Game Over: TRUTH OR DARE (2018) Review

A group of college friends go to Mexico for spring break where they are lured to an abandoned church and play a game of truth or dare. When they return home they realize something evil has come back with them and isn’t finished playing the game. Now they must play the game or die.

Truth or Dare is a PG-13 teen horror film that is exactly what you’d expect it to be. Silly teen drama, over-the-top, and plenty of clichés. However, despite this the movie is extremely fun from beginning to end. The events actually start up pretty quick and once the games begin it’s one truth or dare after the other. Some the dares are pretty thrilling, a rooftop scene was pretty intense, and the truths that are revealed tear the friends apart even in the dire circumstances. The laughs in the film didn’t work for me at all, and it goes to some pretty great lengths as far as revealing rules about the game and the origin of the spirit coming after them. On top of this it does have some plot holes, but to its credit it does put up a fight to try fill some of them up, even it doesn’t always work.

In terms of characters, some are pretty cardboard cut-outs like Tyler Posey’s leading male character, Lucy Hale’s good girl character, and the cocky asshole played by Sam Lerner. Violett Beane’s character Markey was a character I feel should have been given a lot more to do other than storm out of the room crying every time she hears a truth she doesn’t like, and with that brought up some groan-worthy teen drama. What sucks is that Markey has so much edge to her when she wasn’t all about her drama and could be a total bad ass, so I wish more focus had been given to that side of her instead of all her drama between Hale and Posey’s characters. For the most part though the characters are developed well-enough. The performances are passable, but it’s really Hale and most especially Beane who turn in the most standout performances. The biggest thing I praise the movie for is its dark ending. While I did love that the ending was dark, it was actually clever in how it ties into events and conversations that happen very early on in the movie.

Truth or Dare probably won’t be remembered in the future and it is far from an all out good movie, but if you want to watch a fun horror film that is entertaining from beginning to end with a couple of thrills and a hot cast, this one will do the job.

–Cody Landman

IRRATIONAL FEAR & Slasher Studios T-Shirt Sale

For a limited time only, all Slasher Studios shirts are now just $15. Score a killer limited edition Irrational Fear shirt or pick up a Slasher Studios logo tee and help us celebrate the slasher love! Pick up both shirts and receive two FREE 11×17 posters with your order while supplies last.


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Limited Time Only: Killer $5 Off Slasher Studios Sale

Ready for another killer slasher sale? All versions of our first two Slasher Studios feature films are now $5 off. Score a Dismembering Christmas or Don’t Go to the Reunion DVD for just $10 each or pick up one of our limited edition favorites! Our limited edition Don’t Go to the Reunion Blu-Ray and limited edition Dismembering Christmas VHS are now just $15 each. This is a killer deal that won’t last long so support some indie horror and pick up yours today. International slasher fans..we ship worldwide and all dvds/blurays are region free!


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Only 10 Limited Edition IRRATIONAL FEAR Blu-Rays Remain

Our latest horror feature IRRATIONAL FEAR is almost sold out on limited edition Blu-ray. Each blu-ray is hand numbered out of 200 and we currently only have 10 copies left. Once these 200 blu-rays are gone, Irrational Fear will never be offered on blu-ray again. Pick up yours below available as a solo limited edition Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray with 11×17 IRRATIONAL FEAR poster, or our combo pack that also includes our first film, Don’t Go to the Reunion, on limited edition blu-ray. Help make 2018 the most FEARful year yet!

KILLER BONUS FEATURES!
Cast & Crew Commentary
Filmmaker’s Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Cast & Crew Interviews
What’s Your Fear? Featurette
Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: The Making of Irrational Fear
Theatrical Trailer
Indie Horror Trailers
Photo Gallery
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Family Bonding: MOM AND DAD (2018) Review

Parents in a small town suddenly turn on their children and start killing them. Carly and Josh eventually find themselves trapped in their house with their crazed parents and must now fight back against them.

This is a film that might discourage many due to the subject matter. But for those who enjoy some good dark humor/horror will enjoy this film. Granted there are some parts that might put at a little unease, it kind of adds to the intensity. The reason for the parents going crazy isn’t revealed, but it plays with certain ideas involving parents just getting fed up with their kids and instead sarcastically saying they’re going to kill them, they actually do it. It’s a weird blend of almost zombie and slasher horror. The parents don’t act like zombies, but there’s one big sequence where it’s filmed like a zombie film involving a big group of parents outside the local high school. And along with that there are a few chase scenes that play out like slasher chase scenes. One sequence in particular towards the end involving a grandfather, father, and son as well as mother-in-law, mother, and daughter is just a blast to watch. What brings the most fun to this film is just how over-the-top it is, especially from the performances. Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair as the lead parents are fantastic and are clearly having a blast in their roles and easily deliver one of their best performances. The whole cast does a great job. Unfortunately it’s not without its flaws. It definitely could have had more development of the family before the events began. We get some flashbacks as the events unfold, but I feel it wasn’t enough to really service the family and make you hope for a positive outcome. And most of all, the very end is frustrating as hell, there’s no real payoff or major showdown between the kids and parents, it just abruptly ends. And when it ends, you feel like there should be at least another fifteen minutes. I apologize if that may come off as too big of a spoiler, but it has to be said.

