It’s time, yet again, for another poker themed movie to horrify movie goers.
This time, it looks as if the movie is not so much about poker, but about the valuable life-saving lessons that can be learned while playing poker with a crew of buddies.
A nice find by Lance Bradley over at Bluff Magazine, the new flick “Poker Night” starring Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) has filmmakers hoping to lure you into a dark thriller with a poker themed twist.
Check out the plot summary from over on IMDB:
When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana – you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job – their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits against his captor – and save not only himself, but the young girl trapped in the basement with him. Like Seven and Usual Suspect, Poker Night combines thrills and twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end.
Spoiler Alert: The twist is obviously that one of the cops (or all of them) in the game is the villain. Right? C’mon man.
Bonus Bluff: Looking for more long-form content in your life? Check out this nice – completely unrelated – piece on Brandon Shack-Harris having nightmares over some of his POY decisions.