It is January, my dudes, so that means it’s primo-horror-movie-trailer time, and we’ve got an Insidious movie coming out later this week, so the deluge begins today.
First up is the first trailer for Truth or Dare, which comes from Blumhouse, the studio behind such hits as Get Out and Split and definitely doesn’t have any problems reminding you that they made a shitload of money last year and might get a horror movie nominated for Best Picture.
This is on the more ridiculous side of their oeuvre, of course, but hey, they all can’t be Get Out. Still, this trailer does weaponize one of the scariest things we do as humans — the shit-eating grin — so at least it’s somewhat effective?
Well, this looks like a fun diversion from the horrors of the world, even if it is directed by the dude who did Kick-Ass 2. To be fair, Blumhouse does have a great track record turning stupid shit into gold- think about how Happy Death Day would have gone down in lesser hands- so we’re kind of excited for this one. If you’ve read our film coverage over the course of the last year, you know we love some goofy horror, especially if kids from shitty MTV shows are getting fucked up in the process. It is nice, we think, that there is another horror movie coming out this year that just seems like it makes you want to laugh and roll in the aisles along with the rest of your audience, and we’re just disappointed that this movie didn’t show at Fantastic Fest in 2017. It would have killed.
Here’s a synopsis from the YouTube page: Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (‘Teen Wolf’) lead the cast of Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (‘Happy Death Day’, ‘Get Out’, ‘Split’). 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. Directed by Jeff Wadlow (‘Kick-Ass 2’), the thriller co-stars Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto and Sophia Taylor Ali. The film was produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and executive produced by Wadlow.
Truth or Dare hits theaters on April 27. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures viaNewsweek.