If the gasps and guffaws during my screening are any indication, it’s likely Blumhouse will have another crowd-pleasing franchise on its hands (Happy Death Day 2 is on the way, along with sequels to other Blumhouse hits like The Purge, Insidious and Unfriended) with a nifty, if derivative, gimmick that lends itself to multiple sequels. Rather than a disaster-predicting premonition, this time it’s a cursed game that finds its way into the lives of a group of college kids, enjoying their final spring break in Mexico.
They’re led by Olivia (the Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale) who is a brunette, so is therefore earnest and pure; she spends her time making YouTube videos to help support Habitat for Humanity. Her best friend, Markie (The Flash star Violett Beane), is blonde and is therefore rebellious and spends her time cheating on her boyfriend. Along with their similarly well-drawn friends, they get dragged into playing a game of Truth or Dare inside a creepy chapel by a handsome stranger who reveals to them that he only took them there to save himself. They pass it off as drunken bluster but when they return to their normal lives, strange things start happening.
Each friend is visited by a demonic presence that overtakes the body of someone close to them in order to ask the all-important question. The rules of the game are simple: you choose truth or you choose dare. If you decide to skip, you die. It took four writers to come up with this.
After a rushed, entirely unscary opening scene and some rather dry character-setting dialogue, there are some smartly crafted titles that showcase the group’s vacation through social media posts alone. It’s indicative of the film that follows, which sees college students behaving like college students would, forever texting, snapping and gramming, one of the film’s more believable touches. Slightly less believable are the specifics that get the group to play a game in a clearly haunted hill-top building, an awful decision that’s never justified as anything other than “something that would happen in a horror movie”. Along with the deadly game, this dim-witted behavior follows them back home.
Some horror films deal in torture, some are torture to sit through, and some, like Truth or Dare Game – Party App Mod Apk v1.0.8 take off from a premise that is, in a word, tortured. In this decidedly inferior Blumhouse production, a clique of college kids head down to Mexico for spring break. After a week of partying, they’re lured to a crumbling, out-of-the-way church mission, where they’re goaded into playing a midnight game of truth or dare. There are a few weird tensions and omens, but only after they get back do they realize what’s happened: They’ve been followed home by a deadly version of the game. They’re being haunted by the demon spirit of truth or dare. If your reaction to this revelation falls somewhere between “Oh, wow!” and “Huh?,” you’ll be right in sync with audiences for “Truth or Dare,” which is a frantic muddle of a who-will-be-the-next-to-die? youth horror film.
With the remaining characters forced to turn detective in order to find the origin of the curse, the film starts feeling less like The Ring and more like Scooby-Doo. But Hale is a committed lead and it all builds to an audaciously nutty climax. There’s something oddly charming about the film’s dogged, goofy attempt to earnestly write the rules of a franchise that will clearly be haunting cinemas, or sleepovers, for years to come. Truth or Dare Game For Couples and Friends v1.0.8 Mod Apk it’s watchable trash. Dare: bring back Final Destination instead.