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Truth or Dare (2018)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 April 2018 (USA)
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A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Writers:

Michael Reisz (screenplay by), Jillian Jacobs (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Hale ... Olivia Barron
Tyler Posey ... Lucas Moreno
Violett Beane ... Markie Cameron
Hayden Szeto ... Brad Chang
Sophia Ali ... Penelope Amari
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Tyson Curran
Landon Liboiron ... Carter / Sam Meehan
Sam Lerner ... Ronald 'Ronnie' Wakowski
Tom Choi ... Officer Han Chang
Aurora Perrineau ... Giselle Hammond
Gregg Daniel ... Detective Kranis
Brady Smith ... Roy Cameron
Vera Taylor Vera Taylor ... Inez Reyes
Ezmie Garcia ... Young Inez / Inez's Granddaughter
Andrew Howard ... Randall Himoff
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Storyline

Olivia Barron, her best friend Markie Cameron, Markie's boyfriend Lucas Moreno, along with Penelope Amari and her boyfriend Tyson Curran, and Brad Chang go on a trip to Rosarito, Mexico. In Mexico, Olivia runs into fellow student Ronnie who proceeds to harass her until a man intervenes on her behalf. The man introduces himself as Carter and eventually convinces her and her friends to join him for drinks at the ruins of a mission. There, Carter initiates a game of Truth or Dare with Olivia and her friends, plus Ronnie, who followed the group. Eventually, the game ends when Carter reveals that he deceived Olivia as a means of tricking her and her friends to the mission to offer them in his place in the supernatural game of Truth or Dare. As Carter leaves, he explains to Olivia that the game will follow them and they must not refuse it..

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Taglines:

They are dying to play! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing content, alcohol abuse, some sexuality, language and thematic materia | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blumhouse's Truth or Dare See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,667,855, 15 April 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,717,020, 7 June 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,717,020, 7 June 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tyler Posey and Lucy Hale's faces did not need much computer tweaking to create the smiles, Wadlow commenting that augmentation was only at 5% for the two of them. See more »

Goofs

(At 22:40) When Tyson picks up Penelope to carry her to the couch, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the wall at the far left side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Brad: Okay!
[Claps hands]
Brad: Aliens! Invade Mexico, and they give you a choice. They kill of us and leave peacefully, or they kill half the population of Mexico and we escape, unscathed... choose.
Actor: What kind of ridiculous question is that?
Lucas: It's a moral dilemma.
Markie Cameron: Well obviously she's going to choose to us.
Olivia: Sorry guys.
Brad: [Exaggerated shock voice] You're going to let aliens kill us.
Olivia: I love you guys, but between us and an entire population of people come on.
Carter: You have to tell the truth.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Calux is asking the viewer: truth or dare? See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated home release adds bloody violence, sex, sex references and alcohol consumption which was cut for a theatrical PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

References Insidious (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

World Keeps Turning
Written by Anton Bass, Chris Dececio and Sylvia Tosun
Performed by Sylvia Tosun
Courtesy of Spirit Production Music
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Let's Be Real Here
14 April 2018 | by asfurdSee all my reviews

People who rate this movie anything lower than 5 are obviously not taking their review seriously. They might not like the film personally, but that shouldn't generate a biased low score. Unlike a lot of other horror movies, this one actually had a backstory as to the origins and reasoning for the game--I was surprised with that. I expected it to just be a scary game with no purpose, but I genuinely respect that they added a backstory. Next, this movie is overall just unique and cool. Unlike other cliche horror films where some demon figure is "haunting" the house, this film takes a unique approach by having a group of friends end up being the ones that have to do the "haunting" and "killing"; this concept also played well on friendship and family bonds/truth telling and trusting one another. Lastly, the creepy smiles make for iconic visuals that will stick with you even after you finish watching.


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