|Truth or Dare|
|Directed by||Jessica Cameron|
|Written by||Jessica Cameron|
Jonathan Scott Higgins
|Cinematography||Chase Jonathan Azimi|
|Edited by||Aaron M. Lane|
|Music by||Dustin Richardson|
Small Town Girl Productions
Truth or Dare is a 2013 American horror film and the directorial debut of Jessica Cameron, who also starred in, wrote, and produced the film.The movie had its world premiere on 13 September 2013 at the Arizona Underground Film Festival, where it also won Best Horror Feature. Truth or Dare centers upon a group of college students that publish YouTube videos that gain them not only worldwide infamy but also an obsessed fan turned deadly stalker.
Jennifer (Jessica Cameron), Ray (Shelby Stehlin), Courtney (Devanny Pinn), Michelle (Heather Dorff), Tony (Brandon Van Vliet), and John (Jesse Wilson) 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 is at one of their guest appearances that they have a confrontation with Derik (Ryan Kiser), 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.
Critical reviews for Truth or Dare have been mixed.Grolsch Film Works and Starburst both panned the film overall, and Starburst criticized the film's torture porn elements as being "stale and not the least bit effective". Shock Till You Drop was more positive in their review and gave the film a score of 6 out of 10, stating that it was "a solid indie debut for Cameron. The film is tight, and unrelenting once it gets going, and it does so very quickly." Tucson Weekly praised Ryan Kiser's acting, writing "I haven't seen unhinged acting like that since the glory days of Steve Railsback." The reviewer also noted that the film's gore was extreme and that several people left during some of the movie's gorier scenes.
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