13 DEMONS (2016) Overview and free to watch online

 

‘You play… you die!’

13 Demons is a 2016 American supernatural horror film written, directed by and starring Daniel Falicki. The American River Media Group production also stars Michael Cunningham and Jackson Ezinga.

Gary, and his friends who are into gaming, renaissance fairs and various unsavoury vices, stumble across a rare, medieval board game called 13 Demons.

They discover the game has a dark history and was banned from most countries long ago for strange and mysterious reasons including unexplained deaths attributed to the game…

Reviews:

“The actors most definitely seemed to have plenty of fun with it, but as the movie progresses it becomes painfully obvious how little the movie actually has to offer. It’s also barely over 70 minutes short, which still feels too stretched out. The movie so easily could have been under 30 minutes short…” Boba_Fett1138

“I’m actually debating over whether or not I should put this on a ten-worst list. If I have a need for a specialized list, like Ten Movies in Need of a Massive Rewrite, this would make the list. That’s seriously all it needs. The effects and the acting are at least passable. I can forgive a low budget.” Brian Kuhl’s Blog

” …13 Demons does a lot with very little. While its pace is a long drag off a smooth blunt, it never moves into hyperdrive speed, so do not expect any frenetic energy or rapid-fire sword fights herein. Instead, there are moments of comedy, one truly creative use of a silver serving-platter as protective armor, and a soundtrack that works wonders with guitars and Gregorian chants.” Cryptic Rock

“The scenes with the detectives are entertaining, but a little painful to watch at times. Although the movie is short (less than 80 minutes), it felt long. The idea was actually interesting, but the demon scenes had some special effects that made them hard to watch. I know it was probably the idea, but they became boring.” Horror on the Go

“The film is for the majority three people sat around a table playing a game and talking but as they advance in the game the dialogue takes a unique turn. Definitely worth checking this film out especially if you are an RPG player and wonder what happens when a game gets taken too far.” HorrorScreams VideoVault

13 Demons does have some budgetary issues, in particular, some obvious ADR that stands out like a sore thumb but, honestly, that can be forgiven. Especially when the story itself is, despite seemingly being plucked straight from the 80s, so refreshing and so well told.” Nerdly

“A very dark satire of RPG-obsession packaged as a horror thriller, this is a very entertaining genre piece that gets most of its tension of a tight script, sharp dialogue, and strong performances. It’s really three people talking in a room for most of the time, with even the murder scenes either only hinted at or shown in a rather allegoric way (with exceptions though).” Search My Trash

Main cast and characters:

Stephen Grey … Torkul of Darkhaven – Player 1
Michael Cunningham … Abelsworth of the High Wind – Player 2
Daniel Falicki … Thomas of Belmont – Player 3 (as Daniel E. Falicki)
Steven Taber … Detective Black
Patrick Hendren … Detective White
Jackson Ezinga … Dickie Collins
Charley Vanportfliet … Dickie’s Boss
Shelly Irwin … News Anchor
Steve Kelley … Radio Anchor (as Steve Kelly)
Jason Roth … The 13 Demons of the Apocalypse
Heath Scarbrough … Police Guard

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