‘Some games aren’t fair’
The Odds is a 2018 American psychological thriller feature film written and directed by Bob Giordano (Gates of Flesh). The Uproar Pictures production stars Abbi Butler, James J. Fuertes and Katie Gunn.
A young woman (Abbi Butler) enters a warehouse-type facility and sits at a table.
A man (James J. Fuertes) enters and sits at the table opposite her.
We learn that she has entered a game and that the man is the facilitator of a game. She is competing against unseen players in distant locations, the winner to receive one million dollars. To win, she must have a high threshold for pain.
The facilitator is in communication with the game leaders through a Bluetooth earpiece.
Once three players drop out each round is over. The final round involves a game of Russian roulette, and once you reach that round there is no backing out…
Reviews [click links to read more]:
“It would be easy to become bored with a 107-minute movie featuring just two characters, but that isn’t the case here. The script is well-written and builds tension throughout, engaging the viewer and drawing them in with excellent performances from the two leads.” Doctor Gangrene’s Mad Mad Mad Blog
“The Odds is a psychological thriller. If you want horror, go elsewhere. If you do like thrills more than chills, you could do worse than The Odds. It is a decent entry in an oversaturated genre, and it goes the extra distance by attempting something other than lots of gunplay and explosions.” HNN
A film that will linger in your thoughts and perhaps touch your nerves a little too closely. The actors work the challenging material with impressive skill. The Odds is a film that should bring deserved attention for all involved in its creation.” The Naschycast Podcast
4Digital Media is releasing The Odds on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on June 4, 2019.
Cast and characters:
- Abbi Butler … The Player – And Then It Goes Dark
- James J. Fuertes … Game Master – Race with the Devil; Venom; Swamp Murders TV series
- Katie Gunn … Little Girl
- Les Parker … The Enforcer
- Sean Ramey … Donavan the Thug
107 minutes | 2.35:1 | Dolby Digital