It’s all fun and games until someone gets killed.

Horror-themed games have been around forever.  ‘Bloody Mary’, Ouija boards (although, some would argue that Ouija boards are not to be taken lightly), ‘Light as a feather, stiff as a board’, ‘Werewolf’.. the list goes on and on.  Over the summer, the game ‘Charlie Charlie’ went viral, proving that today’s cool kids are still into this kind of thing.

The 2o13 movie Chill: The Killing Games seems to take on this long-running trend.  Written and directed by Noelle Bye, Meredith Holland, and Roger Conners, Chill puts a deadly spin on live action role-play games.  Here’s the official synopsis:

November 17, 1988, is a day of mourning for some… and for others, a lucrative opportunity. On that date, eight university students were found murdered in the old arts building at the college. An anonymous source told police the 20-somethings were in the midst of a local role-playing game, called Chill. The name of the game is to stay alive. But for the players that November evening, few would be getting up for another round. But when a scheming student decides to profit from the tragedy and revive the whodunit game as a web series, the new players soon discover, for some, this game is still all too real…

The trailer (included below) looks like a fun, easy break from the heavy-duty bloodshed and demonic possession we usually see in horror films.  Chill: The Killing Games stars Kelly Rogers, Bradley Michael Arner, and Roger Conners, and it is now available on Video on Demand.

 

 

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