weird movie question (in Off-topic)

AdminTal Destra November 30 2009 7:27 PM EST

I cannot remember the name to this movie to save my life, and all i can remember is 2 guys playing either chess or checkers and every time one would lose a piece they would also lose a body part


Wraithlin November 30 2009 8:08 PM EST

"Saw the Chessmaster" I believe.

AdminTal Destra November 30 2009 8:10 PM EST

lol its an old movie like 12 or 13 years ago it was old

AdminTal Destra December 1 2009 12:34 PM EST


QBRanger December 1 2009 12:43 PM EST

Sure it was not a Twilight Zone episode or similar?

There was one, Outer Limits I think, where there was a bet about lighting a lighter. 10 times in a row wins you a car. Miss one and lose a finger. Took place in Las Vegas if I remember correctly, in a hotel room overlooking the strip.

Very tense episode with a nice, but not shocking ending.

But losing a body part, like an arm would make for a rather short chess/checker game.

AdminTal Destra December 1 2009 12:46 PM EST

towards the end of the game it was 2 heads moving pieces using their tongues

AdminTal Destra December 1 2009 12:48 PM EST

/me wishes there was an edit button

and IA said something about sounding like Tales From the Crypt

kevlar December 1 2009 1:17 PM EST

"But losing a body part, like an arm would make for a rather short chess/checker game." I'm sure the DK would give anyone a good run for their money >:)

QBsutekh137 December 1 2009 1:31 PM EST

Ranger, I believe the lighter episode was on "Amazing Stories"...

Oops, wrong... Another show in that era was "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", a newer version of the old show, and there was an episode about a gambler needing to light his lighter ten times in a row.

The newer Twilight Zones were pretty good, too. I remember one with blue men making every moment in time when someone slips "behind the scenes"...

As for the chess movie, I can't find anything... Any other memories of it?

QBRanger December 1 2009 1:59 PM EST

You made me go and look it up.

This was redone at least 1 or 2 times. One I am sure was in the 80s with the setting Las Vegas in a suite in a hotel overlooking the strip.

QBRanger December 1 2009 2:00 PM EST

And this was the 80s version:

Both were Hitchcock presents.

QBsutekh137 December 1 2009 2:15 PM EST

Yeah, I recall a bunch of shows like that in the 80s (or at least it seemed like a bunch): Amazing Stories, Alfred Hitchcock, new Twilight Zones... Pretty good stuff.

Another of my favorite Twilight Zones (new) had Sherman Hemsley (of "The Jeffersons") and Ron Glass ("Barney Miller" and, more recently, "Firefly"/"Serenity") where Ron Glass played the devil and told Hemsley (a teacher) he was going to take his soul unless Hemsley could think of a task the devil couldn't complete. Most of the episode is simply glorious bragging by the devil, talking animatedly about how he could go anywhere, do anything, find anyone... Finally, after much deliberation, Hemsley calmly commands the devil to "Get lost," whereupon the devil gets a look of mighty dismay on his face and shrieks as he disappears.


kevlar December 1 2009 3:27 PM EST

Amazing Stories: Santa '85 is a classic with my family around the holidays.

Used to watch Tales of the Crypt and this sounded very familiar... I sent you the link I think you are recalling, Tal. Hope that's it. I knew it had the guy from aliens (Bishop) with the one I was thinking of.

QBRanger December 1 2009 3:30 PM EST

I looked up Tales on the wiki and it had all the episodes with summaries.

Nothing matched what is being described.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 1 2009 4:11 PM EST

Quentin also did the lighter bit...

AdminTal Destra December 1 2009 9:41 PM EST

not it kev, though it was an interesting watch...

too much comedy not enough horror... i may have been young but it scared the bejeebus out of me
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