Truth Or Dare Director: Jeff Wadlow Screenwriter: Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach, and Jeff Wadlow Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron Distributor: Blumhouse | Universal Pictures Release Date: April 13, 2018
The concept of adapting a harmless game into a film is nothing new. In fact, it has been done many times before, though its success can be met with varying degrees. That being said, we have reached a new level of low now that we are going for schoolyard games. Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare tries to mirror the same success of Ouija using the production house’s low-budget formula. And try as the film might, it never reaches those same levels of fright. It desperately tries to scare its audience with the thought of this game haunting us that through its bad dialogue it becomes an unintentional comedy. Not really sure if that is what director Jeff Wadlow intended. But the film lands in between that gray area of its so good that it’s bad but at the same time it’s just flat-out bad.