Right on time for Friday the 13th, there is a new scary movie in town! Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare. Guest writer Ashley C. gladly accepted the invitation to screen and review this new horror flick. Check out what she thought of this new scary movie!
I’m not usually one for movies in the horror genre, but when given an opportunity to check out a new movie that several people I knew had been talking about, I definitely wanted to take that chance. “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” spins a new and scary twist on a game that I’m sure all of us have played at some point in our lives, although I’m sure some of us might refrain from it now that this movie is out!
This movie had a few positives that make the movie worth watching. The most outstanding positive was Lucy Hale’s performance. She is the typical “good girl,” who has the seeming moral high ground of a saint. But as the movie progresses, we get to see that high ground slowly diminish in an effort to save herself and her friends. Lucy does a fantastic job portraying that “fall from grace” and also being incredibly believable in her terror.
Speaking of terror, there were moments in the movie that had jump scares and a shock factor that left everyone in the theater popping out of their seats at some point. But as scary as those times can be, we do get brief moments of humor that help loosen the tension a little bit.
Since all movies can’t be perfect, there is always something to critique. “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” does leave a few things to be desired. Though it does provide us with a new twist on the game ‘truth or dare,’ it is not the first movie to make a play on it. It is also not the first movie to involve an evil entity haunting down a group of people until there’s only a couple people left. Because of this need for more originality, there was more room for plot holes and a lack luster ending that was very open ended. At other points in the movie, it feels as if there is a lot going on at once. One scare tactic that the movie uses is the face that most horror flicks use when someone looks possessed, and unfortunately it doesn’t seem scary enough to actually spook you.
In the end, the movie is worth seeing if you are a fan of horror flicks and have some time to kill. The acting is well done and there are some twists that can surprise you.
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