Detective Gary discovers that his wife is having an affair. Despondent, he drinks and discusses his problem with friend Dan, a police detective. When someone in a copper mask begins ... See full summary »
Joel D. Wynkoop,
Kevin Scott Crawford
Angus Lynch, a psycho, escapes from prison and hooks up with his stripper sister named Kascha. Some death ensues eventually leading Angus to cross paths with a police captain named David ... See full summary »
Tuner Downing, a man who gets obsessed with serial killer Mike Strauber (the Coppermasked Madman) and tries too hard to follow in his bloody footsteps, even to the point of breaking his 'hero' out of incarceration.
Taina M. Anasky
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
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On the 4 September 2013 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005), Elijah Wood said that he was five years old when he watched his first horror movie - Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986), which was a then-newly released. He said that it was what made him fall in love with horror films, that it remains one his all-time favorite horror movies, and that he has introduced it to several of his friends over the years. See more »
During one of Mike Strauber's many flashbacks, there is a scene in which he and his wife are sitting by the pool and his wife asks, "Is it that hard to believe it could get a little boring around here?" but the audio cuts out before she finishes the word "here." Later, an audio flashback uses the same clipped segment. See more »
This might have been a magnificent piece of nastiness. The first half with Mike breakdown creeped me out several times. It's played straight and as brutally as the actors' talents permit. John Brace (Mike) gets better as he gets crazier. Ironically, as soon as the mask goes on, the film goes downhill. The wacky, incompetent cops show up and blow the tone of the film. It feels as if it got a makeover half-way through filming. Example: they walk all over a tense moment towards the end of the film to throw one more quick gag in. As a coup de grace, the end of the film comes with possibly the worst song ever written for film. It sounds like it was written by a social worker bingeing on coke, Quaaludes and Kenny Logins.
All told, entertaining at first and then frustrating.
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