This article was originally published on Ferretbrain. I’ve backdated it to its original Ferretbrain publication date but it may have been edited and amended since its original appearance.
In one of those weird high schools you get in the US which are attended exclusively by people in their mid-20s at the youngest, a cabal of super-nerds led by Lex (Kristopher Turner) break into school at night on a weekly basis in order to do some live-action roleplaying. This particular week is a special week because Lex’s older brother Ramsey (Paul Andrich) has come home from an archaeological dig in Egypt he was working on, and he’s given Lex an ancient Egyptian amulet and book of spells to use in the game.
However, a sinister figure is prowling the darkened hallways of the school, and whenever he catches one of the players he transforms them into one of his demonic minions. Is Lex in control of proceedings as much as he thinks, or has some dark force taken control of the LARP? Can Roger (Landon McCormick), the football team jock who’s been recruited into the game because Victoria (Julie Pedersen) is intent on banging him, suss out the rules of the game and prevail against the powers that have taken it over? And who is responsible for all this? (Clue: it’s the character whose name rhymes with “Ramses”.)