The Wager (1998 film)

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The Wager

The Wager is a 1998 short film, running approximately 19 minutes. The film was directed by Aaron Woodley, and it starred Peter Blais, Barclay Hope, and Valerie Boyle. Denise Cronenberg was the film's executive producer.


A dark and humorous suspense drama which begins late one night as Richard is entering his apartment. He encounters an odd man dressed in his underwear and holding a box. The stranger proposes a series of morbid wagers referring to what may be hiding within. Each one is more disturbing and profound than the previous, and all lead toward a life-or-death gamble and a startling, unexpected conclusion.

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