Blumhouse's Truth or Dare trailer looks at what happens when a seemingly harmless party game goes supernaturally awry. When it comes to theatrical horror nowadays, there are few names as big as Blumhouse Productions. The company started off in a big way in 2009, releasing the ultra low budget found footage fright flick Paranormal Activity, which still stands as one of the most profitable films in history.
In the years since, Blumhouse has released over 30 films theatrically, with only a small few not being rooted within the horror genre. To date, Blumhouse movies have grossed over $3 billion worldwide, usually on budgets of $10 million or less per movie. 2017 was Blumhouse's best year to date both critically and commercially, thanks to M. Night Shyamalan's Split, Jordan Peele's Get Out, and the time-twisting slasher comedy Happy Death Day. Just that trio of films brought in a combined total of nearly $650 million worldwide.
Blumhouse has several new horror entries coming in 2018, and the second to arrive in theaters will be Truth or Dare, which releases on April 27. Blumhouse's first release of 2018 is franchise sequel Insidious: The Last Key, which hits theaters on Friday, and sees Lin Shaye once again reprise her role of haunted psychic Elise Rainier. Also coming from Blumhouse in 2018 are the fourth Purge film (aka. The Purge: The Island), and David Gordon Green's highly anticipated reboot of Halloween. Blumhouse has released the official trailer for Truth or Dare. Check it out in the space above, then have a look at the film's poster below.
Seemingly cut from the same slasher cloth as Happy Death Day, Truth or Dare's premise is simple: a group of friends gathers to play the titular game, and a supernatural force decides to instead make things more interesting by fatally punishing players who try to cheat. One might say that's a bit harsh, but this is a horror movie after all, and otherworldly entities generally aren't known for being too forgiving in horror movies in general.
Truth or Dare is directed by Jeff Wadlow, who previously wrote and helmed the violent comic book-based sequel Kick-Ass 2, as well as the 2005 horror whodunit Cry Wolf. Starring in the film are a crop of young TV stars, including Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Nolan Gerard Funk (Awkward), and Violett Beane (The Flash).
Source: Blumhouse Productions
- Truth or Dare (2018) release date: Apr 13, 2018