Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (PG-13)
The fatal game begins for USC senior Olivia (Lucy Hale) and her friends on spring break in Mexico. Secretly pining for Lucas (Tyler Posey), the boyfriend of her lifelong friend Markie (Violett Beane), Olivia lets herself be charmed by Carter (Landon Liboiron), a stranger who soon has Olivia and her pals trekking by cellphone light to a dilapidated mission in the middle of nowhere.
Carter suggests a party game, secrets get revealed, including Olivia's, and then, prompted to reveal his own truth, Carter admits that he lured everyone to the mission because "I'm OK with strangers dying if it means I get to live." Creepy mission curse duly passed on, Carter runs out into the night but not before warning Olivia that the game will follow them home, that they're all doomed to die if they fail to play and, gosh, he's really sorry.
Back at school, Olivia finds herself surrounded by schoolmates with demonically distorted faces who taunt her with the soon to be tiresome query: "Truth or dare?"
Fresh ideas are rare in the horror game, and Truth or Dare quickly devolves into a riff on the Final Destination films, which had Death wittily and methodically on the hunt. There's little precision and zero fun in director Jeff Wadlow's action staging, which tends to be rushed and indistinct.