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Truth or Dare (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | September 2013 (USA)
Six college kids find internet stardom when they make "Truth or Dare" videos with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play by his own rules.

Director:

Jessica Cameron

Writers:

Jessica Cameron (co-writer), Jonathan Scott Higgins (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Jessica Cameron ... Jennifer / Ray's girlfriend
Brandon Van Vliet Brandon Van Vliet ... Tony
Heather Dorff ... Michelle
Shelby Stehlin Shelby Stehlin ... Ray / Courtney's brother-Jennifer's boyfriend
Devanny Pinn ... Courtney / Ray's sister-John's girlfriend
Ryan Kiser ... Derik / Fan
Jesse Wilson Jesse Wilson ... John / Courtney's boyfriend
Buz Wallick ... Chet Cheney
Grae Drake ... Bobbi
Brett Wagner Brett Wagner ... Bullock / Sheriff
Brian Olea Brian Olea ... Joey / security guard
Ray C. Merrill Ray C. Merrill ... Merrill / Reporter (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Bean Patrick Bean ... Audience Member
Tia Bean Tia Bean ... Audience member
Martina Bell ... Audience Member
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Ray, his sister Courtney, Jennifer, Michelle, Tony and John are all members of a group named the "Truth or Dare-Devils". They're known for their outrageous YouTube videos where they take the party game Truth or Dare? to extreme levels, which eventually gains them significant media attention and a decent fan following. It's at one of their guest appearances that they have a confrontation with Derik, an obsessed fan that is angry that they haven't responded to all of his e-mails. He's also upset that there are elements of the group's videos that have been faked for dramatic effect and the scenes of gore and violence aren't real. The group ultimately dismisses Derik as just an over-the-top obsessed fan and head to John's home to rest, only to become horrified when they realize that Derik has followed them and is intent on making new Truth or Dare-Devils videos that are all too real. Written by lament

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It's not just a game anymore...

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doğruluk mu Cesaret mi? See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Actor Brandon Van Vliet was supposed to have stubble for his character but he wanted a goatee. Against the productions request he shaved his facial hair off into a goatee. See more »

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Brutal, Shocking and damn right offensive...
29 August 2014 | by jonpauldickinsonSee all my reviews

Jessica Cameron's TRUTH OR DARE comes with it an incredible reputation after receiving critical praise at the various festivals that it has played at. It has won many awards including Best of Fest Award at Shockfest Film Festival where Cameron picked up the prize for Best Director and Best Actress. So before I watched the film I was asking myself if the hype justified?

Truth or Dare follows six colleague students who go under the name of the Truth or Daredevils on YouTube. After their video featuring a game of Russian roulette goes viral after one of their team is seemingly killed, it is announced on a talk show that it was a hoax. As the group talk about their next video a disgruntled fan in the audience tries to interact with the team but is quickly shunned away only to appear later at the groups shoot taking control and forcing the team to play their very last game of Truth or Dare.

Despite its micro budget what we have here is a thriller that works well and one that goes to some incredibly dark places. Brutal, shocking and damn right offensive, Jessica Cameron's Truth or Dare pushes the boundaries of acceptability. Its direct mean-spirited approach reminded me of James Cullen Bressick's Hate Crime which is also one of the most disturbing films i've ever seen. Featuring some truly twisted dares and it has enough gore to make Hostel look like a Saturday morning TV show.

As Director Cameron spares nothing and no one as she crafts a thriller that accelerates in ferocity leaving her audience speechless. As for performances Jessica herself steps in to play one of the leads and is joined by Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff and Devanny Pinn. The entire cast do a great job to sell the reality of the film without going over the top or feeling forced.

Overall, I liked Truth or Dare and despite its budgetary restrictions, I think Cameron did a great job as director. So if the secrets shared during the FIlm4 Frightfest Q&A after the film turn out to be true then it won't be long before Truth or Dare 2 goes into production.


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