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Blood Games (film)

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Music by  Greg Turner
Initial release  1990
Music director  Greg Turner
5/10 IMDb

Directed by  Tanya Rosenberg
Edited by  Rick Mitchell
Director  Tanya Rosenberg
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Screenplay by  Craig L. ClydeJames L. HennessyGeorge P. Saunders
Story by  George P. SaundersJim Makichuk
Starring  Gregory CummingsLaura AlbertShelley Abblett
Written by  Craig Clyde, George Saunders, Jim Makichuk
Cast  Laura Albert, Gregory Scott Cummins, Ross Hagen, Shelley Abblett, Don Dowe
Similar  CrossBones, Final Girl, Deadwater, Baghdad Texas, Lovely Loneliness

Blood Games is a 1989 slasher film directed by Tanya Rosenberg. The film stars Laura Albert and concerns the plight of a stranded all-girl baseball team.

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Plot

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After 'Babe & The Ball Girls', a team of female softball players, trounces the local team, their travel bus breaks down in the woods. Attempting to hike to safety, they end up getting lost and the group is set upon by disgruntled fans of the losing team. They are beaten, raped and some murdered. They desperately fight back with baseball bats and guns.

Reception

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From contemporary reviews, Variety referred to the film as an "attractively packaged but uninteresting entry for vid fans" noting that Tanya Rosenberg's direction was "below par" and that the "cast is attractive but never convincing as athletes. Acting is generally poor." Michael Weldon wrote the film suffers from having too many slow motion scenes, but declared it was "not as bad as it could have been".

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From retrospective reviews, John Kenneth Muir wrote in his book Horror Films of the 1990s opined that the film was "a horror movie that is more than just watchable. It's compelling, entertaining and scary. And, yes, entirely exploitive." Muir compared the film to I Spit On Your Grave, stating that the film "panders in true exploitation movie fashion" with long locker room and shower scenes but also with the way it exploits women's bodies it also makes a point that they are exploited creatures. In discussing the chick flicks of the horror genre, author Philip Green wrote that Blood Games is "also the most visually erotic of the movies in this genre",

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