By Robert HEATH


Horror - Completed 2011

Five teenage friends are taken hostage by a psychopath and forced to play a parlour game with life-or-death consequences.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Horror
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Robert HEATH
    • Writer(s)
    • Matthew MCGUCHAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Richard JOHNS (Corona Pictures), Rupert JERMYN (Corona Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • An end-of-year party for a group of public-school sixth formers turns nasty when a game of 'truth or dare' ends in humiliation for ultra-rich social misfit Felix Hautbois. For five teenagers at the gathering – beautiful Gemma, bitchy Eleanor, haughty Paul, bullish Chris and small-time dealer Luke – this unpleasant but seemingly minor incident will have unexpectedly devastating repercussions.
      Some months later, the friends meet again en route to a surprise party for Felix, who has been travelling the world. Arriving at a sprawling mansion, they make their way on foot to an old hunting lodge, where they encounter Justin Hautbois, Felix's charismatic older brother. Justin explains that Felix is late for the party, but he persuades the gang to join him in getting drunk in his sibling's absence. But psychopathic rage bubbles beneath Justin's charming exterior, and the real reason for the gathering is revealed: Felix has committed suicide, and Justin is determined to find out why.
      Anger explodes into violence as Justin attacks his guests, making Luke his assistant as the others are beaten and bound. Justin's only clue is a postcard found on his brother's body, containing the words “Truth or dare, bitch?” Justin wants to know who sent the postcard: his army training and sociopathic tendencies have equipped him well for the task of torturing his victims until he gets an answer.
      A brutal and gruelling game of 'truth or dare' ensues as the terrified hostages are questioned one by one, and cracks appear as the friends turn against each other in desperation. But it soon becomes clear that the whole truth of what happened at the end-of-year party has yet to surface – and that there is little chance that any of them will survive Justin's ruthless interrogation.
      Their only hope is to work together, seizing the opportunities that come their way to turn the tables on their assailant, even if they must risk their lives in the process. The scene is set for a shocking denouement as secrets spill out on both sides and the tables are turned in a blood-soaked final confrontation...