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Truth or Dare (released in the United States as Truth or Die) is a 2012 British psychological horror film directed by Robert Heath and written by Matthew McGuchan. The film stars David Oakes, Tom Kane, Jennie Jacques, Liam Boyle, Jack Gordon, Florence Hall and Alexander Vlahos.

After teen misfit Felix is humiliated and tormented at a house party he extends a welcome to his perpetrators to his birthday party to demonstrate there are no hard feelings. Once the weekend warriors arrive to his family’s secluded estate they realize perhaps there were ulterior motives at play. Will his peers have opportunity to express genuine remorse and embrace their ultimate truth or dare?

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  • All Women Love Shoes: Eleanor seems to have a thing for shoes, making Paul carry her over a puddle so she doesn't ruin her 300 pound shoes, and wearing a sexy Dorothy Gale costume at the party as an excuse to wear high-heeled ruby slippers.
  • Blasting It Out of Their Hands: When Paul attempts to call the police, Justin shoots the phone out of his hand. One of Paul's fingers is shot off in the process.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Blood gushes from Chris's mouth after he fails the 'acid test'
  • Bring the Anchor Along: Gemma, who has been duct taped to a chair, attempts to reach a Conveniently Placed Sharp Thing by walking the chair slowly backwards on its legs.
  • Bungled Suicide: Justin is telling the truth when he says that Felix hanged himself after receiving the postcard. However, the groundskeeper found him and cut him down before he died, but Felix had suffered brain damage from oxygen deprivation and is now permanently paralysed.
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  • Conveniently Placed Sharp Thing: Gemma, who is duct taped to a chair, works her chair agonizingly slowly backwards across the uneven floor to reach the workbench behind her and grab a saw to cut her way through her bonds. She succeeds.
  • Crusty Caretaker: Woodbridge is the grumpy groundskeeper at the family estate. He is the one who sends the guests tramping through the woods to the keeper's cottage, and is later revealed to be in league with Justin and his scheme of revenge.
  • Driven to Suicide: After being humiliated at the end of term party, Felix receives a postcard reminding him of his humiliation a few months later, and hangs himself. His brother Justin sets out to determine who sent the postcard.
  • Nasty Party: Young British boys and girls travel to an isolated cabin after being promised a night of heavy partying. Instead of the fun they hoped for, they meet a killer out to reap vengeance on them for the death of his brother.
  • Neck Snap: Justin kills Gemma this way after she discovers that Felix is still alive.
  • A Party, Also Known as an Orgy: The end-of-term party where Felix is humiliated is awash in sex, drugs and alcohol.
  • Russian Roulette: After catching Jonesy spying, Justin plans to shoot him. When Luke begs for his life, Justin twists the cylinder on his revolver and hands it to Luke. He tells Luke that there are three live and three spent shells in the cylinder: giving Jonesy a 50/50 chance. Luke is is to fire and Jonesy, and if the gun does not go off, Jonesy gets to live. Or Luke could could fire at him, but if the gun does not go off, he will not get a second shot. Luke fires at Jonsey, and Jonsey dies.
  • Scar Survey: Gemma walks in on Justin changing his shirt and comments—rather appreciatively—that he has a lot of scars. He responds wryly that he has been in a lot of scrapes.
  • "Shut Up!" Gunshot: When the five hostages start arguing about who could have sent the postcard, Justin shuts them up by firing his revolver into the air.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Eleanor keeps her credit card tucked into her bra: seemingly just so she can mess with the cashier at the service station.


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