Despite the disappointing ending and some underdevelopment, it’s still a fun comedy-horror that I would recommend, even just for Cage and Blair’s performances alone.

–Cody Landman

This Weekend Only: $5 Off All Slasher Studios Films

We wanted to give thanks to you slasher fans out there for an amazingly slasherific year! For a limited time only, all Slasher Studios films are $5 off. Score a Dismembering Christmas or Don’t Go to the Reunion DVD for just $10 each or pick up one of our limited edition favorites! Our limited edition Don’t Go to the Reunion Blu-Ray and limited edition Dismembering Christmas VHS are now just $15 each. This is a killer deal that won’t last long so support some indie horror and pick up yours today. International slasher fans..we ship worldwide and all dvds/blurays are region free!


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Free Shipping! Slasher Studios T-Shirts Now Available

We’ve had a number of requests for specific Slasher Studios t-shirts and now we are thrilled to be able to offer you some Slasher Studios style. These Slasher Studios shirts are very limited as we only had 15 printed so make sure to pick one up before they are gone for good. Also, as a slasher thank you, you will receive FREE shipping anywhere in the United States with your t-shirt order. Thank you again for being our horror fan and follower. We couldn’t do it without you!


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THE SNOWMAN Killer Prize Pack Giveaway

We have a killer giveaway here at Slasher Studios thanks courtesy to Universal Pictures in promotion of their new thriller, THE SNOWMAN. The terrifying thriller based on the novel by Jo Nesbø is in theaters now. A sociopath who calls himself “The Snowman Killer” has targeted the one person for whom he wants to showoff his methodical, unthinkable skills: the lead investigator of an elite crime squad. With cunningly simplistic baits, he begs to have a worthy opponent to play his sick game. Check out the fun app game below and for your chance to win the prize pack, simply share this post on Facebook or Twitter. Winner will be announced on October 27th. Good luck!!

The Snowman pack has:

1 – Limited Edition Snowman Plush Doll: This limited edition Snowman plush is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It is a replica of the killer’s Snowman and features a detachable head and the Snowman logo on the bottom.

1 – The Snowman Official Promo Shirt – An official promo T-Shirt featuring The Snowman logo on the front and the signature design on the back.

1 – Replica Snowman Killer Letter – A replica of the Snowman killer’s note, sealed.

Take the “Help Harry Hole Find The Snowman Killer QUIZ”

The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Please note that the assets included within this message were delivered to you to promote Universal Studios, The Snowman. Any actions (including contest and competitions) that you complete with the provided assets are your liability, and should comply with both local and international laws. Also, please remember to disclose that you are working with Universal Studios, The Snowman, or that Universal Studios, The Snowman supplied these materials to you if required by local law.

Limited Edition DON’T GO TO THE REUNION Blu-Ray Set To Sell Out

Here’s your LAST chance to own our very first slasher feature in HD! Our Don’t Go to the Reunion limited edition blu-rays are now shipping and they are going fast! We started with a limited, hand numbered run of just 200 blurays and now we are down to a mere handful of copies. Each bluray has been hand numbered to make sure each collector gets their own unique slasher piece. This is the first (and only) time Don’t Go to the Reunion has ever been released in HD and we have a bunch of brand new extras packed on this special edition.

Three options to purchase:
Blu-Ray standalone, with 11×17 limited edition Dismembering Christmas poster, or with poster & Dismembering Christmas DVD. Region free & shipping worldwide, order your limited edition, hand numbered bluray today.

Brand new special features include:
* All three Slasher Studios short films (Teddy, Popularity Killer, and Blood Brothers) in HD for the very first time.
* Filmmakers commentary
* Exclusive cast & crew interviews on the making of Don’t Go to the Reunion
* Don’t Go to the Reunion Video Review
* Don’t Go to the Reunion promo video
* Don’t Go to the Reunion trailer
* Don’t Go to the Reunion teaser trailer
* Dismembering Christmas trailer
* Theatrical World Premiere Interview With Director Steve Goltz & Writer Kevin Sommerfield
* Slasher Studios Horror Podcast audio feature (A Look Back at Don’t Go to the Reunion)
and MUCH MORE!


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$10 Slasher Studios DVD & T-Shirt Sale Ends May 31st

Summer is just around the corner but the slashing never stops here at Slasher Studios! For a limited time only, all dvds & t-shirts are just $10 (regularly $15) with a free Slasher Studios poster! This Slasher Studios sale won’t last long so support some indie horror and pick up yours today. International slasher fans..we ship worldwide and all dvds are region free!

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We are also clearing out the very last of our limited edition Dismembering Christmas shirts with a huge blow out sale. From now until June 13th, all t-shirts are currently only $10 instead of the regular price of $20. We only have sizes Small, Medium, and XL left so get yours while you can! Show off your slasher pride today!


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