January 6, 2018

Trailer Park: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare?

So, I was at the movies to see the latest Insidious installment. Why? I like the series that’s why. Anyway, I was watching the trailers, and, as expected, a mainstream horror film was preceded by a succession of other mainstream horror fare. Granted, there is not much to like about mainstream horror, but occasionally you find stuff that works (ahem, Insidious, cough), well one of the trailers caught my eye and not really for the right reason. It looked a lot like everything else, which isn’t good, it also reminded me of another horror franchise that I have some affection for, but still there was something about it.

The movie is called Truth or Dare, or should I say Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare. It is this seemingly insignificant little bit that has gotten under my skin for some reason. Why not leave it at Truth or Dare? I mean, do you think it may get confused for Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness? I would think not. I just cannot think of a reason why the production company would need to attach their name as part of the title. Perhaps Blumhouse is just getting a little cocky and want’s everyone to know their name? I don’t know. Oh and yes, it is part of the official name, here is the movie’s credit block:

The movie itself does not look particularly special, typical teen targeted horror that is more about the money than the craft. Would I like to be proven otherwise? Yes, of course, I am all for quality mainstream horror. This reminds me of a warmed up collection leftovers from the Final Destination series. In any case, take a look at the trailer:

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