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  • The first Blumhouse feature marked in title by Jason Blum's distributing company handle.
  • The second teenage slasher horror film featuring Lucy Hale, who previously appeared in "Scream 4" (2011).
  • Tyler Posey and Lucy Hale have both appeared as prominent Ghostface victims, Hale in "Scream 4" (2011) and Posey in the 2018 third season of the MTV series "Scream".
  • Tyler Posey and Sophia Ali would go on to date during the production of Truth Or Dare, having met through the film.
  • Tyler Posey, Sophia Ali and Nolan Gerard Funk all have previously starred in hit MTV series: Posey as Scott McCall in "Teen Wolf" (2011-2017), Ali as Sabrina in "Faking It" (2014-2016), and Funk as Collin Jennings in Awkward "(2011-2016)".
  • Tom T. Choi starred alongside Tyler Posey in "Teen Wolf".
  • The eleventh Universal and Blumhouse Productions collaboration.
  • The film was initially going to be released on April 27, 2018, but in January 2018 the release was moved up two weeks to April 13, 2018.
  • Lucy Hale was the first actress confirmed to be starring in the film.
  • The menacing grin that comes with the killing Truth or Dare force is nicknamed the Willem Dafoe grin, and is in part inspired by his menacing smile and the facial disfigurement of the Gustavo Smile.
  • The second Blumhouse slasher feature to be released on Friday the 13th, the first being Happy Death Day (2017).
  • The film was initially going to be released on April 27, 2018, but in January 2018 the release was moved up two weeks from its original release date of April 27, 2018 to April 13, 2018. This was likely done to avoid competition with the highly anticipated "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) which is set to be released on April 27, 2018.
  • The warped faces caused by the force are edited to resemble the bizarre morphs of Snapchat and various phone photo application filters, particularly the Big Eyes, Big Mouth filter.
  • Despite the central characters graduating college, Hayden Szeto and Nolan Gerard Funk are 32 and 31 years of age, leaving only Violett Beane the closest to a young adult at age at 21.
  • Stars Hayden Szeto and Morgan Lindholm previously appeared together in the unreleased short film Never Have I Ever (2016) .. also centered around a popular party game.
  • The game was conceived to be not just a murderous, destructive force but also a challenging mix of character and honesty, touching on Hayden Szeto's character Brad Chang's sexuality and standing up to his father and Olivia, Markie and Lucas' resolution to their complicated relationship triangle.
  • The cast spent one single night in Mexico filming and bonding as a group of friends.
  • The cast in fact played an actual game of Truth or Dare during filming resulting in a dare for Tyler Posey to leap in freezing temperature into an equally freezing swimming pool.
  • As the cast participated in an actual game of Truth or Dare whilst filming their scenes in Mexico, Lucy Hale was the only central cast member who did not participate at that late hour, electing instead to go to bed.
  • Released on Friday the 13th like the previous Blumhouse teenage slasher film "Happy Death Day" (2017), which also bore a PG-13 thematic rating despite featuring the unexplicit murder of teenage protagonists and mild, grisly demises.
  • Several of Olivia's home wall photography displays facially morphed figures akin to the facial transformations the game presents.
  • The game Truth or Dare has existed by record for centuries, with earliest history as 1712 suggesting origin in being a Christmas questions and commands game.
  • The film's Mexico scenes were shot in Rosarito, Mexico.
  • The iPhone footage of the cast that starts the film was self-shot by the cast while they were on vacation in Mexico, as seen on The IMDb Show (2017).
  • Jeff Wadlow pitched nothing but the title and opening sequence to Jason Blum to get him to sign on to the film.
  • Among Brad's video games is "Gears of War".
  • Following "Cry Wolf" (2005), "Truth or Dare" marks the second teenage slasher film Jeff Wadlow has directed that featured the plot vice of college teenagers in a church contending with a killer they bring upon them.
  • Premiered in Argentina and Australia a day early to its' Friday the 13th release everywhere else.
  • Shooting in Atlanta, Georgia coincided for Tyler Posey with his role of Shane in the third season of "Scream", which was also primarily shot in Atlanta.
