Truth or Dare (2017) Review


Truth or Dare was released in 2017.

Simone Smith, Staff

Truth or Dare is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Nick Simon and written by Thommy Hutson. This movie leaves you on the edge of your seat and a nail biter from the very first second. Eight college youths head to a haunted house on Halloween night to play a game that took seven teenagers’ lives decades before. Cassie Scerbo and Brytni Sarpy play Alex and Maddie, best friends in the group but pinned against each other by a terrible secret. Mason Dye plays the hot doctor in training and Luke Baines as the classic instigator who suggests the game Truth or Dare. Every dare is crazier than the one before it, the most insane one being the tooth/bone breaking scene, knowing that you have to rip and tear out your own teeth to survive. The blood as they jerk the teeth from their mouth and break their own ankles made it near impossible to watch. The fact that no matter where you go, the possessed entity will follow you until you finish. The evil wasn’t inside the house, but in you. Feeds of your fear, your pain, your secrets.

The final message of the film is just to be honest with yourself and others. The amount of times they claim ‘I’m sorry, I made a mistake’ just to be murdered in cold blood because it is too late, is too many to count. Being honest and truthful from the start can save your life. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars, and I would give it 5 out of 5 except for the final scene. As with all movies the ending should wrap up everything, but it left you confused. Only two are left at the end, and if it wasn’t for Google and captions you wouldn’t know if only one or both survived.

This movie is currently available to watch with a subscription on Netflix and Hulu.