(This review may contain spoilers).
When I initially saw this movie advertised, it was the very creepy smile in the trailer that sparked my interest the first time. But having watched this movie, I found it much more entertaining than it first appeared.
On the face of it, the movie is a fairly stereotypical slasher horror. I would say that the strongest part of this movie was the friendship between Markie and Olivia, even though there were times I thought Markie came across as a bit too self-centred, especially considering the very first scene. However, as the movie went on, I was able to understand and empathise with her more. But I did think that her actions towards Lucas weren’t excusable, no matter how much depth her backstory gave her.
I was a bit disappointed that certain things were glossed over, such as when Brad had to tell his father the truth. That conversation would have been really interesting to see and I felt somewhat cheated to miss out on that.
I really liked how the truth or dare came into play at the worst possible moments for the characters and there were some really creepy moments, not least when a whole load of students surrounded Olivia chanting Truth or Dare.
I would have liked to see a bit more depth to Tyson’s character, as he just came across as a mean guy and I was just counting down the seconds for what was going to happen to him.
I did feel a lot of sympathy for Giselle, but even though I could understand Carter’s actions, I really didn’t like him…and that opinion didn’t change much by the end of the movie. I did care about the other characters in the movie, though…and I felt really bad for Penelope, even though she clearly had her own issues.
I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of the movie and I wouldn’t mind watching it again in the future.