A television series chronicling famous hauntings and legends from around the world, hosted and narrated by actress Michelle Trachtenberg.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Truth or Scare - Truth or Dare (2018 film) - Netflix
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, or simply Truth or Dare, is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Jeff Wadlow and written by Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach and Wadlow. It stars Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, and Landon Liboiron, and follows a group of college students who play a game of truth or dare? while on vacation in Mexico, only to realize it has deadly consequences if they don't follow through on their tasks. Jason Blum produced through his Blumhouse Productions banner, and Universal Pictures distributed the film. Released in theaters on April 13, 2018, the film received negative reviews from critics, who said it was “neither inventive nor scary enough to set itself apart from the decades of dreary slashers that came before it”. Despite this the film was a massive box office success, grossing $90 million worldwide against its $3.5 million production budget.
Truth or Scare - Critical response - Netflix
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 14% based on 128 reviews, and an average rating of 3.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, “Truth or Dare's slick presentation isn't enough to make this mediocre horror outing much more frightening than an average round of the real-life game.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 35 out of 100, based on 33 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews.” Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B–” on an A+ to F scale. Simon Abrams of RogerEbert.com gave the film 2/4 stars and wrote that “director Jeff Wadlow and his three credited co-writers don't go far enough towards either of their film's primary impulses—humanizing their immature subjects and/or making them die amusingly sadistic deaths.” Exclaim!'s Alex Hudson called the film a “by-the-numbers horror that delivers clichés rather than surprises,” though added “as dumb as this movie was, I kind of enjoyed it.” Variety's Owen Gleiberman called it a “scare-free horror film” and wrote, “The movie isn’t scary, it isn’t gripping, it isn’t fun, and it isn’t fueled by any sort of clever compulsion. It’s just a strangely arduous exercise that feels increasingly frantic and arbitrary as it goes along.”
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