Truth or Dare is a movie about childish teenage games getting out of hand. It’s about young, perma-horny kids making mistakes, being bad and getting punished for it. It’s a bad date gone even worse. It’s a tense, nasty film about masks slipping and peoples real, evil sides being revealed. Put it this way… If you took your date to the party in Truth or Dare, I don’t fancy your chances at a long term relationship with whom ever you took. At the very least, let’s just hope they survive the night.
Horror movies make for a great date however, and they also act as a useful tool for getting messages across to your potential mate.
Remember, whatever you’re trying to say, there’s a movie that can say it better…
Message: I Want To Take Things To Fourth Base
Things are heating up, the flames of passion are too huge to be doused. Tonight is the night but how to get this across? The shape shifting orgy of aliens merging into one united quivering mass of flesh in Brian Yuzna’s Society is one way to go. Nothing says ‘I want to be one with you’ more than a sweating pile of mutated prosthetics immersed in a writhing ritual of bloody carnality.
Message: I Want To Break Up With You
Never in the history of horror cinema have a man and a woman spent so long screaming in each others faces. Possession is an emotional endurance test about the violent dissolution of a marriage with some gloopy alien sex thrown in for good measure. It’s violent, nihilistic, depraved and ultimately very, very cynical. If you date still wants to be with you after this film, a court order might be the way to go.
Message: I Am A Werewolf, Please Run!
Nothing says ‘I’m A Werewolf and I’m going to eat you’ more than Micheal Jackson’s Thriller. Let’s face it, it’s set on a date. If you’re a massive Werewolf and you want to drop a subtle hint that you not like other guys, this is the most direct piece of film you can pick.
Message: I Think We Need To Spend Some Time Apart
“Look… I like you… I really do, but I need to hang out with friends and do my own thing from time to time”. Clingy Girlfriend? Jealous Boyfriend? Want to tell them you need a few days of head space. Rent Contagion and then start coughing. Complain about a slight fever… Maybe keep a few blood caps handy for that hacking up blood moment if you partner really isn’t getting the message. In extreme cases, trying painting a large black cross on your front door.
Message: It’s Too Soon To Think About Children
Movies: It’s Alive
Larry Cohen created the ultimate baby monster movie in the mid 1970s with It’s Alive (although in the Z-grade shocker camp there are more choice entries, such as I Don’t Want To Be Born). So… The next time your partner start hinting about the pitter-patter of tiny feet or that the box room would make an ideal nursery, crack open a copy of this Grindhouse shocker in which a mutoid pram-dweller has a taste for human flesh. We all like to think our offspring will be a tiny genius or a preternaturally gifted offering from the Gods. It’s Alive offers the nastier side of the baby making coin.