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Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

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Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Brace ...
Mike Strauber
Mary Fanaro ...
Sharon Strauber
Bruce Gold ...
Jerry Powers
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Little Mike (as Alexander J. McLean)
Christopher Bontempo ...
Playmate
Jon Creamer ...
Playmate
Christine Duff ...
Playmate
Jennifer Duff ...
Playmate
Priscilla Duff ...
Mike's Mother
Kerry Ellen Walker ...
Hitch-Hiker
D.C. 'Dash' Goff ...
Park Ranger (as Dash Goff)
Rick Paige ...
Dr. Thorne
Mona Jones ...
Dr. Evans
Bruce Paquette ...
Garage Attendent
Edward L. Elliott II ...
Man-Next-Door
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Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Starting within the very first ten minutes of the film, Mike Strauber has the unique and uncanny ability to generate weapons from thin air, such as the pistol he grips when contemplating suicide. Director Tim Ritter explains in the commentary that there were missing scenes in which Mike Strauber goes to a hardware store to get "supplies," however most of the weapons Strauber generates cannot be found at a hardware store. See more »

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Remake of Twisted Illusions (1985) See more »

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Critical Madness
Written by Johnny Britt and Ken Karlson
Performed by Kay Reed with the Church Of Our Savior Choir
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Low budget 80's film making at it's bloody best
22 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a true gem and, unfortunately, one that can never be duplicated due to the ease at which low budget films can be made very high quality today. The creativity in the use of many types of killing weapons is very unique-everything from a chainsaw to a mace(that wooden stick with the spikey ball on the end). There are some decent examples of stunts/dummy heads being blown away as well. What really blew me away was the fact that an original song was composed and performed for the end credits of the film.

The movie is about a total psycho and the original song is performed by a gospel choir-very strange. On a sidenote-see if you can spot a future member of the backstreet boys as he is killed. Here's a hint-chainsaw.


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