Friday Film: “Truth or Die”

Imagine playing the classic “Truth or Dare” game with some deadly new rules. Would you be the one who eventually comes out alive and intact? What happens when rage becomes the power that defines the turn of events of this somewhat innocent game?

In “Truth or Die” the latter is the most definite fate you will have one way or the other. This 2012 horror film held a lot of mysteries that eventually unveiled one by one. Director Robert Heath had a clear vision for this movie. His previous works, “Sus” and “Out on a Limb,” were not even close to horror movies. However, his talent for great horror films is evident in this one.

A group of teens who love to party is invited to one. This time they will have to travel to a somewhat isolated cabin to have some fun. While there, they start playing a game of “Truth or Dare” that is a bit different from the classic one they are all familiar. The question is, why does the host want these kids to suffer?

Truth or Die” reminds us of the classic old teen horror films back when the horror genre was making some of the most memorable movies we still love to watch. It is that teen film where things start going wrong because the main characters decided to go to a house that looks creepy from the moment you set your eyes on it. Moreover, it holds the perfect agony you should feel while watching a movie like this. Of course, each character is a classic type of friend we all had when we were teenagers. The stupid one, the slutty one, the daring one, the smart one are only some of the primary attributes our protagonists have.

Nevertheless, while this resembles the classic horror films of the old days, it holds its unique storyline. It is among those films that take the cliché stuff and exploit them entirely in order to make something new. Of course, there is a reason behind this deadly and violent game. And, of course, you will not be able to guess why these kids need to be punished, especially when there are some completely innocent ones among them. Besides, what could a teenager possibly have done to deserve such a horrible fate?

A film entirely suitable for you and your group of friends, “Truth or Die” gives a splatter and fatal tone to the game we used to play when we were young. Watch it and try to be good if you do not want to have to face a fate like this.

I will be back next Friday with another one of my favorite movies that you must watch.

Until then, leave your comments below and let us know what your thoughts on this movie are and if you enjoyed watching it.

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