Truth Or Dare review - the game where nobody wins
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Many audiences are skeptical about horror movies. Those who aren't avid fans tend to seesaw between losing sleep for months on end, and finding them quite funny in their idiocy. Yet, every now and again, someone gets it right. Blumhouse Productions is usually one of those someones. Founded by Jason Blum in 2000, Blumhouse has been generally dependable in its horror movies, many of which tend to be low-budget and include series such as Insidious, Paranormal Activity and Sinister. 2017 was a great year for Blumhouse seeing the release of Get Out, Happy Death Day, Split and The Belko Experiment. Bearing in mind how much I personally enjoyed Get Out and Blumhouse’s films in general (Oculus (2013) is one of the horror films I am constantly recommending to people), I had my fingers crossed for its newest offering: Truth or Dare (2018). Truth or Dare is yet another teen horror: Spring Break goes wrong, now-we’re-all-gonna-die type of thing. The last teen horror that I remember enjoying was Cabin in the Woods (2012), and part of its genius is its self-awareness. Generally, teen horrors distress me because the characters tend to be pretty stupid, for lack of a better word. However, given Blumhouse’s involvement, despite the teen-y set-up and cliched trailer, I was inclined to give Truth or Dare a fair chance: a feeling strengthened by the knowledge that it was written and directed by Jeff Wadlow, of Bates Motel fame.
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