. And when the demon is “raised”, he of course assumes he is the embodiment of that demon. Turns out he is very wrong but it’s funny seeing him make an ass of himself.
This film is a mix of home invasion and demonic possession. And it won’t take a far reach to figure out who the demon is. I called it immediately. I will say what I enjoyed about this film is how the demon toys with the cult members kind of giving them all a taste of their own medicine. They soon find themselves the victims instead and getting their just desserts.
The ending is a bit of a twist as the demon finds an unlikely ally. But it was also kind of a weak ending too.
I thought this movie was fine. It has some different ideas, the kills were very bloody and brutal and even though it’s set during the holidays, that takes a backseat to the main story. It’s not too shabby so if you want to see it for yourself, it is currently streaming on Shudder.
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Till next time, stay scared!
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