Teenage girls running nude in the street, shaving their heads Mr. Clean style, and jumping off bridges in the middle of the night. These are the things that made high school either fun or torturous. It’s difficult to tell which.
Those are the exact things on display in the trailer for Triple Dog – a thriller that sees a group of young girls at a slumber party playing, essentially, Dare or Dare.
The alpha-teen leading a group into deadly disaster is nothing new for the thriller genre, but despite looking manufactured, this seems to at least try to push an envelope.
Check it out for yourself:
The acting seems like its a few free lessons behind the curve, but there seem to at least be a few honest moments in the trailer. What I really can’t get over is how everything is glossed over with a sheen of rebellion even though most of the dares involved seem to be pretty par for the course. Going streaking? No one had to dare us (or the rest of the swim team) to do that. Maybe this is the most timid group of girls on the planet. Or maybe streaking went out of style when the Streaking iPhone app came out.
The point: it’s interesting to see teenagers doing the things they would in real life (without the puritanical Hollywood schlock), but it’s still weird to see those things so stuffed with dramatics.
The film is directed by Pascal Franchot, who worked crew for a few horror films in the 80s and directed Milo which apparently is not a convoluted way of claiming he directed half of Milo and Otis. It also features Scout Taylor-Compton from those Halloween movies everyone seems to despise.
All in all, this looks fairly average, but it might just have a few tricks under the belt it bought at Forever 21. Sorority Row wasn’t completely terrible last year. Could this be the underage version for this year?
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