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Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1987 (Norway)
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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
... 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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$200,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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During the campfire scene, Mike Strauber is dared to rip out his tongue. Later, he is able to talk frequently. This is explained in the film as being through speech therapy, however, this would not help a man lacking a tongue. See more »

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Followed by Deadly Dares: Truth or Dare Part IV (2011) See more »

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Master Of The Game
Music by Paul Pernice and Peter Pernice
Lyrics by Kathy Engleman
Performed by Raj'
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Top notch low budgeter
9 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

After reading the other reviews of this film, it seems many people measure quality by the amount of money that went into a production. Go figure... Truth or Dare? - A Critical Madness was indeed made on a shoestring, but writer/director, Tim Ritter displays more imagination in 5 minutes than any of today's big budget horror films can manage in 2 hours. Ignore the naysayers and see this little gem from the 80s. Serious horror fans need only apply.


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