Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for sweaters, festive gourds, pumpkin spice everything, and, of course, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. This year, “The Horrors of Blumhouse” returns to Horror Nights, with mazes that focus on Blumhouse filmsUnfriended and Truth or Dare. Unfriended is about a haunted computer and Truth or Dare is about people who smile too much (I think?), so I’m not sure how this will work. Let’s find out, shall we?
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Jeff Wadlow’s Truth Or Dare is an inconsequential brand of horror likened to Stiles White’s Ouija or more recently John R. Leonetti’s Wish Upon. Actors such as heartthrob Tyler Posey and pretty little liar Lucy Hale entice younger audiences who may find a scream or two in the shallow slog, but hardcore hellhounds will sniff out confliction from scene one. Aggro college-bred stereotypes, telegraphed jumps from miles away, nonsense plot connectivity – hope you like your demon possessions overshadowed by hormonally volatile love triangles and “white girl problems.” And if you don’t? I dare you to reach the credits of this generic schoolyard excuse for genre furtherment.
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The game of truth or dare comes up in every teen’s life when hormones, underage drinking, drugs, and stupid decisions brought about by all of the above are involved. It’s usually embarrassing and risque, but Universal and Blumhouse Pictures are about to make it deadly.
Truth or Dare is the latest horror film from Jason Blum, the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Get Out, and it looks like the movie could have teens swearing off playing the game ever again when it turns on a group of friends, forcing them to ruin each others lives by either revealing their darkest secrets or killing them. You might even end up killing yourself.
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