One could make the argument that Blumhouse is the hottest production company in Hollywood these days. Coming closely on the heels of three huge hits including Split, Get Out, and Happy Death Day, Blumhouse certainly has struck chord with audiences seeking mayhem and horror over the last year. And later this year, they plan to release a sequel to Halloween, which is one of the most beloved horror franchises of all time. All of that being said, however, production companies are not perfect and are expected to have blunders: Case in point with Truth or Dare, the latest horror movie from Blumhouse. Unfortunately, Truth or Dare is one of the company’s most forgettable titles to date and fumbles a great concept, and the result in a silly, PG-13 rated melodrama horror audiences are likely to forget within hours of seeing it.
I think I must have heard about Happy Death Day before I saw it. And I’m pretty sure I scoffed and forgot about it. Make Groundhog Day into a horror film? I had only one question: why? Why would you do that? How did this get made? Groundhog Day is a classic and absolutely perfect the way it was. Anything even similar to it would immediately look like a rip-off. Is there, under any circumstances, the possibility that Happy Day can redeem itself? I went into this film expecting to tear it apart. Read more