14 June 2014
A chilling thriller that begins with Johnny, a young man waking up in a poorly-lit, paint warehouse, beaten, and tied to a chair. With a neatly arranged chess set in front of him, his captor, David, enters and proposes a match for his life. Though Johnny quickly declines, David turns on a TV showing a live feed of Johnny's tied-up girlfriend, Sarah, which persuades Johnny to reconsider. As the game wars on the unraveling of how the two are connected becomes more apparent. Within a flashback we see Sarah at a park, alone, playing with a chess set. Johnny approaches with an introduction and the two quickly hit it off. Sarah asks Johnny if he has any knowledge of the game and Johnny immediately picks up a pawn piece and describes it's attributes and participation in the game. As the two continue we see Sarah slowly slip a ring into her purse. At the realization that Sarah was married prior to their relationship, Johnny returns from the flashback and questions David, while displaying remorse for what happened. Johnny wins the match, but David explains that he never had any intention to let either one of them go. He just wanted both of them to feel his pain, the pain of feeling alone. The scene ends with David, shutting the exit to the warehouse as Johnny screams, begging to be let go. Johnny's screams can be heard as the credits begin to roll.
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