The various members of the Galloway family gather to depart for their annual reunion, on the familial private island. With them comes years of pent-up anger, jostling for position, and competition to impress and be the favorite of family patriarch Spencer. As the group settles in, Spencer introduces his doctor, Dr. Trinh, and reveals shocking plans for his future. Adding to the chaotic news, Spencer reveals to the family that the winner of a series of competitions will stand to inherit his entire estate, regardless of past conflicts and threats about his fortune. Grappling with the shocking news, the family reflects on the events of the past that lead them to this point.
Following two shocking additions to the family competition, the group begins the first in a series of brutal challenges, still reeling from the news that the winner will stand to inherit the entire Galloway fortune. Dr. Trinh also reveals some devastating news about Spencer’s role as the overseer of the games, leading to long-simmering brotherly competition raging between Jayden and Seamus. Meanwhile, The Gentleman is spotted in his first appearance to the group, and makes his killer intentions known.
Terrified and traumatized, the remaining Galloway clan mourn their first loss as they also realize that they have no way off the island until the weekend is over. Even though Spencer didn’t plan for the murderous element, the group also learns that the competitions in store will continue as planned, with anyone eliminated facing more horrific carnage from the masked killer. The family continue their infighting with marital issues between Seamus and Christy becoming more intense, as secrets from his past are revealed. Florence, Grace, and Birgit take their hatred of each other to a physical level. And Liv’s relationship with Theo is complicated by the recently arrived Vincent. Finally, the next competition ends with a shocking elimination, with horrific results.
As the surviving group try to rest, a horrific discovery sends everyone spinning deeper into panic and suspicion. As Birgit tries to stay calm while waiting for Liv’s return, she quickly realizes that she and her daughter, ‘outsiders’ to the other family members, are the target of dangerous suspicions. Things are made worse for Birgit and Liv when Birgit confesses to a horrible crime, leading to violence and another shocking murder.
Still reeling from Birgit’s confession, Vincent takes his anger out on a panicked Liv, who searches for her missing mother with Theo. With Florence still focused on Vincent, O’Keefe looks for maternal comfort from Grace. The next contest for the family brings new allegiances and stunning betrayals, as Florence makes a horrific sacrifice to save her own skin.
After discovering Florence’s selfish crime, Theo takes matters into his own hands in dealing with his wicked mother. Christy learns more about Aphra’s past, with grisly results.
Really scary, really violent horror for older teens and up.
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