  • The second theatrically released teenage slasher horror film following "Tamara" (2005)to have a homosexual kiss. Though the film also features a same sex kiss between Lucy Hale's Olivia and Sophia Ali's Penelope, this type of kiss has been portrayed before in this genre.
  • The cast did in fact record the opening road trip and spring break montage.
  • Tyler Posey wasn't initially available when Jeff Wadlow wanted him for a role, as soon as he was made available he became the last teenage protagonist cast, as Wadlow believed that unlike many he was an actor capable of demonstrating great strength and vulnerability.
  • The mission in Rosarito, Mexico does not exist and is actually a constructed set on a managed soundstage.
  • Follows in the vein of previous PG-13 Blumhouse teenage slasher horror film "Happy Death Day" (2017), also released on a Friday the 13th.
  • The actors had to mimic the facial structure of the Calux smile prior to the CGI rendering of the face itself.
  • Jeff Wadlow had been drawing scary grins since high school and after becoming acquainted with snapchat and the face altering filters became inspired to give the entity Calux such a grimace as he takes control of the characters.
  • Tyler Posey and Lucy Hale's faces did not need much computer tweaking to create the smiles, Wadlow commenting that augmentation was only at 5% for the two of them.
  • The film was pitched by Michael Moses of Universal's worldwide marketing to Jason Blum and Blumhouse as nothing more than a title.
  • Jeff Wadlow cites Scream as the plot template as the film's body count, death sequences and horror is played off relying more heavily on a strong story and soul rather than gruesome body parts.
  • Tyler Posey was found to be able to do most of the wide facial grin (without need of CGI) which he learned to do for his role in "Teen Wolf".
  • "Truth Or Dare" has surpassed the worldwide gross of the first installment of "The Purge" franchise.
  • An Unrated version of the film was released featuring more gruesome death sequences of the characters, prolonged dare sequences at the Rosarito Mission in the beginning and a racier sex scene between Lucy Hale's Olivia and Tyler Posey's Lucas.
  • Lucas' naked Rosarito Mission dare streak at the film's beginning is not in fact the body of actor Tyler Posey, but rather his stunt double, though no actual nudity appears in the extended director's cut, just an extension of the nude shadowed silhouette Posey's large majority of body tattoos proved to be too much time for make-up during that shooting period, and his double was instead called to substitute.
  • The brand of cigarettes the girl at the beginning of the film asks the cashier for are the same brand smoked by The Smoking Man in the TV Series "The X-Files".
  • Tom Choi and Tyler Posey appeared in Teen Wolf together

Spoilers

  • Jeff Wadlow's first proper teenage slasher horror feature following "Cry Wolf" (2005), in which all proper body count victims were revealed in the vein of "April Fool's Day" (1986) to be false.
  • The library scene in which the game forces Olivia to reveal Markie's frequent affairs on Lucas pays homage to actress Lucy Hale's role as Aria Montgomery on "Pretty Little Liars" (2010-2017), in which her character was harassed by an anonymous game playing assailant entitled A, who would on occasion turn the protagonists of the show against each other and have Hale's character reveal other's affairs.
  • The game itself operates by rules: 1. The option.of Truth amongst the players can only be selected twice before the game automatically sets the next selected participant to do Dare. 2. The game passes along from group to group. 3. The game's truth aims at turning others against one another, and establishing complete honesty of character 4. Dares are physically dangerous challenges that usually resulting in severe bodily harm or death. 5. Refusal of the options results in immediate grisly death.
  • The game itself is initiated in the opening mission in Mexico and can only be transferred by a previous player to others which must be a collective of people.
  • Body Count: 8
  • The entity behind the game is a demonic force named Calux, based on the popular deviantart demon of imagination Calax, who was portrayed through morphed images.
  • Penelope is the only death to not occur as a result of the game's intention. Instead her death comes an accidental crossfire in relation to Giselle Hammond.
  • Carter's actual identity shares the same name as Ronnie's real life identity: Sam.
  • One of few slasher horror films to not kill off the blonde best friend protagonist, as Markie and Olivia subsequently survive the film.
  • The film's conclusion oversees Olivia ensure her and Markie's delayed survival by initiating others into Truth or Dare via her YouTube uploaded video from the mission. This suggests with Calux's control and without Olivia's sacrificed tongue the possible genocide of most of humanity.
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