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DEATH GAME (1977) – Episode 205 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“You have the manners of an alley cat.” On the other hand, alley cats would be an improvement, right? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Jeff Mohr – as they take in Death Game (1977). Some have called it a cult classic, but is that what the Grue Crew call it?

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 205 – Death Game (1977)

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Two crazy women seduce and then torment a businessman in his plush San Francisco home.

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by examining the late Seventies feature Death Game (1977)? Actually, almost everything would be better. For those brave at heart, join the Grue Crew as they share their thoughts on the film recently remade as Knock Knock (2015) by Eli Roth. The film stars Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp, and Seymour Cassel. Directed by Peter S. Traynor, is the film filled with complex social commentary or gratuitous exploitation?

At the time of this writing, Death Game is available to stream from Shudder, AMC+, and Flix Fling. The film is available on physical media as a 2-disc Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode, chosen by Bill, will be The Vampire Lovers (1977). They just can’t get enough of Hammer!

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Jeff Mohr
Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long-time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an Old Boy. Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk. Jeff has written for and SQ Horror Magazine. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is a co-host of the Decades of Horror podcasts - The Classic Era, 1970s, and 1980s - and the Gruesome Magazine Podcast.