Come True (2020)

Come True
Director: Anthony Scott Burns
Writer: Anthony Scott Burns
Cast: Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Carlee Ryski, Christopher Heatherington, Chantal Perron, Tedra Rogers
Part of: SLASH Filmfestival
Seen on: 22.9.2019

Haunted by her nightmares, Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone) has real problems sleeping and she really doesn’t want to sleep at home anymore. When she finds out about a sleep study, she hopes to have found the solution to her problem: she has a place to sleep and somebody to watch over her to make sure that she is alright. But the study doesn’t go at all as Sarah expects and her nightmares are getting more threatening every night. They even start to bleed into reality.

Come True is a prime example of a film that is doing really well until it shoots itself in the foot without any reason and then chucks itself off a bridge for good measure. I have rarely seen a film that destroys itself so thoroughly after a good start.

The film poster showing a girl's face, slightly distorted as if on video, one eye covered by an eye patch.


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Truth or Dare (2018)

Truth or Dare
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Writer: Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Christopher Roach, Jeff Wadlow
Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Ali, Nolan Gerard Funk, Landon Liboiron, Sam Lerner, Tom Choi, Aurora Perrineau
Seen on: 21.5.2020

Olivia (Lucy Hale) lets herself get dragged along on spring break to Mexico by Markie (Violett Beane), her best friend, who insists that they have one last bash together with their friends before university is over. Olivia had other plans, but she finds that she does enjoy herself, especially when she meets Carter (Landon Liboiron). Looking for a new thrill, Carter suggests to the group that they could all head to a special place: ruins of a monastery. Once there, they start to play Truth or Dare. But even when they leave and say that they want to quit playing, the game has other ideas – and the stakes grow ever higher.

I didn’t expect much of Truth or Dare (I mostly watched for Lucy Hale), but even so what I got was pretty underwhelming. It’s just generally a meh kind of film.

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