Blumhouse's Truth or Dare Review
If you think about it, there are a lot of scary things about the game of Truth or Dare. It’s a party activity that forces people to admit unpleasant truths, or to do outlandish things, but if you’re doing it with the right group of people, it can be a healthy way to process our personal anxieties and inhibitions. With the wrong group of people, however, it can be a horrible form of peer pressure, which forces us to reveal personal shames and potentially even endanger ourselves in more ways than one.
So it makes sense to turn Truth or Dare into a horror film, but it does not make sense to turn it into Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a movie which is easily the silliest of its kind since Friend Request. Jeff Wadlow’s film bends over backwards to make its high-concept plot, about a haunted game of Truth or Dare, make sense on paper, but the film gets so hung up on how a game could be haunted it completely fails to make us care about who’s playing it.