Saturday, 16 February 2013

15 Second Review: Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare suffers from its unoriginal premise. Awkward teen is bullied, someone gets revenge. Truth or Dare deviates from this stock slasher formula (see: TormentedThe Bagman, They Didn't Make it, for example) by adding a torture porn inflection, emphasising entrapment, time-limited interrogation, difficult choices and so forth rather than whodunit stalking. Still, The Final has already covered similar ground on a much grander scale (even if the results were tedious). Truth or Dare has a somewhat unexpected turn in its final moments, but I found it hard to care after 80 minutes of mediocre acting and anti-climactic punishment sequences. The attitude towards sexuality is also dubious, which adds insult to injury. Another slight ion the reputation of contemporary British horror.

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