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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Eliza Dushku, Mike Vogel, Jose Casasús, Lilliam Kouri, Boris Martinez

Director: Álvaro de Armińán

Genre: Horror

Year: 2009

Rating: R

When hotshot surfer Jason (Mike Vogel) and his wave-riding pals decide to play a curious old board game they stumble upon, they quickly learn the game's dark secret: The winner gets a wish, but the loser dies a mysterious and grisly death. Now it's up to Jason and his girlfriend, Erica (Eliza Dushku), to destroy the game and end its curse once and for all.

This is a Syfy channel movie but a cut above most of the others they have released before. The film starts off like any other made-for-TV movie has but as it moves along it gets better. I suppose you can call this "Final Destination meets Jumanji" with the use of the game board and some clever killings but it also brings to the table some nice twists and turns of it's own to at least make it some what original. The cast all did a good job at playing their characters and it doesn't hurt to have the beautiful Eliza Dushku in the film as well. One thing I really liked about it was the fact that the story was written so that the characters could be as realistic as possible in a horror film like this and the situations that occur were always handled in a realistic way as well. I had a good time watching this and for what it was I thought it was a well made horror flick that certainly was better than I expected it to be, plus I really liked the ending and thought it was very cool. The film is not without it's flaws which are due to budget reasons I'm sure like a few of the effects were a little weak but over-all the film-makers did a great job for what they had to work with. If you're a fan of horror films like "Final Destination" or are just looking for something different to watch then I recommend picking this one up because as far as Television movies go this has to be one of the better ones to come out in some time.

Released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment. *** 1/2 Out Of *****