Five Reasons You’ll Love It - April 13, 2018

Truth Or Dare - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Truth Or Dare - Five Reasons You'll Love It

In recent years, producer Jason Blum and his label Blumhouse have produced hit after hit on their low budget production model. The supernatural horror Paranormal Activity was made for only £15,000 and took £193 million in box office receipts. Cut to today and Blumhouse movies have unspooled into a blood-soaked showreel that includes the Insidious franchise, the Purge and two Oscar-nominated films, Whiplash and Get Out.

In their latest high concept horror, Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale stars as protagonist Olivia Barron. Comprising the rest of the circle are Teen Wolf breakout star Tyler Posey, Lucas Moreno, Hayden Szeto, Violett Beane, Sophia Ali, Tom Choi, Sam Lerner and Landon Liboiron. The film was directed Jeff Wadlow, whose latest project was co-producing TV’s psycho prequel ‘Bates Motel.’ Although the budget is small, this game of ‘Truth or Dare’ is no child’s play.

We caught an early screening of the movie and picked off five reasons why you’ll love it...

 

The film is impeccably cast...

Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars fame plays protagonist Olivia Barron, with Teen Wolf breakout star Tyler Posey opposite. Introducing a younger generation into cinema witness their first Blumhouse horror, their teenage angst matures perfectly into this glossy slasher.

 

It uses different mediums to tell a story...

The film uses social media montages and upbeat pop music to go viral with younger audiences and seamlessly switch perspectives on the story. Scenes of demonic possession are styled intentionally like a Snapchat filter. It’s like a terrifying Chainsmokers’ video...

 

It has a wicked sense of humour...

Kick-Ass director Jeff Wadlow’s script doesn’t take itself too seriously and calls out narrative clichés common in horror cinema with sight gags and a conspiratorial wink to the camera.#

 

It’s not a bloodbath but it has its moments...

The upbeat, poppy soundtrack that lulls you into thinking you’re in for a gentle coming of age comedy, but the jump scares will make you shrink into your seat...

 

It has a beating heart...

Due to its 12A age rating, the film has to rely on more than gory imagery to get your heart beating. The relationship between the characters, notably best friends Olivia and Markie, is genuinely touching.

 

Truth Or Dare is in cinemas now and will be available to pre-order in hmv's online store in the coming days. 

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