Game Night… Is this a game or not?

Game Night

This new comedy tells the story of a group of friends who regularly meet up for game nights. One of their game nights goes horribly wrong when the fun murder mystery game they think they’re playing turns into a very real kidnapping.

The film’s directing team of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein told IGN that one of the biggest challenges in making Game Night was striking the right tone between the comedy and thriller aspects of the film.

“It was probably the hardest thing in putting the movie together, was walking that line,” said Goldstein. “Because if you lean too much into the comedy, then the thriller aspect feels like nothing, and if you get too dark with it, then nobody feels like laughing. And so it was always finding that right balance, and some of that, you know, we accomplish with our score, and some of it with the pacing of the scene or the editing. But we think it worked out well. I mean, the screenings we’ve had, people are getting it. They’re laughing, and they’re gasping at the right moment.” Read more from IGN