“Truth or Die” is Horrific, Homophobic and Horny All in One

If you’re looking for a film that mixes ‘decent gore’ with tempered horniness, but are too scared to explore the American horror movie library, than perhaps “Truth or Die” is the film for you.

“Truth or Die” tells the story of five friends who travel to the home of their affluent loser schoolmate hoping for an excuse to party. Instead, they’re faced with their loser classmate’s homophobic older brother and a game of Truth or Dare that turns deadly.

That’s about all I can say: if I write further, I might end up spoiling the whole thing. Instead, let’s get to talking about the acting.

1. What’s there to expect with British actors forced to play privileged douchebags…? They don’t exactly have much to work with. There were scene stealers though– the brunette lady (who also happens to be quite the sl*t) may’ve been the horniest girl in the whole movie, but she did have her standout moments. Her blonde best friend, on the other hand (?)- one dimensional, monotonous, boring– that’s about it. The male young actors gave decent performances (they seem to be smarter than the males I’ve seen in American horror– or is it just the accent?). Either way, they were okay.

The deranged older brother (played by David Oakes), was a character that resembled an unexplored island off the Pacific Ocean. All we know is that he was a soldier, and that he is (was) homophobic. That’s about it… that’s all we get. And yet here he is, playing the role of deranged host to a game of Truth or Dare gone horribly wrong. The big question on my mind: SO… WHAT?

Without going into further detail, I can reveal that the film deals with homophobia, and deals with it in a way so… disappointing that it made everything else seem a hundred times better.

2. One wonders whether or not the writers of the movie did sufficient research when it came to incorporating a theme that is hardly used in horror movies, because the way that it showed up just… sucked.

I’ve got to hand it to them, though: the idea behind the film is shear creativity at it’s finest. I’ll definitely never look at Truth or Dare the same way again after this film. Brownie points for that!

And that’s about it.

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