Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness

Cast - A.J. McLean, Mary Fanaro

Director - Tim Ritter

Country of Origin - U.S.

Discs - 1

MSRP - $9.95

Distributor - Music Video Distributor

Reviewer - Bob McHenry Presents...

...The Dirty Uncle Bob Show Episode 4: Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness

Click here for the Vid Cast.

The Film (2/5)

"If ever you're asked  wanna play truth or dare? Tell them you've seen the movie!"

    Truth or Dare: A Critical  Madness is a story about a burned lover gone bat-shit crazy and the  spree of murder, disfigurement, and self mutilation that follows.  Directed by Tim Ritter, right out of high school, Truth or Dare was  specifically made for the budding straight to video market. 


Now it does take some  pretty heavy disbelief suspension to genuinely enjoy the movie, but if  you've got the skills to do that, it can be a real treat. 

Audio/Video (1/5)

This DVD looks like ass.  It's a really shitty transfer presented in a mercilessly noisy, dark,  nasty letterbox. It looks bad, which could be OK if you're used to  watching your high mileage VHS version of the film, but as it was my  first time with this one, I was irritated and distracted throughout the  whole feature.


Extras (3/5)

The extras were the  shining point of the DVD project. You really get pulled in through the  making of documentary, and seeing the trailer reel with footage from the film, footage from the shot-on-video short that was turned into the  feature, and seeing some footage from the sequel was a pleasant bonus.  Hate to keep beating a dead horse, but i really wish it looked better.


Overall (2.5/5)

Overall, I would pass on  this one, as a first time viewer of the film, until a better DVD version or a blu-ray drops. The film has some magic that could be appreciated  if the DVD was watchable. If you remember this one from your younger  days, or you just need to replace your busted-ass VHS copy, then you  might have a decent enough excuse to pick this turd up.



Bob McHenry