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The Dare (2019)

A rare family night for Jay takes a brutal twist when he awakens in a basement with three other prisoners. As their vengeful captor runs riot, Jay engages in a twisted battle to solve the puzzle to his past and save his family's future.

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Giles Alderson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bart Edwards ... Jay Jackson
Richard Brake ... Credence
Richard Short ... Adam Heinz
Alexandra Evans ... Kat Gill
Robert Maaser ... Dominic
Mitchell Norman Mitchell Norman ... Dom
Harry Jarvis ... Teen Dominic
Daniel Schutzmann Daniel Schutzmann ... Paul Anderson
Devora Wilde ... Jess
Oliver Cunliffe ... Young Jay
Alexander Biehn Alexander Biehn ... Young Adam
George Pilsworth George Pilsworth ... Young Paul
Maddy Bryan Maddy Bryan ... Young Kat
Lelia Yvetta ... Poppy Jackson
Emily Haigh ... Molly Jackson
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A rare family night takes a brutal twist when a workoholic father awakens in a basement with 3 other prisoners. As their vengeful captor runs riot, the father engages in a twisted battle to solve the puzzle to his past and save his family's future. Written by Jonny Grant

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It's all fun and games until somebody dies. See more »


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Rated R for sadistic violence throughout, bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »
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The film was shot in Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria. See more »

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The Dare comes across as a Saw fan movie.
20 December 2019 | by movieman6-413-929510See all my reviews

The Dare is a new horror film directed and partly written by Giles Alderson, the director of World of Darkness.

In the film, Jay Jackson (Bart Edwards) wakes up in a basement where he is stuck with three other people. The four are being held by a masked muscular man who forces the prisoners to hurt each other. The prisoners must discover what they have in common and why they are being held captive. They must now also come up with a plan to be able to escape before their hostage lets them kill each other or he does this for themselves.

This film soon comes across as a new film from the Saw film series, which was then made by fans of this series. The film is filled with bloody moments and puzzles that the characters have to go through and see to solve. Unfortunately, these situations quickly come across as familiar and then completely to people familiar with the Saw films. Compared to the Saw films, the viewer also misses a mystery around the film to keep you interested in the film. The only tension you get with this film is only if a character makes a stupid mistake, which can cause someone else to die or be hurt by another character. As a horror fan you better watch one of the good Saw films.

The acting is also not that special, because you only get information about the characters during the movie, but they are not really well worked out to really care about the characters. Because of the many clichés and mistakes that they make, you start to irritate the characters rather than get really sorry for them.


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