Select Page

Christmas chiller “THE SACRIFICE GAME” gets seasonal premiere date on Shudder

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | News


The ritualistic fright film is coming to spread some Yuletide anti-cheer.

Shudder has set a December 8 streaming debut date for THE SACRIFICE GAME, director Jenn Wexler’s follow-up to THE RANGER. Scripted by Wexler and Sean Redlitz, it stars Mena Massoud, Olivia Scott Welch, Georgia Acken, Madison Baines, Gus Kenworthy, THE RANGER’s Chloë Levine, Derek Johns and Laurent Pitre, with makeup effects by Adrien Morot (M3GAN, THE WHALE). The synopsis: “The Blackvale School for Girls, 1971. It’s bad enough that students Samantha [Baines] and Clara [Acken] can’t go home for the holidays, but things take a deadly turn when a gang of cult killers arrives at their doorstep–just in time for Christmas.”

THE SACRIFICE GAME took the Gold Award for Best Canadian Feature at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. You can see our review here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).