Blumhouse's latest release, Truth or Dare, puts a horror spin on the classic game, but does Jeff Wadlow's film have an end-credits scene? We reveal whether moviegoers should stick around for a sequel stinger. Blumhouse is coming off a number of successes in 2017, including M. Night Shyamalan's Split, Jordan Peele's Get Out, and Christopher Landon's Happy Death Day. Now, the production banner synonymous with horror is back with a deadly game of Truth or Dare.
Directed by Wadlow, Truth or Dare follows a group of college students who, while in Mexico on spring break, get wrapped up in a dangerous game. Olivia (Lucy Hale) meets a seemingly nice guy, but her trip takes a turn for the worse when he reveals he's tricked her and her friends into joining the cursed game. With Olivia and her friends forced to reveal their darkest secrets and perform life-threatening dares, it remains to be seen if they'll be able to get out of the game alive.
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Over the course of Truth or Dare, the mythology behind the cursed game is revealed and the ending offers an intriguing twist. However, moviegoers may wonder if there's more to the movie in the form of a post-credits sequence, maybe setting up a potential sequel. While it's always good to stick around through the credits to see who's involved in the making of a film, Truth or Dare doesn't have an end-credits scene - but it does have something for fans who waited through to the very end.
In addition to Hale, Truth or Dare stars Tyler Posey as Lucas, Violett Beane as Markie, Hayden Szeto as Brad, Sophia Ali as Penelope, Nolan Gerard Funk as Tyson, Sam Lerner as Ronnie, and Landon Liboiron as Carter. With a screenplay by Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach, and Wadlow, the film explores not only the rules and dangers of the titular game, but the complicated relationships between the characters. Ultimately, this supernatural game of Truth or Dare forces its players to confront their greatest fears, even if their greatest fear isn't necessarily death.
The trailers for Truth or Dare preview a horror film that puts a new spin on a seemingly innocent game - like Blumhouse's Ouija and its sequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil. However, it remains to be seen if Wadlow's movie will be successful enough to earn a followup. In the case of horror movies, even if they don't receive glowing reviews, they could still be granted a sequel if they turn a profit. And, since many horror movies have relatively low budgets, it's much easier for them to be financially successful. With a reported budget of $3.5 million, Truth or Dare is very likely to turn a profit.
As a result, the tease at the end of Truth or Dare's credits could feasibly work to set up an eventual sequel. But until Blumhouse green lights a followup film, for now the Truth or Dare end-credits tease is simply something fun for fans to enjoy.
- Truth or Dare (2018) release date: Apr 13, 2018