The Friendship Game
The Friendship Game (2022)
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The Friendship Game (2022) – Horror Movie – Review: What a Pity

The Friendship Game is a Canadian horror movie directed by Scooter Corkle, starring Peyton List, Brendan Meyer and Jennifer Copping.

A teen and YA horror flick that could have been better. A promising premise, a disappointing production.

Premise

A group of friends come across a strange artifact that will put their friendship at risk. All the while, a hacker watches them with her spyware.

Movie Review

Do you know when a movie is not particularly well elaborated and the story is a bit disappointing? ‘The Friendship Game’ is one such example. Following a rather flat start, and despite it, you think to yourself, “oh, I will give it a chance.” Because the premise seems promising, and we expect it to tell us a story with multiple narratives, and think, “it might actually be worth the while.”

Unfortunately, that is not the case, but, hey, we did give it a chance. The frights and scares are incoherent and the story seems to decompose as the movie goes along. Not to mention that the character of the hacker, who was supposed to bring some coherence to the story, is not particularly impressive either.

It strikes us as one of the movies that has been brought about with a lack of conviction that good YA horror can be produced, and that they therefore aim to simply become a profitable endeavor with minimal effort and risk taking. If it is devoid of conviction from the onset, it cannot be expected that the potential in the premise does not go unused.

Its virtues vanish in its aesthetic style, or lack thereof. The artistic ambition, which might have existed at some point of its inception, is difficult to identify in this feature.

Our Opinion

It conforms to simply being produced, and ends up dangling on the edge of suspense with its lack of ambition.

Trailer

Cast


Peyton List

Brendan Meyer / Rob

Kelcey Mawema / Courtney

Kaitlyn Santa Juana / Cotton Allen

Dylan Schombing / Kyle Jr.

Miriam Smith / Old Woman

Jennifer Copping / Zooza’s Mom

Miranda Edwards / Detective Modari

Lynn Whyte / Marrion

Annette Reilly / Donna Means

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The Friendship Game (2022)
The Friendship Game

Movie title: The Friendship Game

Movie description: A group of friends come across a strange artifact that will put their friendship at risk. All the while, a hacker watches them with her spyware.

Date published: November 16, 2022

Country: Canada

Duration: 87 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Scooter Corkle

Actor(s): Peyton List, Brendan Meyer, Jennifer Copping, Dylan Schombing, Miranda Edwards, Annette Reilly, Kelcey Mawema, Miriam Smith

Genre: Horror

Our Opinion

It conforms to simply being produced, and ends up dangling on the edge of suspense with its lack of ambition.

Overall
2

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