“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Sunday, December 4, 2016
The Game (1984)
aka The Cold
How bad is it? Barely existent old dark house film with nothing new. Should you see it? No.
Bill Rebane made a lot of schlock and I keep hoping to find something of his that's as endearing as his Giant Spider Invasion. This isn't it. Three millionaires invite nine people to a mansion to play a game where they face their fears (pre-dating the TV show Fear Factor). There's a spider and a shark and spooky passageways and drippy masks and Russian roulette and two twist endings that are obvious and which derail the whole proceedings. It's also slow.