2018 (UK), Thriller/Horror, 1h 43m
Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violet Beane, Landon Liboiron, Hayden Szeto & Sophia Taylor Ali
Olivia, Lucas and a group of their college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil — a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but wicked — tell the truth or die, do the dare or die, and if you stop playing, you die.
In truth, if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen the entire film. Truth or Dare makes the least of its parts, wasting a promising premise with cliched horror tropes, an uninspiring narrative, and Snapchat filter-looking effects.
This film is basically a series of soap-opera revelations about characters you couldn’t really care less about. It’s like a cross between “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, “Final Destination” And the worlds most convoluted episode of “Gossip Girl”.
It seems as though the casting director was purposely looking for the hottest actors with the least amount of acting talent – with the exception of Lucy Hale, but even she’s not at her best.
The saving grace here is some of the cool death scenes, which in any other movie would have shocked me, but here… not so much.