THE 100 CANDLES GAME aka 100 CANDLES (2020) Reviews of horror anthology

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‘Survive the game or suffer the curse’

The 100 Candles Game is a 2020 horror anthology film about a group of friends who must confront their fears in a terrifying game. They must sit by the other players in a circle made of a hundred candles, take one of them and tell a horror story. Also known as 100 Candles

As stories are told and candles get blown, strange events will start to happen. They will feel strange presences around them, lurking in the shadows. But they must not leave the game or else a terrible curse will fall upon them.

The Black Mandala movie features segments directed by Victor Català, Brian Deane, Oliver Lee Garland, Guillermo Lockhart, Tony Morales, Nicolás Onetti, Nicholas Peterson, Daniel Rübesam and Christopher West.

The aforementioned Argentinian filmmaker Nicolás Onetti (Abrakadabra) co-produced with Michael Kraetzer. Guillermo Lockhart, who wrote the film with novelist Mauro Croche, helmed the wraparound scenes, which feature Amy Smart, Magui Bravi, Clara Kovacic, James Wright and Agustin Olcic.



The 100 Candles Game is a surprisingly good collection of stories. There are some great twists and fun tales. The terrifying segments make up for the poor overarching plot. It is a wonderful addition to any Halloween watch list.” AIPT

“Every sequence, no matter how satisfying, is well executed. Some stories are scary, others not so much. Some you’ll be way ahead of, others may surprise you. Some seem too slight, but others feel perfectly formed. The only unpolished bit in the entire movie is the lousy acting in the wrap-around segments.” Cup of Coffin Joe

“Some of the other shorts are more style over substance but that didn’t stop them being any more effective – making the whole ultimately much more than the sum of its parts.” Nerdly

Release date:

North American distributor Devilworks will be releasing 100 Candles across the USA and Canada on May 18th 2021.


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