Saturday, November 17, 2018

Truth or Dare (2017)

So I actually started writing this review thinking that this was the 2018 Blumhouse theatrical release, but it turns out this is some nonsense from SyFy.  Even better!  I'm a sucker for college student hijinks gone wrong, so you've roped me in yet again, SyFy.

Eight college friends go on an annual Halloween trip, this time to a house that is thought to be haunted...involving a deadly game of truth or dare years prior.  Against all common sense, they decide to start a game of truth or dare.  They quickly realize that they are not running the game, and that an outside influence is choosing the truth/dares, and forcing their hand (literally!) if they don't comply.  I was wondering if I was going to get to see some cannibalism this afternoon, and Truth or Dare came through.  Now they have 48 hours to do all the dares or they are going to DIEEEEE.

Hold uppppp, did you put acid burns on the QUEEN, Heather Langenkamp?!  I did NOT know she was in this.  This is a little Saw-like, what with the one survivor and all the stomach-churning obstacles.  I mean this shit went 0-60 pretty fast, from someone burning their hand on a stove to limbs getting hacked off.

Truth or Dare has the same cheesy overacting and fun, if not ridiculous, plot that makes us love SyFy original movies.  They are the Lifetime of horror, and there is nothing wrong with that.  This one ended oddly abruptly and open-ended, but up until then I liked it.  Rock on, SyFy original movies -- keep bringing us college students removing limbs and mutant sharks eating Joey Fatone.