What better way to celebrate Oscar nominations day than by…talking about something completely different.
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of going to a midnight screening of Jessica Cameron’s TRUTH OR DARE in Hollywood. It wasn’t just any screening. Not only was it a part of the 8th annual SHOCKFEST, but the sadistic TRUTH OR DARE’s screening was also a pajama party. Any night I get the chance to bring out my Spongebob Squarepants pajama’s without getting ridiculed (too much), is a great night.
TRUTH OR DARE is a movie perfectly tailored for the demented folks at Shockfest, thanks to its gluttony for gore, incest and bawdy sex acts. TRUTH: To reveal any of the more disturbing scenes would ruin part of the disturbing tableau presented by Jessica Cameron’s first film. DARE: Go see it.
It’s no surprise that the film cleaned up at the Shockfest Film Festival, with the film winning 4 awards at the Awards ceremony in Hollywood on January 11th. Here’s the press release celebrating the event, followed by photos from the occasion.
Jessica Cameron’s directorial debut, Truth or Dare won 4 awards at Shockfest Film Festival on Saturday, January 11th. The vicious torture flick had 9 nominations and Cameron herself won Best Director and Best Actress. Co-star Devanny Pinn won Best Supporting Actress, a.k.a “Sexiest Shockfest Sweetheart” and Ryan Kiser’s chilling portrayal of “Derik B. Smith” earned him a Best Actor award.
The Truth or Dare screening attracted many a-listers in the indie horror scene including Big-Ass Spider director Mike Mendez, ColdWater director/writer Dave Parker, Isle of Dogs director Tammi Sutton, and Charles de Lauzirika who produced Blade Runner Final Cut and directed Crave.
Cameron, who is very active on social media, decided to record her Best Director acceptance speech in a POV style at the request of her Twitter followers. The result can be seen below:
Truth or Dare, which Cameron co-wrote and produced with Jonathan Higgins, has now won 13 awards, 3 of which are for “Best Feature.” It can next be seen at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in Long Island, NY on Sunday, January 19th at 5:40pm. Anyone in or around Kansas City, MO will be able to catch Truth or Dare at Panic Film Fest on February 1st at 9:45pm. Truth or Dare will also be screened at two conventions which Cameron will be attending. The Twisted Terror Convention in Sacramento, CA Mar. 29th – 30th and the Marble City Comic Con in Knoxville, TN on April 11th – 13th. Exact screening times and dates are TBD.
When asked about the 4 wins at Shockfest, Cameron responded with:
“I am so honored that ‘Truth or Dare’ screened at my favorite LA horror film festival, Shockfest. To win Best Actor and Best Director in my directorial debut is more than I could have ever hoped. I’m so excited to see my fellow actors, Ryan Kiser and Devanny Pinn win awards for my film since they worked so hard and gave dynamic performances.”
The plot of the film revolves around 6 friends who find internet stardom when they make “truth or dare” videos online. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play. Nothing is what it seems, and everyone has something to hide…