Monday 18 June 2012

DVD review: Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

Meet Mike Strauber (John Brace). He plays a deadly game. He plays truth or dare with everyone... even himself! Truth or dare, a child´s game turned into a psychotic, twisted game of selfdestruction.
Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness is written, produced and directed by Tim Ritter
The acting is amateurish and pretty bad. There is both intentional and unintentional comedy in it, there are some truly memorable dialogue. The camera work and editing is pretty decent. The film has some nice moments and has a couple of quite brutal scenes. Some viewers might be disappointed at it´s pacing, it is a bit slow at times, but I had no problem with it. It was actually quite nice to see the main characters descent into total madness, he´s for instance plauged by hallucinogenic images, which later turns into a killing spree with him using an assortment of weaponry. It´s a violent film, there is gore but this isn´t a gorefeast and the low budget practical make-up fx are ok. There is both T & A and sexual situations in this, the beautiful Mary Fanaro is topless in a couple of scenes.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Sub Rosa Studios.
Rating: 3½ out of 7.  I did enjoy Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness, check out if you are a fan of low budget obscurities.


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