If you’re a horror fan – and if you’re not, what the hell are you doing here? – chances are you’ve become quite familiar with Blumhouse Productions. Headed up by namesake Jason Blum, Blumhouse’s M.O. is making horror films on small budgets, then turning those films into huge hits at the box office.
Like the Paranormal Activity films? You have Blumhouse to thank. The Purge? Blumhouse. Sinister? Blumhouse. Insidious? Yep, Blumhouse too. While not everything Blumhouse puts out is great, their hit to miss ratio tends to be quite good.
For instance, Blumhouse had three big horror hits in 2017, those being M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and the recent slasher comedy Happy Death Day. That trio of films hauled in over $600 million worldwide, and Blumhouse looks to start a hopefully successful 2018 off with the January 5th release of Insidious: The Last Key, starring Lin Shaye.
Now, Deadline reports that Blumhouse’s second horror release of 2018 will be Truth or Dare, hitting theaters on April 27th.The film stars Lucy Hale (Scream 4),Tyler Posey (Scream: The TV Series), and Violett Beane (The Leftovers). Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) directs.
Truth or Dare’s plot is exactly what it says on the tin. A group of friends set out to have fun with a game of truth or dare, only for things to go horribly wrong. It seems a supernatural force has decided to play to, and is intent on punishing anyone who tries to cheat by answering a question untruthfully or refusing a dare.
Only time will tell whether Truth or Dare turns out to be Blumhouse’s next Purge-level success or The Lazarus Effect-level bomb. The premise does sound a bit silly, but it wouldn’t be the first silly premise to be turned into a good horror movie.