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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.

Directors:

Tim Ritter, Yale Wilson

Writer:

Tim Ritter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Brace John Brace ... Mike Strauber
Mary Fanaro Mary Fanaro ... Sharon Strauber
Bruce Gold Bruce Gold ... Jerry Powers
A.J. McLean ... Little Mike (as Alexander J. McLean)
Christopher Bontempo Christopher Bontempo ... Playmate
Jon Creamer Jon Creamer ... Playmate
Christine Duff Christine Duff ... Playmate
Jennifer Duff Jennifer Duff ... Playmate
Priscilla Duff Priscilla Duff ... Mike's Mother
Kerry Ellen Walker Kerry Ellen Walker ... Hitch-Hiker
D.C. 'Dash' Goff D.C. 'Dash' Goff ... Park Ranger (as Dash Goff)
Rick Paige Rick Paige ... Dr. Thorne
Mona Jones Mona Jones ... Dr. Evans
Bruce Paquette Bruce Paquette ... Garage Attendent
Edward L. Elliott II Edward L. Elliott II ... Man-Next-Door
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth or Dare? See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2016 during the 30th anniversary they re-released it on on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. See more »

Goofs

During the escape from Sunnydale Mental Institute, several obvious stunt doubles for Mike Strauber are used, including noticeably dissimilar hair styles and wardrobe. See more »

Alternate Versions

The wide-screen DVD from Sub Rosa features a redone version of the opening credits in a different font (the title graphic, however, remains the same) giving Tim Ritter back his directing credit (producer Yale Wilson took it on the previous VHS release). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Joel D. Wynkoop's Fall of an Actor (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Go With The Flow
Music by Peter Pernice and Charlie Sateriale
Lyrics by Kathy Engleman
Performed by Raj'
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Top notch low budgeter
9 April 2001 | by Thom-PSee 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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