Matthew Lickona 9:21 a.m., Sept. 29
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
Tell a lie and you will die, decline a dare and the audience you will scare! Wanna bet? Expect another exercise in routine supernatural shocks, set in Mexico over spring break — the sole point of which is to gather together and systematically pick off attractive coeds. It’s one thing for Hollywood to repeatedly tell the same story, another when filmmakers tread over the material sporting what appears to be the same identical style of clodhoppers as their predecessors. It’s a PG-13 variation on It Follows, with the curse passing from victim to victim based on whereabouts (a CGI abandoned mission), not through sexual intercourse. The truth is, I dare you to so much as wince at one of several calculable jump-scares that in this case act as a sleep deterrent. I’m guessing the studio name was included in the title so as not to confuse those looking for a revival of the Madonna doc. 2018.