"Sometimes being invited to a party doesn't always mean that ...you're one of the lucky ones"
When five friends got invited to one of the wealthiest homes they know for a late-night party, they thought it would be a night to remember. Well...they we're right! But, this party won't be one to remember for all the fun they had, it's more likely to be remembered for the sheer terror that unfolds between them. "Truth Or Die" is a 2012 horror film, originally titled "Truth Or Dare", that shows how one's idea of a good time can get just a little demented at the swing of a rope. This is a British film directed by Robert Heath and it's our selection for tonight's review. Now, shall we Unhinge?
When one thinks of a party, thoughts of booze, drugs and promiscuous sex often come to mind right? Well, "Truth Or Die" contains that, but not how you'd think. This movie veers from the normal lusty actions of a wild group of misfits and opts for a night of torment and shattered limbs. The movie focuses on the story of five friends and one reject that desperately tries to encroach on their inner circle. Maybe if he'd only been just a little more confident, he could have fit in, but we'll never know. Or will we?
You see, Felix(Kane), the reject, is an awkward boy whose not adept in the ways of being a social butterfly, so his attempts to sway, Gemma(Hall) at a local gathering fall on deaf ears. Or so he thought because Gemma's boyfriend, Chris(Gordon), heard Felix's advances loud and clear in his booze-filled, inebriated mind. Chris makes it a point to embarrass poor, naive Felix and this harsh exchange of words leaves a mark, a permanent mark on his psyche. So what's one to do when you've just been humiliated amongst your peers? You invite them to a party and not just any party, it has to be a party that they will never forget.
So the five friends consisting of Gemma, Chris and a few others travel out to Felix's lush home in search of a good time. Visions of free booze and free food flow through their minds as they approach his home expecting a wild night. But..instead of killer music playing and drunken people they are greeted by an old man who quickly prompts them to look for Felix in a cabin located deep within the vast property. Well, not to be discouraged, the five friends drive cautiously into the property where they find the cabin described by the old man. But...
Instead of frail Felix, they are welcomed by his brother, Justin(Oakes), a sexy, confident older man who doesn't even remotely resemble his younger brother in any way shape or form. Justin ushers the crew in and offers them all the usual amenities of a warm house-party like champagne and food which the five eagerly consume while they await the emergence of Felix. And then...Justin throws another chink in their chain of good times. He tells them that they are all there because they are the reason that his brother, Felix, is dead! So the five, shaken and confused make an effort to leave the cabin, but Justin makes it a point to play one game before they leave. A game of "Truth Or Dare".
Now don't get us wrong, this movie is no run out the door, screaming extravaganza, it's entertainment with a twist. It's a cold story of a night promised of unparalleled fun which turns into well, a horror movie(lol). The cast is primarily British and their accents only add to that good indie polish we love in a foreign film. The acting is decent and each of the cast members easily carry out their duties as a cog in the wheel of "Truth Or Die". This movie is on Netflix, so you won't have to go to any great lengths to see it.
So, if you're looking for a quick heartbeat that's just above B quality, check this one out tonight and be sure to come back and tell us what you think. Thanks for reading!
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