It’s the end of the semester and the university students are having a good old party, with sex, drugs and some rock and roll. Soon the fun really begins as the popular game, truth or dare starts. However, it turns sour when the outsider in a circle of friends reveal his secret crush… Months pass and Felix (the outsider) is having a birthday party in his family’s country house. Loaded with money, the five friends who arrive is keen to get back to doing what they do best at Felix’s party, but there are some complications as they are sent into the isolated woods towards a cabin. Here they don’t find Felix, but there’s plenty of booze and dope to go around and to make things interesting another game of truth or dare starts…
Truth or Dare is a small budget British horror film that revolves around a mystery, a game and a few secrets that could cost the five friends their lives.
This was an enjoyable film, with a few twists and turns that will keep the audience entertained. We have blood, some more than adequate creative kills and a bit of sex appeal that balances everything out perfectly. Considering that Truth or Dare is a small-budget film, audiences can expect great performances from the actors, an original plot (especially with all those twists incorporated into the plot) and some fun kills. Yes, that’s an important factor when it comes to horror… if there isn’t a few interesting deaths, what’s the point? Well, Truth or Dare gives us everything a horror lover wants in a movie and it’s a blast (and in some instances a bit brutal, which is fine by me)!
Truth or Dare, directed by David Oakes (The Borgias), plays Justin, the vigilante brother who is trying to bring honour back to his family with disastrous effects. Handsome, sexy and able to pull of the psychotic behaviour that was necessary, Oakes showcases a natural acting ability. That being said, Jennie Jacques (Cherry Tree Lane) should also be mentioned for her magnificent performance and the exceptional attitude that went into her character. Eleanor is a very likeable character, even if she’s a bitch.
All in all, this is one of those screen gems that will give horror enthusiasts something to talk about. A childhood game is taken to the extreme and becomes deadly. How could anybody with a love for the strange and unusual not enjoy something so innocent as a game of truth or dare taken to deadly levels? It’s definitely worth the buy.