Surviving the Game (Movie Review)
Surviving the Game, an action-packed reworking of Saw, combines a gruesome tone with a terrific cast. This gruesome film is a must-see if you’re looking for some real shocks! The main character, Jack Mason, is a homeless man who has been lured into the wilderness by a wealthy man named Thomas Burns. As he battles against Burns’ rich friends, he finds that he’s not a victim.
a gruesome and nihilistic-toned film
Surviving the Game is a gruesome and nihilist-toned 1994 Italian horror film that depicts graphic rape, torture, and sex. It is based on a novel by French writer Marquis de Sade, a famous early nihilist. The film takes place during the last days of Mussolini’s rule in Italy, and explores the idea of nihilism. The story revolves around four bourgeois men who decide to commit the ultimate crime: killing themselves. Their actions are motivated by their own need to eat, drink, and engage in other indulgent vices.
The film’s title comes from the Latin root “nihil,” which means “nothing”. Unlike other horror films, it is most commonly associated with Nietzschean philosophy, and is often connected to the idea of the Ubermensch. Nietzsche also promoted “good” nihilism, while the Marquis de Sade embodied “bad” nihilism.