When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Talitha Eliana Bateman
America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.
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..
The actors had to mimic the facial structure of the Calux smile prior to the CGI rendering of the face itself. See more »
(at around 53 mins) 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 »
[With Brad pointing gun at him as he gets to his knees]
I guess you think I deserve this.
No! I'm sorry, I have to, otherwise I'm going to die.
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At the end of the credits, Calux is asking the viewer: truth or dare? See more »
Unrated home release adds bloody violence, sex, sex references and alcohol consumption which was cut for a theatrical PG-13 rating. See more »
People who rate this movie anything lower than 5 are obviously not taking their review seriously. They might not like the film personally, but that shouldn't generate a biased low score. Unlike a lot of other horror movies, this one actually had a backstory as to the origins and reasoning for the game--I was surprised with that. I expected it to just be a scary game with no purpose, but I genuinely respect that they added a backstory.
Next, this movie is overall just unique and cool. Unlike other cliche horror films where some demon figure is "haunting" the house, this film takes a unique approach by having a group of friends end up being the ones that have to do the "haunting" and "killing"; this concept also played well on friendship and family bonds/truth telling and trusting one another.
Lastly, the creepy smiles make for iconic visuals that will stick with you even after you finish watching.
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