Review: The Dare
Digital HD & DVD: The Dare (2019)
I can’t say too much about The Dare without giving away any of the narrative twists that occur while viewing. What I can say though is if you’re a fan of “torture porn” movies in the same (bloody) vein as Hostel and Saw, then you’ll feel right at home watching events unfold in The Dare.
The basic premise is that a group of strangers find themselves chained in a grotty basement room, and are then brutally tortured by a masked madman for no apparent reason other than to serve his own twisted desires. As events unfold it soon becomes apparent that this is more than indiscriminate torture.
I’ve seen many movies of this ilk, and while I would never put any of them into my Top 10 movies lists, they scratch a particular horror movie itch that resides in my brain. With that in mind, I thought I’d seen just about everything that these types of movies could throw at me as far as what someone could do to someone else.
I was wrong.
Quite a few times the bloody and brutal onscreen events had me literally wincing as….well, that would be giving it away. Suffice it to say that I definitely wouldn’t have wanted to be the people trapped in that room!
The gore is usually the raison d’être for this particular genre of horror movie, but it was good to see some thought had gone into creating a narrative thread that kept giving you a little more as the running time progressed.
If you have the likes of Hostel & Saw sat on your shelves (as I have), then The Dare is definitely one to buy and add to your collection.
The Dare is on Digital Download 5 October and DVD 12 October from Lionsgate UK.
Review by Dave from an online screening link kindly supplied by Lionsgate UK via Witchfinder PR.