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Truth or Dare (2018)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 April 2018 (USA)
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A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Writers:

Michael Reisz (screenplay by), Jillian Jacobs (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Hale ... Olivia Barron
Tyler Posey ... Lucas Moreno
Violett Beane ... Markie Cameron
Hayden Szeto ... Brad Chang
Sophia Ali ... Penelope Amari
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Tyson Curran
Landon Liboiron ... Carter / Sam Meehan
Sam Lerner ... Ronald 'Ronnie' Wakowski
Tom Choi ... Officer Han Chang
Aurora Perrineau ... Giselle Hammond
Gregg Daniel ... Detective Kranis
Brady Smith ... Roy Cameron
Vera Taylor Vera Taylor ... Inez Reyes
Ezmie Garcia ... Young Inez / Inez's Granddaughter
Andrew Howard ... Randall Himoff
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Storyline

Olivia Barron, her best friend Markie Cameron, Markie's boyfriend Lucas Moreno, along with Penelope Amari and her boyfriend Tyson Curran, and Brad Chang go on a trip to Rosarito, Mexico. In Mexico, Olivia runs into fellow student Ronnie who proceeds to harass her until a man intervenes on her behalf. The man introduces himself as Carter and eventually convinces her and her friends to join him for drinks at the ruins of a mission. There, Carter initiates a game of Truth or Dare with Olivia and her friends, plus Ronnie, who followed the group. Eventually, the game ends when Carter reveals that he deceived Olivia as a means of tricking her and her friends to the mission to offer them in his place in the supernatural game of Truth or Dare. As Carter leaves, he explains to Olivia that the game will follow them and they must not refuse it..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

First you play the game, then the game plays you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing content, alcohol abuse, some sexuality, language and thematic materia | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blumhouse's Truth or Dare See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,667,855, 15 April 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,717,020, 7 June 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,717,020, 7 June 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The cast spent one single night in Mexico filming and bonding as a group of friends. See more »

Goofs

When Penelope was walking on the roof, when Olivia was driving through the fence, the first time she hit it, the fog lights were yellow. The second time they were off and the parking lights were on. Then they were on and white. Moreover, after hitting the fence twice, the car shows no damage to the lights or to the body structure. See more »

Quotes

Actor: Hey Liv, Pen said I was a bit of a dick back in Mexico, so this is for you.
[Rips prescription for her]
Olivia: A prescription, yeah, you're not a doctor.
Actor: [Pulls out doctor's pen] That's not what my lucky pen says.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Calux is asking the viewer: truth or dare? See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated home release adds bloody violence, sex, sex references and alcohol consumption which was cut for a theatrical PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

References Grey's Anatomy (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Dad, I'm Sorry
Written by Jason Eric Gochi, Joseph Maffi and Ryan Yerdon (as Ryan Allen Yerdon)
Courtesy of Spirit Production Music
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Final Destination meets Ouija
18 July 2018 | by vacantskies00See all my reviews

A group of teens find a supernatural entity that is using a game to kill them off one by one; unless you play by the rules.

Director Jeff Wadlow is no stranger to the genre. The underrated meta-slasher Cry Wolf was a simple, yet intelligent take on PG-13 horror/thrillers. With Truth Or Dare, and Blumhouse in tow, he attempts to capture similar teenage themes of trust, denial, and the fact that your closet friend could be a liar.

What works for this film is its ever evolving sense of menace. The entity really bares down on each characters flaws. Each "kill" has relevant motivation and pushes the rating to the max. The facial effects are decent and creepy.

What works against the film are the characters. Most of them are disposable. Merely there to add death scenes and nothing more. Additionally, several scenes which could've added more to certain character arcs simply cut away to move the story along, but leave possible dramatic elements to rot to get to the "horror." The most notable negative is the cast. While not god awful, they did well considering, it was hard accommodating a bulk of the cast. Half of which were total dicks, the remaining cast holds so many secrets from each other that we wonder how they managed to be friends so long. Oh, long enough to fill an hour and a half.

If you love mostly forgettable characters, twists on familiar games, and twisted rule based supernatural thrillers like Ouija and/or Final Destination; Truth Or Dare is for you. Give it a spin. I dare you...


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