Step 1: Go into a dark room, like a bathroom.
Step 2: Light a candle and place it in front of the mirror, turn the lights off.
Step 3: Draw a door with stairs leading down and away on the mirror.
Step 4: Close your eyes and repeat aloud, "Queen of Spades, come."
That's the game that summons the woman who kills children. This movie is the Russian version of Bloody Mary. I'm sorry to say, I played the silly game myself as a kid, and I'm still alive to tell, but in the movie, Queen of Spades, nuh-uh. When you call her, she actually shows up.
This horror takes place in Russia. A father is in for the fight of his daughter's life when he finds out she and her friends are lined up like dominos, to die. At first he doesn't believe, but soon, he understands and begins to experience the living nightmare as well. It's not till they find Smirnov, a man who lost his son to the same ghostly woman, that they find any hope. I'll stop there, so I don't give away much.
Now, what confuses me about this movie is Smirnov. How did he know so much? I understood his backstory, but suddenly he was a professional on this evil woman. But the man knew what he was doing and it made the movie a bit more interesting- but I didn't like how the movie took a turn, and I can't explain that sentence to avoid SPOILERS! Also, how in the world did the dad begin to see what the kids saw? He hadn't played the game.
What I can say is, the movie is very cool to watch. From the awesome special effects, to the halfway decent story line. Now I'm sure a lot got lost in translation and my eyes don't always catch the subtitles, but I don't think you'll be wholly lost or upset with Queen of Spades. The visual effects are totally awesome, as you can see if you watch the trailer below. Watch the very end- it's what made me want to see it in the first place. Cheers!
Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite
Directed by Svyatoslav Podgayevsky
Produced by Aleksey Ageyev
Starring Alina Babak, Valeriya Dmetrieva, and Igor Khripunov
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