Film Review: I DARED YOU! TRUTH OR DARE 5 (2017)

This is a collaborative effort from an all star crew of independent filmmakers. It’s one of the most recent releases from Gatorblade, and promises just as much insanity as anything they’ve thrown at you in the past.

This film was written by Tim Ritter,  and directed by he and Scott Tepperman. It has a cast that will be very recognizable to fans of underground insane cinema as well. Joel D. Wynkoop, Jim O’Rear, Ashley Lynn Caputo, Bob Glazier, and Cayt Feinics are just a few names and faces that you will recognize from some of the most extreme underground releases of last few years.

As far as the film goes, it won’t jump to the top of your most extreme list; however, it will quickly establish itself as a memorable venture into absurd cinema for the close of the year. It deals with a cat and mouse crime/drama between a detective and a mental patient. This quickly escalates into a brutal little horror film that will definitely be worth your while. You see, if you are into classic SOV and DIY horror this one is definitely for you. It has the feel of something you would have pulled out of your VHS collection from back in the day. It takes a fearless and uncensored approach to filmmaking that you just can’t find in the Redbox.

In regard to style and shock value, it probably won’t reach the heights of recent films like Death-scort Service or Chaos AD; but, it will, on the other hand, surely find itself at home in the collections of the strange and unusual. I liken it to other mid-range slashers on similar labels like Fiendish Fables or Teenage Slumber Party Nightmare. It has nice kills, above average effects for a low-budget film, and enough tongue-in-cheek satire and homage to cure your need for nostalgia.

 

Author: Steven Paul

Born and raised in Michigan, slowly dying in Florida. I’m here to keep you informed about everything in the world of indie horror. I also specialize in all genres of exploitation, cult, and extreme cinema. As part owner and Editor of Film and Television for Beneath the Underground, it is my responsibility to provide vast amounts of information for the horror fan and an outlet for the filmmaker.

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